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Sun, 17 Feb 2013, 19:50 PM

Top Fuel Round 3 Eliminations
By Rick Green





POMONA, Calif. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Top Fuel at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 53rd annual O'Reilly NHRA Winternationals presented by Super Start Batteries:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    1 Antron Brown                            2 Tony Schumacher              
E3                         No Time           ****WINNER****  0.085  6.465  96.17
 Prior rounds:
E2    (D Grubnic   ) 0.046  3.848 308.64      (S Torrence  ) 0.044  3.756 322.19
E1    (L Dixon     ) 0.055  3.855 293.60      (S Frigo     ) 0.069  3.756 326.40
 Qualified:             #4  3.768 328.14                        #1  3.753 324.05
Weather conditions: air temperature 66 degrees, relative humidity 46 percent, barometer 28.80 inches, adjusted altitude 2,227 feet, track temperature 78 degrees.

Brown not be able to make it back after that horrific crash from the previous round. Schumacher is up in smoke by 250 feet and clicked it off to coast into the final.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   99 Khalid alBalooshi                       4 Shawn Langdon                
E3                   0.050  4.326 195.25     ****WINNER****  0.045  3.749 324.67
 Prior rounds:
E2    (D Kalitta   ) 0.063  3.782 320.66      (B Bernstein ) 0.052  3.738 327.43
E1    (B Vandergrif) 0.079  3.769 326.40      (C Millican  ) 0.043  3.803 294.37
 Qualified:             #6  3.777 325.61                        #7  3.784 326.56
alBalooshi and Langdon have each won 1 times against the other in prior events. Langdon with a slight starting line advantage and never trailed for the win. alBalooshi started to drift out of the groove and drop some cylinders to end his day. Langdon will have lane choice over Schumacher in the final.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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