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Sun, 20 Aug 2017, 16:31 PM

Top Alcohol Dragster Final, Round 4 Eliminations
By Rick Green





BRAINERD, Minn. - Results of final, round 4 eliminations in Top Alcohol Dragster at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 36th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 1211 Justin Ashley                         589 Gord Gingles                 
E4   ****WINNER****  0.055  5.237 268.60                     0.051 12.344  54.22
 Prior rounds:
E3    (J Severance ) 0.033  6.111 185.72      (M Meyer     ) 0.067  5.275 276.35
E2    (A Bradshaw  ) 0.053  5.241 276.18                     0.109 11.968  56.48
E1    (D Dubbin    ) 0.061  5.313 266.16      (M Anderson  ) 0.059  5.261 274.55
 Qualified:             #3  5.297 263.26                        #1  5.283 274.61
Weather conditions: air temperature 77 degrees, relative humidity 53 percent, barometer 28.64 inches, adjusted altitude 3,350 feet, track temperature 103 degrees.

This is the first time Ashley and Gingles have faced each other in eliminations.

Gingles with the slight starting line advantage, but had severe tire shake and shook the chutes out.

Ashley had some tire shake early, but he was able to drive through it and then dropped a cylinder or two just past half track, but still make a great pass. His quickest pass of the weekend for the win. This is his second National event win in his third final round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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