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Sun, 18 Mar 2018, 09:14 AM

Top Dragster presented by RacingRVs.com Round 3 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Top Dragster presented by RacingRVs.com at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 49th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 119K Fred Perkins                         252G Scott Gibson Jr              
E3   ****WINNER****  0.025  6.145 213.00                     0.007  7.350 166.01
         T/D  Dial: 6.14 (+/-):  0.005             T/D  Dial: 7.21 (+/-):  0.140
 Prior rounds:
E2                   0.008  6.202  0.042      (D Maltba    ) 0.002  7.260  0.090
E1    (K Stine     ) 0.003  6.189  0.089      (A Stanfield ) 0.021  7.292  0.162
 Qualified:             #8  6.097 226.58                       #27  6.945 192.71
9:05 a.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 69 degrees, relative humidity 79 percent, barometer 29.74 inches, adjusted altitude 1,694 feet, track temperature 76 degrees.

Gibson gets the advantage off the line but can't run the number. Perkins goes around Gibson late in the run and takes the stripe for the win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   12 Alan Kenny                              5 Jeff Strickland              
E3   ****WINNER****  0.009  6.180 212.26                     0.002  6.409 208.59
         T/D  Dial: 6.15 (+/-):  0.030             T/D  Dial: 6.37 (+/-):  0.039
 Prior rounds:
E2    (J Houston   ) 0.025  6.193  0.043      (C Roberts   ) 0.020  6.408  0.008
E1    (V Cauffield ) 0.008  6.232  0.142      (R Tehle     ) 0.020  6.423  0.063
 Qualified:             #7  6.087 225.26                       #18  6.331 218.55
A coin flip off the line, Kenny is able to get around Strickland late in the run and take the win.

Alan Kenny's MOV: 0.0026 seconds (approximately 10 inches).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  202 Steve Cohen                          359X Zach Sackman                 
E3   ****WINNER****  0.040  6.590 180.60                    -0.010  6.083 226.32
         T/D  Dial: 6.52 (+/-):  0.070             T/D  Dial: 6.08 (+/-):  0.003
 Prior rounds:
E2    (G Gallagher ) 0.016  6.578  0.038      (A Travis    ) 0.018  6.153  0.013
E1    (M Boesch    ) 0.010  6.537  0.007      (B Brown     ) 0.018  6.259  0.119
 Qualified:            #21  6.507 208.84                        #2  6.046 228.69
Sackman leaves a little too soon and goes red giving the win to Cohen.

Cohen will take on Perkins in the next round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   47 Darian Boesch                        2518 Mike Gurliaccio              
E3   ****WINNER****  0.003  6.185 207.72                     0.044  6.789 195.53
         T/D  Dial: 6.17 (+/-):  0.015             T/D  Dial: 6.78 (+/-):  0.009
 Prior rounds:
E2    (W Brooks    ) 0.004  6.249  0.069      (M Coughlin  ) 0.017  6.807  0.037
E1    (D Forbes    ) 0.009  6.203  0.133      (A Bertozzi  ) 0.018  6.786  0.026
 Qualified:             #5  6.077 228.04                       #24  6.724 199.05
Boesch gets the holeshot and goes around Gurliaccio for the win.

In the next round it will be Boesch vs. Kenny and Cohen vs. Perkins.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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