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Sun, 28 Oct 2012, 18:39 PM

Top Fuel Round 3 Eliminations
By Rick Green





LAS VEGAS - Results of round 3 eliminations in Top Fuel 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
   12 Bob Vandergriff                        22 Doug Kalitta                 
E3   ****WINNER****  0.076  3.841 322.19                     0.067  3.854 324.75
 Prior rounds:
E2    (S Massey    ) 0.054  3.851 321.42      (S Langdon   ) 0.070  4.139 264.70
E1    (D Grubnic   ) 0.068  3.971 258.67      (C McClenatha) 0.073  3.822 326.32
 Qualified:             #7  3.810 323.97                        #3  3.798 327.11
Weather conditions: air temperature 85 degrees, relative humidity 19 percent, barometer 27.86 inches, adjusted altitude 4,445 feet, track temperature 96 degrees.

Kalitta is 13 - 11 against Vandergriff in prior events. Kalitta with the starting line advantage, but Vandergriff has the lead by 100 feet and hold on for the win. Bob Vandergriff's MOV: 0.0044 seconds (approximately 2 feet).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    5 Tony Schumacher                        99 Khalid alBalooshi            
E3   ****WINNER****  0.048  3.773 326.24                     0.081  3.842 324.05
 Prior rounds:
E2    (S Torrence  ) 0.057  3.847 324.67      (J Todd      ) 0.077  3.816 312.93
E1    (T McMillen  ) 0.087  3.788 326.32      (A Brown     ) 0.102  4.470 241.07
 Qualified:             #1  3.773 323.66                        #4  3.804 325.69
Schumacher and alBalooshi have each won 1 times against the other in prior events. Schumacher with the starting line advantage and then runs low E.T. of the event and takes the win. Schumacher will have lane choice over Vandergriff in the final. Tony Schumacher's incremental times: 60ft-0.845 sec., 330ft-2.140, 660ft-3.034/285.71 mph.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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