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Sun, 07 Apr 2013, 16:39 PM

Funny Car Round 2 Eliminations
By Bob Orme





LAS VEGAS - Results of round 2 eliminations in Funny Car at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 14th annual SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    1 Jack Beckman                         2814 Matt Hagan                   
E2                   0.096  7.250  98.56     ****WINNER****  0.080  4.204 295.14
 Prior rounds:
E1    (T Pedregon  ) 0.083  4.189 286.98      (B Tasca III ) 0.061  4.246 292.27
 Qualified:             #3  4.095 306.05                        #6  4.115 306.53
1:18 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 82 degrees, relative humidity 18 percent, barometer 27.66 inches, adjusted altitude 4,465 feet, track temperature 117 degrees.

Beckman is 10 - 6 against Hagan in prior events. Beckman was up in smoke almost immediately. Hagan dropped a cylinder early in the run and he wiggled his way down the track for the win.

Matt Hagan's incremental times: 60ft-0.901 sec., 330ft-2.354, 660ft-3.379/252.28 mph.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    6 Johnny Gray                             4 Cruz Pedregon                
E2                   0.068  4.451 228.42     ****WINNER****  0.091  4.163 307.02
 Prior rounds:
E1    (C Head      ) 0.085  4.163 298.87      (G Densham   ) 0.100  4.158 302.75
 Qualified:             #4  4.096 308.71                        #5  4.113 307.72
Gray and Pedregon have each won 4 times against the other in prior events. Gray started hazing the tires at about 400 feet and his day was done.

Cruz Pedregon's incremental times: 60ft-0.917 sec., 330ft-2.358, 660ft-3.362/257.78 mph.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  750 Del Worsham                             5 Courtney Force               
E2                   0.167  4.198 301.13     ****WINNER****  0.072  4.153 312.06
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Capps     ) 0.114  4.149 302.82      (T Wilkerson ) 0.104  4.109 314.46
 Qualified:            #10  4.148 299.66                        #2  4.068 315.86
Worsham is 1 - 0 against Force in prior events. Worsham was late at the tree and it didn't help that he was to the left of the groove on the top end of the track. Force will have lane choice over Hagan in round three.

Del Worsham's incremental times: 60ft-0.953 sec., 330ft-2.403, 660ft-3.393/260.46 mph.
Courtney Force's incremental times: 60ft-0.924 sec., 330ft-2.376, 660ft-3.365/262.28 mph.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  771 Alexis DeJoria                          7 Robert Hight                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.091  4.141 300.93                     0.095  4.157 309.91
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Force     ) 0.102  4.181 296.76      (J Arend     ) 0.096  4.216 297.94
 Qualified:             #8  4.138 299.60                        #1  4.053 315.19
This is the first time DeJoria and Hight have faced each other in eliminations. A very good looking drag race! DeJoria will have lane choice over Cruz Pedregon in round three.

Alexis DeJoria's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.014), 330 ft(-0.004), 660ft(0.026). MOV: 0.0201 seconds (approximately 9 feet).

Alexis DeJoria's incremental times: 60ft-0.928 sec., 330ft-2.372, 660ft-3.342/264.03 mph.
Robert Hight's incremental times: 60ft-0.910 sec., 330ft-2.364, 660ft-3.364/260.21 mph.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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