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Sun, 03 Mar 2013, 17:14 PM

Top Fuel Harley Round 2 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan

BAYTOWN, Texas - Results of round 2 eliminations in Top Fuel Harley at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, South Central Division, Showdown at Sundown at Royal Purple Raceway:

    1 Doug Horne                             63 Jay Turner                   
E2   ****WINNER****  0.034  6.351 228.85                     0.044  6.354 234.82
 Prior rounds:
E1    (A Kobernausz) 0.048  6.330 228.54      (M Scott     ) 0.056  8.025 138.31
 Qualified:             #1  6.402 233.40                        #4  6.549 225.22
4:07 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 65 degrees, relative humidity 38 percent, barometer 30.07 inches, adjusted altitude 681 feet, track temperature 80 degrees.

This was an outstanding race...just a hundredth apart at the green and another three thousandths at the stripe. Doug Horne's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.004), 330 ft(0.018), 660ft(0.033), 1,000ft(0.047). MOV: 0.0134 seconds (approximately 5 feet).

Doug Horne's incremental times: 60ft-1.140 sec., 330ft-2.855, 660ft-4.192/184.32 mph, 1,000ft-5.355.
Jay Turner's incremental times: 60ft-1.126 sec., 330ft-2.863, 660ft-4.215/206.16 mph, 1,000ft-5.392.

   66 Steve Dorn                           1120 Brook McCabe                 
E2                   0.036  6.538 220.80     ****WINNER****  0.078  6.384 226.81
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R House     ) 0.086  6.531 219.15      (T Grimes    ) 0.081  6.487 218.27
 Qualified:             #2  6.461 217.74                        #6  6.799 211.20
Dorn had the early edge, but McCabe ran him down just past half track, then pulled ahead for the win. Brook McCabe's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.042), 330 ft(-0.011), 660ft(0.025), 1,000ft(0.050). MOV: 0.1121 seconds (approximately 36 feet).

Brook McCabe's incremental times: 60ft-1.177 sec., 330ft-2.923, 660ft-4.256/207.24 mph, 1,000ft-5.423.

Horne will have lane choice against McCabe in the final round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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