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Sat, 26 Sep 2020, 18:27 PM

Top Alcohol Dragster Round 2 Eliminations
By Rick Green





GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Top Alcohol Dragster at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 51st annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    4 Julie Nataas                            5 Duane Shields                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.068  5.304 274.44                     0.093  5.343 276.35
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Severance ) 0.023  5.314 273.05      (C Smallwood ) 0.100  5.274 277.66
 Qualified:             #6  5.276 271.35                        #1  5.198 279.67
Shields is 2 - 1 against Nataas in prior events.

Nataas with the starting line advantage and never trailed for the win. She will have a bye in the semifinal.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 2380 Matthew Cummings                        2 Shawn Cowie                  
E2   ****WINNER****  0.092  5.270 278.23                     0.098  5.287 277.37
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Fricke    ) 0.083  5.304 276.13      (T Fox Jr    ) 0.076  5.948 162.18
 Qualified:             #8  5.321 269.73                        #2  5.209 278.52
This is the first time Cummings and Cowie have faced each other in eliminations.

Cummings with the starting line advantage, but Cowie has the lead early until just past half track when Cummings drives around him for the win. Matthew Cummings' MOV: 0.0234 seconds (approximately 10 feet). Cummings with his quickest pass of the weekend and career fastest.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    1 Megan Meyer                             6 Josh Hart                    
E2                   0.078  5.295 280.84     ****WINNER****  0.090  5.212 278.81
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Steele    ) 0.059  5.674 253.52      (K Baldwin   ) 0.051  5.253 276.18
 Qualified:             #4  5.257 272.67                        #3  5.234 274.50
Meyer with the starting line advantage and has the difference made up by 330 feet and takes the win. He runs his quickest pass of the weekend for the win and lane choice over Cummings in the semifinals.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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