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Sun, 17 Mar 2013, 15:03 PM

Top Alcohol Dragster Round 3 Eliminations
By Rick Green





GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Top Alcohol Dragster at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 44th annual Amalie Oil NHRA Gatornationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    4 Rich McPhillips                         3 Bill Reichert                
E3   ****WINNER****  0.051  5.354 264.65                     0.039  5.392 266.74
 Prior rounds:
E2    (D Hirata    ) 0.033  5.328 268.81      (M Cummings  ) 0.051  5.372 266.95
E1    (R Samsel    ) 0.196  5.384 263.15      (D Dietrich  ) 0.061  5.319 269.73
 Qualified:             #3  5.313 267.00                        #2  5.286 263.98
Weather conditions: air temperature 73 degrees, relative humidity 37 percent, barometer 29.86 inches, adjusted altitude 1,491 feet, track temperature 97 degrees.

Reichert is 6 - 3 against McPhillips in prior events. Reichert with the starting line advantage, but McPhillips grabs the lead by 330 feet and takes the win by 0.0263 seconds (approximately 10 feet).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 3422 Ken Perry                             596 Randy Meyer                  
E3   ****WINNER****  0.043  5.307 268.44                    -0.023 13.104  59.92
 Prior rounds:
E2    (D Page      ) 0.022  5.275 268.92      (D Mercier   ) 0.048 11.246  76.82
E1    (P Fishburn  ) 0.056  5.297 268.81      (K Stalba    ) 0.074  5.364 264.18
 Qualified:             #8  5.334 269.73                        #5  5.322 265.06
Meyer is 2 - 0 against Perry in prior events. Meyer goes red and then is up in smoke as soon as he hits the throttle. Perry with another great pass and will have lane choice over McPhillips in the final. Ken Perry's incremental times: 60ft-0.912 sec., 330ft-2.360, 660ft-3.498/217.49 mph, 1,000ft-4.474.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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