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Sat, 30 Mar 2013, 22:39 PM

Top Alcohol Funny Car Round 2 Eliminations
By David Gerard





LAS VEGAS - Results of round 2 eliminations in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division, event at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    4 Annie Whiteley                         10 Shane Westerfield            
E2   ****WINNER****  0.107  5.674 254.71                    -0.003  6.322 168.83
 Prior rounds:
E1    (S Gasparrell) 0.072  5.677 255.39      (J Rupert    ) 0.037  5.707 254.66
 Qualified:             #2  5.652 257.53                        #3  5.664 254.66
7:27 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 84 degrees, relative humidity 17 percent, barometer 27.88 inches, adjusted altitude 4,112 feet, track temperature 105 degrees.

Whiteley has a problem getting her car in reverse and finally hurries back behind the line.

Westerfield is just -0.003 too quick on the loud pedal and gives Whiteley a free pass to the final round.

Whiteley makes a strong pass, but it may not hold for lane choice.

Annie Whiteley's incremental times: 60ft-0.957 sec., 330ft-2.504, 660ft-3.745/200.92 mph, 1,000ft-4.792.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   78 Doug Gordon                             2 Tony Bartone                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.071  5.678 252.99                    -0.004  5.620 259.76
 Prior rounds:
E1    (T Ruckman   ) 0.035  5.659 253.95      (J Kaplan    ) 0.097  5.711 257.92
 Qualified:             #5  5.672 251.91                        #1  5.642 258.27
Bartone runs the low ET of the even, but started the pass with a -0.004 red light.

Gordon makes another strong pass, close to his best, but gives up lane choice to Whiteley by just 0.004.

Doug Gordon's incremental times: 60ft-0.963 sec., 330ft-2.519, 660ft-3.743/202.27 mph, 1,000ft-4.789.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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