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Sun, 28 Oct 2012, 18:41 PM

Funny Car Round 3 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





LAS VEGAS - Results of round 3 eliminations in 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 Jack Beckman                          746 Courtney Force               
E3   ****WINNER****  0.081  7.278  91.44                    -0.006  4.119 312.93
 Prior rounds:
E2    (M Neff      ) 0.088  4.174 300.26      (P Lee       ) 0.048  4.128 312.42
E1    (J Force     ) 0.090  4.115 308.21      (J Head      ) 0.091  4.139 309.42
 Qualified:             #7  4.091 309.06                        #6  4.091 313.51
3:33 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 85 degrees, relative humidity 19 percent, barometer 27.86 inches, adjusted altitude 4,445 feet, track temperature 96 degrees.

Beckman and Force have each won 1 times against the other in prior events.

Beckman dodges a bullet here, going up in smoke quickly, then giving up on the run, but Force just misses the tree and hands him the win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   31 Johnny Gray                            28 Ron Capps                    
E3                   0.084  6.256 103.94     ****WINNER****  0.087  4.086 311.92
 Prior rounds:
E2    (M Hagan     ) 0.108  4.213 299.46      (C Pedregon  ) 0.069  4.095 312.28
E1    (T Wilkerson ) 0.078  4.110 304.74      (T Pedregon  ) 0.083  4.105 310.77
 Qualified:             #5  4.089 313.22                        #8  4.098 308.78
Gray starts moving around early, gets about 300 feet out and goes up in smoke. Capps goes right down the groove with an impressive pass and will have lane choice over Beckman in the final round.

Capps is in second place behind Beckman in the points by just 24 points.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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