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Sun, 16 Jun 2013, 17:12 PM

Funny Car Final, Round 4 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





BRISTOL, Tenn. - Results of final, round 4 eliminations in Funny Car at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 13th annual Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals presented by Tri-Cities Area Ford Dealers:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    4 Cruz Pedregon                           9 John Force                   
E4                   0.069  4.335 224.02     ****WINNER****  0.061  4.148 305.29
 Prior rounds:
E3    (D Worsham   ) 0.074  4.150 303.50      (B Alexander ) 0.080  4.117 308.00
E2    (C Head      ) 0.081  4.196 297.16      (M Hagan     ) 0.036  4.167 305.29
E1    (T Wilkerson ) 0.072  4.183 298.27      (C Force     ) 0.092  4.125 309.49
 Qualified:            #13  4.177 293.47                        #6  4.071 301.54
5:05 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 83 degrees, relative humidity 51 percent, barometer 28.46 inches, adjusted altitude 4,093 feet, track temperature 118 degrees.

Force is 59 - 28 against Pedregon in prior events and 15 - 8 against Pedregon in prior final rounds. Cruz is looking for his third win of the year, Force is looking for his first. Pedregon came in with 32 win and 37 losses in career final rounds, Force came in with a 134-82 record in final rounds.

This was extremely close to 660 feet, then Pedregon's header flames went out and Force got his first win since the 2012 Winternationals.

John Force's incremental margins: 60ft(0.015), 330 ft(0.014), 660ft(0.009). MOV: 0.1952 seconds (approximately 64 feet).

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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