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Sun, 15 Sep 2013, 14:48 PM

Top Alcohol Dragster Round 2 Eliminations
By Rick Green





CONCORD, N.C. - Results of round 2 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
  392 Don Nolan                               3 Bill Reichert                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.116  5.420 262.44                     0.098  5.481 256.80
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Meyer     ) 0.104  5.455 263.31      (M Burns     ) 0.073  5.255 268.81
 Qualified:             #7  5.406 263.98                        #2  5.350 266.42
Weather conditions: air temperature 80 degrees, relative humidity 55 percent, barometer 29.50 inches, adjusted altitude 2,655 feet, track temperature 107 degrees.

Reichert with the starting line advantage, but Nolan had the difference made up by the time they went by the Christmas tree. Don Nolan's MOV: 0.0435 seconds (approximately 16 feet).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 1900 Dan Page                                4 Rich McPhillips              
E2                   0.033  5.462 267.22     ****WINNER****  0.066  5.407 256.55
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Finke     ) 0.046  5.480 264.96      (M Kosky     ) 0.071  5.456 262.18
 Qualified:            #14  5.593 265.95                       #11  5.464 260.76
This is the first time Page and McPhillips have faced each other in eliminations. Page with a great light, but McPhillips has the lead by 200 feet and takes the win by 0.0221 seconds (approximately 9 feet). He will have lane choice over Nolan in the semifinal.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  176 Jeff Veale                             34 Marty Thacker                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.033  5.374 274.44                     0.022  5.413 263.77
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Dietrich  ) 0.030  5.399 272.61      (J Fricke    ) 0.044  5.378 265.59
 Qualified:             #1  5.335 276.58                        #8  5.407 264.29
This is the first time Veale and Thacker have faced each other in eliminations. Thacker with a great light and the lead until just past 1000 feet when Veale was able to chase him down and take the win. Jeff Veale's MOV: 0.0288 seconds (approximately 11 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    7 Ken Perry                             323 Brandon Booher               
E2                   0.157  5.393 262.33     ****WINNER****  0.071  5.320 275.39
 Prior rounds:
E1    (W Morris    ) 0.053  5.365 267.16      (K Stalba    ) 0.108  5.350 267.22
 Qualified:             #5  5.371 264.34                        #4  5.371 269.89
Perry is 2 - 0 against Booher in prior events. Booher with a the starting line advantage and great pass to take the win. booher with his quickest pass of the weekend and he will have lane choice over Veale in the semifinal.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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