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Sun, 21 Apr 2013, 14:30 PM

Top Alcohol Dragster Round 2 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





CONCORD, N.C. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Top Alcohol 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
   34 Marty Thacker                         872 Rishi Kanick                 
E2                   0.036  8.329 130.25     ****WINNER****  0.126  5.330 273.27
 Prior rounds:
E1    (A Allen     ) 0.046  5.357 264.55      (J Finke     ) 0.192  5.336 267.59
 Qualified:            #10  5.419 263.56                        #2  5.267 274.22
2:17 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 68 degrees, relative humidity 35 percent, barometer 29.72 inches, adjusted altitude 1,249 feet, track temperature 102 degrees.

Kanick qualified in the second spot in his first national event. He is late off the line but Thacker has problems early allowing Kanick to go around and pull away for the win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  596 Randy Meyer                             3 Bill Reichert                
E2                   0.033  5.348 269.89     ****WINNER****  0.047  5.250 271.08
 Prior rounds:
E1    (F Schuster  ) 0.111  5.323 270.00      (M Cummings  ) 0.056  5.296 268.12
 Qualified:             #1  5.253 271.68                        #8  5.380 256.36
Reichert is 5 - 2 against Meyer in prior events.

Meyer gets off the line first, then Reichert drives around him quickly and pulls away for the win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    7 Ken Perry                               4 Rich McPhillips              
E2                   0.121  5.342 264.96     ****WINNER****  0.055  5.303 269.83
 Prior rounds:
E1    (K Stalba    ) 0.040  5.340 266.64      (R Samsel    ) 0.080  5.313 264.29
 Qualified:             #5  5.332 265.48                        #4  5.296 272.50
Perry gets a big advantage off the line and extends his lead all the way through the run.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    2 Chris Demke                             1 Jim Whiteley                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.042  5.265 271.79                     0.094  5.215 275.62
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Page      ) 0.059  5.309 270.32      (D Mercier   ) 0.047  5.287 272.23
 Qualified:             #6  5.338 269.89                        #3  5.281 270.16
Whiteley is 11 - 4 against Demke in prior events. Whiteley is number one in the national standings this year, Demke is number five.

Demke gets a big hole-shot, Whiteley starts reeling him in but runs out of room.

Chris Demke's incremental margins: 60ft(0.041), 330 ft(0.032), 660ft(0.020), 1,000ft(0.010). MOV: 0.0029 seconds (approximately 14 inches).

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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