TOPEKA, Kan. -
Sun, 19 May 2013, 15:53 PM
Top Alcohol Funny Car Final, Round 4 Eliminations
By Rick Green
Results of final, round 4 eliminations in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing
Series, 25th annual NHRA Kansas Nationals:
2 Tony Bartone 6180 Jirka Kaplan
E4 0.052 5.640 255.29 ****WINNER**** 0.038 5.644 252.95
E3 (S Westerfiel) 0.021 5.646 256.84 (S Bellemeur ) 0.015 5.651 252.38
E2 0.049 16.256 98.94 (M Billington) 0.049 5.687 253.75
E1 (W Butler ) 0.114 5.672 256.65 (C McLaws ) 0.023 5.689 253.23
Qualified: #1 5.604 257.73 #3 5.625 256.60
Weather conditions: air temperature 79 degrees, relative humidity 67 percent, barometer 28.49
inches, adjusted altitude 3,865 feet, track temperature 93 degrees.
Bartone is 1 - 0 against
Kaplan in prior events and this is the first time they have faced each other in a final round. This
is Kaplan's first Top Alcohol Funny Car final in only his fourth National Top Alcohol Funny Car
event. Kaplan with the starting line advantage and the power to hold on for the hole shot win.
Jirka Kaplan's MOV: 0.0104 seconds (approximately 4 feet). Kaplan collects his third National
event Wally as he had won twice in Competition Eliminator. Kaplan becomes the 93rd driver to win a Wally in top Alcohol Funny Car.
Timing data courtesy of
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