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Sat, 14 Jun 2014, 17:58 PM

Top Dragster Round 2 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





BRISTOL, Tenn. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Top Dragster at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 14th annual Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals presented by Tri-Cities Area Ford Dealers:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  202 Steve Cohen                          2271 Casey Spradlin               
E2   ****WINNER****  0.002  6.854 191.40                     0.034  6.629 205.66
         T/D  Dial: 6.82 (+/-):  0.034             T/D  Dial: 6.62 (+/-):  0.009
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Houston   ) 0.034  6.874  0.024      (S Duggins   ) 0.004  6.636  0.036
 Qualified:            #11  6.820 194.55                        #5  6.567 206.57
5:47 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 83 degrees, relative humidity 33 percent, barometer 28.44 inches, adjusted altitude 3,848 feet, track temperature 120 degrees.

Cohen gets a great light and holds off Spradlin for the win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  408 Richard Prince                       2095 Jeff Burns                   
E2   ****WINNER****  0.019  6.271 226.54                    -0.009 No Time      
         T/D  Dial: 6.25 (+/-):  0.021             T/D  Dial: 6.76 (+/-): 93.239
 Prior rounds:
E1                   -0.012  6.276  0.046      (M Cooke     ) 0.016  6.797  0.017
 Qualified:             #1  6.215 226.77                        #8  6.752 198.85
Burns turns on the red light, then breaks and comes to a stop about 1000 feet out.

Prince gets the win and will take on Cohen in the next round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 2124 Jeff Strickland                      2520 Denver Maltba                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.011  7.605 164.89                     0.005  7.175 180.98
         T/D  Dial: 7.57 (+/-):  0.035             T/D  Dial: 7.18 (+/-): -0.005
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Rastall   ) 0.010  7.669  0.079      (L Roberts   ) 0.014  7.175 -0.005
 Qualified:            #25  7.571 174.64                       #19  7.168 186.56
Maltba gets the holeshot but takes a little too much stripe.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1184 Bill Moloughney                        29 Dylan Stott                  
E2                   0.170  6.819 198.20     ****WINNER****  0.015  6.807 188.65
         T/D  Dial: 6.82 (+/-): -0.001             T/D  Dial: 6.76 (+/-):  0.047
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Oldham    ) 0.024  6.815 -0.065      (W Bowie     ) 0.031  6.789 -0.011
 Qualified:            #15  6.879 197.83                        #9  6.755 197.65
Moloughney is really late off the line and breaks out trying to run down Stott.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 B199 Brady Moloughney                      333 Marco Abruzzi                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.008  6.763 190.59                     0.011  6.977 189.58
         T/D  Dial: 6.76 (+/-):  0.003             T/D  Dial: 6.96 (+/-):  0.017
 Prior rounds:
E1    (P Biondo    ) 0.017  6.772 -0.018      (K Dvorak    ) 0.025  6.965  0.005
 Qualified:            #10  6.770 196.76                       #16  6.939 193.07


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 229N James Noel                           213A Anthony Bertozzi             
E2                   0.043  7.160 184.02     ****WINNER****  0.015  7.394 171.60
         T/D  Dial: 7.14 (+/-):  0.020             T/D  Dial: 7.37 (+/-):  0.024
 Prior rounds:
E1    (L Freer     ) 0.054  7.154 -0.026      (B Brown     ) 0.016  7.399  0.019
 Qualified:            #18  7.166 184.30                       #24  7.364 181.76
Bertozzi gets the holeshot and takes the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
        Bye                                2412 Steve Furr                   
E2                                            ****WINNER****  0.010  7.172 187.76
                                                   T/D  Dial: 7.21 (+/-): -0.038
 Prior rounds:
E1                                           (A O'Brien   ) 0.079  7.280  0.090
 Qualified:                                                      #14  6.863 189.76
Furr will take on Bertozzi in the next round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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