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Sun, 28 Oct 2012, 20:17 PM

Top Fuel Final, Round 4 Eliminations
By Rick Green





LAS VEGAS - Results of final, round 4 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
    5 Tony Schumacher                        12 Bob Vandergriff              
E4                   0.048  5.543 124.25     ****WINNER****  0.064  3.832 324.75
 Prior rounds:
E3    (K alBalooshi) 0.048  3.773 326.24      (D Kalitta   ) 0.076  3.841 322.19
E2    (S Torrence  ) 0.057  3.847 324.67      (S Massey    ) 0.054  3.851 321.42
E1    (T McMillen  ) 0.087  3.788 326.32      (D Grubnic   ) 0.068  3.971 258.67
 Qualified:             #1  3.773 323.66                        #7  3.810 323.97
Weather conditions: air temperature 81 degrees, relative humidity 20 percent, barometer 27.85 inches, adjusted altitude 4,227 feet, track temperature 92 degrees.

Schumacher is 21 - 7 against Vandergriff in prior events and Schumacher is 4 - 0 against Vandergriff in prior final rounds. Schumacher with the starting line advantage, but then is up in smoke early and Vandergriff is straight down the groove for the win. Vandergriff with his quickest pass of the day to get his second National event win. Vandergriff as he did when he won last year in Dallas he is running back down the track to the starting line from the finish line.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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