Drag Race Central - NHRA
Sat, 27 Jul 2013, 21:46 PM

Top Dragster Round 3 Eliminations
By David Gerard



SONOMA, Calif. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Top Dragster at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 26th annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7867 Dean Hall                            780V Val Torres Jr.               
E3   ****WINNER****  0.017  6.808 185.69                     0.024  6.734 197.28
         T/D  Dial: 6.76 (+/-):  0.048             T/D  Dial: 6.69 (+/-):  0.044
 Prior rounds:
E2    (G Nash      ) 0.016  6.750  0.000      (T Prockish  ) 0.021  6.687  0.007
E1    (J Richardson) 0.018  6.854  0.094      (T White     ) 0.014  6.672  0.022
 Qualified:            #14  6.746 198.47                       #10  6.643 201.34
6:29 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 75 degrees, relative humidity 54 percent, barometer 29.83 inches, adjusted altitude 1,846 feet.

Dean Hall gets the close hole shot win. MOV: 0.0031 seconds (approximately 11 inches).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7531 Chris Thode                          6591 Moe Trujillo                 
E3   ****WINNER****  0.030  6.931 179.09                     0.016  7.239 191.92
         T/D  Dial: 6.83 (+/-):  0.101             T/D  Dial: 6.64 (+/-):  0.599
 Prior rounds:
E2    (W Harrison  ) 0.001  6.835 -0.015      (L Burnham   ) 0.016  6.655  0.005
E1    (B Ray McMaha) 0.063  6.824  0.024      (R Cracraft  ) 0.027  6.710  0.050
 Qualified:            #23  6.812 195.90                       #11  6.650 203.00
Trujillo gets the starting line advantage and the has to lift , when the dragster gets loose. Thode gets the easy win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7468 George Prather                       7062 Chris Lindsay                
E3   ****WINNER****  0.014  6.793 189.82                    -0.004  7.307 183.57
         T/D  Dial: 6.75 (+/-):  0.043             T/D  Dial: 6.78 (+/-):  0.527
 Prior rounds:
E2    (J Johnson   ) 0.033  6.750  0.000      (P Snell     ) 0.039  6.781  0.001
E1    (M Colton Sr ) 0.020  7.267  0.517      (A Spiegel   ) 0.025  6.835  0.045
 Qualified:            #16  6.751 194.10                       #20  6.785 193.02
George Prather's MOV: opponent's -0.004 red light.

He races Hall tomorrow.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  613 Randy Pressel                         756 Robert Button                
E3                   0.031  6.981 190.81     ****WINNER****  0.034  6.860 199.02
         T/D  Dial: 6.91 (+/-):  0.071             T/D  Dial: 6.80 (+/-):  0.060
 Prior rounds:
E2    (R Comstock  ) 0.023  6.918  0.008      (S Will      ) 0.029  6.929  0.129
E1    (T Koenen    ) 0.058  6.896  0.006      (J Bradford  ) 0.025  6.810  0.050
 Qualified:            #33  6.907 192.77                       #17  6.770 202.15
Pressel came into the field as an alternate and just misses going on to the next round. Robert Button runs closer to his dial for the win. MOV: 0.0085 seconds (approximately 2 feet).

He races Thode in round four.

6:35 p.m.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink


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