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Sun, 28 Apr 2013, 17:52 PM

Top Alcohol Funny Car Final, Round 4 Eliminations
By Rick Green





BAYTOWN, Texas - Results of final, round 4 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                            5 John Lombardo Jr.            
E4   ****WINNER****  0.092  5.591 263.56                     0.063  5.629 261.52
 Prior rounds:
E3    (M Ferro     ) 0.378  5.995 195.28      (J Payne     ) 0.048  5.568 262.49
E2                   0.073  5.685 260.16      (T Ruckman   ) 0.082  5.593 262.39
E1    (M Billington) 0.000  6.344 223.47      (J Kaplan    ) 0.115  5.628 260.36
 Qualified:             #1  5.566 263.87                        #2  5.578 259.66
Weather conditions: air temperature 81 degrees, relative humidity 51 percent, barometer 29.90 inches, adjusted altitude 2,215 feet, track temperature 114 degrees.

Bartone is 5 - 3 against Lombardo Jr. in prior events and each has won 1 times against the other in final rounds. Lombardo Jr. with the starting line advantage, but they are dead even at half track and then it was all Bartone for the win. Tony Bartone's MOV: 0.0098 seconds (approximately 4 feet). Bartone collects his 41st National event Wally.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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