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Sun, 17 Mar 2013, 13:47 PM

Top Fuel Round 2 Eliminations
By Rick Green





GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Top Fuel at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 44th annual Amalie Oil NHRA Gatornationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   99 Khalid alBalooshi                     255 Clay Millican                
E2                   0.084  3.835 321.88     ****WINNER****  0.044  3.835 321.42
 Prior rounds:
E1    (T Schumacher) 0.079  4.147 260.16      (B Force     ) 0.102  3.809 320.58
 Qualified:            #12  3.862 321.04                        #4  3.812 323.27
Millican is 3 - 0 against alBalooshi in prior events. Millican with the starting line advantage and the hole shot win as they run identical E.T.s

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    5 Brandon Bernstein                      22 Doug Kalitta                 
E2                   0.069  3.813 322.58     ****WINNER****  0.074  3.791 319.45
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Vandergrif) 0.043  3.828 322.96      (L Pruett    ) 0.096  3.801 325.53
 Qualified:             #8  3.837 320.74                        #1  3.779 326.32
Kalitta is 20 - 18 against Bernstein in prior events. Bernstein with the starting line advantage, but Kalitta had made up the difference by the time they went by the Christmas tree and held on for the win by 0.0177 seconds (approximately 8 feet). Kalitta will have lane choice over Millican in the semifinal.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    3 Spencer Massey                          4 Shawn Langdon                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.059  3.802 323.27                     0.041  4.149 259.56
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Grubnic   ) 0.051  3.797 323.04      (S Frigo     ) 0.056  3.798 320.28
 Qualified:             #6  3.821 322.65                        #3  3.802 324.59
Massey is 10 - 0 against Langdon in prior events. Langdon with the starting line advantage until around 400 feet when Massey drove around him. Langdon then started hazing the tires around 700 feet. Massey with the second quickest pass of the round for the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  475 Steve Torrence                          1 Antron Brown                 
E2                   0.080  3.793 326.08     ****WINNER****  0.048  3.771 326.48
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Lucas     ) 0.041  3.769 326.63      (L Dixon     ) 0.046  3.782 321.81
 Qualified:            #10  3.842 319.75                        #2  3.787 324.20
Brown is 11 - 0 against Torrence in prior events. Brown with the starting line advantage and never trailed as Brown takes the win with the quickest pass of the round. He will have lane choice over Massey in the semifinal. Torrence with another great pass, the third quickest pass of the round in a losing effort.Steve Torrence's incremental times: 60ft-0.847 sec., 330ft-2.147, 660ft-3.045/282.07 mph.
Antron Brown's incremental times: 60ft-0.843 sec., 330ft-2.131, 660ft-3.026/283.55 mph.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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