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Sun, 04 Nov 2018, 14:50 PM

Top Alcohol Dragster Round 1 Eliminations
By Rick Green

LAS VEGAS - Results of round 1 eliminations in Top Alcohol Dragster at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division, event at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway:

    5 Jackie Fricke                         734 Johnny Ahten                 
E1                   0.059  5.284 270.43     ****WINNER****  0.040  5.248 272.01
 Qualified:             #5  5.265 268.87                        #4  5.264 271.79
Weather conditions: air temperature 75 degrees, relative humidity 20 percent, barometer 27.87 inches, adjusted altitude 3,735 feet, track temperature 94 degrees.

This was the second quickest Top Alcohol Dragster field, With Mercier's 5.359 second pass on the bump up to Parker's number one pass of 5.224 second pass.

Ahten with the starting line advantage and he runs his quickest pass of the weekend for the win. Johnny Ahten's MOV: 0.0558 seconds (approximately 22 feet). That is his quickest and fastest pass this season.

    1 Joey Severance                        765 Duane Shields                
E1                   0.061 13.298  86.61     ****WINNER****  0.043  5.266 273.83
 Qualified:             #3  5.247 276.41                        #6  5.279 270.21
Severance won National Championship last weekend vs. Shields the East Region Champion.

Shields with the starting line advantage and never trailed for his quickest and fastest pass this weekend for the win. Duane Shields' incremental times: 60ft-0.944 sec., 330ft-2.423, 660ft-3.517/227.38 mph, 1,000ft-4.454.

Severance with severe tire shake right at the hit and clicks it off.

    2 Shawn Cowie                          320X Matt Sackman                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.086  5.190 279.09                     0.041  5.286 273.44
 Qualified:             #2  5.226 276.29                        #7  5.356 271.73
Cowie, the West Region Champion...

Sackman with the starting line advantage, but Cowie has the lead by 100 feet and never trailed from there on for the win. Shawn Cowie's MOV: 0.0513 seconds (approximately 21 feet). Cowie with the quickest and fastest pass of the weekend for the win and lane choice over Shields in the semifinal. Cowie with the seventh quickest pass and seventh fastest for a Blown car.

Sackman with his quickest and fastest pass of the weekend in the losing effort.

  628 Kim Parker                             17 Dan Mercier                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.073  5.269 271.24                     0.149  5.341 271.68
 Qualified:             #1  5.224 272.06                        #8  5.359 273.16
Parker with the starting line advantage and never trailed for the win. She will give up lane choice to Ahten in the semifinal.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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