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Sun, 06 May 2012, 19:37 PM

Nostalgia Funny Car Final, Round 3 Eliminations
By Jason Murray

BOISE, Idaho - Results of final, round 3 eliminations in Nostalgia Funny Car at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northwest Division, 42nd Annual NAPA Auto Parts Ignitor at Firebird Raceway:

  496 John Hale                               1 Jason Rupert                 
E3                   0.155  6.043 233.34     ****WINNER****  0.173  5.782 251.60
 Prior rounds:
E2                   0.279  6.019 245.16      (J Obalek    ) 0.165  5.764 251.60
E1    (K Cruise    ) 0.181  5.942 244.10                     0.150  5.897 228.42
 Qualified:             #2  6.004 246.30                        #1  5.826 250.06
Rupert set both ends of the track record in the last round and that makes him the favorite going into the finals but you can never count out the Hale team.

The world champ takes back to back Ignitor wins as he takes the win and the wally back to Cali.

John Hale's incremental times: 60ft-1.060 sec., 330ft-2.725, 660ft-4.006/193.59 mph, 1,000ft-5.097.
Jason Rupert's incremental times: 60ft-1.015 sec., 330ft-2.607, 660ft-3.835/200.22 mph, 1,000ft-4.890.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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