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Sun, 21 Apr 2013, 14:42 PM

Top Fuel Round 2 Eliminations
By Rick Green





CONCORD, N.C. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Top Fuel at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, Fourth annual Dollar General NHRA Four-Wide Nationals fueled by Full Throttle:
 Order Car# Lane  Driver                            Qual  RT       ET   Speed
  1.      3   2  Spencer Massey                       2  0.043   3.803 318.62
  2.      5   1  Brandon Bernstein                   10  0.062   3.818 323.81
  3.     34   3  Morgan Lucas                         3  0.094   3.795 325.77
  4.     91   4  Larry Dixon                         11  0.082   3.889 315.12
Weather conditions: air temperature 68 degrees, relative humidity 35 percent, barometer 29.72 inches, adjusted altitude 1,249 feet, track temperature 102 degrees.

Massey was out of the gate first and had the power to hold for the hole shot win over Lucas. Bernstein was out of the gate first and had the power to hold off his teammate for the holeshot win to advance to the final. Lucas with the quickest pass of this quad, but will not advance. Dixon with a good pass in the losing effort.

Finish Order & Margins: 1. Spencer Massey was 0.0346 sec./about 16 feet ahead of 2. Brandon Bernstein, who was 0.009 sec./about 4 feet ahead of 3. Morgan Lucas, who was 0.082 sec./about 38 feet ahead of 4. Larry Dixon

Lane-by-lane time (seconds) and speed (mph) behind leader (or fastest) at each timing increment, (0.000 if leading, 000 if fastest):

                             Start  60 ft  330 ft  660 ft     Finish
   Brandon Bernstein Lane 1: 0.019  0.038  0.052 0.045/000  0.034/002
      Spencer Massey Lane 2: 0.000  0.000  0.000 0.000/005  0.000/007
        Morgan Lucas Lane 3: 0.051  0.054  0.055 0.058/006  0.043/000
         Larry Dixon Lane 4: 0.039  0.058  0.087 0.115/010  0.125/011

 Order Car# Lane  Driver                            Qual  RT       ET   Speed
  1.      4   3  Shawn Langdon                        1  0.059   3.778 326.79
  2.      2   1  Tony Schumacher                      8  0.066   3.800 323.74
  3.      8   4  Bob Vandergriff                      5  0.068   3.864 316.97
  4.     22   2  Doug Kalitta                        13  0.098   3.851 311.05
This was a great drag race and Langdon with the quickest pass of the round for the win light and lane choice in the final. schumacher was second across the finish line and will advance to the final.

Finish Order & Margins: 1. Shawn Langdon was 0.0293 sec./about 14 feet ahead of 2. Tony Schumacher, who was 0.066 sec./about 31 feet ahead of 3. Bob Vandergriff, who was 0.017 sec./about 8 feet ahead of 4. Doug Kalitta

Lane-by-lane time (seconds) and speed (mph) behind leader (or fastest) at each timing increment, (0.000 if leading, 000 if fastest):

                             Start  60 ft  330 ft  660 ft     Finish
     Tony Schumacher Lane 1: 0.007  0.012  0.011 0.021/002  0.029/003
        Doug Kalitta Lane 2: 0.039  0.037  0.046 0.076/011  0.112/016
       Shawn Langdon Lane 3: 0.000  0.000  0.000 0.000/000  0.000/000
     Bob Vandergriff Lane 4: 0.009  0.022  0.037 0.070/009  0.095/010

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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