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Sun, 28 Apr 2013, 17:00 PM

Top Alcohol Dragster Round 3 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





BAYTOWN, Texas - Results of round 3 eliminations in Top Alcohol Dragster at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 26th annual O'Reilly NHRA Spring Nationals presented by Super Start Batteries:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    4 Rich McPhillips                       596 Randy Meyer                  
E3                   0.058  5.437 264.86     ****WINNER****  0.069  5.335 271.46
 Prior rounds:
E2    (L Callaway  ) 0.050  5.550 222.66      (D Shields   ) 0.056  5.426 268.97
E1    (A Bradshaw  ) 0.078  6.007 256.41      (B Domingue  ) 0.095  5.484 266.95
 Qualified:             #7  5.551 257.92                        #3  5.428 236.17
3:22 p.m. McPhillips is 3 - 0 against Meyer in prior events, but Meyer had lane choice for this round.

McPhillips had a small advantage at the green, but Meyer wiped that out in the first 60 feet, then pulled away the rest of the way down the track.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    1 Jim Whiteley                         4111 Brandon Pierce               
E3   ****WINNER****  0.048  5.288 274.83                           No Time      
 Prior rounds:
E2                   0.059  5.305 272.78      (B Evans     ) 0.045  5.765 241.07
E1    (J Thompson  ) 0.040  5.349 272.78      (F Fair      ) 0.043  7.624 153.68
 Qualified:             #1  5.268 274.39                       #11  7.090 131.82
Pierce's engine did not fire, giving Whiteley a free tuning pass before the final round.

Nice, smooth pass to give Whiteley lane choice against Meyer in the final round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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