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Fri, 13 Sep 2013, 15:31 PM

Top Alcohol Dragster Qualifying Notes, Session #2
By Rick Green





CONCORD, N.C. - Notes from round 2 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 this round, position in order following run, best prior elapsed time/speed, and position in order prior to run:
Left Lane: Mike Burns Runs 5.769/255.19, Now #11; No Prior Run
Right Lane: Rich McPhillips Runs 5.464/260.76, Now #6; Best prior run: 28.635/50.27, Was #17

McPhillips launches hard and keeps it hooked up to go from the outside of the show to the top half of the show. Rich McPhillips' incremental times: 60ft-0.947 sec., 330ft-2.481, 660ft-3.637/216.86 mph, 1,000ft-4.616. Burns makes and good clean pass to get in the show. Mike Burns' incremental times: 60ft-0.976 sec., 330ft-2.582, 660ft-3.833/201.10 mph, 1,000ft-4.886.

Left Lane: John Finke Runs 5.524/257.38, Now #8; Best prior run: 17.047/40.02, Was #18
Right Lane: Duane Shields Runs 5.680/250.23, Now #12; Best prior run: 6.226/251.16, Was #16

Finke with a great looking pass to get into the top half of the show. John Finke's incremental times: 60ft-0.939 sec., 330ft-2.472, 660ft-3.672/212.96 mph, 1,000ft-4.664. Shields with a real nice pass to get off the bump spot. Duane Shields' incremental times: 60ft-0.985 sec., 330ft-2.599, 660ft-3.791/212.90 mph, 1,000ft-4.798.

Left Lane: Dan Page Runs 5.593/265.95, Now #11; Best prior run: 11.855/92.66, Was #18
Right Lane: Dan Dietrich Runs 5.640/249.03, Now #12; Best prior run: 6.108/198.85, Was #17

Page with a real nice pass, straight down the groove to the number 11 spot. Dan Page's incremental times: 60ft-1.004 sec., 330ft-2.569, 660ft-3.764/212.13 mph, 1,000ft-4.752. Dietrich with a good pass to get in the show. Dan Dietrich's incremental times: 60ft-0.974 sec., 330ft-2.490, 660ft-3.711/203.86 mph, 1,000ft-4.756.

Left Lane: Brandon Booher Runs 5.371/269.89, Now #1; Best prior run: 6.068/173.14, Was #18
Right Lane: Don Nolan Runs 5.406/263.98, Now #2; Best prior run: 6.032/166.29, Was #17

This was a great drag race...Booher launched hard and keep it hitting on all eight to go to the number one spot. Brandon Booher's incremental times: 60ft-0.926 sec., 330ft-2.406, 660ft-3.557/216.27 mph, 1,000ft-4.539. Nolan was right there with him to the number two spot. Don Nolan's incremental times: 60ft-0.946 sec., 330ft-2.398, 660ft-3.559/213.67 mph, 1,000ft-4.557.

Left Lane: Jeff Veale Runs 5.548/267.80, Now #11; Best prior run: 5.530/270.37, Was #11
Right Lane: Karen Stalba Runs 5.580/239.14, Now #13; Best prior run: 5.647/236.26, Was #15

Veale with another good pass, but will not improve...Jeff Veale's incremental times: 60ft-0.973 sec., 330ft-2.544, 660ft-3.728/214.21 mph, 1,000ft-4.713. Stalba moves up the ladder a couple spots. Karen Stalba's incremental times: 60ft-0.956 sec., 330ft-2.466, 660ft-3.637/212.90 mph, 1,000ft-4.659.

Left Lane: Randy Meyer Runs 5.692/251.67, Now #7; Best prior run: 5.459/260.51, Was #7
Right Lane: Wayne Morris Runs 5.496/260.01, Now #9; Best prior run: 5.516/257.97, Was #9

no help here for Meyer, but he stay in the number seven spot. Morris with a nice looking pass, but will stay in the number nine spot. Randy Meyer's incremental times: 60ft-0.942 sec., 330ft-2.510, 660ft-3.769/203.74 mph, 1,000ft-4.806.
Wayne Morris' incremental times: 60ft-0.949 sec., 330ft-2.432, 660ft-3.618/209.49 mph, 1,000ft-4.633.

Left Lane: Jackie Fricke Runs 5.533/253.80, Now #6; Best prior run: 5.458/253.18, Was #6
Right Lane: Marty Thacker Runs 5.427/261.78, Now #5; Best prior run: 5.453/263.72, Was #5

This was a good side-by-side drag race...no help here Fricke and he stays sixth while thacker improves, but he stays fifth. Jackie Fricke's incremental times: 60ft-0.977 sec., 330ft-2.530, 660ft-3.686/217.77 mph, 1,000ft-4.670.
Marty Thacker's incremental times: 60ft-0.935 sec., 330ft-2.407, 660ft-3.566/213.33 mph, 1,000ft-4.570.

Left Lane: Bill Reichert Runs 5.419/264.86, Now #3; Best prior run: 5.418/265.17, Was #3

Reichert with another good looking pass, just a tick off his earlier and will stay third. Bill Reichert's incremental times: 60ft-0.954 sec., 330ft-2.465, 660ft-3.606/220.22 mph, 1,000ft-4.578.

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