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Sat, 27 Jul 2013, 20:54 PM

Top Dragster Round 2 Eliminations
By David Gerard





SONOMA, Calif. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Top Dragster at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 26th annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7867 Dean Hall                            7219 Geneva Nash                  
E2   ****WINNER****  0.016  6.750 197.65                     0.011  6.817 194.13
         T/D  Dial: 6.75 (+/-):  0.000             T/D  Dial: 6.83 (+/-): -0.013
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Richardson) 0.018  6.854  0.094      (E Wells     )       No Time      
 Qualified:            #14  6.746 198.47                       #22  6.795 198.23
5:41 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 75 degrees, relative humidity 54 percent, barometer 29.83 inches, adjusted altitude 1,846 feet.

Two nice RT's and Dean Hall runs right on his dial in for the win. MOV: Opponent broke out by -0.013.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7237 Steve Will                            756 Robert Button                
E2                  -0.240  6.633 205.41     ****WINNER****  0.029  6.929 171.25
         T/D  Dial: 6.64 (+/-): -0.007             T/D  Dial: 6.80 (+/-):  0.129
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Morris    ) 0.000  6.613  0.013      (J Bradford  ) 0.025  6.810  0.050
 Qualified:             #9  6.641 205.54                       #17  6.770 202.15
Robert Button's MOV: opponent's big time red light.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7693 Will Harrison                        7531 Chris Thode                  
E2                   0.025  6.935 194.18     ****WINNER****  0.001  6.835 195.08
         T/D  Dial: 6.95 (+/-): -0.015             T/D  Dial: 6.85 (+/-): -0.015
 Prior rounds:
E1    (C Glanz     ) 0.012  6.916  0.006      (B Ray McMaha) 0.063  6.824  0.024
 Qualified:            #31  6.901 194.44                       #23  6.812 195.90
Just 0.010 in dial ins and Chris Thode cuts a terrific 0.001 light in the win. MOV: Took the stripe by 0.0240 seconds (approximately 7 feet) in a identical -0.015 double breakout.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7391 Jimmy Johnson                        7468 George Prather               
E2                  -0.500  6.829 194.86     ****WINNER****  0.033  6.750 193.27
         T/D  Dial: 6.78 (+/-):  0.049             T/D  Dial: 6.75 (+/-):  0.000
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Westerman ) 0.203  6.793  0.003      (M Colton Sr ) 0.020  7.267  0.517
 Qualified:            #24  6.812 195.59                       #16  6.751 194.10
George Prather runs right on his dial in. MOV: opponent's red light.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7353 Lyle Burnham                         6591 Moe Trujillo                 
E2                  -0.003  6.319 212.43     ****WINNER****  0.016  6.655 203.12
         T/D  Dial: 6.37 (+/-): -0.051             T/D  Dial: 6.65 (+/-):  0.005
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Lewis     ) 0.044  7.289  0.929      (R Cracraft  ) 0.027  6.710  0.050
 Qualified:             #3  6.359 212.90                       #11  6.650 203.00
Moe Trujillo runs 0.005 to his dial in the win. MOV: opponent's -0.003red light.

He will race Thode next round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6374 Toni Prockish                        780V Val Torres Jr.               
E2                   0.086  6.773 198.09     ****WINNER****  0.021  6.687 194.02
         T/D  Dial: 6.79 (+/-): -0.017             T/D  Dial: 6.68 (+/-):  0.007
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Hills     ) 0.032  6.763  0.013      (T White     ) 0.014  6.672  0.022
 Qualified:            #18  6.774 197.39                       #10  6.643 201.34
Val Torres Jr. runs 0.007 to his dial. MOV: Took the stripe by 0.0410 seconds (approximately 12 feet), opponent broke out.

Hall will be in the other lane next round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7774 Rodger Comstock                       613 Randy Pressel                
E2                   0.027  6.930 187.42     ****WINNER****  0.023  6.918 193.85
         T/D  Dial: 6.92 (+/-):  0.010             T/D  Dial: 6.91 (+/-):  0.008
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M MacBrair  ) 0.006  6.980  0.050      (T Koenen    ) 0.058  6.896  0.006
 Qualified:            #29  6.881 197.94                       #33  6.907 192.77
Just 0.01 difference in the dial ins and Randy Pressel has a little better package, MOV: 0.0068 seconds (approximately 22 inches).

He will race Button in round three later.

Rodger Comstock's package: 0.037. Randy Pressel's package: 0.031.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6541 Paul Snell                           7062 Chris Lindsay                
E2                   0.031  6.716 196.27     ****WINNER****  0.039  6.781 192.93
         T/D  Dial: 6.70 (+/-):  0.016             T/D  Dial: 6.78 (+/-):  0.001
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Pappas    ) 0.028  6.698  0.018      (A Spiegel   ) 0.025  6.835  0.045
 Qualified:            #12  6.684 199.61                       #20  6.785 193.02
Chris Lindsay runs 0.001 to his dial and will race Prather later. MOV: 0.0078 seconds (approximately 2 feet).

5:51 p.m.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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