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Sun, 07 Apr 2013, 19:36 PM

Funny Car Final, Round 4 Eliminations
By Bob Orme





LAS VEGAS - Results of final, round 4 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
    4 Cruz Pedregon                           5 Courtney Force               
E4   ****WINNER****  0.081  4.173 298.40                     0.092  5.244 175.59
 Prior rounds:
E3    (A DeJoria   ) 0.074  4.180 304.94      (M Hagan     ) 0.058  4.157 313.58
E2    (J Gray      ) 0.091  4.163 307.02      (D Worsham   ) 0.072  4.153 312.06
E1    (G Densham   ) 0.100  4.158 302.75      (T Wilkerson ) 0.104  4.109 314.46
 Qualified:             #5  4.113 307.72                        #2  4.068 315.86
4:26 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 85 degrees, relative humidity 18 percent, barometer 27.59 inches, adjusted altitude 4,833 feet, track temperature 114 degrees.

Pedregon is 2 - 1 against Force in prior events and Pedregon is 1 - 0 against Force in prior final rounds. Force has won a race this year while this is Pedregon's first final of 2013. Pedregon has trouble on the burnout and his crew has to push him back to the starting line. Courtney Force is up in smoke at about 300 feet. Cruz Pedregon gets his 31st Funny Car win!

Cruz Pedregon's incremental times: 60ft-0.931 sec., 330ft-2.357, 660ft-3.356/254.76 mph.
Courtney Force's incremental times: 60ft-0.938 sec., 330ft-2.532, 660ft-3.980/179.30 mph.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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