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Mon, 3 Sep 2007, 05:38 PM

Funny Car Final, Round 4 Eliminations
By David Gerard





CLERMONT, Ind. - Results of final, round 4 eliminations in Funny Car at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 53rd annual Mac Tools U.S. Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  180 Mike Ashley                             2 Robert Hight                 
E4   ****WINNER****  0.088  4.894 323.74                     0.078  8.072 104.08
 Prior rounds:
E3    (D Worsham   ) 0.072  4.961 319.90      (T Pedregon  ) 0.103  5.002 307.23
E2    (J Beckman   ) 0.091  4.882 324.12      (K Bernstein ) 0.103  4.876 323.50
E1    (G Densham   ) 0.074  4.835 327.11      (J Head      ) 0.195  4.882 317.79
 Qualified:             #6  4.779 327.35                        #4  4.764 323.89
5:31 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 91 degrees, relative humidity 28 percent, barometer 29.15 inches, adjusted altitude 3,208 feet, track temperature 122 degrees.Hight has a four to three win/loss advantage against Ashley. Two of those wins in the final round

Hight gets a 0.01 second advantage off the line, but it disappears before sixty feet. Ashley is ahead there by 0.003 seconds and marches away. It's all over for Hight right after the 330 lights, as the big slicks start to spin and smoke. He slaps it, but to no avail. Say "Hello" to you new 2007 U.S. Nationals Funny Car Champion!

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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