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Sat, 20 Apr 2013, 18:31 PM

Top Dragster Round 2 Eliminations
By Rick Green





CONCORD, N.C. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Top Dragster at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, Fourth annual Dollar General NHRA Four-Wide Nationals fueled by Full Throttle:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 119E Paul Neal                            3851 Craig Sullivan               
E2                   0.241  6.828 197.13     ****WINNER****  0.004  7.137 169.06
         T/D  Dial: 6.74 (+/-):  0.088             T/D  Dial: 7.10 (+/-):  0.037
 Prior rounds:
E1    (E Careccia  ) 0.051  6.707 -0.063      (S Furr      ) 0.029  7.070  0.000
 Qualified:            #20  6.856 195.05                       #13  6.712 203.09
Weather conditions: air temperature 68 degrees, relative humidity 30 percent, barometer 29.45 inches, adjusted altitude 1,520 feet, track temperature 97 degrees.

Sullivan with a near perfect light and the win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 314B Troy Stone                           2855 Ken Wells                    
E2                   0.020  6.268 190.19     ****WINNER****  0.043  7.022 180.94
         T/D  Dial: 6.05 (+/-):  0.218             T/D  Dial: 6.94 (+/-):  0.082
 Prior rounds:
E1                   -0.008  6.053  0.053      (K Brannon   ) 0.022  7.131  0.211
 Qualified:             #1  6.135 233.88                       #24  7.030 191.84
Stone with the starting line advantage, but then has problems on the top end and Wells takes the win. Wells will face sullivan in the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3179 Jeff Moser                           280C Cameron Manuel               
E2                  -0.009  6.799 198.61     ****WINNER****  0.013  7.088 186.95
         T/D  Dial: 6.78 (+/-):  0.019             T/D  Dial: 7.10 (+/-): -0.012
 Prior rounds:
E1    (A O'Brien   ) 0.093  6.780  0.020      (A Pulliam   ) 0.023  7.084  0.004
 Qualified:            #19  6.831 198.61                       #27  7.151 186.87


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  202 Steve Cohen                          296C Larry Roberts                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.004  6.814 192.74                     0.021  6.673 200.65
         T/D  Dial: 6.83 (+/-): -0.016             T/D  Dial: 6.71 (+/-): -0.037
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Kendrick  ) 0.020  6.858  0.068      (R Houston Jr) 0.029  6.689  0.009
 Qualified:            #21  6.858 197.88                       #14  6.720 200.83
Cohen with a near perfect light and the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 2708 Lauren Freer                         2271 Casey Spradlin               
E2   ****WINNER****  0.014  6.980 179.28                     0.041  6.485 209.56
         T/D  Dial: 6.92 (+/-):  0.060             T/D  Dial: 0.00 (+/-):  6.485
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Hutson    ) 0.034  6.961  0.091      (W Bowie     ) 0.006  6.443 -0.017
 Qualified:            #18  6.825 196.13                       #11  6.596 208.10
Freer with a good light and the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 2912 Scott Duggins                          22 Dylan Stott                  
E2                   0.018  6.844 192.44     ****WINNER****  0.010  6.680 186.30
         T/D  Dial: 6.90 (+/-): -0.056             T/D  Dial: 6.71 (+/-): -0.030
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Daymude   ) 0.054  6.986  0.226      (J Riedel    ) 0.010  6.741  0.031
 Qualified:            #17  6.819 195.79                       #10  6.591 205.91
Identical reaction times and Stott wins the double breakout affair. He will face Cohen in the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   14 Kenneth Moses                        370X Bill Riddle                  
E2   ****WINNER****  0.002  6.840 184.47                     0.059  6.759 193.40
         T/D  Dial: 6.84 (+/-):  0.000             T/D  Dial: 6.78 (+/-): -0.021
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Galofaro  ) 0.031  6.875  0.025      (P Biondo    )       No Time      
 Qualified:            #22  6.914 194.04                       #15  6.722 195.87
Moses with a near perfect light and the win. He will face Freer in the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 2749 Scott King                           2707 Tom Joseph                   
E2                         No Time           ****WINNER****  0.388 16.601  54.23
         T/D  Dial: 6.87 (+/-): 93.129             T/D  Dial: 6.87 (+/-):  9.731
 Prior rounds:
E1    (A Travis    ) 0.003 18.718 11.918      (B Keller    ) 0.028  6.918 -0.062
 Qualified:            #31  9.536 102.73                       #23  6.934 193.35
King was a no-show and Joseph takes the easy win. He will face Manuel in the next round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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