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Sun, 23 Sep 2007, 04:24 PM

Top Fuel Round 3 Eliminations
By Rick Green





ENNIS, Texas - Results of round 3 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
   91 Larry Dixon                           255 Clay Millican                
E3   ****WINNER****  0.096  4.586 322.88                     0.089  4.654 309.56
 Prior rounds:
E2    (R Fuller    ) 0.083  4.670 275.00      (B Bernstein ) 0.044  5.410 242.23
E1    (D Grubnic   ) 0.083  4.544 317.19      (J Todd      ) 0.032  4.610 327.27
 Qualified:             #5  4.553 323.89                       #16  4.648 317.57
Millican with a slight starting line advantage, but Dixon had the difference made up by the time they went by the Christmas tree and made a real nice pass to move into his sixth final round this year.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   12 Bob Vandergriff                        73 Whit Bazemore                
E3   ****WINNER****  0.081  4.597 321.12                     0.078  5.572 195.85
 Prior rounds:
E2    (D Kalitta   ) 0.079  4.642 317.49      (C McClenatha) 0.091  4.592 327.74
E1    (J Hartley   ) 0.109  4.575 323.50      (A Bradshaw  ) 0.092  4.557 327.19
 Qualified:            #11  4.589 328.14                       #10  4.586 326.56
They leave together and Bazemore starts the smoke the tires and he pedaled it but was back up in smoke. He was trailing tire smoke all the way through the 1320. Vandergriff was straight down Broadway for the win and he is going to his fourth final round this season.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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