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Mon, 21 May 2018, 14:18 PM

Top Alcohol Dragster Round 3 Eliminations
By Bob Orme





TOPEKA, Kan. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Top Alcohol Dragster at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 30th annual Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  530 Alan Bradshaw                        4843 Monroe Guest                 
E3                   0.038 No Time           ****WINNER****  0.037  6.870 266.06
 Prior rounds:
E2    (J Severance ) 0.036  5.274 270.75      (S Collier   ) -0.016 17.889   NS  
E1    (R Meyer     ) 0.049  5.406 267.16      (J Stevens   ) 0.023  5.401 265.17
 Qualified:             #8  5.422 266.69                       #12  5.554 264.34
1:07 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 72 degrees, relative humidity 57 percent, barometer 28.90 inches, adjusted altitude 2,714 feet, track temperature 106 degrees.

Both drivers lost traction shortly after the hit. Guest pedaled it while Bradshaw did not. The following pair were in the system when Bradshaw crossed the finish line.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    2 Shawn Cowie                             5 Jackie Fricke                
E3   ****WINNER****  0.082  5.215 276.18                     0.067  6.792 139.47
 Prior rounds:
E2    (R Samsel    ) 0.063  5.204 278.00      (Bye         ) 0.102  5.378 274.27
E1    (D Dubbin    ) 0.052  5.310 271.68      (T Schmidt   ) 0.110  5.470 269.83
 Qualified:             #2  5.323 269.78                        #3  5.330 272.34
Fricke hiked the front wheels up in the air at about 300 feet and she lifted.

Cowie was straight down the groove for the win and lane choice in the final round. Shawn Cowie's incremental times: 60ft-0.922 sec., 330ft-2.338, 660ft-3.450/223.02 mph, 1,000ft-4.403.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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