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Fri, 04 Oct 2013, 19:05 PM

Top Alcohol Dragster Qualifying Notes, Session #1
By Bob Orme

NOBLE, Okla. - Notes from round 1 qualifying in Top Alcohol Dragster at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, South Central Division, Thunder in the Heartland listing lane, driver name, elapsed time, top speed, and position in order following run:
Left Lane: Karl Brounkowski Runs 6.408/228.36, Now #2
Right Lane: Aaron Tatum Runs 5.732/254.66, Now #1

5:27 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 85 degrees, relative humidity 53 percent, barometer 28.61 inches, adjusted altitude 3,834 feet, track temperature 102 degrees.

Brounkowski had one or more cylinders out for the entire pass.

Aaron Tatum's incremental times: 60ft-1.013 sec., 330ft-2.636, 660ft-3.854/204.45 mph, 1,000ft-4.865.

Left Lane: Christine Chambless Runs 7.265/126.15, Now #4
Right Lane: Michael Manners Runs 5.732/248.41, Now #2

Chambless made a move toward the centerline at half track and she had to lift. Manners dropped a cylinder before the finish.

Michael Manners' incremental times: 60ft-0.981 sec., 330ft-2.583, 660ft-3.810/202.11 mph, 1,000ft-4.842.

Left Lane: James Stevens Runs 5.418/259.66, Now #1
Right Lane: David Brounkowski Runs 5.599/245.29, Now #2

Brounkowski dropped a cylinder just before the finish.

James Stevens' incremental times: 60ft-0.921 sec., 330ft-2.372, 660ft-3.545/209.05 mph, 1,000ft-4.557.
David Brounkowski's incremental times: 60ft-0.975 sec., 330ft-2.513, 660ft-3.686/210.87 mph, 1,000ft-4.701.

Left Lane: Monroe Guest Runs 5.714/239.36, Now #4
Right Lane: James Thompson Runs 5.577/252.45, Now #2

Guest started dropping cylinders just after half track.

Monroe Guest's incremental times: 60ft-0.984 sec., 330ft-2.560, 660ft-3.760/205.80 mph, 1,000ft-4.793.
James Thompson's incremental times: 60ft-0.953 sec., 330ft-2.513, 660ft-3.699/208.28 mph, 1,000ft-4.702.

Left Lane: Forrest Fair Runs 5.571/245.23, Now #2
Right Lane: Brandon Pierce Runs 5.884/237.21, Now #8

Fair had a cylinder or two out at the finish. Pierce had a cylinder out at the hit.

Forrest Fair's incremental times: 60ft-0.957 sec., 330ft-2.480, 660ft-3.646/212.71 mph, 1,000ft-4.668.
Brandon Pierce's incremental times: 60ft-1.071 sec., 330ft-2.732, 660ft-3.965/204.08 mph, 1,000ft-4.988.

Left Lane: Gord Gingles Runs 5.825/209.01, Now #9
Right Lane: Randy Meyer Runs 5.521/256.99, Now #2

Gingles had a cylinder out before half track and he dropped one or two more before the finish.

Gord Gingles' incremental times: 60ft-0.995 sec., 330ft-2.534, 660ft-3.738/205.66 mph, 1,000ft-4.810.
Randy Meyer's incremental times: 60ft-0.951 sec., 330ft-2.492, 660ft-3.670/212.71 mph, 1,000ft-4.662.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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