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Sun, 14 Apr 2019, 16:11 PM

Top Alcohol Dragster Round 1 Eliminations
By David Gerard





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:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  611 Garrett Bateman                      1766 Mike Burns                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.052  5.309 272.23                     0.088  5.509 262.18
 Qualified:             #4  5.305 271.68                        #5  5.338 274.89
12:41 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 79 degrees, relative humidity 23 percent, barometer 27.79 inches, adjusted altitude 4,153 feet, track temperature 116 degrees.

Garrett Bateman gets the starting line advantage and pulls steadily ahead to take a decisive win. MOV: 0.2369 seconds (approximately 91 feet).

Burns slows from his best qualifying times on a clean pass.

Garrett Bateman's incremental times: 60ft-0.948 sec., 330ft-2.434, 660ft-3.549/225.22 mph, 1,000ft-4.493.
Mike Burns' incremental times: 60ft-0.963 sec., 330ft-2.514, 660ft-3.682/215.17 mph, 1,000ft-4.663.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    1 Joey Severance                        734 Johnny Ahten                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.053  5.273 276.07                     0.052  5.418 265.33
 Qualified:             #1  5.259 275.45                        #8  5.430 266.00
Ahten gets off the line just 0.001 ahead of Severance , but has to watch him pull steadily ahead to the finish line. He makes his best pass of the weekend to no avail.

Another great five twenty pass for Severance to take the win. He will keep lane choice over Bateman in round two.

Joey Severance's incremental times: 60ft-0.924 sec., 330ft-2.382, 660ft-3.504/220.98 mph, 1,000ft-4.460.
Johnny Ahten's incremental times: 60ft-0.967 sec., 330ft-2.473, 660ft-3.611/219.01 mph, 1,000ft-4.580.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   62 Kim Parker                           7078 Ron Anderson                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.073  5.450 256.06                     0.187  5.740 251.53
 Qualified:             #3  5.290 258.47                        #6  5.341 278.00
Anderson is way late and then slows down track.

Parker uses a lot of his lane getting to the finish line, but still gets the decisive win.

Kim Parker's incremental times: 60ft-0.964 sec., 330ft-2.492, 660ft-3.640/220.19 mph, 1,000ft-4.599.
Ron Anderson's incremental times: 60ft-0.986 sec., 330ft-2.561, 660ft-3.804/201.01 mph, 1,000ft-4.851.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    2 Shawn Cowie                           888 Fred Hanssen                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.097  5.319 273.11                    -0.141  5.388 268.38
 Qualified:             #2  5.281 272.28                        #7  5.363 274.16
Hanssen goes red and gives the easy win to Cowie. He runs close to his prior best, but Cowie was even stronger.

Cowie had a strong leave and ran close to his prior best to keep lane choice over Parker in the next round.

Shawn Cowie's incremental times: 60ft-0.946 sec., 330ft-2.404, 660ft-3.533/219.36 mph, 1,000ft-4.498.
Fred Hanssen's incremental times: 60ft-0.956 sec., 330ft-2.433, 660ft-3.573/217.07 mph, 1,000ft-4.552.

12:55 p.m.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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