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Sun, 27 Oct 2013, 18:59 PM

Top Alcohol Dragster Final, Round 4 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





LAS VEGAS - Results of final, round 4 eliminations in Top Alcohol Dragster at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 13th annual NHRA Toyota Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    1 Jim Whiteley                            2 Chris Demke                  
E4   ****WINNER****  0.047  5.330 271.02                     0.056  5.340 269.51
 Prior rounds:
E3    (M Taliaferro) 0.079  5.343 269.24      (R Martin    ) 0.054  5.366 268.76
E2    (D St Arnaud ) 0.091  5.322 271.41      (D Mercier   ) 0.066  5.402 268.87
E1    (D Shields   ) 0.051  5.287 271.13      (J Ashwell   ) 0.059  5.321 269.94
 Qualified:             #2  5.308 270.48                        #1  5.298 270.59
3:54 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 83 degrees, relative humidity 21 percent, barometer 27.59 inches, adjusted altitude 4,705 feet, track temperature 107 degrees.

Whiteley is 12 - 5 against Demke in prior events and Whiteley is 4 - 2 against Demke in prior final rounds.

Demke has 10 career wins in 24 final rounds. Whiteley has 22 wins in 28 final rounds.

Whiteley gets off the line first, then Demke goes in front. Demke stays in front until just before the 330 foot mark, then Whiteley goes back ahead for good.

Jim Whiteley's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.017), 330 ft(-0.014), 660ft(0.004), 1,000ft(0.014). MOV: 0.0193 seconds (approximately 8 feet).

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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