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Sat, 22 Jun 2013, 18:36 PM

Top Fuel Harley Round 1 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe

CORDOVA, Ill. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Top Fuel Harley at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, West Central Division, Summer Showdown presented by Matco Tools:

  115 Larry Brancaccio                        2 Tommy Grimes                 
E1                   0.007  6.481 211.76     ****WINNER****  0.041  6.339 221.02
 Qualified:             #5  6.474 210.08                        #4  6.431 219.72
5:26 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 89 degrees, relative humidity 68 percent, barometer 29.21 inches, adjusted altitude 3,773 feet, track temperature 114 degrees.

Brancaccio gets off the line first but drifts a little to the left. Grimes runs him down just past half track and pulls away for the win.

  111 Mike Scott                             63 Jay Turner                   
E1                   0.052 12.053  78.56     ****WINNER****  0.042  6.857 168.03
 Qualified:             #6  6.488 218.48                        #3  6.377 205.41
Scott loses traction at the hit, gets off and on the throttle, but can't save it and gives up on the run. Turner had problems late in the run and slowed.

   78 Alvin Kobernausz                        1 Doug Horne                   
E1                   0.258  7.141 198.06     ****WINNER****  0.072  6.457 218.87
 Qualified:             #8  7.814 152.54                        #1  6.329 222.47
Horne gets off the line first, carries the front wheel to half track and pulls away for the win.

   66 Steve Dorn                            173 Bob Malloy                   
E1                   0.035 12.691  60.37     ****WINNER****  0.036  6.561 201.64
 Qualified:             #7  6.773 203.19                        #2  6.353 203.74
Dorn pulls the front wheel off the line and loses traction. He gets off the throttle, back on it, then gives up on the run. Malloy gets to half track, a burst of flames come out of the engine and a part hits the track. he stays on the throttle, then finally loses power just before the finish line.

In the next round it will be Malloy with lane choice over Turner and Grimes with lane choice over Horne.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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