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Sun, 21 Apr 2013, 14:50 PM

Funny Car Round 2 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





CONCORD, N.C. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Funny Car at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, Fourth annual Dollar General NHRA Four-Wide Nationals fueled by Full Throttle:
 Order Car# Lane  Driver         Car                Qual  RT       ET   Speed
  1.      8   1  Tim Wilkerson, '13 Mustang           4  0.021   4.095 307.09
  2.   3111   2  Chad Head, '13 Camry                 1  0.099   4.921 158.87
  3.      4   3  Cruz Pedregon, '13 Camry            13  0.049   4.971 247.29
  4.      7   4  Robert Hight, '13 Mustang           16  0.085   9.744  79.12
2:42 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 68 degrees, relative humidity 35 percent, barometer 29.72 inches, adjusted altitude 1,249 feet, track temperature 102 degrees.

This was a smoke fest. Wilkerson is the only car that made it all the way through the run without smoking the tires. Hight started, going up in smoke at the hit. Pedregon went up in smoke about 200 feet out and had to pedal. head made it about 600 feet, lost traction and backed off the throttle. Head will ove on to the next round along with Wilkerson.

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
       Tim Wilkerson Lane 1: 0.000  0.000  0.000 0.000/000  0.000/000
           Chad Head Lane 2: 0.078  0.080  0.091 0.318/083  0.904/148
       Cruz Pedregon Lane 3: 0.028  0.028  0.262 0.682/075  0.904/060
        Robert Hight Lane 4: 0.064  0.146  1.537 3.552/189  5.713/228

 Order Car# Lane  Driver         Car                Qual  RT       ET   Speed
  1.   2814   2  Matt Hagan, '13 Charger              6  0.083   4.075 313.29
  2.    256   4  Blake Alexander, '10 Charger        10  0.125   4.149 303.16
  3.      1   3  Jack Beckman, '13 Charger            3  0.092   4.521 289.94
  4.     77   1  Bob Tasca III, '13 Mustang           7  0.146   6.399 110.94
Tasca is last off the line and then loses traction. Beckman gets about 400 feet out, starts hazing the tires and has to pedal. Alexander and Hagan both went right down the groove and will move on to the next round.

Finish Order & Margins: 1. Matt Hagan was 0.1162 sec./about 52 feet ahead of 2. Blake Alexander, who was 0.339 sec./more than 100 feet ahead of 3. Jack Beckman, who was 1.932 sec./more than 100 feet ahead of 4. Bob Tasca III

In the final round it will be Wilkerson, Head, Hagan, and Alexander, Hagan with the lane choice.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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