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Sun, 28 Oct 2001, 03:10 PM

LAS VEGAS 2 - Federal-Mogul Dragster Round 2 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





LAS VEGAS - Results of round 2 eliminations in Federal-Mogul Dragster at the Inaugural AC Delco Las Vegas NHRA Nationals:

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   8 Mark Niver          5.568 250.09  Q    1 Duane Shields       5.397 258.07
   (D Baca      ) 0.502  5.684 231.71  E1   (B Bernstein ) 0.535  5.471 257.58
                  0.518  5.666 244.96  E2 *****WINNER***** 0.527  5.513 260.21
11:59 AM Good drag race, but Shields is on his game this weekend and won handily, even though his car was out of the groove for part of the run.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   4 Brandon Henkelman   5.508 258.57  Q    5 Brian Hough         5.519 253.90
   (T Bartone   ) 0.480  5.761 250.04  E1   (T Meredyk   ) 0.600  5.501 254.95
                  0.498  5.673 255.34  E2 *****WINNER***** 0.513  5.536 255.92
Henkelman was away first, but Hough made that up by 330 feet and then pulled away. However, he lost lane choice to Shields by 0.023 seconds.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   3 Paul Jones          5.502 253.47  Q    6 Mike Strasburg      5.547 254.95
   (B Perkins   ) 0.487  5.598 251.72  E1   (S Cantrell  ) 0.498  5.512 253.99
                  0.525  5.572 251.16  E2 *****WINNER***** 0.466  5.526 255.15
Strasburg's excellent reaction time made his win a lot easier than the numbers would suggest.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
  15 Darryl Hitchman     5.702 231.48  Q    7 David Wells         5.555 249.72
   (M Hentges   ) 0.495  6.160 169.55  E1   (B Reichert  ) 0.467  5.587 252.95
                  0.498  5.780 220.80  E2 *****WINNER***** 0.488  5.539 253.09
And another five-fifty winning run to close the round, Hitchman's car sluggish off the line and never really picking it up. Wells loses lane choice to Strasburg. The four winning elapsed times this round were between 5.513 and 5.539, amazing!

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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