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Sat, 05 Oct 2013, 16:22 PM

Top Alcohol Dragster Qualifying Notes, Final Session
By Bob Orme





NOBLE, Okla. - Notes from final, round 2 qualifying in Top Alcohol Dragster at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, South Central Division, Thunder in the Heartland listing lane, driver name, elapsed time/top speed this round, position in order following run, best prior elapsed time/speed, and position in order prior to run:
Left Lane: Brandon Pierce Runs 5.714/253.30, Now #6; Best prior run: 5.884/237.21, Was #10
Right Lane: Christine Chambless Runs 14.051/80.60, Now #12; Best prior run: 7.265/126.15, Was #12

2:50 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 66 degrees, relative humidity 37 percent, barometer 28.87 inches, adjusted altitude 1,912 feet, track temperature 95 degrees.

Chambless was up in smoke on the hit. Pierce had a cylinder out at the finish.

Brandon Pierce's incremental times: 60ft-1.008 sec., 330ft-2.596, 660ft-3.809/205.90 mph, 1,000ft-4.834.


Left Lane: Michael Manners Runs 5.614/254.38, Now #6; Best prior run: 5.732/248.41, Was #9
Right Lane: Karl Brounkowski Runs 5.702/250.41, Now #7; Best prior run: 6.408/228.36, Was #11

A clean pass for Brounkowski. Manners dropped a cylinder at about 900 feet.

Michael Manners' incremental times: 60ft-0.970 sec., 330ft-2.527, 660ft-3.722/206.23 mph, 1,000ft-4.732.
Karl Brounkowski's incremental times: 60ft-0.967 sec., 330ft-2.560, 660ft-3.782/204.35 mph, 1,000ft-4.813.


Left Lane: Aaron Tatum Runs 5.617/264.78, Now #7; Best prior run: 5.732/254.66, Was #10
Right Lane: Gord Gingles Runs 12.960/60.35, Now #11; Best prior run: 5.825/209.01, Was #11

Gingles had no traction on the hit. He unsuccessfully tried to pedal through it. A good looking pass for Tatum.

Aaron Tatum's incremental times: 60ft-0.959 sec., 330ft-2.568, 660ft-3.770/206.42 mph, 1,000ft-4.764.


Left Lane: David Brounkowski Runs 5.426/237.02, Now #2; Best prior run: 5.599/245.29, Was #5
Right Lane: Monroe Guest Runs 5.446/243.30, Now #3; Best prior run: 5.714/239.36, Was #10

Brounkowski had a cylinder out at the finish. Guest pedaled it once at about 800 feet.

David Brounkowski's incremental times: 60ft-0.945 sec., 330ft-2.443, 660ft-3.577/215.82 mph, 1,000ft-4.538.
Monroe Guest's incremental times: 60ft-0.938 sec., 330ft-2.437, 660ft-3.587/208.52 mph, 1,000ft-4.574.


Left Lane: James Thompson Runs 5.418/265.80, Now #1; Best prior run: 5.577/252.45, Was #6
Right Lane: Forrest Fair Runs 16.233/73.23, Now #6; Best prior run: 5.571/245.23, Was #5

Fair was up in smoke almost immediately. Thompson was to the left of the groove on the top half of the track.

James Thompson's incremental times: 60ft-0.934 sec., 330ft-2.440, 660ft-3.591/214.33 mph, 1,000ft-4.569.


Left Lane: Randy Meyer Runs 5.502/253.80, Now #5; Best prior run: 5.521/256.99, Was #5
Right Lane: James Stevens Runs 11.354/50.16, Now #2; Best prior run: 5.418/259.66, Was #2

Stevens left with the front wheels in the air. When the wheels came down, his chute deployed. A good looking pass for Meyer.

Randy Meyer's incremental times: 60ft-0.955 sec., 330ft-2.463, 660ft-3.619/213.67 mph, 1,000ft-4.624.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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