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Sun, 16 Sep 2007, 02:32 PM

Top Fuel Round 2 Eliminations
By Rick Green





MILLINGTON, Tenn. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Top Fuel at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 20th annual O'Reilly Mid-South Nationals presented by Pennzoil:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    5 Rod Fuller                           1301 Doug Foley                   
E2                   0.095  9.831  75.17     ****WINNER****  0.089  4.605 309.13
 Prior rounds:
E1    (C McClenatha) 0.064  4.594 314.68      (T Schumacher) 0.062  4.608 309.42
 Qualified:             #8  4.583 321.81                       #16  4.925 213.16
Weather conditions: air temperature 78 degrees, relative humidity 27 percent, barometer 29.90 inches, adjusted altitude 1,481 feet, track temperature 114 degrees.

Fuller is up in smoke as soon as he hits the throttle and Foley goes to the semifinal. Foley with his quickest pass of the weekend.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    6 David Grubnic                           4 Melanie Troxel               
E2                   0.091  5.340 181.45     ****WINNER****  0.070  4.772 292.46
 Prior rounds:
E1    (L Dixon     ) 0.075  4.577 318.62      (B Vandergrif) 0.061  4.628 311.56
 Qualified:            #14  4.624 318.17                        #6  4.575 321.96
Troxel with the starting line advantage and never looked back as Grubnic lost traction around half track.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    3 Brandon Bernstein                       8 J.R. Todd                    
E2   ****WINNER****  0.110  4.600 315.27                     0.085  4.877 283.55
 Prior rounds:
E1    (H Will      ) 0.117  4.569 323.27      (M Lucas     ) 0.092  5.502 182.48
 Qualified:             #2  4.566 326.71                       #10  4.587 316.52
Todd with the starting line advantage, but Bernstein had the difference made up by 150 feet and never looked back. Bernstein with the quickest pass of the second round. He will have lane choice over Troxel in the semifinal.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   73 Whit Bazemore                          11 Doug Herbert                 
E2                   0.086  4.908 265.33     ****WINNER****  0.079  4.636 316.01
 Prior rounds:
E1    (C Millican  ) 0.094  4.560 321.50      (D Kalitta   ) 0.084  5.188 260.16
 Qualified:             #4  4.568 297.61                        #5  4.569 313.44
Herbert is out of the gate first is straight down the groove for the win light. He will have lane choice over Foley in the semifinal.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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