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Sat, 22 Oct 2005, 08:55 PM

Top Fuel Final, Round 3 Eliminations
By Rick Green





LAS VEGAS - Results of final, round 3 eliminations in Top Fuel at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 21st annual Budweiser Shootout:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    1 Tony Schumacher                         4 Scott Kalitta                
E3   ****WINNER****  0.093  4.572 326.95                     0.073  4.593 321.81
 Prior rounds:
E2    (D Kalitta   ) 0.078  4.499 327.43      (C McClenatha) 0.090  4.610 327.51
E1    (D Grubnic   ) 0.072  4.520 325.69      (M Lucas     ) 0.086  5.497 248.80
 Qualified:             #1  0.001   NS                          #7  0.007   NS  
Weather conditions: air temperature 75 degrees, relative humidity 29 percent, barometer 28.28 inches, adjusted altitude 3,179 feet, track temperature 84 degrees.

Kalitta was out of the gate first and then around 300 feet Schumacher started to lose traction and pedaled it. Kalitta had just a little wiggle on the top end and that was all Schumacher need to sneak by for his first Budweiser Shootout win. Tony Schumacher's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.006), 330 ft(-0.030), 660ft(-0.021), 1,000ft(-0.009). MOV: 0.0013 seconds (approximately 7 inches).

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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