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Sun, 19 May 2013, 15:13 PM

Top Fuel Round 3 Eliminations
By Rick Green





TOPEKA, Kan. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Top Fuel 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 Schumacher                       777 Leah Pruett                  
E3   ****WINNER****  0.058  3.774 324.59                     0.038  4.509 165.42
 Prior rounds:
E2    (C Millican  ) 0.038  3.802 321.04      (D Kalitta   ) 0.065  3.822 303.91
E1    (B Vandergrif) 0.053  3.814 323.89      (A Brown     ) 0.051  3.855 281.71
 Qualified:             #2  3.769 326.08                       #11  3.833 311.85
Weather conditions: air temperature 79 degrees, relative humidity 67 percent, barometer 28.49 inches, adjusted altitude 3,865 feet, track temperature 93 degrees.

This is the first time Schumacher and Pruett have faced each other in eliminations. Pruett with the starting line advantage, but Schumacher had the difference made up by the time they went by the Christmas tree. Pruett's engine let go around half track with a huge fireball. Schumacher with his quickest pass today...


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    4 Shawn Langdon                           3 Spencer Massey               
E3   ****WINNER****  0.042  3.773 324.36                     0.043  3.792 323.66
 Prior rounds:
E2    (S Torrence  ) 0.051  3.791 312.86      (K alBalooshi) 0.040  3.802 323.81
E1    (P Dakin     ) 0.045  3.796 322.27      (T McMillen  ) 0.055  3.818 321.42
 Qualified:             #1  3.767 322.50                        #5  3.794 319.75
Massey is 11 - 0 against Langdon in prior events. They left together and then Langdon with the lead all the way down the track. This was a great drag race Langdon got the win by 0.0207 seconds (approximately 10 feet). Langdon will have lane choice over Schumacher in the final.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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