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Sun, 28 Jul 2013, 18:33 PM

Top Dragster Final, Round 5 Eliminations
By Rick Green





SONOMA, Calif. - Results of final, round 5 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
 7468 George Prather                        756 Bob Button                   
E5                   0.021  6.693 196.73     ****WINNER****  0.016  6.807 187.55
         T/D  Dial: 6.70 (+/-): -0.007             T/D  Dial: 6.78 (+/-):  0.027
 Prior rounds:
E4    (D Hall      ) 0.012  6.687 -0.053      (C Thode     ) 0.001  6.880  0.090
E3    (C Lindsey   ) 0.014  6.793  0.043      (R Pressel   ) 0.034  6.860  0.060
E2    (J Johnson   ) 0.033  6.750  0.000      (S Will      ) 0.029  6.929  0.129
E1    (M Colton Sr ) 0.020  7.267  0.517      (J Bradford  ) 0.025  6.810  0.050
 Qualified:            #16  6.751 194.10                       #17  6.770 202.15
Weather conditions: air temperature 74 degrees, relative humidity 55 percent, barometer 29.80 inches, adjusted altitude 1,773 feet, track temperature 110 degrees.

Button with the starting line advantage and the win when Prather took too much stripe. Button picks up his third National event win, his first in top Dragster and his second win here in Sonoma.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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