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Sat, 04 Nov 2017, 20:05 PM

Top Alcohol Dragster Qualifying Notes, Final Session
By Rick Green





LAS VEGAS - Notes from final, round 3 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: Al Moeser Runs 11.771/93.62, Now #15; Best prior run: 12.435/110.16, Was #15
Right Lane: Garrett Bateman Runs 15.786/65.83, Now #16; Best prior run: 15.379/77.13, Was #16

Weather conditions: air temperature 76 degrees, relative humidity 27 percent, barometer 27.65 inches, adjusted altitude 4,213 feet.

Moser is up in smoke right at the hit and clicks it off.

Bateman lost traction right at the hit and clicked it off.

Left Lane: Mike Reynolds Runs 6.551/173.49, Now #13; Best prior run: 5.836/219.54, Was #12
Right Lane: Chris Demke Runs 5.428/272.28, Now #9; Best prior run: 8.781/131.51, Was #14

Reynolds labors down the track and then his parachute caught the finish line cones.

Demke with his quickest pass of the weekend, but will not get in the show. Chris Demke's incremental times: 60ft-0.970 sec., 330ft-2.477, 660ft-3.628/215.79 mph, 1,000ft-4.603.

Left Lane: Jackie Fricke Runs 9.825/89.11, Now #8; Best prior run: 5.392/263.46, Was #8

Fricke shook right at the hit and clicked it off.

Left Lane: Fred Hanssen Runs 5.376/270.70, Now #7; Best prior run: 5.352/269.51, Was #7
Right Lane: Johnny Ahten Runs 5.460/258.42, Now #10; Best prior run: 5.589/254.86, Was #12

Hanssen with another good pass, but will not improve. Fred Hanssen's incremental times: 60ft-0.984 sec., 330ft-2.433, 660ft-3.572/217.84 mph, 1,000ft-4.547.

Ahten with his quickest pass of the weekend, but will not get in the show. Johnny Ahten's incremental times: 60ft-0.967 sec., 330ft-2.491, 660ft-3.624/221.82 mph, 1,000ft-4.601.

Left Lane: Duane Shields Runs 5.417/270.05, Now #6; Best prior run: 5.346/271.02, Was #6
Right Lane: Tiffany Januik Runs 5.593/255.53, Now #12; Best prior run: 5.560/256.70, Was #12

Shields with another good pass, but will not improve. Duane Shields' incremental times: 60ft-0.960 sec., 330ft-2.531, 660ft-3.654/223.73 mph, 1,000ft-4.600.

Januik with a good looking pass, but will not improve. Tiffany Januik's incremental times: 60ft-0.963 sec., 330ft-2.474, 660ft-3.678/204.32 mph, 1,000ft-4.714.

Left Lane: Alex Laughlin Runs 5.377/262.33, Now #5; Best prior run: 5.343/260.91, Was #5
Right Lane: Ken Webster Runs 5.472/242.06, Now #11; Best prior run: 5.531/257.73, Was #11

Laughlin with another good pass, but he will not improve. Alex Laughlin's incremental times: 60ft-0.944 sec., 330ft-2.440, 660ft-3.568/220.01 mph, 1,000ft-4.535.

Webster is straight down the groove with his quickest pass of the weekend, but will not get in the show. Ken Webster's incremental times: 60ft-0.952 sec., 330ft-2.428, 660ft-3.596/212.36 mph, 1,000ft-4.594.

Left Lane: Julie Nataas Runs 5.380/270.37, Now #4; Best prior run: 5.333/274.05, Was #4
Right Lane: Bill Litton Runs 5.334/279.15, Now #3; Best prior run: 5.328/276.24, Was #3

Nataas started drifting out of the groove and got close to the wall, but she stayed with it. She will not improve, but still runs the fourth quickest pass of the session. Julie Nataas' incremental times: 60ft-0.989 sec., 330ft-2.507, 660ft-3.624/224.85 mph, 1,000ft-4.564.

Litton launched hard and kept it hooked up to make the quickest pass of the session and the fastest pass of the event. Bill Litton's incremental times: 60ft-0.990 sec., 330ft-2.490, 660ft-3.600/226.96 mph, 1,000ft-4.530.

Left Lane: Joey Severance Runs 5.276/272.34, Now #2; Best prior run: 5.261/273.83, Was #2
Right Lane: Shawn Cowie Runs 5.246/273.39, Now #1; Best prior run: 5.245/274.50, Was #1

This was another great drag race between these two to wrap up Alcohol dragster qualifying.

Cowie with th quickest pass of the session and holds on to the number one spot. He was just a tick off his quickest pass of the weekend. Shawn Cowie's incremental times: 60ft-0.908 sec., 330ft-2.339, 660ft-3.465/219.90 mph, 1,000ft-4.426.

Severance with the second quickest pass of the session and will start Sunday from the number two spot. Joey Severance's incremental times: 60ft-0.910 sec., 330ft-2.356, 660ft-3.484/220.91 mph, 1,000ft-4.452.

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