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Sun, 18 Aug 2019, 13:24 PM

Top Alcohol Dragster Round 3 Eliminations
By Rick Green





BRAINERD, Minn. - Results of round 3 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
    6 Jackie Fricke                           2 Shawn Cowie                  
E3                   0.049  5.287 266.95     ****WINNER****  0.050  5.244 275.84
 Prior rounds:
E2    (R Samsel    ) 0.072  5.334 264.65      (G Gingles   ) 0.093  5.310 271.73
E1    (M Anderson  ) 0.097  5.305 264.29      (J Nataas    ) 0.025  5.330 271.95
 Qualified:             #2  5.277 268.06                        #9  5.352 270.27
Weather conditions: air temperature 67 degrees, relative humidity 57 percent, barometer 28.47 inches, adjusted altitude 2,818 feet, track temperature 94 degrees.

Cowie is 3 - 2 against Fricke in prior events.

Fricke with tick advantage on the tree, but Cowie has the lead by the time they go by the Christmas tree and never trails from there on for the win. Shawn Cowie's MOV: 0.0424 seconds (approximately 17 feet).

Cowie runs low E.T. and top speed of the event for the win. He is advancing to his 24th final round and fourth of the season.

Fricke with a great pass, just off her qualifying time in the losing effort.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    3 Megan Meyer                            10 Chris Demke                  
E3   ****WINNER****  0.038  5.203 277.72                     0.058  5.742 180.96
 Prior rounds:
E2    (J Severance ) 0.052  5.288 271.62                     0.358 19.195  32.81
E1    (K Baldwin   ) 0.079  5.328 263.20      (B Inouye    ) 0.062  5.331 261.47
 Qualified:             #5  5.287 270.43                        #1  5.268 273.77
Meyer and Demke have each won 2 times against the other in prior events.

Meyer with the starting line advantage and never trailed for the win. She runs low E.T. and top speed of the event for the win. She will have lane choice in the final. She is advancing to her 15th final round and fourth of the season.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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