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Sun, 24 Feb 2013, 15:33 PM

Top Dragster Round 2 Eliminations
By Rick Green





CHANDLER, Ariz. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Top Dragster at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 29th annual NHRA Arizona Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7026 George Nann                          7468 George Prather               
E2   ****WINNER****  0.021  8.168 114.90                     0.030  6.801 191.87
         T/D  Dial: 6.73 (+/-):  1.438             T/D  Dial: 6.83 (+/-): -0.029
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Comstock  ) 0.060  6.793  0.053      (P Unruh     ) 0.019  6.870  0.010
 Qualified:            #11  6.751 201.28                       #19  6.853 192.52
Weather conditions: air temperature 60 degrees, relative humidity 19 percent, barometer 28.72 inches, adjusted altitude 1,717 feet, track temperature 88 degrees.

Nann with the starting line advantage but then shook and clicked it off, but got the win when Prather ran too quick and broke out.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7921 Gary Campbell                        6541 Paul Snell                   
E2   ****WINNER****  0.000  6.222 222.58                     0.022  6.668 199.94
         T/D  Dial: 6.20 (+/-):  0.022             T/D  Dial: 6.65 (+/-):  0.018
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Slatten   ) 0.017  6.344  0.114      (M Colton Sr ) 0.053  6.749  0.039
 Qualified:             #2  6.228 226.28                       #10  6.695 200.89
Campbell with a perfect light and the win by five feet.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  713 Tom Koenen                           6591 Moe Trujillo                 
E2                   0.017  6.983 190.83     ****WINNER****  0.006  6.660 205.66
         T/D  Dial: 6.97 (+/-):  0.013             T/D  Dial: 6.65 (+/-):  0.010
 Prior rounds:
E1    (G Slatten   ) 0.021  7.033  0.033      (K Kroeker   ) 0.042  6.713  0.033
 Qualified:            #32  6.997 194.02                        #8  6.674 203.98
A great light for Trujillo and the win by four feet.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7498 Steve Casner                         780V Val Torres Jr.               
E2                  -0.004  6.944 190.94     ****WINNER****  0.008  6.629 204.01
         T/D  Dial: 6.93 (+/-):  0.014             T/D  Dial: 6.63 (+/-): -0.001
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Lewis     ) 0.040  7.015  0.065      (J Overland  ) 0.007  6.718  0.048
 Qualified:            #30  6.934 192.85                        #6  6.649 202.21
Casner goes red and Torres Jr. gets the easy win. Torres Jr. will face Campbell in the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7762 Chuck Hawk                           7208 Denny Hills                  
E2   ****WINNER****  0.034  6.902 197.22                    -0.012  6.048 226.24
         T/D  Dial: 6.90 (+/-):  0.002             T/D  Dial: 6.05 (+/-): -0.002
 Prior rounds:
E1    (A Hoover    ) 0.015  6.922 -0.008      (A Spiegel   ) 0.024  6.103  0.023
 Qualified:            #25  6.924 195.93                        #1  6.070 223.99
Hills goes red and Hawk gets the easy win...

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5822 John Lobner                          7730 Mike MacBrair                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.004  6.845 197.51                     0.011  6.806 196.27
         T/D  Dial: 6.86 (+/-): -0.015             T/D  Dial: 6.83 (+/-): -0.024
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Silvia    ) 0.005  6.883  0.023      (J Momjian   ) 0.039  7.043  0.173
 Qualified:            #23  6.875 196.13                       #15  6.800 194.63
Lobner with a near perfect light and wins the double beakout affair. He will face Nann in the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7848 Jon Bradford                         7117 Jake Morris                  
E2                  -0.160  6.848 196.56     ****WINNER****  0.032  6.929 193.63
         T/D  Dial: 6.85 (+/-): -0.002             T/D  Dial: 6.94 (+/-): -0.011
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Koron     ) 0.095  6.907  0.037      (B Button    ) 0.027  7.023  0.053
 Qualified:            #21  6.866 195.03                       #29  6.933 192.88
Bradford is red and Morris will face Hawk in the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7796 John Richardson                      719R Russell Suyenaga             
E2                         No Time           ****WINNER****  0.730 12.115 116.48
         T/D  Dial: 6.53 (+/-): 93.469             T/D  Dial: 6.53 (+/-):  5.585
 Prior rounds:
E1    (S Molinari  ) 0.052  6.989  0.049      (G Nash      ) -0.003  6.559  0.019
 Qualified:            #28  6.930 194.97                        #4  6.508 215.24
Richardson is a no-show and Suyenaga will get the freebie. He will face Trujillo in the next round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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