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Sun, 06 May 2012, 14:46 PM

Funny Car Round 3 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





COMMERCE, Ga. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Funny Car at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, 32nd annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    8 Jeff Arend                             28 Ron Capps                    
E3                   0.100  6.201 113.28     ****WINNER****  0.075  4.164 304.05
 Prior rounds:
E2    (J Gray      ) 0.073  4.188 301.33      (M Hagan     ) 0.073  4.165 303.57
E1    (T Pedregon  ) 0.100  4.197 302.21      (D Wilkerson ) 0.084  4.148 305.77
 Qualified:            #11  4.183 301.40                        #2  4.114 309.27
2:39 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 87 degrees, relative humidity 46 percent, barometer 29.19 inches, adjusted altitude 3,468 feet, track temperature 133 degrees.

Capps is 8 - 5 against Arend in prior events.Arend gets about 200 feet out and goes up in smoke. Capps makes another flawless pass right down the groove to take the win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  388 Jim Head                                4 Robert Hight                 
E3                   0.085  4.852 190.59     ****WINNER****  0.083  4.194 296.57
 Prior rounds:
E2    (C Pedregon  ) 0.089  4.250 302.69      (C Force     ) 0.094  4.165 304.87
E1    (T Wilkerson ) 0.074  4.707 252.05      (B Bode      ) 0.081  4.169 301.27
 Qualified:            #12  4.187 295.72                        #1  4.104 308.35
Head gets about 300 feet out, strikes the tires, then gives up on the run. Hight put a hole out early in the run but still makes a decent pass to take the win. Capps will have lane choice over Hight in the final round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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