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Sun, 16 Sep 2007, 05:14 PM

Top Fuel Final, Round 4 Eliminations
By Rick Green

MILLINGTON, Tenn. - Results of final, round 4 eliminations in Top Fuel at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 20th annual O'Reilly Mid-South Nationals presented by Pennzoil:

   11 Doug Herbert                            4 Melanie Troxel               
E4                   0.084  4.901 290.57     ****WINNER****  0.081  4.728 313.22
 Prior rounds:
E3    (D Foley     ) 0.082  4.750 294.37      (B Bernstein ) 0.081  6.674 260.46
E2    (W Bazemore  ) 0.079  4.636 316.01      (D Grubnic   ) 0.070  4.772 292.46
E1    (D Kalitta   ) 0.084  5.188 260.16      (B Vandergrif) 0.061  4.628 311.56
 Qualified:             #5  4.569 313.44                        #6  4.575 321.96
Weather conditions: air temperature 81 degrees, relative humidity 29 percent, barometer 29.81 inches, adjusted altitude 1,758 feet, track temperature 115 degrees.

Herbert holds a five to three advantage in head to head match ups and this is the first time they met in the final round.

They leave the line together, but then it was all Troxel. Herbert started to haze the tires around half track and he pedaled it. Troxel with her second National event win this year in her third final round this year.

Herbert made a good move in the points and will leave here 23 points out of fourth place.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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