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Sun, 14 Sep 2008, 05:52 PM

Top Fuel Final, Round 4 Eliminations
By Rick Green





CONCORD, N.C. - Results of final, round 4 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
  123 Antron Brown                            1 Tony Schumacher              
E4                   0.053  3.923 309.42     ****WINNER****  0.048  3.882 317.64
 Prior rounds:
E3    (C McClenatha) 0.062  4.243 247.43      (H Will      ) 0.067  3.909 307.72
E2    (R Fuller    ) 0.071  4.071 274.00      (L Dixon     ) 0.043  3.915 308.71
E1    (T Buff      ) 0.053  3.915 302.28      (D Grubnic   ) 0.067  3.873 315.93
 Qualified:             #3  3.865 311.20                        #9  3.879 306.19
Weather conditions: air temperature 88 degrees, relative humidity 50 percent, barometer 29.17 inches, adjusted altitude 3,689 feet, track temperature 120 degrees.

Schumacher is 4 - 1 against Brown in prior events and each has won one time against the other in final rounds. Schumacher is out of the gate first, but Brown had the lead has they went by the Christmas Tree, but after that it was all Schumacher for the win by 0.0465 seconds (approximately 21 feet). Tony Schumacher's incremental times: 60ft-0.883 sec., 330ft-2.201, 660ft-3.117/277.83mph. This is his 53rd National event and he now has the most National event wins in the Top Fuel category. He has won seven events in a row and 28 consecutive rounds, which are both records. He has won 12 race this year, which is a record for wins in one season in Top Fuel, in 14 final rounds this year, which ties Dixon's record for most Top Fuel final rounds.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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