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Sun, 16 Jun 2013, 17:16 PM

Top Fuel Final, Round 4 Eliminations
By Rick Green





BRISTOL, Tenn. - Results of final, round 4 eliminations in Top Fuel 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
  475 Steve Torrence                          3 Spencer Massey               
E4   ****WINNER****  0.063  3.871 320.13                     0.054  3.894 317.19
 Prior rounds:
E3    (C Millican  ) 0.089  3.892 314.39      (M Lucas     ) 0.057  3.857 321.04
E2    (S Langdon   ) 0.070  3.856 319.22      (B Force     ) 0.057  3.864 319.98
E1    (L Pruett    ) 0.060  3.833 320.05      (D Herbert   ) 0.064  6.374  95.92
 Qualified:             #2  3.779 324.51                        #1  3.775 326.79
Weather conditions: air temperature 83 degrees, relative humidity 51 percent, barometer 28.46 inches, adjusted altitude 4,093 feet, track temperature 118 degrees.

Massey is 6 - 3 against Torrence in prior events and Massey is 1 - 0 against Torrence in prior final rounds. Massey with a slight starting line advantage and then it was all Torrence to take the win by 0.0143 seconds (approximately 7 feet). This is torrence's first win this season and the fourth of his career.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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