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Sun, 03 Mar 2013, 17:48 PM

Top Alcohol Dragster Round 2 Eliminations
By David Gerard

CHANDLER, Ariz. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Top Alcohol Dragster at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division, event at Firebird International Raceway:

 6067 Don St. Arnaud                         64 Ray Martin                   
E2                   0.075  5.415 273.83     ****WINNER****  0.042  5.423 267.64
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M McKernan  ) 0.247  5.964 181.50      (C Demke     ) 1.937  5.354 267.22
 Qualified:             #2  5.342 277.43                        #3  5.342 269.19
3:22 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 77 degrees, relative humidity 23 percent, barometer 28.67 inches, adjusted altitude 2,851 feet, track temperature 100 degrees.

They had identical ET's in qualifying and Ray Martin gets off the line well in front and holds off a charging St. Arnaud for a hole shot win, MOV: 0.0259 seconds (approximately 10 feet).

Ray Martin's incremental margins: 60ft(0.030), 330 ft(0.091), 660ft(0.087), 1,000ft(0.052). MOV: 0.0259 seconds (approximately 10 feet).

Don St. Arnaud's incremental times: 60ft-0.947 sec., 330ft-2.486, 660ft-3.642/218.69 mph, 1,000ft-4.599.
Ray Martin's incremental times: 60ft-0.950 sec., 330ft-2.428, 660ft-3.588/213.47 mph, 1,000ft-4.580.

  613 Joey Severance                          1 Jim Whiteley                 
E2                   0.026  5.515 232.19     ****WINNER****  0.060  5.274 273.66
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Shields   ) 0.036  5.425 261.42      (J Ahten     ) 0.071  5.303 271.30
 Qualified:             #4  5.402 263.10                        #1  5.264 272.94
Severance knew he needed an advantage and is well out in front at the green. He doesn't stay there long, as Whiteley marches on by and pull steadily ahead going down the track for the win and lane choice in the final round.

Jim Whiteley's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.027), 330 ft(0.038), 660ft(0.083), 1,000ft(0.123). MOV: 0.2079 seconds (approximately 71 feet).

Joey Severance's incremental times: 60ft-0.924 sec., 330ft-2.427, 660ft-3.602/210.73 mph, 1,000ft-4.607.
Jim Whiteley's incremental times: 60ft-0.917 sec., 330ft-2.355, 660ft-3.485/219.29 mph, 1,000ft-4.450.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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