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Fri, 13 Sep 2013, 12:33 PM

Top Alcohol Dragster Qualifying Notes, Session #1
By Rick Green

CONCORD, N.C. - Notes from round 1 qualifying in Top Alcohol Dragster at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, Sixth annual Carlyle Tools NHRA Carolina Nationals presented by NAPA Auto Parts listing lane, driver name, elapsed time, top speed, and position in order following run:
Left Lane: Don Nolan Runs 6.032/166.29, Now #1
Right Lane: Mike Burns No Time, Now #2

Weather conditions: air temperature 84 degrees, relative humidity 49 percent, barometer 29.17 inches, adjusted altitude 3,216 feet.

Burns with problems and doesn't make the run. Nolan starts to shake and clicks it off.

Left Lane: Dan Dietrich Runs 6.108/198.85, Now #3
Right Lane: Mike Kosky Runs 5.418/263.98, Now #1

Dietrich clicked it off early. Kosky was moving around, but stayed with it for a good looking pass to start the weekend. Mike Kosky's incremental times: 60ft-0.931 sec., 330ft-2.406, 660ft-3.571/213.43 mph, 1,000ft-4.569.

Left Lane: Wayne Morris Runs 5.516/257.97, Now #2
Right Lane: Jeff Veale Runs 5.530/270.37, Now #3

A couple good looking passes as these two go to the number two and three spots...Wayne Morris' incremental times: 60ft-0.947 sec., 330ft-2.437, 660ft-3.627/207.02 mph, 1,000ft-4.648.
Jeff Veale's incremental times: 60ft-0.983 sec., 330ft-2.549, 660ft-3.722/215.17 mph, 1,000ft-4.699.

Left Lane: Frank Schuster Runs 5.980/215.03, Now #5
Right Lane: Jackie Fricke Runs 5.458/253.18, Now #2

Schuster starts having problems early and is spraying some oil...Fricke with a great looking pass to go to the number two spot. Jackie Fricke's incremental times: 60ft-0.955 sec., 330ft-2.460, 660ft-3.610/217.91 mph, 1,000ft-4.590.

Left Lane: Karen Stalba Runs 5.647/236.26, Now #5
Right Lane: John Finke Runs 17.047/40.02, Now #9

Finke is up in smoke as soon as he hit the throttle and clicked it off. Stalba was on a good pass and then clicked it off early. Karen Stalba's incremental times: 60ft-0.943 sec., 330ft-2.472, 660ft-3.665/207.24 mph, 1,000ft-4.714.

Left Lane: Duane Shields Runs 6.226/251.16, Now #9
Right Lane: Dan Page Runs 11.855/92.66, Now #10

Page was up in smoke right off the starting line and clicked it off. Shields was up in smoke early and pedaled it to get in the show.

Left Lane: Ken Perry Runs 5.543/225.07, Now #5
Right Lane: Brandon Booher Runs 6.068/173.14, Now #9

Booher launched with the front end in the air and then had problems and clicked it off. The word from the end is there is oil on the track. Perry was on a good pass and then he clicked it off early. Ken Perry's incremental times: 60ft-0.932 sec., 330ft-2.434, 660ft-3.606/212.69 mph, 1,000ft-4.610.

Left Lane: Marty Thacker Runs 5.453/263.72, Now #3
Right Lane: Bill Reichert Runs 5.418/265.17, Now #1

This was a good looking drag race with Reichert going to the number one spot and Thacker to the number three spot. Marty Thacker's incremental times: 60ft-0.943 sec., 330ft-2.439, 660ft-3.603/213.23 mph, 1,000ft-4.602.
Bill Reichert's incremental times: 60ft-0.977 sec., 330ft-2.477, 660ft-3.611/220.80 mph, 1,000ft-4.579.

Left Lane: Rich McPhillips Runs 28.635/50.27, Now #17
Right Lane: Randy Meyer Runs 5.459/260.51, Now #5

McPhillips was up in smoke as soon as he hit the throttle and clicked it off. Meyer launched hard and keep it hooked up to get into the top half of the show. Randy Meyer's incremental times: 60ft-0.967 sec., 330ft-2.485, 660ft-3.635/217.81 mph, 1,000ft-4.611.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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