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Sun, 28 Apr 2013, 15:56 PM

Funny Car Round 3 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





BAYTOWN, Texas - Results of round 3 eliminations in Funny Car at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 26th annual O'Reilly NHRA Spring Nationals presented by Super Start Batteries:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    8 Tim Wilkerson                          28 Ron Capps                    
E3   ****WINNER****  0.102  4.202 297.81                     0.076  6.656 109.22
 Prior rounds:
E2    (J Force     ) 0.115  4.198 298.67      (J Gray      ) 0.086  4.306 291.89
E1    (D Worsham   ) 0.097  4.267 303.30      (M Hagan     ) 0.111  4.308 287.35
 Qualified:             #2  4.103 307.58                       #11  4.201 293.79
2:46 p.m. Capps is 25 - 14 against Wilkerson in prior events. These two are the only drivers who have gone down the track with complete runs in both prior rounds, Capps slow and steady at 4.30, Wilkerson quicker and improving at 4.26 and 4.19.

Capps left first and led at 60 feet, but that's about as far as the race went because Capps was up in smoke shortly after, while Wilkerson became the only driver with three full passes today, the ET on this one in between the ETs on his first two.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  771 Alexis DeJoria                          4 Cruz Pedregon                
E3                   0.081  4.332 291.95     ****WINNER****  0.106  4.243 295.92
 Prior rounds:
E2    (J Beckman   ) 0.100  4.484 283.49      (B Tasca III ) 0.093  4.181 303.37
E1    (C Force     ) 0.046  4.866 222.22      (T Haddock   ) 0.098  5.367 236.63
 Qualified:            #12  4.217 297.55                        #1  4.086 310.41
pedregon pedaled his way through round one, then ran low ET of round two. DeJoria pedaled her way to victory in both rounds. Pedregon is 1 - 0 against DeJoria in prior events.

Both made full runs this time around, DeJoria with the early lead, Pedregon pulling away for the win on the top end.

Cruz Pedregon's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.029), 330 ft(0.009), 660ft(0.045). MOV: 0.0649 seconds (approximately 28 feet).

Pedregon will not have lane choice when he faces off against Wilkerson in the final round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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