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Sun, 12 Nov 2017, 17:33 PM

Top Alcohol Dragster Round 3 Eliminations
By Rick Green





POMONA, Calif. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Top Alcohol Dragster at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 53rd annual Auto Club NHRA Finals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    1 Joey Severance                       8002 Julie Nataas                 
E3                   0.030  6.224 166.33     ****WINNER****  0.099  5.263 278.35
 Prior rounds:
E2    (D Shields   ) 0.013  5.245 273.61      (C Demke     ) 0.045  5.165 280.43
E1    (K Baldwin   ) 0.049  5.270 272.83      (K Webster   ) 0.069  5.271 278.58
 Qualified:             #4  5.244 273.88                        #1  5.115 280.49
Weather conditions: air temperature 71 degrees, relative humidity 53 percent, barometer 28.91 inches, adjusted altitude 2,578 feet, track temperature 84 degrees.

This is the first time Severance and Nataas have faced each other in eliminations.

Severance with the starting line advantage, but started to lose traction and clicked it off to give Nataas the win. She is straight down the groove for the win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 7402 Randy Eakins                            3 Shawn Cowie                  
E3                   0.014  5.793 237.05     ****WINNER****  0.114  5.241 274.44
 Prior rounds:
E2    (B Litton    ) 0.039  5.277 268.71      (G Bateman   ) 0.094  5.266 273.72
E1    (K Parker    ) 0.069  5.286 268.22      (A Sanford   ) 0.068  5.228 274.78
 Qualified:            #10  5.304 269.40                        #3  5.230 274.00
Eakins with the starting line advantage, but then started to haze the tires and mix up cylinders and Cowie grabs the lead by 330 feet. Cowie is straight down the groove for the win. He will have lane choice over Nataas in the final.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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