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Sun, 19 May 2013, 16:47 PM

Top Alcohol Dragster Round 2 Eliminations
By Jim Samuel





NORWALK, Ohio - Results of round 2 eliminations in Top Alcohol Dragster 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
   34 Marty Thacker                          37 Paul Fishburn                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.053  5.499 247.79                     0.223  6.474 146.42
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Reichert  ) 0.038  5.413 264.18      (B Booher    ) 0.141  7.878 107.69
 Qualified:             #5  5.419 261.47                        #8  5.532 256.55
4:40 p.m. - Fishburn spun the rear tires when he launched but tried to drive through the spin. His car drifted out of the groove and came close to crossing the center line until Fishburn backed off the throttle. In the other lane, Thacker took his supercharged dragster straight down the groove for the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  311 Kyle Michalek                          36 Robin Samsel                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.051  5.484 258.81                     0.133  5.473 253.71
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Veale     ) 0.079 15.559  64.89      (K Perry     ) 0.101  5.436 261.02
 Qualified:             #2  5.398 259.86                        #3  5.402 256.70
The first pair was two supercharged dragsters and this pair was two nitro-fueled dragsters. Michalek got this one on a holeshot. He'll have lane choice over Thacker in the final round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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