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Sun, 29 Oct 2006, 08:19 PM

Top Fuel Final, Round 4 Eliminations
By Rick Green

LAS VEGAS - Results of final, round 4 eliminations in Top Fuel at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, Sixth annual ACDelco Las Vegas NHRA Nationals:

    1 Tony Schumacher                       373 J.R. Todd                    
E4   ****WINNER****  0.083  4.469 313.58                     0.064  4.550 320.81
 Prior rounds:
E3    (D Kalitta   ) 0.089  4.494 322.42      (R Fuller    ) 0.067  4.582 318.69
E2    (D Grubnic   ) 0.062  4.538 330.63      (S Torrence  ) 0.090  4.582 320.28
E1    (M Strasburg ) 0.076  4.488 325.53      (L Dixon     ) 0.081  4.539 318.54
 Qualified:             #1  4.445 333.08                        #3  4.526 320.20
Schumacher is 33-29 in career finals, he has been to six finals this year winning three. This is Todds fourth final and he has won the first three and two of those were against Schumacher. Todd with the starting line advantage, but Schumacher has the difference made up by 150 feet. Todd got real loose on the top end and real close to the centerline, actually crossing the centerline when he was past the finish line. Schumacher had said they would go for the record here. They didn't get record, but got the win with a great pass as the engine expired in the lights. Schumacher will go into Pomona trailing Kalitta by 45 points.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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