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Sat, 13 Jul 2013, 18:04 PM

Top Alcohol Dragster Qualifying Notes, Session #2
By Jason Murray





WOODBURN, Ore. - Notes from round 2 qualifying in Top Alcohol Dragster at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northwest Division, Les Schwab Challenge at Woodburn Dragstrip listing lane, driver name, elapsed time/top speed this round, position in order following run, best prior elapsed time/speed, and position in order prior to run:
Left Lane: Ray Martin Runs 5.448/267.85, Now #4; Best prior run: 7.491/112.61, Was #6
Right Lane: Garrett Bateman Runs 5.418/267.77, Now #3; Best prior run: 14.857/74.65, Was #8

2:48 pm. Garrett Bateman is on the bump spot at 14.857. Bateman starts to shake a little at 150ft, he pedals it and goes all the way to #3. Martin shakes through low gear and he will make a huge improvement.

Ray Martin's incremental times: 60ft-0.950 sec., 330ft-2.442, 660ft-3.615/210.87 mph, 1,000ft-4.610.
Garrett Bateman's incremental times: 60ft-0.946 sec., 330ft-2.471, 660ft-3.622/219.29 mph, 1,000ft-4.589.


Right Lane: Duane Shields Runs 5.500/262.62, Now #5; Best prior run: 11.666/88.31, Was #8

Shields makes his best run of the weekend. The car makes a nice straight pass with no tire shake at all.

Duane Shields' incremental times: 60ft-0.964 sec., 330ft-2.523, 660ft-3.688/216.81 mph, 1,000ft-4.660.


Left Lane: Megan McKernan Runs 11.657/56.15, Now #7; Best prior run: 6.557/155.41, Was #7
Right Lane: Gregg Lawrence Runs 5.568/258.84, Now #6; Best prior run: 5.517/258.24, Was #6

McKernan shakes the tires 100ft out and she lifts. Lawrence drives through the tire shake to make a solid pass in the heat of the day.

Gregg Lawrence's incremental times: 60ft-0.996 sec., 330ft-2.543, 660ft-3.715/213.98 mph, 1,000ft-4.708.


Right Lane: Chris Demke No Time, Now #2; Best prior run: 5.397/270.18, Was #2

The Cowie team has elected to sit out this session so that will put Demke on a single. Demke goes out and shakes the tires, he pedals it and then crosses the centerline as he tries to recover the run.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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