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Sun, 28 Sep 2008, 03:50 PM

Top Fuel Round 3 Eliminations
By Rick Green





MILLINGTON, Tenn. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Top Fuel at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 21st annual O'Reilly Mid-South Nationals presented by Pennzoil:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    1 Tony Schumacher                        48 Hillary Will                 
E3   ****WINNER****  0.073  4.225 243.85                     0.099  4.476 220.30
 Prior rounds:
E2    (D Kalitta   ) 0.059  3.889 310.55      (C McClenatha) 0.094  3.929 301.81
E1    (R Fuller    ) 0.060  3.880 310.63      (M Lucas     ) 0.088  3.892 306.81
 Qualified:             #6  3.859 305.29                        #2  3.826 313.66
Weather conditions: air temperature 86 degrees, relative humidity 38 percent, barometer 29.76 inches, adjusted altitude 2,601 feet, track temperature 118 degrees.

Schumacher is 8 - 0 against Will in prior events. Schumacher with the starting line advantage and then Will started to smoke the tires. Schumacher started to haze the tires and he recovered first to move into another final.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    3 Brandon Bernstein                       6 Doug Herbert                 
E3                   0.095  3.895 304.05     ****WINNER****  0.077  3.908 303.09
 Prior rounds:
E2    (L Dixon     ) 0.090  3.880 297.09      (J Todd      ) 0.096  3.954 299.73
E1    (P Dakin     ) 0.123  3.884 308.78      (C Millican  ) 0.077  3.912 301.54
 Qualified:             #1  3.825 313.88                        #5  3.853 311.49
Bernstein is 14 - 4 against Herbert in prior events and Bernstein holds a 3 - 1 advantage in semifinal meetings. Herbert with the starting line advantage and the power to hold on for the hole shot win. Doug Herbert's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.002), 330 ft(0.004), 660ft(0.009), 1,000ft(0.018). MOV: 0.0055 seconds (approximately 2 feet). Herbert will have lane choice over Schumacher in the final.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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