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Sat, 22 Feb 2014, 17:51 PM

Top Dragster Round 1 Eliminations
By Rick Green





CHANDLER, Ariz. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Top Dragster at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 30th annual CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7208 Denny Hills                          5116 Dave Slatten                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.022  6.084 208.59                     0.024  6.731 201.85
         T/D  Dial: 6.07 (+/-):  0.014             T/D  Dial: 6.69 (+/-):  0.041
 Qualified:             #1  6.040 224.14                       #17  6.686 203.00
Weather conditions: air temperature 76 degrees, relative humidity 19 percent, barometer 28.64 inches, adjusted altitude 2,880 feet, track temperature 96 degrees.

Hills with the slight starting line advantage and the win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7029 Bobby Ray McMahan                    7762 Chuck Hawk                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.043  6.610 204.26                    -0.002  6.835 199.52
         T/D  Dial: 6.64 (+/-): -0.030             T/D  Dial: 6.83 (+/-):  0.005
 Qualified:            #10  6.604 204.76                       #26  6.825 199.40
Hawk was just a little too quick on the tree and turned on the red light.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7774 Rodger Comstock                        73 Mera Silvia                  
E1                   0.013  6.839 198.73     ****WINNER****  0.038  6.637 203.16
         T/D  Dial: 6.84 (+/-): -0.001             T/D  Dial: 6.63 (+/-):  0.007
 Qualified:            #27  6.842 199.17                       #11  6.623 204.23
Comstock with the starting line advantage and then took just a little too much stripe to give Silvia the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6718 Shane Molinari                         71 Jake Morris                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.123  6.790 203.49                           No Time      
         T/D  Dial: 6.78 (+/-):  0.010             T/D  Dial: 6.46 (+/-): 93.539
 Qualified:            #22  6.763 204.20                        #6  6.443 213.67
Morris broke on the burnout and Molinari gets the freebie.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7219 Geneva Nash                            52 Phil Unruh                   
E1                   0.041  9.331  93.82     ****WINNER****  0.026  6.643 180.81
         T/D  Dial: 6.80 (+/-):  2.531             T/D  Dial: 6.57 (+/-):  0.073
 Qualified:            #24  6.800 200.29                        #8  6.560 211.30
Nash was out of the groove and over by the wall before he clicked it off.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7921 Gary Campbell                        6087 Mark Colton Sr.              
E1                   0.135  6.296 223.32     ****WINNER****  0.047  6.745 198.47
         T/D  Dial: 6.29 (+/-):  0.006             T/D  Dial: 6.73 (+/-):  0.015
 Qualified:             #3  6.273 223.80                       #19  6.725 199.26
Colton with the starting line advantage and the win. He will face Silvia in the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5186 George Slatten                       7336 Justin Davis                 
E1                   0.215  6.708 198.50     ****WINNER****  0.022  7.036 181.89
         T/D  Dial: 6.71 (+/-): -0.002             T/D  Dial: 6.98 (+/-):  0.056
 Qualified:            #16  6.673 199.17                       #32  6.966 190.43
Davis with the starting line advantage and the win. He will face Unruh in the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6541 Paul Snell                           5002 Kent Kroeker                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.034  6.485 194.88                     0.034  6.844 196.87
         T/D  Dial: 6.45 (+/-):  0.035             T/D  Dial: 6.78 (+/-):  0.064
 Qualified:             #7  6.445 214.28                       #23  6.797 198.03
They have identical reaction times and Snell gets the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6591 Moe Trujillo                         6640 Trevor Ritchie               
E1                   0.052  6.706 192.49     ****WINNER****  0.034  6.975 190.92
         T/D  Dial: 6.67 (+/-):  0.036             T/D  Dial: 6.94 (+/-):  0.035
 Qualified:            #14  6.650 204.66                       #30  6.936 194.55
Ritchie with the starting line advantage and the win. He will face Molinari in the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7848 Jon Bradford                         7730 Mike MacBrair                
E1                   0.029  6.112 231.04     ****WINNER****  0.046  6.758 195.76
         T/D  Dial: 6.07 (+/-):  0.042             T/D  Dial: 6.74 (+/-):  0.018
 Qualified:             #2  6.060 233.24                       #18  6.719 198.67
Bradford with the better light, but MacBrair gets the win. He will face McMahan in the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  713 Tom Koenen                            756 Bob Button                   
E1                   0.014  6.545 194.21     ****WINNER****  0.009  6.774 205.19
         T/D  Dial: 6.42 (+/-):  0.125             T/D  Dial: 6.75 (+/-):  0.024
 Qualified:             #5  6.379 214.59                       #21  6.754 205.29
Button with the starting line advantage and the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   51 Jeff Koron                            709 Chuck Phelps                 
E1                  -0.474 14.123  78.57     ****WINNER****  0.027  7.093 196.39
         T/D  Dial: 6.57 (+/-):  7.553             T/D  Dial: 6.85 (+/-):  0.243
 Qualified:             #9  6.570 205.01                       #25  6.815 192.44
Koron with problems on the starting line and turned on the red light. Phelps will face Hill in the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7189 Dean Carter                            77 Val Torres Jr.               
E1                   0.065  6.931 184.50     ****WINNER****  0.028  6.687 199.35
         T/D  Dial: 6.98 (+/-): -0.049             T/D  Dial: 6.68 (+/-):  0.007
 Qualified:            #31  6.961 188.94                       #15  6.664 202.12
Torres Jr. with the starting line advantage and the win. He will face Snell in the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7942 Thomas Bayer                         7468 George Prather               
E1   ****WINNER****  0.044  6.996 189.36                     0.019  6.856 193.77
         T/D  Dial: 6.99 (+/-):  0.006             T/D  Dial: 6.76 (+/-):  0.096
 Qualified:            #33  6.981 196.50                       #20  6.732 196.27
Bayer is in as an alternate for Burnham. Prather with the starting line advantage, but Bayer gets the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7160 Andy Spiegel                         7531 Chris Thode                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.012  6.696 193.90                     0.031  6.900 193.74
         T/D  Dial: 6.65 (+/-):  0.046             T/D  Dial: 6.87 (+/-):  0.030
 Qualified:            #12  6.631 202.48                       #28  6.869 195.19
This is a great drag race with Spiegel getting the win. He will face Bayer in the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7237 Steve Will                           7062 Chris Lindsay                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.024  6.690 193.02                     0.003  6.936 187.42
         T/D  Dial: 6.68 (+/-):  0.010             T/D  Dial: 6.89 (+/-):  0.046
 Qualified:            #13  6.636 202.24                       #29  6.910 189.68
Lindsay with a great light, but Will gets the win by about four feet. Will will face Button in the next round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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