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Sun, 07 Jul 2013, 12:50 PM

Top Alcohol Dragster Round 2 Eliminations
By Rick Green





NORWALK, Ohio - Results of round 2 eliminations in Top Alcohol Dragster at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, Seventh annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  596 Randy Meyer                           323 Brandon Booher               
E2                   0.065  5.420 262.44     ****WINNER****  0.030  5.401 269.29
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R McPhillips) 0.044  5.446 260.51      (M Kosky     ) 0.025  5.423 268.65
 Qualified:             #6  5.428 262.79                        #3  5.392 268.49
Weather conditions: air temperature 78 degrees, relative humidity 67 percent, barometer 29.15 inches, adjusted altitude 3,011 feet.

This is the first time Meyer and Booher have faced each other in eliminations. This is the first time Meyer and Booher have faced each other in eliminations. Booher with the starting line advantage and is just a few ticks off his qualifying E.T. for the win. Brandon Booher's MOV: 0.0548 seconds (approximately 21 feet). Meyer with his quickest pass of the weekend in the losing effort.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   34 Marty Thacker                          64 Ray Martin                   
E2                   0.122  5.505 263.77     ****WINNER****  0.013  5.393 269.29
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Kanick    ) 0.065  5.492 259.01      (J Veale     ) 0.042  5.394 269.19
 Qualified:             #8  5.441 263.31                        #1  5.341 269.94
This is the first time Thacker and Martin have faced each other in eliminations. Martin with a great light and another great pass for the win. Martin with the quickest pass of the two cars so far this round and he has been the quickest car in every round this weekend.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  318 Dave Hirata                             7 Ken Perry                    
E2   ****WINNER****  0.071  5.460 265.48                     0.125  5.428 263.15
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Reichert  ) 0.044  5.563 255.29      (K Michalek  ) 0.061  5.443 263.15
 Qualified:            #15  5.505 259.61                        #7  5.432 264.18
Hirata with the starting line advantage and the power to hold on for the hole shot win. Dave Hirata's MOV: 0.0223 seconds (approximately 9 feet). He will give up lane choice to Booher in the semifinal.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   18 Karen Stalba                           36 Robin Samsel                 
E2                   0.093  6.429 163.31     ****WINNER****  0.113  5.419 261.67
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Page      ) 0.067  5.667 251.72      (J Fricke    ) 0.096  5.451 253.80
 Qualified:            #13  5.492 251.95                        #5  5.416 258.86
This is the first time Stalba and Samsel have faced each other in eliminations. Stalba with starting line advantage and then shook the tires and clicked it off. Samsel just a few ticks off his qualifying time, but will give up lane choice to Martin in the semifinal.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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