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Sun, 21 Sep 2008, 06:32 PM

Funny Car Final, Round 4 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





ENNIS, Texas - Results of final, round 4 eliminations in Funny Car at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 23rd annual O'Reilly Super Start Batteries NHRA Fall Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  347 Tim Wilkerson                           1 Tony Pedregon                
E4   ****WINNER****  0.086  4.172 297.55                     0.085  4.206 295.98
 Prior rounds:
E3    (J Force     ) 0.107  4.201 295.79      (J Beckman   ) 0.043  4.276 287.53
E2    (B Tasca III ) 0.093  4.187 296.11      (R Hight     ) 0.058  4.232 293.98
E1    (R Capps     ) 0.132  4.120 298.34      (J Arend     ) 0.086  4.147 296.57
 Qualified:             #6  4.099 299.66                        #8  4.110 300.20
5:21 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 95 degrees, relative humidity 36 percent, barometer 29.49 inches, adjusted altitude 3,603 feet, track temperature 124 degrees.

Pedregon is 19 - 8 against Wilkerson in prior events and Pedregon is 1 - 0 against Wilkerson in prior final rounds.

Pedregon has a nine point lead over Wilkerson in the countdown. Whoever wins this round will leave here with the points lead.

they were dead even out of the gate, then Pedregon starts to pull away. Wilkerson starts to reel him in, driving around him at the 330 foot mark and pulling away for the win. Word from the top end, Wilkerson oiled the track but he has a freebie so it will not cost him any points.

Tim Wilkerson's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.013), 330 ft(0.003), 660ft(0.028). MOV: 0.0333 seconds (approximately 14 feet).

Wilkerson will regain the points lead by eleven over Pedregon.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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