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Mon, 11 Feb 2019, 14:32 PM

Top Alcohol Dragster Round 2 Eliminations
By Rick Green





POMONA, Calif. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Top Alcohol Dragster at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 59th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    9 Julie Nataas                           10 Chris Demke                  
E2                   0.086  5.242 278.00     ****WINNER****  0.003  5.225 277.89
 Prior rounds:
E1    (K Baldwin   ) 0.069  5.291 279.04      (R Eakins    ) 0.011  5.260 275.51
 Qualified:             #4  5.223 281.13                        #5  5.270 276.24
Weather conditions: air temperature 53 degrees, relative humidity 50 percent, barometer 29.04 inches, adjusted altitude 1,053 feet, track temperature 75 degrees.

Nataas is 1 - 0 against Demke in prior events.

Demke with a near perfect light and never trailed for the win. He runs his quickest and fastest pass for the win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    7 Duane Shields                           2 Shawn Cowie                  
E2                   0.072  5.272 277.77     ****WINNER****  0.099  5.162 280.25
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Stevens   ) 0.068  5.279 276.41                     0.084 11.400  67.08
 Qualified:             #8  5.311 274.83                        #1  5.166 280.25
Cowie is 6 - 2 against Shields in prior events.

Shields with the starting line advantage, but Cowie has the difference made up by the time they go by the Christmas tree. Cowie runs low E.T. of the event for the win. He will have lane choice over Demke in the next round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 320X Matt Sackman                               Bye
E2   ****WINNER****  0.044 10.446  76.71     
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Green     ) 0.061  5.286 266.00   
 Qualified:             #2  5.181 276.52                     Bye
Sackman with the bye and he shakes and clicks it off.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  611 Garrett Bateman                         1 Joey Severance               
E2   ****WINNER****  0.047  5.445 275.28                     0.019  6.659 148.30
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Milanesio ) 0.050  5.516 259.91      (C Grisel    ) 0.026  9.895  91.94
 Qualified:             #3  5.220 275.73                        #6  5.275 274.89
Severance is 7 - 2 against Bateman in prior events.

Severance with a great light, but shakes and Bateman drives around for the win. He will have lane choice over Sackman in the next round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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