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Sun, 28 Oct 2012, 19:53 PM

Top Alcohol Dragster Final, Round 4 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





LAS VEGAS - Results of final, round 4 eliminations in Top Alcohol Dragster at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, 12th annual Big O Tires NHRA Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    3 Jim Whiteley                          613 Joey Severance               
E4   ****WINNER****  0.049  5.340 270.70                     0.037  5.363 266.21
 Prior rounds:
E3    (S Frigo     ) 0.046  5.305 272.34      (R Martin    ) 0.098  5.419 264.39
E2    (R Meyer     ) 0.055  5.356 270.75      (J Finke     ) 0.037  5.394 264.91
E1    (J Ahten     ) 0.046  5.283 273.22      (T Odom      ) 0.051  5.391 263.00
 Qualified:             #1  5.266 272.83                       #11  5.386 263.98
4:49 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 81 degrees, relative humidity 20 percent, barometer 27.85 inches, adjusted altitude 4,227 feet, track temperature 92 degrees.

Severance is 2-6 in final rounds. This is his first final this year.

Whiteley has been to 22 finals in 56 national events.

Severance is 1 - 0 against Whiteley in prior events and this is the first time they have faced each other in a final round.

Severance gets out of the gate first, hangs on to the lead for 1000 feet, then Whiteley drives around and takes the win.

Jim Whiteley's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.033), 330 ft(-0.026), 660ft(-0.018), 1,000ft(-0.002). MOV: 0.0111 seconds (approximately 4 feet).

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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