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Sun, 19 May 2013, 14:46 PM

Top Alcohol Dragster Round 3 Eliminations (Revised)
By Rick Green





TOPEKA, Kan. - (Revised) Results of round 3 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
 4111 Brandon Pierce                        530 Alan Bradshaw                
E3                   0.058 No Time           ****WINNER****  0.045  5.710 227.73
 Prior rounds:
E2    (M Taliaferro) 0.025  5.485 258.42      (J Thompson  ) 0.079  5.413 256.26
E1    (S Lawson    ) 0.060  5.502 262.44      (R McPhillips) 0.088  5.452 253.28
 Qualified:             #4  5.424 266.69                        #8  5.482 261.32
Weather conditions: air temperature 80 degrees, relative humidity 65 percent, barometer 28.50 inches, adjusted altitude 3,894 feet, track temperature 102 degrees.

This is the first time Pierce and Bradshaw have faced each other in eliminations. Bradshaw with the starting line advantage and the lead until around half track when it started dropping cylinders. Pierce with a real nice looking pass, just a few ticks off his quickest of the weekend for the win. Pierce was DQ'ed for fuel after the run and Bradshaw was reinstated.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    2 Chris Demke                           589 Gord Gingles                 
E3   ****WINNER****  0.043  5.381 265.12                     0.008  5.502 264.03
 Prior rounds:
E2    (A Olivarez  ) 0.077  5.426 263.67      (D Shields   ) 0.002  5.498 260.16
E1    (M Manners   ) 0.057  5.448 263.87      (B Domingue  ) 0.015  5.562 256.06
 Qualified:             #2  5.398 260.66                       #11  5.510 253.04
Demke is 1 - 0 against Gingles in prior events. Gingles with a great light, but Demke had the difference made up by the time they went by the Christmas tree. Demke with low E.T. of the event for the win and lane choice over Pierce in the final. Chris Demke's incremental times: 60ft-0.924 sec., 330ft-2.380, 660ft-3.539/212.83 mph, 1,000ft-4.534.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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