qualification presented one of the Maltese drivers Manty Bugeja as
low qualifier with 5.422 sec at 421 km. He was followed by Dennis
Habermann Germany 5.456/419km and in 3rd place brother Timo Habermann
5.465/417 km. Dave Wilson managed 5.472 which was good for the 4th spot
and in 5th Maltese Chris Polidano 5.52 sec and last but not least
veteran Esko Raisvuo who is on home turf at Alastaro. Raisvuos ET
during the qualifications 5.65 sec. Great to see such an overall quick
field of comeptitors at Alastaro!
In the first elimination run Raisvuo got to meet no 1 qualifier Manty Bugeja, who continued to run well , now 5.50 sec at 416 km, which was too quick for Raisvuo. Dennis Habermann took on Chris Polidano . Habermann in good shape at Alastaro as always a great reaction time and the ET 5.61 sec/412 km was good for a pass to the semi-final where the two Habermann brothers was destined to meet. Polidanos loosing time against Dennis Habermann 5.85 sec.
To pass the quarter finals Timo Habermann had to outrun Dave Wilson, a task he managed well, Timo had a quick reaction time and the dragster behaved well at 5.54 sec/381 km leaving Wilson behind. Wilsons loosing ET 5.83 sec.