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Sun, 14 Nov 2010, 07:10 PM

Funny Car Round 3 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





POMONA, Calif. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Funny Car 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
  170 Jeff Arend                              8 Bob Tasca III                
E3   ****WINNER****  0.048  4.183 299.20                     0.064  4.186 299.46
 Prior rounds:
E2    (A Force Hood) 0.077  4.186 299.13      (T Pedregon  ) 0.051  4.189 301.60
E1    (P Lee       ) 0.166  4.292 284.45      (M Hagan     ) 0.065  4.148 303.57
 Qualified:             #9  4.153 294.88                       #13  4.190 290.38
3:58 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.

Tasca III is 2 - 0 against Arend in prior events, they have never faced each other in the semifinals before today.

Arend left first, then the two ran almost the same elapsed time to give the crowd a good show and put a smile on Connie Kalitta's face. Jeff Arend's incremental margins: 60ft(0.035), 330 ft(0.048), 660ft(0.028). MOV: 0.0196 seconds (approximately 9 feet).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  507 Melanie Troxel                          9 John Force                   
E3                   0.085  7.096 122.58     ****WINNER****  0.051  4.138 306.12
 Prior rounds:
E2    (D Worsham   ) 0.094  4.307 240.38      (B Bode      ) 0.093  4.162 304.60
E1    (R Hight     ) 0.100  4.260 287.66      (G Densham   ) 0.092  4.116 307.23
 Qualified:            #14  4.239 289.14                        #2  4.077 305.70
Force is 3 - 0 against Troxel in prior events and, like the first pair, they have never met in the semifinals before today.

Troxel was up in smoke almost immediately and Force ran low ET of the round to earn lane choice against Arend in the final round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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