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Sat, 19 Oct 2019, 19:53 PM

Top Alcohol Dragster Round 2 Eliminations
By Rick Green





ENNIS, Texas - Results of round 2 eliminations in Top Alcohol Dragster at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 34th annual AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  421 Spencer Massey                          9 Julie Nataas                 
E2                   0.031  5.405 264.29     ****WINNER****  0.123  5.243 275.96
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Severance ) 0.039  5.370 268.81      (D Sheetz    ) 0.036  5.353 271.62
 Qualified:            #15  5.325 271.68                       #10  5.278 270.86
Weather conditions: air temperature 85 degrees, relative humidity 38 percent, barometer 29.12 inches, adjusted altitude 3,211 feet.

This is the first time Massey and Nataas have faced each other in eliminations.

Massey with the starting line advantage, but Nataas chased him down at half track and took the lead. She never trailed from there on for the win. She runs her quickest pass of the weekend for the win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    6 Jackie Fricke                         464 Buddy Domingue               
E2                   0.055  7.263 123.23     ****WINNER****  0.057  5.382 261.52
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Hart      ) 0.071  5.240 274.66      (S Cowie     ) 0.097  5.342 263.00
 Qualified:             #6  5.262 272.39                       #14  5.322 267.37
Fricke is 1 - 0 against Domingue in prior events.

Fricke with a couple ticks on the tree, but Domingue has the lead by 330 feet and never trails from there on for the win.

Fricke starts to have a wheelstand around 330 feet and she final lifts so the front end will come back to the ground.

Domingue will give up lane choice to Nataas in the semifinal.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 4824 Shane Conway                            3 Megan Meyer                  
E2                   0.053  5.252 270.81     ****WINNER****  0.057  5.209 275.06
 Prior rounds:
E1    (G Gingles   ) 0.039  5.252 270.21      (F Hanssen   ) 0.053  5.240 278.86
 Qualified:            #12  5.292 269.03                        #4  5.214 277.49
This is the first time Conway and Meyer have faced each other in eliminations.

Conway with a slight starting line advantage, but Meyer has the lead by the time they go by the Christmas tree and never trails from there on for the win. Megan Meyer's MOV: 0.0397 seconds (approximately 16 feet). Meyer runs low E.T. of the round.

Conway matches his quickest pass of the weekend in the losing effort.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 4843 Monroe Guest                            4 Troy Coughlin Jr.            
E2   ****WINNER****  0.009  5.272 272.72                     0.058  5.225 279.73
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Salinas   ) 0.039  5.315 261.93      (S Collier   ) 0.074  5.239 272.50
 Qualified:             #9  5.272 270.64                        #1  5.146 281.19
This is the first time Guest and Coughlin Jr. have faced each other in eliminations.

Guest with a great light and the power to hold on for the hole shot win in a close one. Monroe Guest's MOV: 0.0028 seconds (approximately 14 inches).

Guest matches his quickest pass of the weekend for the win. He will give up lane choice to Meyer in the semifinal.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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