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Sun, 07 Apr 2013, 18:21 PM

Top Fuel Round 3 Eliminations
By Rick Green





LAS VEGAS - Results of round 3 eliminations in Top Fuel 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 Antron Brown                           21 Terry McMillen               
E3   ****WINNER****  0.049  3.878 321.27                     0.072  3.898 323.58
 Prior rounds:
E2    (M Lucas     ) 0.057  4.476 245.49      (D Grubnic   ) 0.071  3.925 318.02
E1    (B Bernstein ) 0.048  3.811 321.81      (K alBalooshi) 0.076  5.249 131.41
 Qualified:             #1  3.780 320.43                       #12  3.861 323.27
Weather conditions: air temperature 85 degrees, relative humidity 17 percent, barometer 27.61 inches, adjusted altitude 4,766 feet, track temperature 122 degrees.

Brown was out of the gate first and they both both made great looking passes. Brown gets the win by 0.0439 seconds (approximately 21 feet).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    2 Tony Schumacher                         3 Spencer Massey               
E3   ****WINNER****  0.080  3.965 295.40                     0.049  4.672 180.50
 Prior rounds:
E2    (B Force     ) 0.079  3.851 322.50      (C Millican  ) 0.063  4.609 246.17
E1    (T Buff      ) 0.104  3.853 321.88      (B Vandergrif) 0.045  3.834 321.88
 Qualified:             #3  3.807 325.06                       #10  3.848 319.29
Massey is 10 - 5 against Schumacher in prior events. Massey was out of the gate first and then was up in smoke around 300 feet and clicked it off. It appeared Schumacher was hazing the tires as he crossed the finish line. Schumacher will give up lane choice to Brown in the final.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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