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Sun, 09 Feb 2020, 18:20 PM

Top Alcohol Dragster Final, Round 4 Eliminations
By David Gerard





POMONA, Calif. - Results of final, round 4 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 
    7 Garrett Bateman                         2 Shawn Cowie                  
E4                   0.067  5.432 273.83     ****WINNER****  0.062  5.352 278.35 
 Prior rounds: 
E3    (J Stevens   ) 0.110  5.300 274.66      (D Shields   ) 0.069  5.202 278.63 
E2                   0.074 13.445  56.55      (J Kumre Jr  ) 0.076  5.240 276.29 
E1    (R Anderson  ) 0.084  5.410 264.55                     0.095 22.280  29.84 
 Qualified:             #2  5.189 277.77                        #1  5.181 280.08 
3:07 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 63 degrees, relative humidity 57 percent, barometer 28.65 inches, adjusted altitude 2,285 feet, track temperature 79 degrees.

Cowie has 18 wins and 7 runner-ups. He won here in 2016, 2018, and 2019. Bateman has 3 prior wins and 5 runner-ups. He was the runner-u here to Cowie in 2016. Cowie is 7 - 2 against Bateman in prior events and Cowie is 2 - 0 against Bateman in prior final rounds.

The final round will have both blown alcohol and nitro engined dragsters.

Just 0.005 difference in RT's and Bateman takes a narrow lead to the sixty foot lights, but has a lot of shake. He does a masterful pedal slap, but Cowie is on by and makes a strong pass to take the win.

Shawn Cowie's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.027), 330 ft(0.062), 660ft(0.081), 1,000ft(0.078). MOV: 0.0854 seconds (approximately 34 feet).

Garrett Bateman's incremental times: 60ft-0.895 sec., 330ft-2.509, 660ft-3.664/221.34 mph, 1,000ft-4.616.
Shawn Cowie's incremental times: 60ft-0.927 sec., 330ft-2.452, 660ft-3.588/220.15 mph, 1,000ft-4.543.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink





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