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Sun, 07 Apr 2013, 18:13 PM

Funny Car Round 3 Eliminations
By Bob Orme





LAS VEGAS - Results of round 3 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
 2814 Matt Hagan                              5 Courtney Force               
E3                   0.051  8.950  77.05     ****WINNER****  0.058  4.157 313.58
 Prior rounds:
E2    (J Beckman   ) 0.080  4.204 295.14      (D Worsham   ) 0.072  4.153 312.06
E1    (B Tasca III ) 0.061  4.246 292.27      (T Wilkerson ) 0.104  4.109 314.46
 Qualified:             #6  4.115 306.53                        #2  4.068 315.86
3:04 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 85 degrees, relative humidity 17 percent, barometer 27.61 inches, adjusted altitude 4,766 feet, track temperature 122 degrees.

Force is 4 - 2 against Hagan in prior events. Hagan was up in smoke at about 100 feet. Force took it straight down the groove to move on to the final round

Courtney Force's incremental times: 60ft-0.937 sec., 330ft-2.391, 660ft-3.376/264.44 mph.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  771 Alexis DeJoria                          4 Cruz Pedregon                
E3                   0.093  9.708  86.76     ****WINNER****  0.074  4.180 304.94
 Prior rounds:
E2    (R Hight     ) 0.091  4.141 300.93      (J Gray      ) 0.091  4.163 307.02
E1    (J Force     ) 0.102  4.181 296.76      (G Densham   ) 0.100  4.158 302.75
 Qualified:             #8  4.138 299.60                        #5  4.113 307.72
This is the first time DeJoria and Pedregon have faced each other in eliminations. DeJoria lost traction at the same spot as Hagan. Courtney Force will have lane choice over Cruz Pedregon in the final round.

Cruz Pedregon's incremental times: 60ft-0.928 sec., 330ft-2.369, 660ft-3.373/256.60 mph.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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