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Sun, 17 Mar 2013, 15:31 PM

Funny Car Round 3 Eliminations
By Michael L. Jex





GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Funny Car 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
    7 Robert Hight                          750 Del Worsham                  
E3                   0.066  7.164  93.97     ****WINNER****  0.161  4.070 309.49
 Prior rounds:
E2    (C Pedregon  )       No Time            (C Force     ) 0.069  4.122 306.53
E1    (T Pedregon  ) 0.088  4.070 313.29      (T Wilkerson ) 0.090  4.689 253.04
 Qualified:             #8  4.117 308.21                        #5  4.105 305.49
Weather conditions: air temperature 74 degrees, relative humidity 39 percent, barometer 29.83 inches, adjusted altitude 1,613 feet, track temperature 92 degrees.

Hight is 12 - 7 against Worsham in prior events. Hight's Mustang lit up the big slicks just past the starting line. Worsham was late off the starting line, but ran his best lap of the weekend.

Team Kalitta has one car in the final, with Doug's Top Fuel coming up in a few minutes.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    6 Johnny Gray                             1 Jack Beckman                 
E3   ****WINNER****  0.098  4.140 302.89                     0.083  4.390 290.32
 Prior rounds:
E2    (A DeJoria   ) 0.069  4.080 312.28      (M Hagan     ) 0.101  4.094 309.91
E1    (J Arend     ) 0.070  4.038 311.56      (R Capps     ) 0.099  4.121 301.13
 Qualified:             #2  4.071 313.22                       #11  4.122 302.55
Beckman had to pedal it, and that was the difference. Gray got down the track, and will face Worsham in the final, and Worsham will have lane choice. 3:41 p.m.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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