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Sun, 08 Sep 2013, 13:48 PM

Top Dragster Round 2 Eliminations
By David Gerard





EARLVILLE, Iowa - Results of round 2 eliminations in FinelineGraphics/MadcapEngines Top Dragster at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, West Central Division, event at Tri-State Raceway:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   56 Robert Ross                          5505 Bob Wright                   
E2                   0.029  6.903 199.11     ****WINNER****  0.045  6.644 203.22
         T/D  Dial: 6.79 (+/-):  0.113             T/D  Dial: 6.60 (+/-):  0.044
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Fuller    ) 0.029  6.875  0.025      (D Slatten   ) 0.012  6.673  0.033
 Qualified:            #12  6.830 197.48                        #5  6.587 204.48
11:20 a.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 71 degrees, relative humidity 80 percent, barometer 28.92 inches, adjusted altitude 2,341 feet, track temperature 86 degrees.

Big wheelstand for Ross off the line, but he slows down track. Wright gets the easy win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   59 Hank Brown                           5714 Cary Shonley                 
E2                  -0.040 No Time           ****WINNER****  0.305  7.618 181.03
         T/D  Dial: 6.46 (+/-): 83.539             T/D  Dial: 7.37 (+/-):  0.248
 Prior rounds:
E1    (W Sleger    ) 0.027  6.520  0.060      (M Krupa     ) 0.077  8.784  1.664
 Qualified:             #2  6.439 209.04                       #22  7.172 188.57
Brown has problems backing up and has to be pushed back. He misses the green and goes red. The dragster goes into a huge wheelstand and bangs hard back onto the track. He pulls over to the wall and stops on the track right after the 660 lights> The ar has to be towed off.

Shonley waits patiently for Brown to get pushed back and staged. He waits at the green and then slows down track.

After all of that, he gets the bye run next round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5567 Matt Driskell                        5015 Marty Tunks                  
E2                   0.003  6.587 199.37     ****WINNER****  0.021  7.280 179.88
         T/D  Dial: 6.55 (+/-):  0.037             T/D  Dial: 7.28 (+/-):  0.000
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Banks     ) 0.025  6.617  0.017      (M Meier     ) 0.060  7.341  0.031
 Qualified:             #4  6.551 204.23                       #24  7.252 185.08
Driskell cuts a strong 0.003 light, but Tunks runs right on his dial for the six foot win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   51 Phil Unruh                             58 Jeff Koron                   
E2                  -0.009  6.797 161.77     ****WINNER****  0.019  6.727 201.76
         T/D  Dial: 6.54 (+/-):  0.257             T/D  Dial: 6.76 (+/-): -0.033
 Prior rounds:
E1    (K Mc Clung  ) 0.016  6.570  0.020      (B Black     ) 0.000  6.806  0.026
 Qualified:             #3  6.538 209.14                       #10  6.716 203.28
Jeff Koron's MOV: opponent's -0.009 red light.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5998 David Harrington                     3122 Kerrie Mae Smith             
E2   ****WINNER****  0.042  6.828 197.39                     0.062  6.564 207.43
         T/D  Dial: 6.81 (+/-):  0.018             T/D  Dial: 6.59 (+/-): -0.026
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Patterson ) 0.062  6.851  0.001      (B Thompson  ) 0.068  6.739  0.089
 Qualified:            #13  6.837 199.02                        #6  6.611 206.67
David Harrington will race Koron next round. MOV: Opponent broke out.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5649 Rick Wilson                          3639 Nick Folk                    
E2                   0.028  7.136 187.16     ****WINNER****  0.007  7.506 173.74
         T/D  Dial: 7.11 (+/-):  0.026             T/D  Dial: 7.46 (+/-):  0.046
 Prior rounds:
E1    (L Piper     ) 0.024  7.196  0.046      (D Speer     ) 0.024  7.519  0.029
 Qualified:            #20  7.114 189.26                       #27  7.452 180.36
Nick Folk gets a great 0.007 light and takes the hole shot win. MOV: 0.0014 seconds (approximately 5 inches). he faces Tunks in round three.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5161 Jared Micetich                       5839 Lane Dicken                  
E2                   0.039  6.486 209.95     ****WINNER****  0.004  7.187 176.63
         T/D  Dial: 6.38 (+/-):  0.106             T/D  Dial: 7.14 (+/-):  0.047
 Prior rounds:
E1    (Bye         ) -0.004  6.469  0.069      (L Feist     ) 0.000  7.202  0.032
 Qualified:             #1  6.388 213.64                       #21  7.120 187.23
Dickens nails the tree with a great 0.004 light and gets the win, as Micetich slows.

11:36 a.m. He races Wright later.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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