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Sun, 28 Oct 2012, 20:09 PM

Funny Car Final, Round 4 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





LAS VEGAS - Results of final, round 4 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                           28 Ron Capps                    
E4                   0.087  8.455  74.33     ****WINNER****  0.067  4.070 315.12
 Prior rounds:
E3    (C Force     ) 0.081  7.278  91.44      (J Gray      ) 0.087  4.086 311.92
E2    (M Neff      ) 0.088  4.174 300.26      (C Pedregon  ) 0.069  4.095 312.28
E1    (J Force     ) 0.090  4.115 308.21      (T Pedregon  ) 0.083  4.105 310.77
 Qualified:             #7  4.091 309.06                        #8  4.098 308.78
5:02 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 81 degrees, relative humidity 20 percent, barometer 27.85 inches, adjusted altitude 4,227 feet, track temperature 92 degrees.

Capps is 15 - 10 against Beckman in prior events and Beckman is 2 - 1 against Capps in prior final rounds.

Beckman and Capps are 1-2 in the championship race, Beckman with a 24 point lead.

Beckman leaves the line, goes up in smoke about 100 feet out, pedals once and gives up on the run. Capps goes right down the groove with the second quickest pass of the day to take the win.

Capps has now won 38 races, five this year.

Capps trails Beckman by just four points going into the final race.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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