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Sun, 10 Nov 2002, 06:41 PM

Top Alcohol Dragster Round 2 Eliminations
By Darryl Jackman





POMONA, Calif. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Top Alcohol Dragster at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 38th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals:

Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   6 Arthur Gallant      5.444 235.23  Q   14 James Copeland II   5.508 260.16
   (J Severance ) 0.534  5.440 246.89  E1   (D Hirata    ) 0.488  5.607 255.00
                  0.333 12.623  57.04  E2 *****WINNER***** 0.484  5.476 259.46

The new Champ. Gallant, goes red and ends his weekend. Copeland takes the win and will move on to the semis.

Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   7 Rick Santos         5.445 263.77  Q    2 Tony Bartone        5.384 270.75
   (D Hudson    ) 0.434  5.298 267.16  E1   (D Shields   ) 0.460  5.393 270.75
                  0.545  5.337 262.95  E2 *****WINNER***** 0.443  5.367 270.81

Santos was late and Bartone wouldn't let him slide this time. He beats Santos by over .07 and will face Copeland in the semi final and have lane choice. MOV: 0.0722 seconds (approximately 28 feet).

Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   1 Morgan Lucas        5.315 261.93  Q    8 Steve Federlin      5.447 260.66
   (M Hentges   ) 0.460  5.378 254.57  E1   (M Niver     ) 0.434  5.408 263.41
 *****WINNER***** 0.456  5.320 267.16  E2                  0.433  5.447 260.21

It's really tough to beat an A Fuel car when they can leave the starting line at the same time as the blown car. Federlin only gets .02 on Lucas at the green and Lucas had caught him by 60 feet. Lucas pulled away for the huge win.

Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   5 John Haley          5.440 256.89  Q   13 Cliff Bozzelli      5.499 255.15
   (D Hitchman  ) 0.499  5.469 256.41  E1   (A Bradshaw  ) 0.443  5.484 257.28
                  0.590  5.474 255.15  E2 *****WINNER***** 0.486  5.515 252.66

Bozzelli puts about a tenth on Haley when the green came on. Haley was catching him but ran out of race track. Bozzelli will meet Morgan Lucas in the final and Lucas will have lane choice.





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