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Sun, 09 Nov 2014, 15:13 PM

Top Alcohol Dragster Round 1 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





LAS VEGAS - Results of round 1 eliminations in Top Alcohol Dragster at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division, Short Line Express Market Gambler Shootout:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  613 Joey Severance                         79 Johnny Ahten                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.030  5.352 268.22                     0.075  5.351 264.29
 Qualified:             #3  5.326 268.65                        #6  5.380 266.69
11:32 a.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 75 degrees, relative humidity 26 percent, barometer 27.82 inches, adjusted altitude 3,916 feet, track temperature 103 degrees.

A good side-by-side , these two were glued together all the way through the run. Ahten makes his quickest pass of the weekend but left too much at the line and couldn't reel in Severance.

Joey Severance's incremental margins: 60ft(0.060), 330 ft(0.087), 660ft(0.069), 1,000ft(0.044). MOV: 0.0445 seconds (approximately 17 feet).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  728 Mike Strasburg                        611 Garrett Bateman              
E1   ****WINNER****  0.067  5.378 268.60                     0.048 14.133  80.56
 Qualified:             #4  5.335 270.16                        #5  5.349 268.81
Bateman goes up in smoke as soon as he hits the throttle. Strasburg goes right down the groove with a good pass to take the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  489 Chase Copeland                         14 Jackie Fricke                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.064  5.499 265.27                     0.039 14.776  50.09
 Qualified:             #1  5.232 270.00                        #8  5.397 264.60
Fricke goes up in smoke at the hit and backs off the throttle about 60 feet out.Copeland makes his slowest pass of the weekend but takes the win.

Copeland will give up lane choice to Strasburg in the next round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    2 Chris Demke                           706 Ashley Sanford               
E1                   0.059  5.374 267.64     ****WINNER****  0.037  5.356 273.11
 Qualified:             #2  5.325 271.68                        #7  5.383 267.96
Sanford gets out of the gate first but Demke reels her in quickly. Demke stays in front to the 1000 foot mark, then Sanford goes around and takes the win.

Ashley Sanford's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.006), 330 ft(-0.034), 660ft(-0.006), 1,000ft(0.027). MOV: 0.0403 seconds (approximately 16 feet).

Severance will have lane choice over Sanford in the next round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

Short Line Express Market Gambler Shootout Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway On-site Race Results sponsored by Silverstate Plumbing

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