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Sun, 14 Sep 2008, 04:08 PM

Top Fuel Round 3 Eliminations
By Rick Green





CONCORD, N.C. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Top Fuel at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, Inaugural NHRA Carolinas Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   48 Hillary Will                            1 Tony Schumacher              
E3                   0.077  9.666  77.39     ****WINNER****  0.067  3.909 307.72
 Prior rounds:
E2    (D Herbert   ) 0.072  3.944 311.20      (L Dixon     ) 0.043  3.915 308.71
E1    (B Vandergrif) 0.097  3.945 310.55      (D Grubnic   ) 0.067  3.873 315.93
 Qualified:             #4  3.869 315.12                        #9  3.879 306.19
Weather conditions: air temperature 90 degrees, relative humidity 48 percent, barometer 29.20 inches, adjusted altitude 3,709 feet, track temperature 119 degrees.

Schumacher is 7 - 0 against Will in prior events. Schumacher is out of the gate first and never looked back for his 27th straight round win. Will was up in smoke as soon as she hit the throttle. She will leave here fifth in the points.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  123 Antron Brown                          796 Cory McClenathan             
E3   ****WINNER****  0.062  4.243 247.43                     0.097  4.258 246.03
 Prior rounds:
E2    (R Fuller    ) 0.071  4.071 274.00      (J Todd      ) 0.072  3.882 314.53
E1    (T Buff      ) 0.053  3.915 302.28      (C Millican  ) 0.096  3.877 314.24
 Qualified:             #3  3.865 311.20                        #2  3.863 312.13
Brown is 4 - 2 against McClenathan in prior events. Brown with the starting line advantage and they then both start to lose traction and they both pedal it. Both of their engines are eating themselves up as they crass the finish line with Brown taking the win light. Brown will give lane choice to Schumacher in the final. Apparently Brown lost an engine as we have a lot of oil in his lane, so he is using up his freebie.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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