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Sun, 19 May 2013, 14:34 PM

Top Alcohol Funny Car Round 3 Eliminations
By Rick Green





TOPEKA, Kan. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 25th annual NHRA Kansas Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    2 Tony Bartone                           10 Shane Westerfield            
E3   ****WINNER****  0.021  5.646 256.84                     0.038  5.638 254.62
 Prior rounds:
E2                   0.049 16.256  98.94      (J Lombardo J) 0.031  5.702 252.95
E1    (W Butler    ) 0.114  5.672 256.65      (D Gordon    ) 0.016  5.678 253.42
 Qualified:             #1  5.604 257.73                        #4  5.641 256.21
Weather conditions: air temperature 80 degrees, relative humidity 65 percent, barometer 28.50 inches, adjusted altitude 3,894 feet, track temperature 102 degrees.

Bartone is 4 - 0 against Westerfield in prior events. Bartone with the starting line advantage and the power to hold on for the hole shot win. Tony Bartone's MOV: 0.0096 seconds (approximately 4 feet). Westerfield with his quickest pass of the weekend in the losing effort.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 6180 Jirka Kaplan                          799 Sean Bellemeur               
E3   ****WINNER****  0.015  5.651 252.38                     0.048  5.716 251.20
 Prior rounds:
E2    (M Billington) 0.049  5.687 253.75      (J Payne     ) 0.026  5.753 249.26
E1    (C McLaws    ) 0.023  5.689 253.23      (S McVey     ) 0.032  5.766 250.09
 Qualified:             #3  5.625 256.60                        #8  5.707 251.86
Kaplan is 1 - 0 against Bellemeur in prior events. Kaplan is out of the gate first and is straight down the Broadway for the win. Kaplan will give up lane choice to Bartone in the final.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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