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Sun, 28 Apr 2013, 16:02 PM

Top Fuel Round 3 Eliminations
By Rick Green





BAYTOWN, Texas - Results of round 3 eliminations in Top Fuel 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
   34 Morgan Lucas                            8 Bob Vandergriff              
E3                   0.068  5.049 166.74     ****WINNER****  0.055  4.056 275.11
 Prior rounds:
E2    (D Kalitta   ) 0.084  3.884 311.92      (L Dixon     ) 0.108  3.924 308.35
E1    (S Torrence  ) 0.081  4.190 292.52      (A Brown     ) 0.050  4.181 260.71
 Qualified:             #9  3.841 311.41                       #13  3.893 313.95
Weather conditions: air temperature 81 degrees, relative humidity 52 percent, barometer 29.93 inches, adjusted altitude 2,208 feet, track temperature 117 degrees.

Lucas is 11 - 3 against Vandergriff in prior events. Vandergriff is out of the gate first and never trailed as Lucas is up in smoke by 300 feet and clicked it off.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   99 Khalid alBalooshi                       4 Shawn Langdon                
E3                   0.206  4.094 271.90     ****WINNER****  0.049  3.973 284.99
 Prior rounds:
E2    (S Massey    ) 0.106  3.852 318.09      (T McMillen  ) 0.072  4.280 259.66
E1    (J Todd      ) 0.093  3.869 321.96      (T Schumacher) 0.060  3.846 319.98
 Qualified:             #2  3.794 325.22                        #3  3.794 323.19
Langdon is 2 - 1 against alBalooshi in prior events. Langdon with a huge starting line advantage and never trailed for the win. Langdon will have lane choice over Vandergriff in the final.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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