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Sun, 14 Nov 2010, 05:02 PM

Top Fuel Round 2 Eliminations
By David Gerard





POMONA, Calif. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Top Fuel at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, 46th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   22 Doug Kalitta                          333 Shawn Langdon                
E2                   0.059  9.354  76.10     ****WINNER****  0.058  3.901 311.77
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Grubnic   )       No Time            (R August Jr ) 0.047  3.903 312.06
 Qualified:             #3  3.822 319.90                        #6  3.849 316.01
1:37 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 76 degrees, relative humidity 25 percent, barometer 28.88 inches, adjusted altitude 2,705 feet, track temperature 103 degrees.

Langdon is 4 - 3 against Kalitta in prior events and have never met in round two.

Kalitta strikes the tires at the green and slows. Langdon picks up 0.002 ET from round one for the easy win.

Shawn Langdon's incremental times: 60ft-0.849 sec., 330ft-2.183, 660ft-3.122/271.46 mph.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   34 Morgan Lucas                            4 Cory McClenathan             
E2   ****WINNER****  0.073  4.003 299.93                     0.081 No Time      
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Vandergrif) 0.038  3.873 316.23      (T Zizzo     ) 0.042  3.866 313.44
 Qualified:             #4  3.829 317.49                        #5  3.848 318.32
McClenathan is 14 - 6 against Lucas in prior events. 2-0 in round two.

Team Lucas goes on and Team DSR goes home.

Lucas leaves first and then gets passed by Cory Mc before sixty feet. The Fram car leads to past the 330 lights and then the engine went south and oiled the track. He ran a 4.792 ET at 138.87, but that will get zeroed.

Morgan Lucas' incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.029), 330 ft(-0.049), 660ft(0.144). MOV: 0.7971 seconds (more than 100 feet).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    5 Brandon Bernstein                       2 Larry Dixon                  
E2                   0.069  3.893 311.99     ****WINNER****  0.044  3.881 306.81
 Prior rounds:
E1    (T McMillen  ) 0.094  4.287 238.85      (M Strasburg ) 0.068  3.854 318.92
 Qualified:             #7  3.851 307.79                        #2  3.813 318.39
Bernstein is 18 - 17 against Dixon in prior events, but they are 10-9 in round two.

Great side by side pass from start to finish and our new Champ goes on to round three. He gets away first with a strong 0.848 sixty foot time and is never headed down the tract for a seventeen foot win.

Dixon keeps lane choice over Langdon in the next round.

Larry Dixon's incremental margins: 60ft(0.028), 330 ft(0.037), 660ft(0.040). MOV: 0.0373 seconds (approximately 17 feet).

Brandon Bernstein's incremental times: 60ft-0.851 sec., 330ft-2.185, 660ft-3.116/275.51 mph.
Larry Dixon's incremental times: 60ft-0.848 sec., 330ft-2.173, 660ft-3.101/274.05 mph.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    3 Antron Brown                            1 Tony Schumacher              
E2   ****WINNER****  0.050  3.858 318.84                     0.053  3.878 303.09
 Prior rounds:
E1    (S Torrence  ) 0.049  3.851 318.47      (D Lagana    ) 0.077  3.838 320.13
 Qualified:             #8  3.858 317.49                        #1  3.794 322.88
Schumacher is 10 - 9 against Brown in prior events and is 7-4 in the second round.

Brown's end of year performance is best and he gets a small 0.003 lead at the green. They stay within a couple of thousands all the way to the finish line, Giving up the lead twice. Schumacher just can't quite catch him at the top end. What a great race!

Brown will have lane choice over Lucas later today.

Antron Brown's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(0.005), 330 ft(-0.004), 660ft(-0.002). MOV: 0.0231 seconds (approximately 10 feet).

Antron Brown's incremental times: 60ft-0.842 sec., 330ft-2.181, 660ft-3.098/278.35 mph.
Tony Schumacher's incremental times: 60ft-0.844 sec., 330ft-2.174, 660ft-3.093/277.37 mph.

1:55 p.m.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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