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Sun, 28 Oct 2012, 19:51 PM

Top Alcohol Funny Car Final, Round 4 Eliminations
By Rick Green

LAS VEGAS - Results of final, round 4 eliminations in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, 12th annual Big O Tires NHRA Nationals:

  584 Annie Whiteley                          2 Tony Bartone                 
E4                   0.063  5.576 259.26     ****WINNER****  0.081  5.546 261.78
 Prior rounds:
E3    (J Payne     ) 0.047  5.608 259.56      (S Westerfiel) 0.082  5.625 259.61
E2    (J Lombardo  ) 0.081  5.585 258.96      (M Woznichak ) 0.108  5.593 260.61
E1    (C McLaws    ) 0.032  5.839 250.00      (K Hool      ) 0.068  5.538 263.51
 Qualified:             #2  5.571 259.36                        #1  5.570 262.39
Weather conditions: air temperature 81 degrees, relative humidity 20 percent, barometer 27.85 inches, adjusted altitude 4,227 feet, track temperature 92 degrees.

This is the first time Whiteley and Bartone have faced each other in eliminations. This is the 167th different driver Bartone has faced in his career. Whiteley with the starting line advantage and the lead until around 900 feet when Bartone chased him down and took the win. Tony Bartone's MOV: 0.0123 seconds (approximately 5 feet). This is Bartone's 39th National event win.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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