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Mon, 08 Oct 2012, 11:59 AM

Top Alcohol Dragster Round 3 Eliminations
By Jim Samuel





MOHNTON, Pa. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Top Alcohol Dragster at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, 28th annual Auto-Plus NHRA Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    5 Chris Demke                             1 Duane Shields                
E3   ****WINNER****  0.044  6.228 133.63                     0.085 19.143  33.06
 Prior rounds:
E2    (F Schuster  ) 0.067  5.268 272.06      (R Bourke    ) 0.033  5.311 264.49
E1    (K Stalba    ) 0.047  5.263 269.73      (M Thacker   ) 0.113  5.369 265.90
 Qualified:             #2  5.310 268.28                        #6  5.396 266.58
11:49 a.m. - Weather conditions: air temperature 55 degrees, relative humidity 57 percent, barometer 29.68 inches, adjusted altitude 440 feet, track temperature 57 degrees.

Shields launched and the rear tired of his dragster went up in smoke. Demke was out in front and popped the blower just past 1,000 feet. Demke got the win and will move on to the next round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  185 Mike Kosky                              2 Bill Reichert                
E3                   0.054  6.872 124.01     ****WINNER****  0.046  5.325 270.05
 Prior rounds:
E2    (D Mercier   ) 0.060  5.609 251.20      (J Finke     ) 0.098  5.254 268.97
E1    (R Meyer     ) 0.081  7.960 106.01      (M Burns     ) 0.054  5.350 267.32
 Qualified:            #12  5.483 257.48                        #1  5.281 266.95
Reichert had this one all the way. He was off the starting line first and pulled away on the track to take the win. He'll have lane choice over Demke in the final round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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