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Sun, 03 Nov 2013, 15:10 PM

Pro Dragster Harley Round 1 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





LAS VEGAS - Results of round 1 eliminations in Pro Dragster Harley at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division, Las Vegas Gambler Showdown Division 7 Finale:

Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 1883 Al Miles                              400 Howard Wiggins               
E1   ****WINNER****  0.184  7.718 173.29                     0.165  8.053 161.42
 Qualified:             #5  7.650 164.51                        #4  7.487 166.68
11:59 a.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 73 degrees, relative humidity 26 percent, barometer 27.70 inches, adjusted altitude 3,877 feet, track temperature 102 degrees.

These bikes are similar to Nitro Harleys, without the nitro.

Miles could not match his qualifying pace, but he came closer than Wiggins and got the win.


Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  728 Janette Thornley                     7158 Terry Stewart                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.171  7.574 171.64                     0.089  7.741 149.03
 Qualified:             #3  7.460 162.86                        #6  7.888 153.44
Stewart had the advantage at the green, but Thornley took the lead before the 330-foot marker and stayed there.

Janette Thornley's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.014), 330 ft(0.023), 660ft(0.014), 1,000ft(0.019). MOV: 0.0851 seconds (approximately 19 feet).


Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  265 Dale Nilles                           641 Evan Barsness                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.117  7.379 177.56                     0.277  8.299 159.70
 Qualified:             #2  7.445 178.66                        #7  8.188 163.89
Barsness was late and his bike did not respond to the throttle, letting Nilles run away with the win, running low ET so far. He will have lane choice against Thornley in the semifinals.

Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   51 Bill Bentz                                 Bye
E1   ****WINNER****  0.236  7.409 172.17     
 Qualified:             #1  7.380 173.87                     Bye
Bentz was #1 qualifier and gets the bye. He will have lane choice against Miles in the semifinals.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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