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Sat, 14 Sep 2013, 20:06 PM

Top Alcohol Dragster Round 1 Eliminations
By Rick Green





CONCORD, N.C. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Top Alcohol Dragster at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, Sixth annual Carlyle Tools NHRA Carolina Nationals presented by NAPA Auto Parts:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 1011 Dan Dietrich                          176 Jeff Veale                   
E1                   0.145  5.660 251.06     ****WINNER****  0.030  5.399 272.61
 Qualified:            #16  5.640 249.03                        #1  5.335 276.58
This is the first time Dietrich and Veale have faced each other in eliminations. Veale with a big starting line advantage and never trailed for the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 1320 Wayne Morris                            7 Ken Perry                    
E1                   0.047  5.375 263.05     ****WINNER****  0.053  5.365 267.16
 Qualified:            #12  5.496 260.01                        #5  5.371 264.34
This is the first time Morris and Perry have faced each other in eliminations. Morris with a slight starting line advantage and the lead until right in the lights where Perry was able to chase him down and take the win. Ken Perry's MOV: 0.0042 seconds (approximately 19 inches). Perry with his quickest pass of the weekend for the win. Morris with his quickest pass of the weekend in the losing effort. Wayne Morris' incremental times: 60ft-0.925 sec., 330ft-2.364, 660ft-3.521/214.11 mph, 1,000ft-4.523.
Ken Perry's incremental times: 60ft-0.932 sec., 330ft-2.395, 660ft-3.543/214.52 mph, 1,000ft-4.526.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   19 Jackie Fricke                          34 Marty Thacker                
E1                   0.049  5.418 259.21     ****WINNER****  0.044  5.378 265.59
 Qualified:             #9  5.458 253.18                        #8  5.407 264.29
Thacker with a slight starting line advantage and never trailed for the win. Marty Thacker's MOV: 0.0451 seconds (approximately 17 feet). Thacker with his quickest pass of the weekend for the win. Thacker will give up lane choice to Veale in the next round. Fricke with her quickest pass of the weekend in losing effort.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    4 Rich McPhillips                       185 Mike Kosky                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.071  5.456 262.18                     0.067  6.315 115.83
 Qualified:            #11  5.464 260.76                        #6  5.404 247.61
Kosky is 3 - 0 against McPhillips in prior events. Kosky with the starting line advantage, but then starts to lose traction and clicks it off. McPhillips with his quickest pass of the weekend for win. Rich McPhillips' incremental times: 60ft-0.972 sec., 330ft-2.495, 660ft-3.640/219.29 mph, 1,000ft-4.613.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  596 Randy Meyer                           392 Don Nolan                    
E1                   0.054  9.715 105.22     ****WINNER****  0.104  5.455 263.31
 Qualified:            #10  5.459 260.51                        #7  5.406 263.98
This is the first time Meyer and Nolan have faced each other in eliminations. Meyer is out of the gate first and starts to lose traction and clicks it off. Nolan with a good pass for the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   18 Karen Stalba                          323 Brandon Booher               
E1                   0.139  5.533 254.38     ****WINNER****  0.108  5.350 267.22
 Qualified:            #13  5.580 239.14                        #4  5.371 269.89
Booher is 1 - 0 against Stalba in prior events. Booher with the starting line advantage and never trailed for the win. Booher with his quickest pass of the weekend for the win. he will have lane choice over Perry in the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 1900 Dan Page                               13 John Finke                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.046  5.480 264.96                     0.146  5.416 257.78
 Qualified:            #14  5.593 265.95                        #3  5.363 263.10
This is the first time Page and Finke have faced each other in eliminations. Page with a big starting line advantage and the power to hold on for the hole shot win. Dan Page's MOV: 0.0363 seconds (approximately 14 feet). Page with his quickest pass of the weekend for the win, but will give up lane choice to McPhillips in the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 1766 Mike Burns                              3 Bill Reichert                
E1                   0.043  5.636 256.94     ****WINNER****  0.073  5.255 268.81
 Qualified:            #15  5.621 261.27                        #2  5.350 266.42
Reichert is 1 - 0 against Burns in prior events. Burns is out of the gate first, but Reichert has the difference made up by 200 feet and take win light. Reichert makes the quickest pass of the event for the win. He will have lane choice over Nolan in round two. Bill Reichert's incremental times: 60ft-0.947 sec., 330ft-2.392, 660ft-3.486/227.65 mph, 1,000ft-4.430.

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