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Sun, 23 Sep 2007, 02:38 PM

Top Fuel Round 2 Eliminations
By Rick Green





ENNIS, Texas - Results of round 2 eliminations in Top Fuel at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 22nd annual O'Reilly NHRA Fall Nationals presented by Castrol Syntec:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   12 Bob Vandergriff                         2 Doug Kalitta                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.079  4.642 317.49                     0.062  4.985 274.78
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Hartley   ) 0.109  4.575 323.50      (H Will      ) 0.062  4.601 321.65
 Qualified:            #11  4.589 328.14                        #3  4.546 328.70
Weather conditions: air temperature 82 degrees, relative humidity 57 percent, barometer 29.37 inches, adjusted altitude 2,495 feet, track temperature 101 degrees.

Kalitta is out of the gate first and has the lead until he starts to smoke the tires around 400 feet. Vandergriff with a very good pass with just a whisp of tire smoke on the top end.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    9 Cory McClenathan                       73 Whit Bazemore                
E2                   0.138  4.571 328.06     ****WINNER****  0.091  4.592 327.74
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Troxel    ) 0.142  5.147 256.94      (A Bradshaw  ) 0.092  4.557 327.19
 Qualified:            #15  4.637 316.52                       #10  4.586 326.56
Bazemore with the starting line advantage and the power to hold on for the hole shot win. Whit Bazemore's MOV: 0.0267 seconds (approximately 13 feet). Bazemore will have lane choice over Vandergriff in the semifinal.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   91 Larry Dixon                             5 Rod Fuller                   
E2   ****WINNER****  0.083  4.670 275.00                     0.057  5.424 215.55
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Grubnic   ) 0.083  4.544 317.19      (T Schumacher) 0.076  4.591 323.58
 Qualified:             #5  4.553 323.89                        #4  4.552 324.83
Fuller with the starting line advantage and then is up in smoke. It look like it was going to be all Dixon and then his engine let go with a big fireball. Dixon holds on for the win, and he is now the point leader.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    3 Brandon Bernstein                     255 Clay Millican                
E2                   0.096  5.378 198.73     ****WINNER****  0.044  5.410 242.23
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Lucas     ) 0.113  4.534 323.89      (J Todd      ) 0.032  4.610 327.27
 Qualified:             #9  4.585 319.37                       #16  4.648 317.57
Millican with the starting line advantage and then they both go up in smoke. They both pedaled it a couple times, but Millican gets to the finish line for the hole shot win. Millican will give up lane choice to Dixon in the semifinals. Clay Millican's MOV: 0.0203 seconds (approximately 6 feet).

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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