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Mon, 02 Sep 2013, 15:18 PM

Top Alcohol Dragster Round 3 Eliminations
By David Gerard





BROWNSBURG, Ind. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Top Alcohol Dragster at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 59th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    2 Chris Demke                           681 Shawn Cowie                  
E3   ****WINNER****  0.046  5.360 268.01                     0.041  8.110 119.04
 Prior rounds:
E2    (R McPhillips) 0.051  5.337 268.87      (R Samsel    ) 0.091  5.521 263.26
E1    (D Heitzman  ) 0.026  5.427 264.49      (M Thacker   ) 0.080  5.432 265.33
 Qualified:             #1  5.330 269.62                        #4  5.393 267.48
3:07 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 81 degrees, relative humidity 56 percent, barometer 28.95 inches, adjusted altitude 3,386 feet, track temperature 108 degrees.

Cowie is 4 - 2 against Demke in prior events. Two Western Region hitters come to the line.

It's all over before 60 feet, as Cowie's tires are smoking hard. Demke runs another strong five thirty for the easy win and a trip to the final round.

Chris Demke's incremental times: 60ft-0.934 sec., 330ft-2.386, 660ft-3.538/214.01 mph, 1,000ft-4.523.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    1 Jim Whiteley                          717 Aaron Olivarez               
E3   ****WINNER****  0.058  5.346 268.65                     0.076  5.409 263.77
 Prior rounds:
E2    (R Meyer     ) 0.060  5.328 270.54      (B Booher    ) 0.066  5.382 268.60
E1    (P Fishburn  ) 0.067  5.331 269.46      (D Page      ) 0.048  5.523 255.68
 Qualified:             #2  5.342 269.94                        #6  5.398 265.80
Whiteley and Olivarez have each won 1 times against the other in prior events.

Whiteley gets a big head start at the green and pulls steadily ahead running down the track to take the 30 foot plus win. He will have lane choice in the finals too.

Jim Whiteley's incremental margins: 60ft(0.041), 330 ft(0.109), 660ft(0.107), 1,000ft(0.085). MOV: 0.0814 seconds (approximately 31 feet).

Jim Whiteley's incremental times: 60ft-0.933 sec., 330ft-2.382, 660ft-3.525/216.13 mph, 1,000ft-4.509.
Aaron Olivarez's incremental times: 60ft-0.956 sec., 330ft-2.473, 660ft-3.614/219.86 mph, 1,000ft-4.576.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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