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Sun, 09 Feb 2020, 15:05 PM

Top Alcohol Dragster Round 3 Eliminations
By David Gerard





POMONA, Calif. - Results of round 3 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                           7 Garrett Bateman              
E3                   0.072 12.052  63.47     ****WINNER****  0.110  5.300 274.66 
 Prior rounds: 
E2    (C Grisel    ) 0.076  5.352 268.81                     0.074 13.445  56.55 
E1    (M Austin    ) 0.073  5.441 265.74      (R Anderson  ) 0.084  5.410 264.55 
 Qualified:             #6  5.395 267.59                        #2  5.189 277.77 
11:55 a.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 63 degrees, relative humidity 53 percent, barometer 28.69 inches, adjusted altitude 2,160 feet, track temperature 78 degrees.

Stevens and Bateman have each won 2 times against the other in prior events.

Stevens has the starting line advantage and shakes the slicks loose right after the 60 foot lights.

Clean pass for Bateman and a trip to the final round.

Garrett Bateman's incremental times: 60ft-0.922 sec., 330ft-2.418, 660ft-3.545/224.43 mph, 1,000ft-4.488.

 

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed 
    5 Duane Shields                           2 Shawn Cowie                  
E3                   0.092  5.297 276.35     ****WINNER****  0.069  5.202 278.63 
 Prior rounds: 
E2    (J Severance ) 0.094  5.383 275.67      (J Kumre Jr  ) 0.076  5.240 276.29 
E1    (J Ahten     ) 0.133  5.310 278.81                     0.095 22.280  29.84 
 Qualified:            #10  6.044 254.66                        #1  5.181 280.08 
Cowie is 8 - 3 against Shields in prior events.

It's Cowie from start to finish with a solid pass to race Bateman in the finals. Great race.

Shields runs his best pass of the weekend to no avail.

Duane Shields' incremental times: 60ft-0.942 sec., 330ft-2.436, 660ft-3.550/225.45 mph, 1,000ft-4.490.
Shawn Cowie's incremental times: 60ft-0.913 sec., 330ft-2.345, 660ft-3.451/223.73 mph, 1,000ft-4.396.

12:01 p.m.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink





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