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Mon, 08 Oct 2012, 12:29 PM

Funny Car Round 3 Eliminations
By Jim Samuel





MOHNTON, Pa. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Funny Car 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
   31 Johnny Gray                             2 Jack Beckman                 
E3   ****WINNER****  0.069  4.026 319.45                     0.086  4.025 318.02
 Prior rounds:
E2    (M Hagan     ) 0.093  4.066 314.09      (R Capps     ) 0.071  4.042 316.08
E1    (B Tasca III ) 0.078  4.138 285.83      (M Smith     ) 0.115  3.986 318.54
 Qualified:             #4  4.028 318.99                        #1  3.989 320.58
12:16 p.m. - Weather conditions: air temperature 55 degrees, relative humidity 57 percent, barometer 29.68 inches, adjusted altitude 440 feet, track temperature 57 degrees.

Beckman was late getting to the staging lanes and appeared to have problems getting the car started. By the time he started his burnout, Gray was already backed up past the starting line. This was a quick and fast run by both drivers, with Gray winning by a holeshot and having his career best speed in the process. Gray will move on to the final round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    9 John Force                              5 Mike Neff                    
E3                   0.161  8.355  83.33     ****WINNER****  0.128  4.031 316.45
 Prior rounds:
E2    (T Lesenko   ) 0.088  4.138 313.22      (J Head      ) 0.083  4.024 315.71
E1    (R Hight     ) 0.091  4.081 310.41      (T Pedregon  ) 0.107  4.032 316.82
 Qualified:             #7  4.038 315.19                        #3  4.017 318.84
Force had a slow start and never got up to speed. Neff was slow coming off the starting line, but had a strong run down the track to take the win. He gave up lane choice to Gray in the final round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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