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Sun, 14 Sep 2008, 04:22 PM

Funny Car Round 3 Eliminations
By Jason Murray





CONCORD, N.C. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Funny Car 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
    2 Robert Hight                            5 Jack Beckman                 
E3                   0.086  4.104 304.60     ****WINNER****  0.002  4.150 301.81
 Prior rounds:
E2    (R Capps     ) 0.082  4.241 286.74      (D Worsham   ) 0.040  4.155 298.87
E1    (J Arend     ) 0.077  4.142 301.81      (J Head      ) 0.116  4.110 304.67
 Qualified:             #2  4.072 300.33                       #11  4.118 300.86
Weather conditions: air temperature 90 degrees, relative humidity 48 percent, barometer 29.20 inches, adjusted altitude 3,709 feet, track temperature 119 degrees.

4:11 p.m. Beckman comes in with lane choice and he puts his car in the right lane. This is a rematch of the Indy final. Beckman goes almost perfect on the tree and he puts a huge hole shot on Hight. Hight goes low ET of eliminations and he will go home. Beckman will be going to his 4th final round in a row. Jack Beckman's MOV: 0.0389 seconds (approximately 17 feet).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    1 Tony Pedregon                          71 Cruz Pedregon                
E3                   0.022  4.893 170.08     ****WINNER****  0.030  4.186 301.81
 Prior rounds:
E2    (M Neff      ) 0.061  4.350 243.28      (A Force     ) 0.044  4.153 301.07
E1    (F Hawley    ) 0.034  4.173 301.07      (B Tasca III ) 0.087  4.116 305.70
 Qualified:            #16  4.134 299.40                        #5  4.087 303.43
It's brother vs brother Tony is 21 - 10 against Cruz in prior events. They both have great lights but Cruz gets out on Tony, and Tony's car starts to shake and starts to haze the tires and he lifts, from there Cruz just drives away. Cruz will face off with Beckman trying to win his first race of the year.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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