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Sun, 11 Nov 2012, 20:01 PM

Top Alcohol Dragster Final, Round 4 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





POMONA, Calif. - Results of final, round 4 eliminations in Top Alcohol Dragster at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, 48th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    3 Jim Whiteley                            5 Chris Demke                  
E4                   0.052  5.248 275.84     ****WINNER****  0.038  5.236 274.00
 Prior rounds:
E3    (R Meyer     ) 0.032  5.178 277.43      (B Reichert  ) 0.032  5.244 274.11
E2    (J Finke     ) 0.080  5.232 273.72      (D Shields   ) 0.046  5.246 273.22
E1    (L Miersch   ) 0.019  5.205 274.50      (R Eakins    ) 0.048  5.279 270.27
 Qualified:             #1  5.227 274.27                        #2  5.259 271.52
4:53 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 67 degrees, relative humidity 23 percent, barometer 29.09 inches, adjusted altitude 1,818 feet, track temperature 75 degrees.

Whiteley is 10 - 3 against Demke in prior events and Whiteley is 2 - 1 against Demke in prior final rounds. Whiteley has a 19-3 record in final rounds, while Demke is 8-9 in finals. Demke beat Whiteley in a bizarre final in Seattle, both cars costing to ten-second ETs.

Demke evened the score here in a close race, leaving first and slightly quicker after that.

Chris Demke's incremental margins: 60ft(0.018), 330 ft(0.027), 660ft(0.028), 1,000ft(0.027). MOV: 0.0261 seconds (approximately 11 feet).

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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