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Sun, 09 Jun 2013, 15:00 PM

Top Dragster Round 1 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





PETERSBURG, Va. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Top Dragster at the 2013 ADRL Tour presented by Speedtech, Simply Phones U.S. Drags VI:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1179 J.B. Donati                          255B Barry Brown                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.013  4.625 149.35                    -0.003  4.244 165.48
          TD  Dial: 4.62 (+/-):  0.005              TD  Dial: 4.23 (+/-):  0.014
 Qualified:            #12  4.602 149.50                        #4  4.212 166.21
2:47 p.m.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 9X33 Ashley Strickland                    3377 Dan Oldham                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.038  4.943 139.93                     0.054  4.498 152.30
          TD  Dial: 4.93 (+/-):  0.013              TD  Dial: 4.50 (+/-): -0.002
 Qualified:            #16  4.932 140.18                        #8  4.487 155.02
Ashley Strickland's MOV: Took the stripe by 0.0010 seconds (approximately 3 inches), opponent broke out. Strickland races Donati in round 2.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   12 Alfred Burkett                       2090 Eddie Careccia               
E1                   0.067  4.517 153.65     ****WINNER****  0.000  4.052 180.55
          TD  Dial: 4.52 (+/-): -0.003              TD  Dial: 3.98 (+/-):  0.072
 Qualified:             #9  4.504 153.75                        #1  3.974 186.36
Careccia set both ends of the Top Dragster record in qualifying. He had a perfect light here and Burkett broke out trying to stay in front of him.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  105 Mike Gardner                         1335 Mandy Seal                   
E1                   0.003  4.263 156.73     ****WINNER****  0.033  4.692 147.37
          TD  Dial: 4.29 (+/-): -0.027              TD  Dial: 4.70 (+/-): -0.008
 Qualified:             #5  4.259 167.24                       #13  4.692 147.15
Seal races Careccia in round 2.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1519 Chris R. Powers                      1986 Jack Trussell                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.563  4.505 133.18                     0.037  4.535 151.82
          TD  Dial: 4.10 (+/-):  0.405              TD  Dial: 4.54 (+/-): -0.005
 Qualified:             #2  4.095 172.36                       #10  4.535 151.90
Powers was napoping at the green and Trussell took way too much stripe, almost a tenth of a second.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  170 Alan O'Brien                          128 Justin Kirk                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.024  4.349 157.28                     0.014  4.782 142.25
          TD  Dial: 4.35 (+/-): -0.001              TD  Dial: 4.79 (+/-): -0.008
 Qualified:             #6  4.326 159.64                       #14  4.766 143.87
O'Brien wins this double-breakout. He races Powers next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3362 Mike Crick                           2970 Travis Harvey                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.021  4.968 117.92                     0.026  4.773 141.33
          TD  Dial: 4.92 (+/-):  0.048              TD  Dial: 4.44 (+/-):  0.333
 Qualified:            #15  4.916 137.19                        #7  4.388 154.42
Pretty close at the green, but Harvey could not run the number.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 187X Wendell Howard Jr.                   1320 Jimmy Pergine                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.006  4.570 151.53                    -0.030  4.383 131.96
          TD  Dial: 4.57 (+/-):  0.000              TD  Dial: 4.10 (+/-):  0.283
 Qualified:            #11  4.588 150.48                        #3  4.111 174.62
Howard races Crick in round 2. Wendell Howard Jr.'s package: 0.006.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink





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