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Fri, 16 Aug 2013, 18:00 PM

Top Alcohol Dragster Qualifying Notes, Session #1
By Jason Murray

KENT, Wash. - Notes from round 1 qualifying in Top Alcohol Dragster at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northwest Division, event at Pacific Raceways presented Les Schwab Tires listing lane, driver name, elapsed time, top speed, and position in order following run:
Right Lane: Ashley Sanford Runs 5.463/260.31, Now #1

2:32 pm. Sanford makes a very good run for her first regional event. Ashley Sanford's incremental times: 60ft-0.980 sec., 330ft-2.495, 660ft-3.647/217.63 mph, 1,000ft-4.619.

Left Lane: Aaron Olivarez Runs 5.564/264.96, Now #2
Right Lane: Jeff Ashwell Runs 7.600/97.68, Now #3

Ashwell looses a blower belt about half track. Olivarez makes a nice opening run. Aaron Olivarez's incremental times: 60ft-0.947 sec., 330ft-2.539, 660ft-3.744/212.13 mph, 1,000ft-4.726.
Jeff Ashwell's incremental times: 60ft-0.952 sec., 330ft-2.470, 660ft-3.922/149.50 mph, 1,000ft-5.597.

Left Lane: Johnny Ahten Runs 5.400/267.27, Now #1
Right Lane: Garrett Bateman Runs 5.534/262.85, Now #3

Both cars makes full runs. Ahten with a better pass and he will go to the #1 spot. Bateman not too shabby either for his opening pass.

Johnny Ahten's incremental times: 60ft-0.976 sec., 330ft-2.488, 660ft-3.612/223.43 mph, 1,000ft-4.568.
Garrett Bateman's incremental times: 60ft-0.978 sec., 330ft-2.541, 660ft-3.707/215.17 mph, 1,000ft-4.690.

Left Lane: Shawn Cowie Runs 5.443/263.56, Now #2
Right Lane: Megan McKernan Runs 5.613/247.88, Now #6

McKernan had a couple of holes out at the hit. Cowie makes a great run but loses a boody panel about 1000ft.

Shawn Cowie's incremental times: 60ft-0.958 sec., 330ft-2.430, 660ft-3.597/212.46 mph, 1,000ft-4.593.
Megan McKernan's incremental times: 60ft-1.019 sec., 330ft-2.596, 660ft-3.772/214.66 mph, 1,000ft-4.753.

Left Lane: Duane Shields Runs 5.433/261.32, Now #2
Right Lane: Joey Severance Runs 5.459/263.00, Now #4

Shields makes a very good run and he goes all the way to #2. Severance runs about what he did on the test n tune a couple of days ago.

Duane Shields' incremental times: 60ft-0.930 sec., 330ft-2.461, 660ft-3.621/217.14 mph, 1,000ft-4.590.
Joey Severance's incremental times: 60ft-0.928 sec., 330ft-2.425, 660ft-3.600/210.83 mph, 1,000ft-4.606.

Left Lane: Chris Demke No Time, Now #11
Right Lane: Ray Martin Runs 6.162/145.63, Now #9

Demke loses power on the burnout and will not make this run. Martin pops it around 1000ft

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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