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Sat, 08 Feb 2020, 20:27 PM

Top Alcohol Dragster Round 2 Eliminations
By David Gerard





POMONA, Calif. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Top Alcohol Dragster at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 60th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com:
 

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed 
  515 James Stevens                         724 Casey Grisel                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.076  5.352 268.81                    -0.001 12.664  64.73 
 Prior rounds: 
E1    (M Austin    ) 0.073  5.441 265.74      (C Demke     ) 0.000  5.292 268.60 
 Qualified:             #6  5.395 267.59                       #12  6.536 161.69 
5:13 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 67 degrees, relative humidity 54 percent, barometer 28.78 inches, adjusted altitude 2,407 feet, track temperature 77 degrees.

OUCH! Grizzel misses the green light by just -0.001! He lifts and coasts on down. That has to hurt!

Stevens was going to be hard to beat, as he runs his quickest and fastest pass of the weekend in the easy win..

 

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed 
    5 Duane Shields                         613 Joey Severance               
E2   ****WINNER****  0.094  5.383 275.67                     0.037  5.782 209.95 
 Prior rounds: 
E1    (J Ahten     ) 0.133  5.310 278.81      (D Green     ) 0.099  5.632 265.48 
 Qualified:            #10  6.044 254.66                        #4  5.269 236.13 
Severance is 9 - 7 against Shields in prior events.

Severance gets a big lead at the green and stays out in front until about 100 feet out, where it sounded lie he had to do a quick pedal slap. They were just 0.001 apart at 60 feet.

Shields drives on by and powers to a decisive win.

Duane Shields' incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.056), 330 ft(0.026), 660ft(0.091), 1,000ft(0.159). MOV: 0.3422 seconds (more than 100 feet).

Duane Shields' incremental times: 60ft-0.924 sec., 330ft-2.476, 660ft-3.618/221.60 mph, 1,000ft-4.570.
Joey Severance's incremental times: 60ft-0.925 sec., 330ft-2.559, 660ft-3.766/209.17 mph, 1,000ft-4.786.

 

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed 
  713 Jerry Kumre                             2 Shawn Cowie                  
E2                         No Time           ****WINNER****  0.076  5.240 276.29 
 Prior rounds: 
E1    (N Childers  ) 0.098  6.080 164.85                     0.095 22.280  29.84 
 Qualified:             #7  5.508 253.95                        #1  5.181 280.08 
These two have never raced before.

Kumre makes a big rookie mistake and leaves well before the tree.

Cowie takes the green and powers to the finish line on another great looking pass. He will have lane choice over Shields tomorrow.

Shawn Cowie's incremental times: 60ft-0.921 sec., 330ft-2.361, 660ft-3.473/222.80 mph, 1,000ft-4.427.

 

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed 
        Bye                                   7 Garrett Bateman              
E2                                            ****WINNER****  0.074 13.445  56.55 
 Prior rounds: 
E1                                           (R Anderson  ) 0.084  5.410 264.55 
 Qualified:                                                       #2  5.189 277.77 
Bye run for Bateman. He takes the green, runs to past the 60 foot lights and coasts on down. He will give up lane choice to Stevens.

5:25 p.m.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink





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