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Sun, 21 Oct 2012, 20:24 PM

Nostalgia Top Fuel Final, Round 4 Eliminations
By David Gerard





BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Results of final, round 4 eliminations in Nostalgia Top Fuel at the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series, California Hot Rod Reunion XXI:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  766 Adam Sorokin                          772 Rick Williamson              
E4                   0.071  6.020 167.82     ****WINNER****  0.106  5.809 235.23
 Prior rounds:
E3    (P Romine    ) 0.085  6.483 135.20      (T Bartone   ) 0.016  7.022 133.32
E2    (R White     ) 0.042  5.697 244.03                     0.155  5.716 259.26
E1    (T Cox       ) 0.050  5.867 227.96      (D Horan     ) 0.235  7.001 141.89
 Qualified:             #8  5.906 202.88                        #1  5.750 261.02
5:15 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 84 degrees, relative humidity 28 percent, barometer 29.18 inches, adjusted altitude 2,724 feet.

Sorokin gets a big head start at the green and starts to pull steadily ahead going down the track. Right after the 1000 foot lights, the little Chevy starts to fail and Williamson is just able to storm on by for the win. There is a big blower BANG from his car right in the lights and a wall of smoke from the engine. Lots of oil after the finish line. Exciting finish!

Rick Williamson's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.099), 330 ft(-0.158), 660ft(-0.176), 1,000ft(-0.106). MOV: 0.1766 seconds (approximately 43 feet).

Adam Sorokin's incremental times: 60ft-1.021 sec., 330ft-2.570, 660ft-3.764/208.71 mph, 1,000ft-4.841.
Rick Williamson's incremental times: 60ft-1.085 sec., 330ft-2.693, 660ft-3.905/207.46 mph, 1,000ft-4.912.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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