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Sun, 9 Oct 2005, 04:07 PM

Top Fuel Round 3 Eliminations
By Rick Green





ENNIS, Texas - Results of round 3 eliminations in Top Fuel at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 20th annual O'Reilly NHRA Fall Nationals presented by Castrol Syntec:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  552 Rod Fuller                              8 Doug Herbert                 
E3                   0.080 12.709  77.04     ****WINNER****  0.097  5.237 253.14
 Prior rounds:
E2    (J Smith     ) 0.118  4.609 325.61      (D Kalitta   ) 0.090  4.567 321.81
E1    (D Grubnic   ) 0.080  4.580 316.23      (B Ancona    ) 0.116  4.551 324.28
 Qualified:             #4  4.493 328.94                        #1  4.441 328.06
Weather conditions: air temperature 77 degrees, relative humidity 33 percent, barometer 29.74 inches, adjusted altitude 1,554 feet, track temperature 106 degrees.

fuller was up in smoke as soon as he hit the throttle and that was the end of his weekend. Herbert started to lose traction around half track and pedaled it at least once. The excitement for Herbert came in the shut down area when his steering wheel came off and he brushed the wall a couple of times.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  507 Melanie Troxel                          1 Tony Schumacher              
E3                   0.104  7.127 123.56     ****WINNER****  0.115  4.550 327.51
 Prior rounds:
E2    (L Dixon     ) 0.109  4.558 327.43      (M Lucas     ) 0.076  6.081 299.00
E1    (S Weis      ) 0.238  4.597 319.75      (M King      ) 0.112  4.484 331.28
 Qualified:             #2  4.458 328.86                        #3  4.474 332.02
Troxel is up in smoke right off the line and Schumacher with another great pass. Schumacher is going to his fifth consecutive final round, and this is a rematch of last weeks final round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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