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Sun, 15 Sep 2013, 16:00 PM

Top Alcohol Dragster Round 3 Eliminations
By Rick Green





CONCORD, N.C. - Results of round 3 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                               4 Rich McPhillips              
E3                   0.465  5.506 263.26     ****WINNER****  0.005  5.450 260.46
 Prior rounds:
E2    (B Reichert  ) 0.116  5.420 262.44      (D Page      ) 0.066  5.407 256.55
E1    (R Meyer     ) 0.104  5.455 263.31      (M Kosky     ) 0.071  5.456 262.18
 Qualified:             #7  5.406 263.98                       #11  5.464 260.76
Weather conditions: air temperature 84 degrees, relative humidity 52 percent, barometer 29.47 inches, adjusted altitude 2,950 feet, track temperature 101 degrees.

This is the first time Nolan and McPhillips have faced each other in eliminations. McPhillips with a great light and never trailed for the win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  176 Jeff Veale                            323 Brandon Booher               
E3                   0.074  5.432 274.00     ****WINNER****  0.034  5.335 271.24
 Prior rounds:
E2    (M Thacker   ) 0.033  5.374 274.44      (K Perry     ) 0.071  5.320 275.39
E1    (D Dietrich  ) 0.030  5.399 272.61      (K Stalba    ) 0.108  5.350 267.22
 Qualified:             #1  5.335 276.58                        #4  5.371 269.89
This is the first time Veale and Booher have faced each other in eliminations. Booher with the starting line advantage and never trailed for the win. Booher will have lane choice in the final.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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