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Sun, 04 Nov 2012, 22:54 PM

Top Alcohol Dragster Final, Round 3 Eliminations
By David Gerard





LAS VEGAS - Results of final, round 3 eliminations in Top Alcohol Dragster at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division, Short Line Express Gambler Shootout at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   62 Ray Martin                           6067 Don St. Arnaud               
E3   ****WINNER****  0.047  5.853 250.32                    -0.016  8.800 112.30
 Prior rounds:
E2    (G Hunter    ) 0.056  6.676 119.00      (M McKernan  ) 0.005  5.438 267.37
E1    (C Demke     ) 0.044  5.725 190.57      (J Whiteley  ) 0.038  5.381 269.78
 Qualified:             #7  5.410 263.26                        #8  5.421 265.80
5:02 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 82 degrees, relative humidity 20 percent, barometer 28.02 inches, adjusted altitude 4,066 feet, track temperature 96 degrees.

With this tough field, we come down to the final round with the #7 and #8 qualifiers. Only 0.011 difference in ET's. One blown alcohol and one injected fuel.

Well, it's ugly, but Martin gets the win, as St.Arnaud pushes too much over his 0.005 RT from last round and is -0.016 red.

Martin has his own problems, as the car gets loose at the shift and he has to pedal. He's right back after it and gets to the finish line under power.

Ray Martin's incremental times: 60ft-0.948 sec., 330ft-2.521, 660ft-3.850/189.10 mph, 1,000ft-4.948.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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