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Sun, 29 Apr 2012, 14:29 PM

Top Alcohol Dragster Round 1 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





CLERMONT, Ind. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Top Alcohol Dragster at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, North Central Division, Spring Spectacle of Speed at Indy:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  589 Gord Gingles                           33 Dave Hirata                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.051  5.525 261.17                     0.080 13.144  80.26
 Qualified:             #5  5.438 264.18                        #4  5.385 255.15
2:11 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 55 degrees, relative humidity 59 percent, barometer 29.17 inches, adjusted altitude 1,296 feet.

Hirata hits the throttle and goes up in smoke. Gingles goes right down the groove and takes the win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  390 Paul Fishburn                         326 Robin Samsel                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.053  5.458 239.65                     0.340 14.212  63.08
 Qualified:             #2  5.369 264.65                        #7  5.485 258.02
Samsel goes up in smoke at the hit and backs off the throttle quickly. Fishburn makes a good run but loses the blower belt just before he crosses the centerline.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    2 Bill Reichert                          53 Jared Dreher                 
E1                   0.054 20.808  35.52     ****WINNER****  0.067  7.799  87.28
 Qualified:             #6  5.461 267.59                        #3  5.370 261.78
Reichert went up in smoke early and clicked it off. Dreher had problems a little before half-track and shut down early.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  185 Mike Kosky                           3422 Ken Perry                    
E1                   0.043  5.496 261.52     ****WINNER****  0.091  5.375 265.06
 Qualified:             #1  5.366 260.56                        #8  5.506 258.47
Perry makes an impressive pass here with his quickest pass of the weekend to take the win.

In the next round it will be Perry with lane choice over Gingles and Fishburn taking on Dreher.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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