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Sun, 21 Jul 2013, 19:24 PM

Top Dragster Round 3 Eliminations
By David Gerard





SONOMA, Calif. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Pacific Division Top Dragster at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division, event at Sonoma Raceway presented by Korbel California Champagne:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7468 George Prather                       6229 Jim Pappas                   
E3                         No Time           ****WINNER**** -0.004 23.813  44.18
         T/D  Dial: 0.00 (+/-): 99.999             T/D  Dial: 6.77 (+/-): 17.043
 Prior rounds:
E2    (R Cracraft  ) 0.034  6.731  0.031      (M Colton    ) 0.001  6.780 -0.010
E1    (C Phelps    ) 0.026  7.040  0.340      (R Hall      ) 0.094  6.770  0.010
 Qualified:            #15  6.699 195.65                       #21  6.763 199.43
4:18 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 75 degrees, relative humidity 51 percent, barometer 29.73 inches, adjusted altitude 1,554 feet, track temperature 116 degrees.

Prather does do a burnout and is pulled away. Pappas goes on.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7647 Stewart Koch                         7102 Art Hoover                   
E3   ****WINNER****  0.017  6.930 195.56                     0.001  6.688 195.99
         T/D  Dial: 5.91 (+/-):  1.020             T/D  Dial: 6.65 (+/-):  0.038
 Prior rounds:
E2    (R Comstock  ) 0.013  6.950  0.040      (T Prockish  ) 0.010  6.640 -0.020
E1    (M Trujillo  ) 0.005  6.935  0.045      (T White     ) 0.012  6.665  0.005
 Qualified:            #32  6.895 197.08                       #14  6.653 203.28
Close race in the lights. Stewart Koch's MOV: 0.0024 seconds (approximately 8 inches). Hoover has a 0.001 light to no avail.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7117 Jake Morris                          7730 Mike MacBrair                
E3   ****WINNER****  0.004  7.038 179.52                     0.016  7.106 168.81
         T/D  Dial: 7.01 (+/-):  0.028             T/D  Dial: 6.88 (+/-):  0.226
 Prior rounds:
E2    (C Thode     ) 0.006  7.084  0.074      (M Silvia    ) 0.018  6.889  0.039
E1    (V Torres    ) 0.005  7.002  0.012      (J Richardson) 0.022  7.167  0.287
 Qualified:            #36  6.965 195.51                       #19  6.757 197.48
Jake Morris gets the easy win, as MacBair slows.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7029 Bobby Ray McMahan                     613 Randy Pressel                
E3                   0.266  6.599 205.69     ****WINNER****  0.025  7.023 187.08
         T/D  Dial: 6.60 (+/-): -0.001             T/D  Dial: 7.01 (+/-):  0.013
 Prior rounds:
E2    (C Glanz     ) 0.052  6.602  0.002      (T Koenen    ) 0.000  7.038  0.028
E1    (W Harrison  ) 0.039  6.604  0.014      (S Will      ) 0.000  7.014  0.054
 Qualified:            #11  6.615 205.04                       #39  6.984 194.35
Randy Pressel's MOV: Took the stripe by 0.2270 seconds (approximately 68 feet), opponent broke out.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  756 Robert Button                        7219 Geneva Nash                  
E3   ****WINNER****  0.015  7.256 144.04                    -0.105  9.862 101.20
         T/D  Dial: 6.78 (+/-):  0.476             T/D  Dial: 6.94 (+/-):  2.922
 Prior rounds:
E2    (Bye         ) 0.009  6.785 -0.005      (G Nelson    ) 0.020  6.929  0.029
E1    (J Bradford  ) 0.043  6.803  0.023      (A Spiegel   ) 0.006  6.904  0.044
 Qualified:            #24  6.797 202.73                       #30  6.872 197.31
Robert Button's MOV: opponent's red light.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6541 Paul Snell                           4979 Wade Pennington              
E3                  -0.014  6.802 194.83     ****WINNER****  0.008  6.549 210.01
         T/D  Dial: 6.76 (+/-):  0.042             T/D  Dial: 6.55 (+/-): -0.001
 Prior rounds:
E2    (D Morgan    ) 0.030  6.807  0.047      (K Upton     ) 0.027  6.572  0.022
E1                   0.021  6.746  0.046      (C Lindsay   ) 0.025  6.581  0.001
 Qualified:            #17  6.727 199.94                       #12  6.616 206.26
Wade Pennington's MOV: opponent's red light.

4:22 p.m. Next round: Button vs. Pappas; Koch vs.Pennington; Morris vs. Pressel

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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