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Sat, 11 May 2013, 14:18 PM

Funny Car Round 2 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





COMMERCE, Ga. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Funny Car 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
    9 John Force                           2814 Matt Hagan                   
E2                   0.043  4.214 301.07     ****WINNER****  0.065  4.104 309.56
 Prior rounds:
E1    (C Head      ) 0.254  7.085  93.48      (T Pedregon  ) 0.068  4.663 280.02
 Qualified:             #9  4.117 310.20                        #1  4.067 312.86
1:58 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 79 degrees, relative humidity 59 percent, barometer 29.17 inches, adjusted altitude 2,952 feet, track temperature 102 degrees.

Force is 7 - 5 against Hagan in prior events.

Force and Hagan both had traction problems in the first round but were able to move on. Force gets off the line first but Hagan drives around him by the time they reach the sixty foot mark. Hagan continues to pull away, going right down the groove for the win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    6 Johnny Gray                            28 Ron Capps                    
E2   ****WINNER****  0.086  4.090 307.51                     0.067  4.175 305.01
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Hight     ) 0.083  4.137 309.27      (B Alexander ) 0.077  4.096 309.98
 Qualified:            #10  4.128 309.56                        #2  4.073 313.15
Capps is 16 - 6 against Gray in prior events.

Capps gets off the line first but doesn't stay out in front long. Gray goes around him before they reach the sixty foot mark and extends his lead all the way through the run with his quickest pass of the weekend.

Johnny Gray's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(0.007), 330 ft(0.034), 660ft(0.055). MOV: 0.0662 seconds (approximately 30 feet).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  750 Del Worsham                             4 Cruz Pedregon                
E2                   0.077  4.118 303.03     ****WINNER****  0.059  4.124 299.60
 Prior rounds:
E1    (C Force     ) 0.093  4.187 301.00      (J Arend     ) 0.085  4.100 307.86
 Qualified:            #11  4.172 302.41                        #3  4.086 303.37
Pedregon is 20 - 13 against Worsham in prior events.

Pedregon gets off the line first and starts to pull away. Worsham starts to make up ground but quickly runs out of race track. Pedregon hangs on for the hole-shot win.

Cruz Pedregon's incremental margins: 60ft(0.012), 330 ft(0.020), 660ft(0.015). MOV: 0.0127 seconds (approximately 6 feet).

Gray will have lane choice over Pedregon in the next round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    8 Tim Wilkerson                           1 Jack Beckman                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.087  4.142 303.71                     0.088  4.361 297.48
 Prior rounds:
E1    (A DeJoria   ) 0.090  4.139 307.79      (B Tasca III ) 0.092  4.122 307.79
 Qualified:             #4  4.089 307.58                        #5  4.093 308.99
Beckman is 10 - 8 against Wilkerson in prior events.

Beckman gets out in front early, gets about 200 feet out and has to pedal. That was enough for Wilkerson as he drives around Beckman and pulls away for the win.

Tim Wilkerson's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.015), 330 ft(0.102), 660ft(0.188). MOV: 0.2206 seconds (approximately 96 feet).

Wilkerson will gie up lane choice to Hagan in the next round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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