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Sun, 19 May 2013, 13:58 PM

Top Alcohol Funny Car Round 1 Eliminations
By Jim Samuel





NORWALK, Ohio - Results of round 1 eliminations in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, North Central Division, Mickey Mart Rewards Cavalcade of Stars presented by Budweiser:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  302 John Bojec                             12 John Anderika                
E1                   0.096  5.825 244.07     ****WINNER****  0.082  5.736 248.75
 Qualified:             #8  5.757 251.11                        #1  5.632 255.63
1:41 p.m. -- Anderika drifted out of the groove at mid track and ran along the center line the rest of the way down the track but stayed with it for the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    3 Mickey Ferro                          377 Paul Noakes                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.092  5.739 252.43                     0.014  6.880 126.60
 Qualified:             #6  5.663 252.61                        #3  5.654 252.43
Noakes was first off the starting line and was out in front at 60 feet. Ferro got by Noakes at 330 feet, then was pulling away when Noakes' car popped the blower and the chutes came out at 1,000 feet.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   35 Cassie Simonton                        37 Andy Bohl                    
E1                   0.110  5.706 253.33     ****WINNER****  0.062  5.709 255.15
 Qualified:             #5  5.661 254.04                        #4  5.660 259.21
Bohl was quicker off the starting line and stayed out in front for the entire quarter mile. Bohl's margin of victory was just about the same as his starting line advantage. Bohl will have lane choice over Anderika in the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   33 Ray Drew                                8 Chris Foster                 
E1                   0.082  6.385 156.43     ****WINNER****  0.096  5.693 254.52
 Qualified:             #7  5.667 257.09                        #2  5.644 256.55
Drew got out of the gate more quickly and was out in front at 60 feet. He and Foster were side-by-side at 330 feet, then Drew's car began to drop off while Foster's car continued to accelerate. Foster had low ET of the round and will have lane choice over Ferro in round two.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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