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Sun, 28 Oct 2012, 18:17 PM

Top Alcohol Funny Car Round 3 Eliminations
By Rick Green





LAS VEGAS - Results of round 3 eliminations in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, 12th annual Big O Tires NHRA Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    2 Tony Bartone                          744 Shane Westerfield            
E3   ****WINNER****  0.082  5.625 259.61                     0.040  5.712 253.09
 Prior rounds:
E2    (M Woznichak ) 0.108  5.593 260.61      (C Thompson  ) 0.054  5.678 253.52
E1    (K Hool      ) 0.068  5.538 263.51      (J Evanchuk  ) 0.054  5.737 253.85
 Qualified:             #1  5.570 262.39                        #5  5.625 256.06
Weather conditions: air temperature 83 degrees, relative humidity 20 percent, barometer 27.87 inches, adjusted altitude 4,341 feet, track temperature 103 degrees.

This is a rematch of last year's final here. Westerfield with the starting line advantage, but Bartone chases him down by half track and takes the win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  584 Annie Whiteley                          3 Jay Payne                    
E3   ****WINNER****  0.047  5.608 259.56                     0.088  5.654 258.37
 Prior rounds:
E2    (J Lombardo  ) 0.081  5.585 258.96      (S Gasparrell) 0.055  5.621 257.68
E1    (C McLaws    ) 0.032  5.839 250.00      (S Bellemeur ) 0.103  5.561 260.26
 Qualified:             #2  5.571 259.36                        #3  5.590 259.06
Payne is 1 - 0 against Whiteley in prior events. Whiteley is out of the gate first and never trailed for the win. She will get lane choice over Bartone in the final.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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