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Mon, 1 Sep 2008, 04:54 PM

Funny Car Final, Round 4 Eliminations
By Darryl Jackman





CLERMONT, Ind. - Results of final, round 4 eliminations in Funny Car 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
    5 Jack Beckman                            2 Robert Hight                 
E4                   0.077  4.438 254.04     ****WINNER****  0.034  4.312 283.85
 Prior rounds:
E3    (M Troxel    ) 0.065  4.256 290.94      (T Wilkerson ) 0.088  4.358 273.83
E2    (C Pedregon  ) 0.110  4.176 292.58      (M Neff      ) 0.084  4.193 288.03
E1    (A Force     ) 0.112  4.160 295.21      (F Hawley    ) 0.095  4.894 249.07
 Qualified:            #10  4.139 296.44                        #5  4.114 297.48
4:45 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 89 degrees, relative humidity 30 percent, barometer 29.16 inches, adjusted altitude 3,393 feet, track temperature 124 degrees.

Beckman is going to his third straight final round and has managed to move himself from 9th in the countdown points to #6 before the day was over. In 57 events Beckman has reached the finals nine times and has won five times. Hight rolled it in really deep on his last lurch forward. No red and away they went. Beckman had a lead at 330ft but he began to spin the tires and fell back. Hight took the lead and held on for the win even though he was hazing the tires at the top end. Congratulations to the entire JFR operation for a great weekend. Congratulations to the DSR/Beckman team as well for a great Indy that fell just one round short.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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