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Sun, 28 Apr 2013, 16:26 PM

Top Alcohol Funny Car Round 3 Eliminations
By Rick Green





BAYTOWN, Texas - Results of round 3 eliminations in Top Alcohol 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
    2 Tony Bartone                            3 Mickey Ferro                 
E3   ****WINNER****  0.378  5.995 195.28                     0.047 No Time      
 Prior rounds:
E2                   0.073  5.685 260.16      (S Gasparrell) 0.033  5.655 257.33
E1    (M Billington) 0.000  6.344 223.47      (R Drew      ) 0.055  5.736 245.14
 Qualified:             #1  5.566 263.87                        #5  5.608 258.96
Weather conditions: air temperature 81 degrees, relative humidity 52 percent, barometer 29.93 inches, adjusted altitude 2,208 feet, track temperature 117 degrees.

Bartone is 4 - 1 against Ferro in prior events. Ferro with a huge starting line advantage, but then gets real loose and takes out the 1000-foot timing block. The blocks went flying right in front of Bartone and he will go to the final.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    6 Jay Payne                               5 John Lombardo Jr.            
E3                   0.102  5.584 260.46     ****WINNER****  0.048  5.568 262.49
 Prior rounds:
E2    (S Westerfiel) 0.054  5.698 258.86      (T Ruckman   ) 0.082  5.593 262.39
E1    (A Whiteley  ) 0.103  5.719 255.29      (J Kaplan    ) 0.115  5.628 260.36
 Qualified:             #9  5.747 257.87                        #2  5.578 259.66
Payne is 1 - 0 against Lombardo Jr. in prior events. Lombardo Jr. with the starting line advantage and never trailed for the win. Lombardo Jr. will have lane choice in the final.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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