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Sun, 18 Sep 2005, 03:07 PM

Top Fuel Round 3 Eliminations
By Rick Green





MOHNTON, Pa. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Top Fuel at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 21st annual Toyo Tires NHRA Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   91 Larry Dixon                             8 Doug Herbert                 
E3   ****WINNER****  0.066  4.540 326.08                     0.136  4.598 308.07
 Prior rounds:
E2    (D Kalitta   ) 0.094  4.552 323.97      (C McClenatha) 0.093  4.569 319.37
E1    (T Zizzo     ) 0.055  4.521 330.23      (D Foley     ) 0.107  4.536 318.39
 Qualified:             #2  4.538 323.43                        #3  4.541 318.92
Weather conditions: air temperature 79 degrees, relative humidity 40 percent, barometer 29.91 inches, adjusted altitude 1,552 feet, track temperature 104 degrees.

Dixon has owned Herbert beating him 22 times out of the 28 times they have raced. Dixon with a big starting line advantage and just drives away for the win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    1 Tony Schumacher                       743 Morgan Lucas                 
E3   ****WINNER****  0.077  4.515 325.92                     0.077  4.538 323.81
 Prior rounds:
E2    (D Grubnic   ) 0.055  4.510 324.44      (M Troxel    ) 0.081  4.536 324.98
E1    (S Weis      ) 0.093  4.479 323.12      (J Smith     ) 0.073  4.540 321.73
 Qualified:             #1  4.477 323.35                        #4  4.542 325.06
Schumacher holds a seven to one advantage in head to head match ups. They leave the line together and then it Schumacher with the lead at every incremental. Schumacher will have lane choice in the final against Dixon.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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