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Sat, 11 May 2013, 15:18 PM

Top Fuel Round 3 Eliminations
By Rick Green





COMMERCE, Ga. - Results of round 3 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
    5 Brandon Bernstein                       4 Shawn Langdon                
E3   ****WINNER****  0.049  3.761 324.05                     0.061  3.807 324.44
 Prior rounds:
E2    (K alBalooshi) 0.055  3.847 320.43      (B Force     ) 0.076  3.791 323.81
E1    (T McMillen  ) 0.079  4.128 213.23      (M Lucas     ) 0.047  3.782 322.81
 Qualified:             #4  3.838 319.45                        #1  3.791 324.36
Weather conditions: air temperature 80 degrees, relative humidity 54 percent, barometer 29.16 inches, adjusted altitude 2,998 feet, track temperature 102 degrees.

Langdon is 7 - 4 against Bernstein in prior events. Bernstein is out of the gate first and runs low E.T. of the event and sets the track E.T. record. Brandon Bernstein's incremental times: 60ft-0.853 sec., 330ft-2.134, 660ft-3.017/286.62 mph. Langdon with a good clean pass in the losing effort.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   22 Doug Kalitta                            1 Antron Brown                 
E3                   0.073  4.864 150.68     ****WINNER****  0.057  3.788 320.43
 Prior rounds:
E2    (T Schumacher) 0.076  3.789 325.61      (S Massey    ) 0.048  3.798 318.24
E1    (L Pruett    ) 0.069  3.808 325.37      (P Dakin     ) 0.061  3.857 324.98
 Qualified:             #3  3.826 320.36                        #2  3.826 321.35
Brown is 17 - 10 against Kalitta in prior events. Brown is out of the gate first and never trailed as Kalitta started to haze the tires early and clicked off early. Brown will give up lane choice to Bernstein in the final. Antron Brown's incremental times: 60ft-0.844 sec., 330ft-2.145, 660ft-3.035/283.37 mph.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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