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Sat, 17 Aug 2019, 19:36 PM

Top Alcohol Dragster Round 2 Eliminations
By Rick Green





BRAINERD, Minn. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Top Alcohol Dragster at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 38th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   10 Chris Demke                                Bye
E2   ****WINNER****  0.358 19.195  32.81     
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Inouye    ) 0.062  5.331 261.47   
 Qualified:             #1  5.268 273.77                     Bye
Demke with the bye...he has a fuel leak right at the hit and is spraying fuel all the way down the track.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    3 Megan Meyer                             1 Joey Severance               
E2   ****WINNER****  0.052  5.288 271.62                     0.048  5.331 270.86
 Prior rounds:
E1    (K Baldwin   ) 0.079  5.328 263.20      (D Shields   ) 0.047  5.301 271.02
 Qualified:             #5  5.287 270.43                       #11  5.369 268.49
Meyer is 3 - 2 against Severance in prior events.

Severance with a few ticks on the tree, but Meyer chased him down around 800 feet and takes the win. Megan Meyer's MOV: 0.0394 seconds (approximately 16 feet). She makes a great pass, just a tick off her qualifying time. she will have lane choice over Demke in the semifinal.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    6 Jackie Fricke                          33 Robin Samsel                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.072  5.334 264.65                     0.103  5.315 267.75
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Anderson  ) 0.097  5.305 264.29      (J Salinas   ) 0.073  5.334 266.27
 Qualified:             #2  5.277 268.06                        #8  5.325 270.81
Samsel is 2 - 1 against Fricke in prior events.

Fricke with the starting line advantage and the power to hold on for the hole shot win in a close one. Jackie Fricke's MOV: 0.0127 seconds (approximately 5 feet).

Samsel makes his quickest pass of the weekend in the losing effort.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  589 Gord Gingles                            2 Shawn Cowie                  
E2                   0.142  5.582 257.43     ****WINNER****  0.093  5.310 271.73
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Dubbin    ) 0.056  5.366 263.62      (J Nataas    ) 0.025  5.330 271.95
 Qualified:             #3  5.284 266.00                        #9  5.352 270.27
Cowie is 1 - 0 against Gingles in prior events.

Cowie with the starting line advantage and never trailed for the win. Cowie with his quickest pass of the weekend for the win and lane choice over Fricke in the semifinal.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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