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Sun, 25 Aug 2019, 01:45 AM

Top Alcohol Funny Car Round 1 Eliminations
By Rick Green





BOWLING GREEN, Ky. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, North Central Division, Battle at the Beech:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   32 Ray Drew                              375 Bob Thomas                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.147  5.559 264.75                     0.099  6.456 192.55
 Qualified:             #1  5.548 263.82                        #8  7.434 133.62
NOTE: Actual lanes not known. Winner listed first.

Thomas with the starting line advantage, but Drew chases him down for the win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  590 Kirk Williams                         322 Rob Pfeister                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.050  5.956 250.83                     0.066  6.494 214.66
 Qualified:             #2  5.636 257.78                        #7  6.065 227.00
Williams with the starting line advantage and never trailed for the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   34 Tony Bogolo                           556 Lance Van Hauen              
E1   ****WINNER****  0.108  5.643 253.85                     0.087  5.703 256.60
 Qualified:             #5  5.760 225.15                        #4  5.708 254.33
Van Hauen with the starting line advantage, but Bogolo chases him down for the win. Tony Bogolo's MOV: 0.0390 seconds (approximately 15 feet). Bogolo runs his quickest pass of the event for the win. He will give up lane choice to Drew in the semifinal.

Van Hauen with his quickest pass of the day in the losing effort.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   35 Chris Foster                          345 Phil Esz                     
E1   ****WINNER****  0.166  5.594 259.61                     0.080 No Time      
 Qualified:             #3  5.687 257.04                        #6  5.844 234.37
Esz with the starting line advantage, but then gets over by the centerline and crosses it to give Foster the win.

Foster with his quickest pass of the event for the win. Foster is late with the chute and goes off the end of the track into the cornfield. He is out of the car and okay. He will have lane choice over Williams in the semifinal.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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