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Sun, 21 Sep 2008, 06:50 PM

Top Fuel Final, Round 4 Eliminations
By Rick Green

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

    1 Tony Schumacher                         7 J.R. Todd                    
E4                   0.084  3.910 310.63     ****WINNER****  0.068  3.912 309.84
 Prior rounds:
E3    (C McClenatha) 0.091  4.025 273.66      (B Bernstein ) 0.082  4.532 235.39
E2    (L Dixon     ) 0.071  3.914 310.34      (H Will      ) 0.080  3.934 305.22
E1    (R Fuller    ) 0.054  3.898 312.57      (S Massey    ) 0.078  3.911 310.13
 Qualified:             #8  3.880 310.98                        #6  3.874 307.72
Weather conditions: air temperature 95 degrees, relative humidity 36 percent, barometer 29.49 inches, adjusted altitude 3,603 feet, track temperature 124 degrees.

Schumacher is 9 - 4 against Todd in prior events and Todd is 2 - 1 against Schumacher in prior final rounds. Todd with the starting line advantage, and the power to hold on for the hole shot win. J.R. Todd's MOV: 0.0149 seconds (approximately 7 feet). Todd ends Schumacher round win streak at 31. This is only Schumacher's 12th hole shot lost in his career and the second one to Todd. Todd with his first National event win since joining Morgan Lucas Racing.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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