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Sun, 29 Oct 2006, 06:27 PM

Top Fuel Round 3 Eliminations
By Rick Green





LAS VEGAS - Results of round 3 eliminations in Top Fuel at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, Sixth annual ACDelco Las Vegas NHRA Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   10 Rod Fuller                            373 J.R. Todd                    
E3                   0.064 20.553  31.78     ****WINNER****  0.067  4.582 318.69
 Prior rounds:
E2    (B Bernstein ) 0.073  4.579 327.03      (S Torrence  ) 0.090  4.582 320.28
E1    (M Troxel    ) 0.049  4.569 325.92      (L Dixon     ) 0.081  4.539 318.54
 Qualified:            #10  4.571 326.48                        #3  4.526 320.20
This is only the second time these two have raced with Fuller winning in the semifinals in Richmond. They leave almost at the same time and then Fuller had severe tire shake and clicked it off. Todd is going to his fourth final round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    1 Tony Schumacher                         3 Doug Kalitta                 
E3   ****WINNER****  0.089  4.494 322.42                     0.057  4.584 327.35
 Prior rounds:
E2    (D Grubnic   ) 0.062  4.538 330.63      (H Will      ) 0.076  4.547 324.90
E1    (M Strasburg ) 0.076  4.488 325.53      (B Vandergrif) 0.064  4.581 325.45
 Qualified:             #1  4.445 333.08                        #5  4.530 327.74
Kalitta holds a 23 to 20 in head to head match ups, but they have raced six times this year and each of them have won three times. Kalitta did his job on the tree, but Schumacher made up the difference by 60 feet. Schumacher will have lane choice over Todd.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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