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Fri, 16 Aug 2013, 18:08 PM

Top Alcohol Dragster Qualifying Notes, Session #1
By Jim Samuel

RISING SUN, Md. - Notes from round 1 qualifying in Top Alcohol Dragster at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northeast Division, event at Cecil County Dragway listing lane, driver name, elapsed time, top speed, and position in order following run:
Left Lane: Dan Dietrich Runs 9.461/77.74, Now #1
Right Lane: Mike Kosky Runs 12.737/38.28, Now #2

5:28 p.m. - Both drivers shook the rear tires hard. Dietrich clicked it off early. Kosky's car blew the burst panel at about 330 feet and let out the chutes.

Left Lane: Bruce Horner Runs 5.656/247.11, Now #1
Right Lane: Frank Schuster Runs 5.925/200.62, Now #2

Schuster's car popped the blower as he crossed the finish line.

Left Lane: Karen Stalba Runs 14.189/56.65, Now #6
Right Lane: Jackie Fricke Runs 5.441/256.65, Now #1

Stalba launched and the rear tires on her dragster went up in smoke. Fricke took her car straight down the groove and is at the top of the order for now.

Left Lane: Wayne Morris Runs 5.609/257.78, Now #3
Right Lane: Dan Mercier Runs 5.467/260.76, Now #2

Morris had some tire spin coming off the starting line but pedaled it once to finish the run. Mercier moved into the number two spot for now with a good run.

Left Lane: Richard Bourke Runs 5.541/264.13, Now #4
Right Lane: Rich McPhillips Runs 5.411/258.02, Now #1

McPhillips had a strong run to take over the top spot in the order. Bourke's run looked good too but was only quick enough to put him in the fourth spot in the order for now.

Left Lane: John Finke Runs 5.376/265.38, Now #1
Right Lane: Dan Page Runs 10.471/103.55, Now #10

Page smoked the tires coming out of the gate and clicked it off. Finke launched hard and took his car straight down the groove to take the top spot in the order. That's it for the first qualifying session and it ended with Finke in the top spot and Frank Schuster on the bump spot at 5.925 second.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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