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Sun, 07 Apr 2013, 15:52 PM

Top Alcohol Dragster Round 2 Eliminations
By Rick Green





LAS VEGAS - Results of round 2 eliminations in Top Alcohol Dragster at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 14th annual SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   64 Ray Martin                                 Bye
E2   ****WINNER****  0.033  6.000 174.14     
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Litton    ) 0.151  5.408 264.86   
 Qualified:             #2  5.377 267.96                     Bye
Weather conditions: air temperature 81 degrees, relative humidity 18 percent, barometer 27.69 inches, adjusted altitude 4,416 feet, track temperature 108 degrees.

Martin with the bye here and he launched hard and then pedaled it one time before he clicked it off.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  613 Joey Severance                        611 Garrett Bateman              
E2   ****WINNER****  0.042  5.403 264.08                     0.036  5.558 242.93
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Ahten     ) 0.042  5.446 260.31      (M Carroll   ) 0.055  5.520 243.85
 Qualified:             #3  5.385 265.22                        #6  5.459 251.16
Severance is 2 - 0 against Bateman in prior events. Bateman with a slight starting line advantage, but Severance had the lead when they went by the Christmas tree and never trailed from there on. Severance will have lane choice over Martin in the semifinal.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    2 Chris Demke                           717 Aaron Olivarez               
E2   ****WINNER****  0.091  5.384 265.22                     0.099  5.766 240.00
 Prior rounds:
E1    (A Sanford   ) 0.043  5.389 264.49      (D St Arnaud ) 0.054  5.682 243.06
 Qualified:             #5  5.442 262.85                       #11  5.693 223.69
Demke is 1 - 0 against Olivarez in prior events. Demke is out of the gate first and never trailed as he runs his quickest pass of the weekend for the win. Olivarez dropped a cylinder or two right at the hit.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    1 Jim Whiteley                           75 Megan McKernan               
E2                   0.065  9.491  92.95     ****WINNER****  0.119  5.405 254.71
 Prior rounds:
E1                   0.078  5.324 268.22      (G Hunter    ) 0.088  5.417 258.02
 Qualified:             #1  5.340 265.80                        #7  5.483 250.55
Whiteley is 1 - 0 against McKernan in prior events. Whiteley with the starting line advantage, but is up in smoke as soon as he hits the throttle and clicks it off. McKeran with her quickest pass of the weekend for the win. she will give up lane choice to Demke in the semifinal.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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