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Sat, 22 Jun 2013, 20:14 PM

Top Alcohol Dragster Round 2 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





CORDOVA, Ill. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Top Alcohol Dragster at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, West Central Division, Summer Showdown presented by Matco Tools:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   36 Robin Samsel                          589 Gord Gingles                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.093  8.512  98.49                    -0.004  5.507 265.01
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Thacker   ) 0.098  5.527 257.28      (D Shields   ) 0.052  5.634 256.16
 Qualified:             #2  5.439 258.96                        #3  5.501 264.91
7:06 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 88 degrees, relative humidity 66 percent, barometer 29.21 inches, adjusted altitude 3,612 feet, track temperature 110 degrees.

Samsel rattled the tires hard off the line, got about 200 feet out and clicked it off. Gingles made a nice pass but left just a tick too early.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  323 Brandon Booher                        318 Dave Hirata                  
E2   ****WINNER****  0.047  5.444 265.95                     0.032  5.479 258.02
 Prior rounds:
E1    (P Fishburn  ) 0.021  5.473 264.70      (J Dreher    ) 0.041  5.573 252.66
 Qualified:             #1  5.417 266.42                        #5  5.544 254.47
Hirata gets out of the gate first but Booher makes another impressive pass and drives around for the win.

Booher will have lane choice over Samsel in the final round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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