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Sat, 05 Oct 2013, 19:49 PM

Top Alcohol Funny Car Round 1 Eliminations
By Bob Orme

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

  501 Scott McVey                           509 Steve Griboski               
E1   ****WINNER****  0.079  5.649 253.52                     0.070 10.687  88.43
 Qualified:             #4  5.688 253.09                        #5  5.699 251.67
6:31 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.

Griboski struck the tires on the hit. He pedaled it a couple time before giving up on the pass.

 5807 Billy Davis                             5 John Lombardo Jr.            
E1                   0.082  7.625 121.26     ****WINNER****  0.090  5.592 260.94
 Qualified:            #10  6.058 213.27                        #2  5.644 259.89
Davis is in as an alternate for Van Hauen. Davis moved to the left of the groove just before half track and he had to back down. Lombardo runs low ET of the weekend to move on to the semi's.

John Lombardo Jr.'s incremental times: 60ft-0.961 sec., 330ft-2.517, 660ft-3.717/206.42 mph, 1,000ft-4.733.

   51 Kirk Williams                           7 Kris Hool                    
E1                   0.070  5.733 224.15     ****WINNER****  0.035  5.659 257.73
 Qualified:             #3  5.687 251.74                        #6  5.716 258.17
Hool was moving around his lane quit a bit but he stayed on the throttle. Williams started trailing smoke at about 1100 feet. Hool will give lane choice to Lombardo in round two. Kris Hool's incremental margins: 60ft(0.025), 330 ft(0.003), 660ft(0.014), 1,000ft(0.032). MOV: 0.1096 seconds (approximately 36 feet).

Kirk Williams' incremental times: 60ft-0.971 sec., 330ft-2.502, 660ft-3.731/201.47 mph, 1,000ft-4.785.
Kris Hool's incremental times: 60ft-0.981 sec., 330ft-2.534, 660ft-3.752/202.88 mph, 1,000ft-4.788.

  500 Dale Brand                           2606 Mark Billington              
E1   ****WINNER****  0.046  5.588 256.41                     0.121  5.877 247.04
 Qualified:             #1  5.621 256.48                        #8  5.848 243.70
Brand runs low ET of the weekend. He'll have lane choice over McVey in round two. Dale Brand's incremental margins: 60ft(0.136), 330 ft(0.211), 660ft(0.276), 1,000ft(0.328). MOV: 0.3645 seconds (more than 100 feet).

Dale Brand's incremental times: 60ft-0.951 sec., 330ft-2.482, 660ft-3.686/205.05 mph, 1,000ft-4.714.
Mark Billington's incremental times: 60ft-1.012 sec., 330ft-2.618, 660ft-3.887/193.96 mph, 1,000ft-4.967.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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