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Sat, 03 Nov 2018, 15:45 PM

Top Alcohol Dragster Qualifying Notes, Session #2
By Rick Green

LAS VEGAS - Notes from round 2 qualifying in Top Alcohol Dragster at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division, event at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway listing lane, driver name, elapsed time/top speed this round, position in order following run, best prior elapsed time/speed, and position in order prior to run:
Right Lane: Kim Parker Runs 5.520/259.56, Now #9; No Prior Run

Weather conditions: air temperature 80 degrees, relative humidity 18 percent, barometer 27.95 inches, adjusted altitude 4,008 feet.

Parker making her first pass of the weekend. She is straight down the groove, but just misses getting into the show.

Left Lane: Brandon Greco Runs 13.810/55.41, Now #11; No Prior Run
Right Lane: Mike Burns No Time, Now #8; Best prior run: 5.413/272.56, Was #8

Greco with severe tire shake right at the hit and clicked it off.

Burns was up in smoke right at the hit and cost on down the track and came to a stop on the track before the finish line and will not get a time.

Left Lane: Fred Hanssen No Time, Now #10; Best prior run: 11.132/72.06, Was #10
Right Lane: Dan Mercier Runs 5.390/272.78, Now #7; Best prior run: 5.388/272.83, Was #7

Hanssen is shut off after the burnout.

Mercier with another good pass, but will not improve. Dan Mercier's incremental times: 60ft-0.960 sec., 330ft-2.485, 660ft-3.622/221.71 mph, 1,000ft-4.573.

Left Lane: Duane Shields Runs 5.342/265.90, Now #5; Best prior run: 5.366/271.19, Was #6
Right Lane: Matt Sackman Runs 5.381/269.83, Now #6; Best prior run: 5.356/271.73, Was #5

A good side-by-side drag race...

Shields is straight down the groove to move in front of Sackman to the number five spot. Duane Shields' incremental times: 60ft-0.951 sec., 330ft-2.447, 660ft-3.555/224.73 mph, 1,000ft-4.509.

Sackman with another good looking pass, but will not improve. Matt Sackman's incremental times: 60ft-0.979 sec., 330ft-2.483, 660ft-3.607/222.80 mph, 1,000ft-4.558.

Left Lane: Johnny Ahten Runs 5.302/268.60, Now #4; Best prior run: 5.308/268.06, Was #4
Right Lane: Jackie Fricke Runs 5.297/260.61, Now #3; Best prior run: 5.265/268.87, Was #3

Ahten with a good looking pass, he makes a quicker run than yesterday, but stays in the number four spot. Johnny Ahten's incremental times: 60ft-0.942 sec., 330ft-2.430, 660ft-3.538/226.01 mph, 1,000ft-4.480.

Fricke with another great pass, but will not improve. Jackie Fricke's incremental times: 60ft-0.941 sec., 330ft-2.422, 660ft-3.517/227.54 mph, 1,000ft-4.458.

Left Lane: Shawn Cowie Runs 5.234/274.66, Now #1; Best prior run: 5.226/276.29, Was #1
Right Lane: Joey Severance Runs 10.241/93.04, Now #2; Best prior run: 5.247/276.41, Was #2

I mentioned yesterday these two were battling for the West Region Championship. After checking the points again, Cowie is unofficial Champion because he would have the tie-breaker.

Cowie with another great pass, the quickest of the session. He will not improve on his pass from yesterday, but holds on to the number one spot. Shawn Cowie's incremental times: 60ft-0.918 sec., 330ft-2.347, 660ft-3.464/221.34 mph, 1,000ft-4.420.

Severance with tire shake and clicks it off.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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