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Sat, 04 Nov 2017, 16:24 PM

Top Alcohol Dragster Qualifying Notes, Session #2
By Rick Green





LAS VEGAS - Notes from round 2 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 this round, position in order following run, best prior elapsed time/speed, and position in order prior to run:
Left Lane: Dusty Green Runs 6.529/175.37, Now #10; No Prior Run
Right Lane: Al Moeser Runs 12.435/110.16, Now #13; No Prior Run

Weather conditions: air temperature 77 degrees, relative humidity 26 percent, barometer 27.74 inches, adjusted altitude 4,138 feet.

Green finished getting his license yesterday. He makes a clean pass, but comes up short of getting in the show.

Moser was up in smoke right at the hit.

Left Lane: Tiffany Januik Runs 5.560/256.70, Now #9; No Prior Run
Right Lane: Duane Shields Runs 5.346/271.02, Now #6; Best prior run: 10.998/105.52, Was #12

Januik was straight down the groove with her career best run, but comes up short of getting in only her second event. Tiffany Januik's incremental times: 60ft-0.951 sec., 330ft-2.506, 660ft-3.691/210.37 mph, 1,000ft-4.698.

Shields got it to hook up and was straight down the groove to get in the show. Duane Shields' incremental times: 60ft-0.946 sec., 330ft-2.469, 660ft-3.582/225.63 mph, 1,000ft-4.526.

Left Lane: Garrett Bateman Runs 15.379/77.13, Now #16; No Prior Run
Right Lane: Mike Reynolds No Time, Now #11; Best prior run: 5.836/219.54, Was #11

Reynolds left before the tree was activated and will not get a time here.

Bateman was up in smoke right at the hit and clicked it off.

Left Lane: Johnny Ahten Runs 5.589/254.86, Now #11; Best prior run: 14.365/81.90, Was #15
Right Lane: Jackie Fricke Runs 7.468/123.07, Now #8; Best prior run: 5.392/263.46, Was #8

Ahten was dropping cylinders on the left side right at the hit, but stayed with it.

Fricke was out of the groove early and clicked it off.

Left Lane: Chris Demke No Time, Now #14; Best prior run: 8.781/131.51, Was #14
Right Lane: Fred Hanssen Runs 5.430/267.75, Now #7; Best prior run: 5.352/269.51, Was #7

Demke couldn't get the car to fire and he is pushed off the starting line.

Hanssen is out of the groove early, but stays with it. He will not improve and stays in the number seven spot. Fred Hanssen's incremental times: 60ft-1.001 sec., 330ft-2.458, 660ft-3.604/215.24 mph, 1,000ft-4.591.

Left Lane: Ken Webster Runs 5.531/257.73, Now #9; Best prior run: 5.583/239.14, Was #10
Right Lane: Alex Laughlin Runs 10.620/77.80, Now #5; Best prior run: 5.343/260.91, Was #5

Webster is lose early, but stays with it to improve. He will not get in the show. Ken Webster's incremental times: 60ft-0.981 sec., 330ft-2.464, 660ft-3.648/208.59 mph, 1,000ft-4.666.

Laughlin loses traction right at the hit and clicks it off.

Left Lane: Bill Litton Runs 5.353/274.27, Now #3; Best prior run: 5.328/276.24, Was #3
Right Lane: Julie Nataas Runs 5.367/271.41, Now #4; Best prior run: 5.333/274.05, Was #4

This was a good looking side-by-side drag race with the second and third quickest passes of the session.

Litton with another good pass, but will not improve. Bill Litton's incremental times: 60ft-1.016 sec., 330ft-2.510, 660ft-3.616/227.27 mph, 1,000ft-4.545.

Nataas is right there with him...Julie Nataas' incremental times: 60ft-0.980 sec., 330ft-2.495, 660ft-3.614/226.47 mph, 1,000ft-4.552.

Left Lane: Shawn Cowie Runs 5.245/274.50, Now #1; Best prior run: 5.285/272.50, Was #2
Right Lane: Joey Severance Runs 5.261/273.83, Now #2; Best prior run: 5.277/273.50, Was #1

This was a great side-by-side drag race to wrap up round two of qualifying.

Cowie launched hard and kept it hooked up to go to the number one spot. Shawn Cowie's incremental times: 60ft-0.926 sec., 330ft-2.348, 660ft-3.470/220.19 mph, 1,000ft-4.428.

Severance was right there with him with his quickest pass of the weekend... Joey Severance's incremental times: 60ft-0.905 sec., 330ft-2.354, 660ft-3.480/220.76 mph, 1,000ft-4.442.

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