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Sat, 13 Jul 2013, 15:36 PM

Top Alcohol Dragster Qualifying Notes, Session #1
By Jason Murray





WOODBURN, Ore. - Notes from round 1 qualifying in Top Alcohol Dragster at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northwest Division, Les Schwab Challenge at Woodburn Dragstrip listing lane, driver name, elapsed time, top speed, and position in order following run:
Right Lane: Shawn Cowie Runs 5.334/269.78, Now #1

12:07 pm. He is back! Shawn Cowie is back after his motorcycle accident 2 years ago. Cowie made his first test pass on Thursday and he went 5.45.

Cowie is great off the line and he drives through a little tire shake and then he makes the best run of the weekend.

Shawn Cowie's incremental times: 60ft-0.949 sec., 330ft-2.380, 660ft-3.522/216.50 mph, 1,000ft-4.503.


Left Lane: Gregg Lawrence Runs 5.517/258.24, Now #2
Right Lane: Jeff Ashwell Runs 17.585/35.07, Now #3

Ashwell goes about 100ft and it goes boom as he pops the blower. Lawrence makes a good run as he lost a couple of cylinders as he got further down the track.

Gregg Lawrence's incremental times: 60ft-0.964 sec., 330ft-2.496, 660ft-3.664/214.38 mph, 1,000ft-4.656.


Left Lane: Garrett Bateman Runs 14.857/74.65, Now #4
Right Lane: Megan McKernan Runs 6.557/155.41, Now #3

Bateman is up in smoke at the hit. McKernan gets to about 150ft and then she goes up in smoke. Garrett Bateman's incremental times: 60ft-1.374 sec., 330ft-5.265, 660ft-8.837/068.26 mph, 1,000ft-12.006.
Megan McKernan's incremental times: 60ft-0.976 sec., 330ft-2.563, 660ft-3.902/185.37 mph, 1,000ft-5.207.

Left Lane: Duane Shields Runs 11.666/88.31, Now #5
Right Lane: Joey Severance Runs 6.894/100.85, Now #4

Shields is up in smoke. Severance goes about 200ft and then he starts to spin the tires, he doesn't lift and then it goes boom as the blower lets go. Duane Shields' incremental times: 60ft-1.368 sec., 330ft-4.089, 660ft-6.588/088.13 mph, 1,000ft-9.231.
Joey Severance's incremental times: 60ft-0.918 sec., 330ft-2.445, 660ft-3.701/182.88 mph, 1,000ft-5.065.

Left Lane: Chris Demke Runs 5.397/270.18, Now #2
Right Lane: Ray Martin Runs 7.491/112.61, Now #6

Martin made the long trip all the way from Norwalk after his runner-up from last weekend. Matin goes about 200ft and then he goes into shake and then tire spin. Demke drives through tire shake and he will go to the #2 spot.

Chris Demke's incremental times: 60ft-0.930 sec., 330ft-2.426, 660ft-3.585/214.95 mph, 1,000ft-4.566.
Ray Martin's incremental times: 60ft-0.965 sec., 330ft-2.514, 660ft-3.987/150.25 mph, 1,000ft-5.667.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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