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Fri, 14 Sep 2012, 18:38 PM

Top Alcohol Dragster Qualifying Notes, Session #1
By Bob Orme

NOBLE, Okla. - Notes from round 1 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, and position in order following run:
Right Lane: David Brounkowski Runs 5.444/254.81, Now #1

5:13 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 64 degrees, relative humidity 73 percent, barometer 29.04 inches, adjusted altitude 1,800 feet.

Brounkowski started to hike the front tires up at about 500 feet and he pedaled it once.

David Brounkowski's incremental times: 60ft-0.938 sec., 330ft-2.414, 660ft-3.597/213.98 mph, 1,000ft-4.583.

Left Lane: Monroe Guest Runs 5.569/252.73, Now #3
Right Lane: Alan Bradshaw Runs 5.447/262.46, Now #2

It looked like Guest had a cylinder out at the finish.

Monroe Guest's incremental times: 60ft-0.943 sec., 330ft-2.484, 660ft-3.684/208.09 mph, 1,000ft-4.694.
Alan Bradshaw's incremental times: 60ft-0.921 sec., 330ft-2.401, 660ft-3.600/211.31 mph, 1,000ft-4.597.

Left Lane: James Thompson Runs 5.360/267.37, Now #1
Right Lane: Aaron Tatum Runs 5.575/257.21, Now #5

A good looking pass for both drivers.

James Thompson's incremental times: 60ft-0.930 sec., 330ft-2.421, 660ft-3.560/217.07 mph, 1,000ft-4.526.
Aaron Tatum's incremental times: 60ft-0.979 sec., 330ft-2.539, 660ft-3.724/211.01 mph, 1,000ft-4.718.

Left Lane: Mark Taliaferro Runs 5.452/268.33, Now #4
Right Lane: Chase Copeland Runs 6.010/240.19, Now #7

Copeland dropped one or two cylinders at half track and he had a couple flashes of flames from the pipes at the finish. No visible problems for Taliaferro.

Mark Taliaferro's incremental times: 60ft-0.952 sec., 330ft-2.455, 660ft-3.624/207.66 mph, 1,000ft-4.616.

Left Lane: Randy Meyer Runs 5.367/265.40, Now #2
Right Lane: Gord Gingles Runs 5.377/257.95, Now #3

Gingles was to the right of the groove for much of this pass. A trouble-free pass for Meyer.

Randy Meyer's incremental times: 60ft-0.943 sec., 330ft-2.434, 660ft-3.568/220.64 mph, 1,000ft-4.530.
Gord Gingles' incremental times: 60ft-0.914 sec., 330ft-2.386, 660ft-3.523/217.97 mph, 1,000ft-4.514.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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