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Mon, 1 Sep 2008, 03:18 PM

Top Fuel Round 3 Eliminations
By Michael L Jex





CLERMONT, Ind. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Top Fuel at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 54th annual Mac Tools U.S. Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    1 Tony Schumacher                       796 Cory McClenathan             
E3   ****WINNER****  0.074  3.947 305.42                    -0.076  5.172 144.80
 Prior rounds:
E2    (H Will      ) 0.080  3.897 314.31      (D Herbert   ) 0.089  4.521 244.38
E1    (B Vandergrif) 0.068  3.842 316.90      (P Dakin     ) 0.150  3.871 306.95
 Qualified:             #6  3.877 313.58                        #2  3.852 312.57
3:02 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 90 degrees, relative humidity 29 percent, barometer 29.19 inches, adjusted altitude 3,405 feet, track temperature 126 degrees.

Tony leads 22-12 over Cory in face-to-face match ups.

That makes it lucky number seven for Tony, and 23 round wins in a row (a record). For the 7th year in a row Schumacher is going to the final round at Indy.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  123 Antron Brown                           22 Doug Kalitta                 
E3                   0.075  4.661 229.59     ****WINNER****  0.075  4.015 296.37
 Prior rounds:
E2    (L Dixon     ) 0.095  3.894 309.13      (B Bernstein ) 0.083  5.447 229.04
E1    (D Grubnic   ) 0.094  3.870 308.50      (J Todd      ) 0.104  3.957 304.12
 Qualified:             #8  3.878 309.91                       #12  3.901 309.70
Brown leads the series with Doug 2-1, both wins for Antron came in semi final rounds. Identical reaction times start things off, Brown was even until he started hazing the tires at the top end. The Mac Tools dragster is going to the finals of the Mac Tools US Nationals!

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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