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Sun, 08 Sep 2013, 15:28 PM

Top Alcohol Funny Car Round 2 Eliminations
By David Gerard





EARLVILLE, Iowa - Results of round 2 eliminations in Top Alcohol Funny Car 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
  556 Lance Van Hauen                            Bye
E2   ****WINNER****  0.141  7.963 157.36     
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Davis     ) 0.090  5.797 244.52   
 Qualified:             #5  5.955 234.37                     Bye
2:19 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 76 degrees, relative humidity 71 percent, barometer 28.88 inches, adjusted altitude 2,706 feet, track temperature 98 degrees.

Bye run and the Camaro starts to drift towards the center line and he lifts. That will likely lose him lane choice in the final round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   51 Kirk Williams                          57 Wayne Butler                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.045  5.776 248.66                     0.027  5.844 247.16
 Prior rounds:
E1                   1.061 15.467   NS        (D Allison   ) 0.086  5.772 248.48
 Qualified:             #1  5.793 249.86                        #3  5.812 248.16
Butler gets a small head start and then has Williams right beside him at the sixty foot lights. They stay together until after the 330 lights and then Williams pulls quickly ahead for the win.

Kirk Williams' incremental margins: 60ft(0.001), 330 ft(0.004), 660ft(0.027), 1,000ft(0.045). MOV: 0.0501 seconds (approximately 18 feet).

Kirk Williams' incremental times: 60ft-0.981 sec., 330ft-2.552, 660ft-3.802/197.94 mph, 1,000ft-4.870.
Wayne Butler's incremental times: 60ft-1.000 sec., 330ft-2.574, 660ft-3.847/192.52 mph, 1,000ft-4.933.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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