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Sun, 28 Apr 2013, 17:56 PM

Top Alcohol Dragster Final, Round 4 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





BAYTOWN, Texas - Results of final, round 4 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
    1 Jim Whiteley                          596 Randy Meyer                  
E4                   0.054  5.466 221.27     ****WINNER****  0.024  5.366 271.90
 Prior rounds:
E3    (B Pierce    ) 0.048  5.288 274.83      (R McPhillips) 0.069  5.335 271.46
E2                   0.059  5.305 272.78      (D Shields   ) 0.056  5.426 268.97
E1    (J Thompson  ) 0.040  5.349 272.78      (B Domingue  ) 0.095  5.484 266.95
 Qualified:             #1  5.268 274.39                        #3  5.428 236.17
4:47 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 81 degrees, relative humidity 51 percent, barometer 29.90 inches, adjusted altitude 2,215 feet, track temperature 112 degrees.

Whiteley is 4 - 0 against Meyer in prior events and 1 - 0 against Meyer in prior final rounds.

This time around, it was Meyer's race, but only because Whiteley's car nosed over as he neared the 1,000-foot marker. Up until then, Whiteley was in the lead and pulling away.

Randy Meyer's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.012), 330 ft(-0.066), 660ft(-0.055), 1,000ft(0.000). MOV: 0.1308 seconds (approximately 42 feet).

That's Meyer's fourth national event win, in nine final rounds.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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