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Sun, 14 Jul 2013, 18:03 PM

Top Alcohol Funny Car Round 2 Eliminations
By Jason Murray

WOODBURN, Ore. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northwest Division, Les Schwab Challenge at Woodburn Dragstrip:

    6 Jay Payne                               9 Steve Gasparrelli            
E2   ****WINNER****  0.075  5.758 257.36                     0.147  5.952 204.35
 Prior rounds:
E1    (C Thompson  ) 0.094  5.749 256.33      (B Hough     ) 0.091  5.696 254.45
 Qualified:             #8  5.663 258.47                        #5  5.640 259.29
A pair of Califorina boys trying to put their cars in the final round. Gasparrellis is dead late on the light and Payne never looked back. Payne makes a very solid run in the heat of the day. Payne will go to the final round for the second year in a row.

Jay Payne's incremental times: 60ft-1.010 sec., 330ft-2.603, 660ft-3.841/202.24 mph, 1,000ft-4.883.
Steve Gasparrelli's incremental times: 60ft-1.002 sec., 330ft-2.594, 660ft-3.834/200.84 mph, 1,000ft-4.914.

  799 Sean Bellemeur                          5 John Lombardo Jr.            
E2                   0.045  5.812 253.95     ****WINNER****  0.079  5.704 261.47
 Prior rounds:
E1    (A Marie Whit) 0.072  5.672 256.55      (D Gordon    ) 0.113  5.628 261.93
 Qualified:             #6  5.644 256.26                        #7  5.651 260.11
Both of these cars paid the role of spoiler in the first round, now the are looking for a final round appearance. Bellemuer is great off the line and he is out front until 400ft when he started to shaking and had to drive it back into the center of the lane. Lombardo made a flawless pass and he will go the final round where he will have lane choice.

John Lombardo Jr.'s incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.070), 330 ft(-0.060), 660ft(0.006), 1,000ft(0.046). MOV: 0.0744 seconds (approximately 28 feet).

Sean Bellemeur's incremental times: 60ft-0.969 sec., 330ft-2.586, 660ft-3.862/197.36 mph, 1,000ft-4.923.
John Lombardo Jr.'s incremental times: 60ft-1.005 sec., 330ft-2.612, 660ft-3.822/205.76 mph, 1,000ft-4.843.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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