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Sat, 11 May 2013, 14:02 PM

Top Fuel Round 2 Eliminations
By Rick Green





COMMERCE, Ga. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Top Fuel at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 33rd annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    1 Antron Brown                            3 Spencer Massey               
E2   ****WINNER****  0.048  3.798 318.24                     0.052  4.286 205.13
 Prior rounds:
E1    (P Dakin     ) 0.061  3.857 324.98      (S Torrence  ) 0.061  3.845 314.31
 Qualified:             #2  3.826 321.35                        #7  3.874 314.61
After a hour and half delay for rain we are ready for round two. Weather conditions: air temperature 79 degrees, relative humidity 59 percent, barometer 29.17 inches, adjusted altitude 2,952 feet, track temperature 102 degrees.

Brown is 11 - 10 against Massey in prior events. Brown with a slight starting line advantage and never trailed for the win. Massey started to shake and did a quick pedal job, but it was over by then and he clicked it off early. Brown with his quickest pass of the weekend for the win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    5 Brandon Bernstein                      99 Khalid alBalooshi            
E2   ****WINNER****  0.055  3.847 320.43                     0.064  4.071 318.47
 Prior rounds:
E1    (T McMillen  ) 0.079  4.128 213.23      (D Grubnic   ) 0.067  3.843 322.58
 Qualified:             #4  3.838 319.45                       #12  3.922 258.22
Bernstein and alBalooshi have each won 1 times against the other in prior events. Bernstein with the starting line advantage and then was moving around on the top end, but held on for the win. alBalooshi got out about 200 feet and started to rattle the tires and did a quick pedal job, but that was the end of his weekend.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   22 Doug Kalitta                            2 Tony Schumacher              
E2   ****WINNER****  0.076  3.789 325.61                     0.069  3.813 323.04
 Prior rounds:
E1    (L Pruett    ) 0.069  3.808 325.37      (B Vandergrif) 0.074  3.799 323.74
 Qualified:             #3  3.826 320.36                        #6  3.863 320.66
Schumacher is 38 - 25 against Kalitta in prior events. Schumacher with the slight starting line advantage and the lead until half track where Kalitta was able to chase him down and take the lead and win. Doug Kalitta's MOV: 0.0173 seconds (approximately 8 feet). Kalitta sets the track speed record. Kalitta will have lane choice over Brown in the semifinal.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  745 Brittany Force                          4 Shawn Langdon                
E2                   0.125  3.874 322.96     ****WINNER****  0.076  3.791 323.81
 Prior rounds:
E1    (C Millican  ) 0.118  3.892 321.42      (M Lucas     ) 0.047  3.782 322.81
 Qualified:             #9  3.891 321.73                        #1  3.791 324.36
This is the first time Force and Langdon have faced each other in eliminations. Langdon is out of the gate first and never trailed for the win light. Force with her quickest pass of the weekend in the losing effort. Langdon with another great pass and he will have lane choice over Bernstein in the semifinal.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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