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Mon, 08 Oct 2012, 12:23 PM

Top Fuel Round 3 Eliminations
By Rick Green





MOHNTON, Pa. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Top Fuel at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, 28th annual Auto-Plus NHRA Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    3 Antron Brown                            6 Brandon Bernstein            
E3   ****WINNER****  0.046  3.701 328.78                     0.070  3.740 326.08
 Prior rounds:
E2    (M Lucas     ) 0.063  3.722 325.69      (T Schumacher) 0.065  3.736 330.31
E1    (S Torrence  ) 0.063  3.745 327.66      (L Dixon     ) 0.065  3.749 327.11
 Qualified:             #7  3.758 325.14                        #6  3.758 326.48
Weather conditions: air temperature 55 degrees, relative humidity 57 percent, barometer 29.68 inches, adjusted altitude 440 feet, track temperature 57 degrees.

Brown is 12 - 10 against Bernstein in prior events. Brown with the starting line advantage and never trailed as he runs the quickest pass in the history of Top Fuel for the win. Brown already had a back up so Brown gets the National E.T. record back. Brown with his career quickest and fastest pass...Antron Brown's incremental times: 60ft-0.832 sec., 330ft-2.100, 660ft-2.967/290.44 mph.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    9 Shawn Langdon                          99 Khalid alBalooshi            
E3                   0.056 10.942  75.34     ****WINNER****  0.081  3.735 327.43
 Prior rounds:
E2    (D Kalitta   ) 0.048  3.712 334.15      (I Maier     ) 0.102  3.966 328.46
E1    (B Vandergrif) 0.054  3.741 324.51      (S Massey    ) 0.077  3.754 322.81
 Qualified:             #5  3.753 326.32                        #9  3.776 327.03
Langdon is 1 - 0 against alBalooshi in prior events. Langdon is out of the gate first and then is up in smoke and alBalooshi takes the win and goes to his first final round. alBalooshi with his career quickest E.T. in the win. Khalid alBalooshi's incremental times: 60ft-0.835 sec., 330ft-2.117, 660ft-2.997/288.95 mph. alBalooshi will give up lane choice to Brown in the final.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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