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Sat, 05 Oct 2013, 19:33 PM

Top Alcohol Dragster Round 1 Eliminations
By Bob Orme





NOBLE, Okla. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Top Alcohol Dragster at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, South Central Division, Thunder in the Heartland:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  596 Randy Meyer                          4843 Monroe Guest                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.051  5.432 255.46                     0.035  5.474 249.10
 Qualified:             #5  5.502 253.80                        #4  5.446 243.30
6:12 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 66 degrees, relative humidity 37 percent, barometer 28.86 inches, adjusted altitude 1,890 feet, track temperature 85 degrees.

Meyer was mixing up the cylinders at half track and his engine was on fire at the finish, but he still won the race. Randy Meyer's MOV: 0.0267 seconds (approximately 10 feet).

Randy Meyer's incremental times: 60ft-0.934 sec., 330ft-2.426, 660ft-3.568/216.08 mph, 1,000ft-4.561.
Monroe Guest's incremental times: 60ft-0.943 sec., 330ft-2.459, 660ft-3.622/215.93 mph, 1,000ft-4.599.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  515 James Stevens                         465 Michael Manners              
E1   ****WINNER****  0.040  5.499 244.56                     0.072  5.595 249.44
 Qualified:             #2  5.418 259.66                        #7  5.614 254.38
Stevens was skating around at half track. Manners started dropping cylinders at about 1000 feet. James Stevens' MOV: 0.1285 seconds (approximately 47 feet).

James Stevens' incremental times: 60ft-0.948 sec., 330ft-2.405, 660ft-3.594/206.18 mph, 1,000ft-4.618.
Michael Manners' incremental times: 60ft-0.957 sec., 330ft-2.502, 660ft-3.702/206.04 mph, 1,000ft-4.716.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  412 David Brounkowski                     477 Forrest Fair                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.055  5.415 256.41                     0.081  8.517  95.96
 Qualified:             #3  5.426 237.02                        #6  5.571 245.23
Fair moved to the right early in the run and he lifted. Brounkowski will have lane choice over Stevens in round two.

David Brounkowski's incremental times: 60ft-0.958 sec., 330ft-2.448, 660ft-3.577/218.39 mph, 1,000ft-4.554.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  416 James Thompson                         46 Aaron Tatum                  
E1                   0.062 10.655  78.32     ****WINNER****  0.083  5.606 258.91
 Qualified:             #1  5.418 265.80                        #8  5.617 264.78
Thompson loses traction just past the tree and he's done for the weekend. Tatum will give lane choice to Meyer in round two.

Aaron Tatum's incremental times: 60ft-0.969 sec., 330ft-2.587, 660ft-3.768/210.77 mph, 1,000ft-4.755.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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