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Sun, 6 Nov 2005, 09:09 PM

Top Fuel Final, Round 4 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





POMONA, Calif. - Results of final, round 4 eliminations in Top Fuel at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 41st annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    1 Tony Schumacher                       507 Melanie Troxel               
E4   ****WINNER****  0.066  4.496 324.36                    -0.079 10.744  73.88
 Prior rounds:
E3    (B Bernstein ) 0.073  4.528 321.65      (D Baca      ) 0.083  4.525 328.14
E2    (L Dixon     ) 0.074  4.513 324.67      (M Lucas     ) 0.054  4.535 325.92
E1    (J Smith     ) 0.077  4.486 326.63      (D Foley     ) 0.090  4.510 328.22
 Qualified:             #1  4.466 324.83                        #2  4.473 329.83
5:59 p.m. Troxel's car also made trip into the sand pit in the semifinals, but her car barely nudged in, the rear tires barely in the dirt. However, she faced her teammate, who has been absolutely dominant in the last half of the 2005 season. Troxel went red, then lost traction. Schumacher streaked down the track to take sole possession of the consecutive round win title with 20, the consecutive race win title with 5 and the consecutive final round title with 7.

That's it, the 2005 season is history. See you in about three months for the start of the 2006 season.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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