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Sat, 24 Oct 2020, 19:25 PM

Top Alcohol Dragster Round 1 Eliminations
By Rick Green





BAYTOWN, Texas - Results of round 1 eliminations in Top Alcohol Dragster at the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series, 33rd annual Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals presented by Pennzoil:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    1 Megan Meyer                             5 Duane Shields                
E1                         No Time           ****WINNER****  0.447  5.442 264.86
 Qualified:            #10  7.575 113.60                        #3  5.284 277.15
Meyer is a no-show. She flew home as she is getting married this weekend.

Shields is straight down the groove good looking pass.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  417 Karl Brounkowski                        8 Jackie Fricke                
E1                         No Time           ****WINNER****  0.153  5.316 275.34
 Qualified:            #12 12.317  64.67                        #1  5.255 276.41
Fricke is 1 - 0 against Brounkowski in prior events.

Brounkowski with problems on the burnout and drives off the top end.

Fricke will get the freebie.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 4028 David Sheetz                          528 Aaron Cooper                 
E1                   0.084  5.300 273.22     ****WINNER****  0.045  5.249 274.55
 Qualified:            #11 12.098  57.51                        #2  5.270 272.78
This is the first time Sheetz and Cooper have faced each other in eliminations.

Cooper with the starting line advantage and never trailed for the win. cooper with his quickest pass of the weekend for the win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 2380 Matthew Cummings                      515 James Stevens                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.095  5.214 280.66                     0.073  5.250 274.27
 Qualified:             #9  5.615 202.39                        #4  5.311 272.78
This is the first time Cummings and Stevens have faced each other in eliminations.

Stevens with the starting line advantage and the lead until right in the lights when Cummings chased him down for the win. Matthew Cummings' MOV: 0.0142 seconds (approximately 6 feet).

Cummings with his quickest pass this weekend and his career fastest pass for the win. He will have lane choice over Shields in the next round.

Stevens with his quickest pass this season in the losing effort.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    4 Julie Nataas                          421 Spencer Massey               
E1   ****WINNER****  0.087  5.264 278.75                     0.030  5.406 268.44
 Qualified:             #7  5.490 274.16                        #6  5.416 273.39
Nataas is 1 - 0 against Massey in prior events.

Massey with a great light, but Nataas has the difference made up by 330 feet and never trails from there on for the win. She runs her quickest pass of the weekend for the win. She will have lane choice over Fricke in the next round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  464 Buddy Domingue                          2 Shawn Cowie                  
E1                   0.088 No Time           ****WINNER****  0.090  5.194 276.46
 Qualified:             #8  5.523 260.71                        #5  5.349 239.61
Domingue and Cowie have each won 1 times against the other in prior events.

Domingue with a couple ticks on the tree, but Cowie has the difference made up by the time they go by the Christmas tree. He runs low E.T. of the event for the win and lane choice over Cooper in the next round.

Domingue is out of the groove and over by the wall, he tags the wall.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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