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Sun, 03 Mar 2013, 17:08 PM

Top Alcohol Dragster Round 2 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





BAYTOWN, Texas - Results of round 2 eliminations in Top Alcohol Dragster at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, South Central Division, Showdown at Sundown at Royal Purple Raceway:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  415 Lee Callaway                          589 Gord Gingles                 
E2                   0.198  5.683 245.23     ****WINNER****  0.101  5.353 276.35
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Meyer     ) 0.050  5.383 267.96      (M Manners   ) 0.053  9.262 208.94
 Qualified:             #3  5.371 268.65                        #2  5.351 267.43
4:02 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 65 degrees, relative humidity 38 percent, barometer 30.07 inches, adjusted altitude 681 feet, track temperature 80 degrees.

Gingles had a big starting line advantage and almost matched his qualifying time to secure the win against Callaway. Callaway's car had the front wheels up and was left of the groove early in the run, making his slowest run of the weekend.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  477 Forrest Fair                          412 David Brounkowski            
E2   ****WINNER****  0.057  5.273 272.28                     0.092  5.377 256.21
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Domingue  ) 0.079  5.273 270.05      (D Martinets ) 0.065  5.544 224.77
 Qualified:             #5  7.636 109.41                        #1  5.263 259.81
Fair's car was trailing unburned fuel from at least one right-side header on the top end, but he matched his first-round time to the thousandth to win by over a car length. He will have lane choice against Gingles in the final round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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