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Sun, 09 Feb 2014, 18:05 PM

Top Alcohol Dragster Round 3 Eliminations
By Rick Green





POMONA, Calif. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Top Alcohol Dragster at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 54th annual Circle K NHRA Winternationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 6067 Don St. Arnaud                        712 Larry Miersch                
E3   ****WINNER****  0.145 12.295  72.61                           No Time      
 Prior rounds:
E2    (D Shields   ) 0.051  5.299 278.58      (J Severance ) 0.055  5.384 270.86
E1    (B Litton    ) 0.040  5.291 278.12      (S Cowie     ) 0.034  5.384 265.01
 Qualified:             #3  5.284 277.83                       #10  5.455 238.05
Weather conditions: air temperature 63 degrees, relative humidity 57 percent, barometer 29.00 inches, adjusted altitude 1,825 feet, track temperature 76 degrees.

St. Arnaud with a single here as Miersch was a no show. He is up in smoke as soon as he hits the throttle and clicks it off and coast on through for the win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  724 Casey Grisel                            2 Chris Demke                  
E3                   0.066  5.578 259.61     ****WINNER****  0.070  5.276 273.50
 Prior rounds:
E2    (J Ahten     ) 0.044  5.480 266.27      (M McKernan  ) 0.060  5.230 275.51
E1    (M Taliaferro) 0.021  5.799 264.18                     0.077  5.220 275.90
 Qualified:            #12  5.636 260.61                        #1  5.218 276.46
Grisel with a slight starting line advantage and then a quick pedal job right off the starting line. Demke had the difference made up by the time they went by the Christmas tree and never trailed as Grisel was dropping cylinders on the top end. Demke will have lane choice in the final.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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