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Sun, 28 Oct 2012, 18:21 PM

Top Alcohol Dragster Round 3 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





LAS VEGAS - Results of round 3 eliminations in Top Alcohol Dragster at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, 12th annual Big O Tires NHRA Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  613 Joey Severance                         62 Ray Martin                   
E3   ****WINNER****  0.098  5.419 264.39                           No Time      
 Prior rounds:
E2    (J Finke     ) 0.037  5.394 264.91      (G Bateman   ) 0.022  5.414 264.70
E1    (T Odom      ) 0.051  5.391 263.00      (A Olivarez  ) 0.022  5.383 267.11
 Qualified:            #11  5.386 263.98                       #10  5.384 265.53
3:16 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 83 degrees, relative humidity 20 percent, barometer 27.87 inches, adjusted altitude 4,341 feet, track temperature 103 degrees.

This is the first time Severance and Martin have faced each other in eliminations.

Martin attempts his burnout, moves about 10 feet and the engine goes silent. He gets pushed off the track giving Severance a single run.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    3 Jim Whiteley                          288 Sidnei Frigo                 
E3   ****WINNER****  0.046  5.305 272.34                     0.034  5.364 260.21
 Prior rounds:
E2    (R Meyer     ) 0.055  5.356 270.75      (M McKernan  ) 0.059  5.367 261.32
E1    (J Ahten     ) 0.046  5.283 273.22      (M Taliaferro) 0.028  5.347 269.03
 Qualified:             #1  5.266 272.83                        #4  5.351 263.92
Frigo gets off the line first but started losing cylinders and fell behind. Whiteley goes right down the groove and will take on Severance in the final round.

Jim Whiteley's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.002), 330 ft(0.043), 660ft(0.029), 1,000ft(0.023). MOV: 0.0474 seconds (approximately 18 feet).

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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