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Sat, 30 Mar 2013, 22:39 PM

Top Alcohol Dragster Round 2 Eliminations
By David Gerard

LAS VEGAS - Results of round 2 eliminations in Top Alcohol Dragster at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division, event at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway:

  613 Joey Severance                          1 Jim Whiteley                 
E2                   0.054  5.592 211.56     ****WINNER****  0.035  5.357 267.06
 Prior rounds:
E1    (C Demke     ) 0.022  5.401 262.90      (M McKernan  ) 0.082  5.408 266.58
 Qualified:             #5  5.426 260.97                        #1  5.344 268.76
7:21 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 84 degrees, relative humidity 17 percent, barometer 27.88 inches, adjusted altitude 4,112 feet, track temperature 105 degrees.

Whiteley jumps off the line first and just pulls steadily ahead for the easy win. Severance was with him for a short while and then slowed a bunch.

Jim Whiteley's incremental margins: 60ft(0.008), 330 ft(0.058), 660ft(0.087), 1,000ft(0.113). MOV: 0.2543 seconds (approximately 79 feet).

Joey Severance's incremental times: 60ft-0.910 sec., 330ft-2.415, 660ft-3.598/209.98 mph, 1,000ft-4.611.
Jim Whiteley's incremental times: 60ft-0.921 sec., 330ft-2.376, 660ft-3.530/214.42 mph, 1,000ft-4.517.

 6067 Don St. Arnaud                         64 Ray Martin                   
E2   ****WINNER****  0.030  5.405 262.03                     0.044  5.465 264.03
 Prior rounds:
E1    (G Bateman   ) 0.059  5.455 261.22      (G Hunter    ) 0.078  5.534 264.18
 Qualified:             #2  5.368 271.52                        #3  5.397 265.12
St. Arnaud is off the line first and pulls ahead until near mid-track. Martin gets out in front briefly, but the fueler drives back on by for the win. He gives up lane choice to Whiteley in the final round.

Don St. Arnaud's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(0.043), 330 ft(-0.005), 660ft(0.023), 1,000ft(0.062). MOV: 0.0747 seconds (approximately 29 feet).

Don St. Arnaud's incremental times: 60ft-0.953 sec., 330ft-2.467, 660ft-3.607/219.54 mph, 1,000ft-4.567.
Ray Martin's incremental times: 60ft-0.982 sec., 330ft-2.448, 660ft-3.616/212.13 mph, 1,000ft-4.615.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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