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Sun, 2 Sep 2007, 05:46 PM

Skoal Funny Car Showdown Final, Round 3 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan

CLERMONT, Ind. - Results of final, round 3 eliminations in Skoal Funny Car Showdown at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 26th annual Skoal Showdown:

  711 Jack Beckman                           28 Ron Capps                    
E3   ****WINNER****  0.104  4.950 313.80                     0.093  4.976 315.64
 Prior rounds:
E2    (T Johnson Jr) 0.052  4.973 314.02      (M Ashley    ) 0.104  4.893 318.77
E1    (R Hight     ) 0.084  4.930 314.46      (G Scelzi    ) 0.096  4.880 312.93
 Qualified:             #8 2,675                                #2 2,910        
5:37 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 87 degrees, relative humidity 28 percent, barometer 29.15 inches, adjusted altitude 2,901 feet, track temperature 121 degrees.

Capps had the better light, but was in very deep and Beckman led at the 60-foot timer. They were locked together all the way to half track, then Capps started to close the gap, but ran out of race track. Jack Beckman's incremental margins: 60ft(0.022), 330 ft(0.022), 660ft(0.021), 1,000ft(0.019). MOV: 0.0159 seconds (approximately 7 feet). Beckman becomes the sixth driver to win the Showdown in his first start.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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