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Mon, 09 Oct 2017, 02:00 AM

Top Alcohol Dragster Round 1 Eliminations
By David Gerard





LEXINGTON, Okla. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Top Alcohol Dragster at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, South Central Division, Thunder in the Heartland:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 4824 Sean Conway                           450 Kirk Wolf                    
E1   ****WINNER****  0.064  5.379 262.77                     0.038  5.460 267.30
 Qualified:             #5  5.374 264.78                        #4  5.371 267.61
NOTE: Actual lanes not known. Winner listed first.
Wolf is away first, but can't match his qualifying pace.

Conway runs close to his career/season best to take the 22 foot win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   57 James Stevens                        4843 Monroe Guest                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.043  5.405 264.08                     0.047 10.767  93.39
 Qualified:             #6  5.380 265.87                        #3  5.352 275.81
Just 0.04 difference in RT's, but Guest is quickly off the throttle and coasting.

Easy win for Stevens.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 5488 Rachel Meyer                            5 Chris Demke                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.076  5.277 271.73                     0.052  5.324 271.24
 Qualified:             #2  5.328 261.17                        #7  5.386 264.78
Demke is away first and makes his best pass of the weekend to no avail.

Meyer picks up a bunch from qualifying and runs a careen best speed to take the nine foot win.

She will have lane choice over Stevens in round two.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 8002 Julie Nataas                          416 James Thompson               
E1   ****WINNER****  0.115  5.216 277.77                     0.065 17.141  45.32
 Qualified:             #1  5.234 277.17                        #8  5.387 262.08
Julie Nataas' MOV: 11.8750 seconds (more than 100 feet).Thompson gets a big starting line advantage, as Nataas is late. Unfortunately, is done right after that and coasting.

Nataas makes up for his starting line shortcoming and runs a career best ET and speed to take the decisive win. He will have lane choice over Conway in the next round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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