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Sun, 14 Nov 2010, 07:04 PM

Top Fuel Round 3 Eliminations
By David Gerard





POMONA, Calif. - Results of round 3 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
  333 Shawn Langdon                           2 Larry Dixon                  
E3   ****WINNER****  0.050  3.860 312.64                     0.067  3.856 319.98
 Prior rounds:
E2    (D Kalitta   ) 0.058  3.901 311.77      (B Bernstein ) 0.044  3.881 306.81
E1    (R August Jr ) 0.047  3.903 312.06      (M Strasburg ) 0.068  3.854 318.92
 Qualified:             #6  3.849 316.01                        #2 3.813 318.39
3:56 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 78 degrees, relative humidity 24 percent, barometer 28.85 inches, adjusted altitude 2,849 feet, track temperature 91 degrees.

Dixon is 6 - 3 against Langdon in prior events and 4-0 in round three.

Langdon does what he does best and takes an early lead with a better RT. He keeps pace with Dixon and ensures the close win on a hole shoot.

Shawn Langdon's incremental margins: 60ft(0.023), 330 ft(0.027), 660ft(0.028). MOV: 0.0133 seconds (approximately 6 feet).

Shawn Langdon's incremental times: 60ft-0.844 sec., 330ft-2.166, 660ft-3.086/275.11 mph.
Larry Dixon's incremental times: 60ft-0.850 sec., 330ft-2.176, 660ft-3.097/277.72 mph.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    3 Antron Brown                           34 Morgan Lucas                 
E3   ****WINNER****  0.040  3.863 317.19                    -0.013  5.435 139.13
 Prior rounds:
E2    (T Schumacher) 0.050  3.858 318.84      (C McClenatha) 0.073  4.003 299.93
E1    (S Torrence  ) 0.049  3.851 318.47      (B Vandergrif) 0.038  3.873 316.23
 Qualified:             #8  3.858 317.49                        #4  3.829 317.49
Brown is 7 - 1 against Lucas in prior events and the defending event champion. There is a chance of an all Team Lucas final round.

Nope! Lucas goes red by -0.013 and gives the easy win to Brown.

Brown runs another three eighty on a clean pass, but Langdon gets lane choice by 0.003 seconds.

Antron Brown's incremental times: 60ft-0.850 sec., 330ft-2.182, 660ft-3.099/277.54 mph.

4:01 p.m.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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