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Sat, 18 May 2013, 19:47 PM

Top Alcohol Dragster Round 2 Eliminations
By Rick Green





TOPEKA, Kan. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Top Alcohol Dragster at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 25th annual NHRA Kansas Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  589 Gord Gingles                            6 Duane Shields                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.002  5.498 260.16                     0.069  5.519 250.09
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Domingue  ) 0.015  5.562 256.06      (M Guest     ) 0.061  5.620 247.29
 Qualified:            #11  5.510 253.04                       #14  5.518 248.61
Weather conditions: air temperature 83 degrees, relative humidity 68 percent, barometer 28.57 inches, adjusted altitude 4,173 feet, track temperature 94 degrees.

This is the first time Gingles and Shields have faced each other in eliminations. Gingles with a near perfect light and never trailed for the win. Gord Gingles' MOV: 0.0886 seconds (approximately 32 feet).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  416 James Thompson                        530 Alan Bradshaw                
E2                   0.099  5.452 261.17     ****WINNER****  0.079  5.413 256.26
 Prior rounds:
E1    (E Schmeeckle) 0.069  5.534 257.28      (R McPhillips) 0.088  5.452 253.28
 Qualified:             #1  5.396 267.80                        #8  5.482 261.32
This is the first time Thompson and Bradshaw have faced each other in eliminations. Bradshaw with the starting line advantage and never trailed for the win. Alan Bradshaw's MOV: 0.0594 seconds (approximately 23 feet). Bradshaw with his quickest pass of the weekend for the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 4111 Brandon Pierce                          8 Mark Taliaferro              
E2   ****WINNER****  0.025  5.485 258.42                     0.076  5.483 258.91
 Prior rounds:
E1    (S Lawson    ) 0.060  5.502 262.44      (L Miersch   ) 0.056  6.237 222.07
 Qualified:             #4  5.424 266.69                       #12  5.514 262.13
This is the first time Pierce and Taliaferro have faced each other in eliminations. Pierce with the starting line advantage and the power to hold on for the hole shot win. Brandon Pierce's MOV: 0.0492 seconds (approximately 19 feet). Pierce will give up lane choice to Bradshaw 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****  0.077  5.426 263.67                     0.056  5.572 241.11
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Manners   ) 0.057  5.448 263.87      (F Fair      ) 0.100  5.531 248.34
 Qualified:             #2  5.398 260.66                        #7  5.474 247.07
Demke is 2 - 0 against Olivarez in prior events. Olivarez with the starting line advantage, but Demke had the lead by 100 feet and then ran low E.T. of the round for the win. Olivarez started dropping cylinders around half track and never got them to pick back up. Demke will have lane choice over Gingles in the semifinal.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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