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Sun, 23 Jun 2013, 15:45 PM

Funny Car Final, Round 4 Eliminations
By Jim Samuel

EPPING, N.H. - Results of final, round 4 eliminations in Funny Car at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, Inaugural NHRA New England Nationals:

    9 John Force                              5 Courtney Force               
E4                   0.057  4.367 262.28     ****WINNER****  0.097  4.301 261.67
 Prior rounds:
E3    (R Capps     ) 0.073  4.144 310.55      (J Beckman   ) 0.088  4.175 308.35
E2    (J Arend     ) 0.102  4.109 308.50      (T Wilkerson ) 0.096  4.109 311.92
E1    (D Richards  ) 0.110  4.247 266.00      (A DeJoria   ) 0.082  4.128 310.77
 Qualified:             #1  4.051 313.44                        #3  4.083 313.37
3:39 p.m. - Weather conditions: air temperature 94 degrees, relative humidity 48 percent, barometer 29.86 inches, adjusted altitude 3,320 feet, track temperature 120 degrees.

This was the first time Courtney and John Force have raced each other in the final round of NHRA Funny Car competition. John got off the starting line first and was out in front at 330 feet. His car started losing cylinders and fell off the pace after that. Courtney's car pulled ahead, then started losing cylinders too. John's car started to close the gap but he ran out of racetrack. This is Courtney Force's second Funny Car win this season and the third of her career. Courtney Force's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.016), 330 ft(-0.008), 660ft(0.014). MOV: 0.0263 seconds (approximately 10 feet).

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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