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Sun, 10 Mar 2013, 18:03 PM

Nostalgia Top Fuel Round 2 Eliminations
By David Gerard





BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Nostalgia Top Fuel at the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series 2013, 55th Annual March Meet:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 7131 Rick White                            701 Rick McGee                   
E2   ****WINNER****  0.139  5.675 258.57                     0.086  5.766 214.93
 Prior rounds:
E1    (H Haight    ) 0.201  5.651 258.12      (L Gotelli Jr) 0.150  5.745 228.00
 Qualified:             #3  5.738 258.42                        #4  5.846 236.13
2:48 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 72 degrees, relative humidity 35 percent, barometer 29.58 inches, adjusted altitude 1,449 feet, track temperature 109 degrees.

White gets off the line first and is pulling steadily ahead all the way down the track until right after the 1000 foot lights. There is smoke at that point and White just gets on by in the lights for the win.

Rick White's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.029), 330 ft(-0.048), 660ft(-0.061), 1,000ft(-0.069). MOV: 0.0387 seconds (approximately 12 feet).

Rick White's incremental times: 60ft-1.025 sec., 330ft-2.602, 660ft-3.801/208.65 mph, 1,000ft-4.812.
Rick McGee's incremental times: 60ft-1.049 sec., 330ft-2.607, 660ft-3.793/211.20 mph, 1,000ft-4.796.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  380 Jim Young                             774 Jim Murphy                   
E2   ****WINNER****  0.098  5.689 266.11                     0.022  5.802 245.40
 Prior rounds:
E1    (A Sorokin   ) 0.073  5.656 264.44      (B Dunlap    ) 0.089  5.904 215.20
 Qualified:             #1  5.687 245.18                        #7  6.097 184.80
The winner gets a bye run to the final round!

Murphy nails the lights with a stellar 0.022 RT and is pulling away hard, just like the last pair. Once again, the engine gives up with a bang and Young gets on by for the win.

Jim Young's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.051), 330 ft(-0.063), 660ft(-0.049), 1,000ft(-0.017). MOV: 0.0374 seconds (approximately 13 feet).

Jim Young's incremental times: 60ft-1.013 sec., 330ft-2.632, 660ft-3.845/208.33 mph, 1,000ft-4.847.
Jim Murphy's incremental times: 60ft-1.038 sec., 330ft-2.645, 660ft-3.872/203.49 mph, 1,000ft-4.906.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  724 Denver Schutz                         772 Rick Williamson              
E2   ****WINNER****  0.120  5.654 254.86                     0.134  6.402 164.45
 Prior rounds:
E1    (T Bartone   ) 0.097  5.715 246.30      (R August Jr ) 0.036  5.807 227.88
 Qualified:             #2  5.736 255.24                        #5  5.930 213.94
Williamson blew up the engine big time last round.Schutz gets off the line first and pulls steadily ahead, as Williamson slows after the 660 lights. His best run of the weekend for Schutz gets him lane choice next round.

Denver Schutz's incremental margins: 60ft(0.080), 330 ft(0.133), 660ft(0.166), 1,000ft(0.357). MOV: 0.7623 seconds (more than 100 feet).

Denver Schutz's incremental times: 60ft-0.998 sec., 330ft-2.580, 660ft-3.787/208.01 mph, 1,000ft-4.793.
Rick Williamson's incremental times: 60ft-1.064 sec., 330ft-2.699, 660ft-3.939/203.00 mph, 1,000ft-5.136.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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