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Fri, 03 Nov 2017, 18:56 PM

Top Alcohol Dragster Qualifying Notes, Session #1
By Rick Green





LAS VEGAS - Notes from round 1 qualifying in Top Alcohol Dragster at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division, event at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway listing lane, driver name, elapsed time, top speed, and position in order following run:
Right Lane: Mike Reynolds Runs 5.836/219.54, Now #1

Weather conditions: air temperature 75 degrees, relative humidity 25 percent, barometer 27.79 inches, adjusted altitude 3,925 feet.

Reynolds making his first pass this year...Reynolds drives through early tire shake and then clicks it off early.

Right Lane: Al Moeser Runs 13.592/95.01, Now #2

Moser is up in smoke right at the hit.

Left Lane: Bill Litton Runs 5.328/276.24, Now #1
Right Lane: Julie Nataas Runs 5.333/274.05, Now #2

This was a good side-by-side drag race...

Litton launched hard and kept it hooked to make a great pass. He runs a career best speed on this pass. Bill Litton's incremental times: 60ft-0.981 sec., 330ft-2.479, 660ft-3.591/226.35 mph, 1,000ft-4.522.

Nataas was right there with him to make a great pass. Julie Nataas' incremental times: 60ft-0.970 sec., 330ft-2.471, 660ft-3.585/226.24 mph, 1,000ft-4.523.

Left Lane: Ken Webster Runs 5.583/239.14, Now #4
Right Lane: Fred Hanssen Runs 5.352/269.51, Now #3

Webster clicked it off early.

Hanssen with a nice pass, his career quickest to go to the number three spot. Fred Hanssen's incremental times: 60ft-0.944 sec., 330ft-2.395, 660ft-3.540/216.62 mph, 1,000ft-4.519.

Left Lane: Johnny Ahten Runs 14.365/81.90, Now #8
Right Lane: Alex Laughlin Runs 5.343/260.91, Now #3

Ahten is up in smoke right at the hit.

Laughlin was straight down the groove with a nice pass to go to the number three spot. Alex Laughlin's incremental times: 60ft-0.946 sec., 330ft-2.422, 660ft-3.539/222.95 mph, 1,000ft-4.497.

Left Lane: Garrett Bateman No Time, Now #10
Right Lane: Duane Shields Runs 10.998/105.52, Now #7

Bateman couldn't get the car to fire and pushes off the starting line.

Shields is up in smoke right at the hit.

Left Lane: Chris Demke Runs 8.781/131.51, Now #8
Right Lane: Jackie Fricke Runs 5.392/263.46, Now #5

Demke with tire shake right at the hit and clicked it off.

Fricke with a good looking pass to start the weekend. Jackie Fricke's incremental times: 60ft-0.972 sec., 330ft-2.497, 660ft-3.602/226.32 mph, 1,000ft-4.554.

Left Lane: Shawn Cowie Runs 5.285/272.50, Now #2
Right Lane: Joey Severance Runs 5.277/273.50, Now #1

This is a great pass to wrap up round one of qualifying...

Cowie launched hard and kept it hooked up to go to the number two spot. Shawn Cowie's incremental times: 60ft-0.927 sec., 330ft-2.371, 660ft-3.499/219.79 mph, 1,000ft-4.463.

Severance goes to the number one spot with a great pass. Joey Severance's incremental times: 60ft-0.910 sec., 330ft-2.360, 660ft-3.489/220.12 mph, 1,000ft-4.455.

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