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Sun, 01 Apr 2012, 16:22 PM

Top Alcohol Dragster Round 2 Eliminations
By Rick Green





LAS VEGAS - Results of round 2 eliminations in Top Alcohol Dragster at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, 13th annual SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  734 Johnny Ahten                           74 Cody Perkins                 
E2                   0.050  5.700 236.80     ****WINNER****  0.051  5.503 232.55
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Austin    ) 0.119  5.940 225.52      (M McKernan  ) 0.081  5.415 261.98
 Qualified:            #10  5.700 232.67                       #15 14.358  50.54
Weather conditions: air temperature 65 degrees, relative humidity 27 percent, barometer 27.73 inches, adjusted altitude 3,306 feet, track temperature 83 degrees.

They leave together and then Ahten starts shake and pedals it one time. That is all Perkins needed to get the win. Both teams slowed on the top end...


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  611 Garrett Bateman                       597 Greg Hunter                  
E2   ****WINNER****  0.062  5.335 255.29                     0.037  5.488 260.97
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Brown     ) 0.029  5.568 247.79      (J Butler    ) 0.032  5.699 243.90
 Qualified:             #6  5.452 251.67                       #14  9.575  84.77
Hunter with the starting line advantage, but Bateman has the difference made up by the time they went by the Christmas tree. Bateman with his quickest pass of the weekend for the win. Bateman will have lane choice over Perkins in the semifinal.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    5 Chris Demke                           613 Joey Severance               
E2   ****WINNER****  0.045  5.317 269.35                     0.036  5.537 226.51
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Eakins    ) 0.098  5.384 267.64      (M Reynolds  ) 0.068  6.175 228.77
 Qualified:             #4  5.430 263.31                        #5  5.432 263.56
Demke is 3 - 1 against Severance in prior events. Severance with the slight starting line advantage, but Demke has the difference made up by the time they went by the Christmas tree. Demke with his quickest pass of the weekend and the fastest pass of the event.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    3 Jim Whiteley                           77 Larry Miersch                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.047  5.270 272.45                     0.031 15.260  53.64
 Prior rounds:
E1                   0.068  5.345 246.12      (E Tumbarello) 0.021  5.570 262.44
 Qualified:             #1  5.310 266.95                        #8  5.551 261.27
Miersch is 1 - 0 against Whiteley in prior events. Miersch with the starting line advantage, but is up in smoke as soon as he hit the throttle. Whiteley with a great pass, straight down the groove with the quickest and fastest pass of the event for the win. He will have lane choice over Demke in the semifinal.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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