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Sun, 30 Jun 2013, 15:44 PM

Top Alcohol Dragster Round 3 Eliminations
By Rick Green





JOLIET, Ill. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Top Alcohol Dragster at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 16th annual O'Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by Super Start Batteries:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  872 Rishi Kanick                         2380 Matthew Cummings             
E3   ****WINNER****  0.237  5.530 254.95                     0.101  5.948 202.42
 Prior rounds:
E2    (B Booher    ) 0.166  5.518 265.59      (G Gingles   ) 0.097  5.424 261.27
E1    (D Page      ) 0.089  5.396 269.13      (J Whiteley  ) 0.110  5.442 259.76
 Qualified:            #14  5.432 269.13                       #15  5.455 260.41
Weather conditions: air temperature 81 degrees, relative humidity 47 percent, barometer 29.18 inches, adjusted altitude 2,940 feet, track temperature 110 degrees.

This is the first time Kanick and Cummings have faced each other in eliminations. Cummings with the starting line advantage, but Kanick chased him down by half track and took the win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  530 Alan Bradshaw                           2 Chris Demke                  
E3                   0.095  7.738 120.28     ****WINNER****  0.047  5.374 270.64
 Prior rounds:
E2    (D Hirata    ) 0.094  5.332 267.06      (M Thacker   ) 0.040  5.308 271.30
E1    (R Samsel    ) 0.059  5.281 267.85      (A Olivarez  ) 0.055  5.326 269.35
 Qualified:             #1  5.227 273.11                        #4  5.322 270.37
Demke with the starting line advantage and never trailed as Bradshaw started to lose traction and then got out of the groove and real close to the wall before he clicked it off. Demke with lane choice in the final.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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