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Sun, 30 Jun 2013, 15:24 PM

Top Alcohol Funny Car Round 3 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





JOLIET, Ill. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 16th annual O'Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by Super Start Batteries:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    2 Tony Bartone                            4 Annie Whiteley               
E3                   0.093  5.682 261.27     ****WINNER****  0.093  5.604 256.06
 Prior rounds:
E2    (A Bohl      ) 0.070  5.556 263.00      (C Simonton  ) 0.045  5.606 256.60
E1    (L Dobbs     ) 0.124  5.546 262.13      (K Hool      ) 0.125  5.567 257.97
 Qualified:             #1  5.568 263.41                        #5  5.607 257.48
2:16 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 81 degrees, relative humidity 47 percent, barometer 29.18 inches, adjusted altitude 2,940 feet, track temperature 110 degrees.

Bartone is 1 - 0 against Whiteley in prior events.

They come off the line together, Whiteley starts to pull away and pulls away for the win.



 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   10 Shane Westerfield                     301 Fred Hagen                   
E3                   0.035 10.602  82.61     ****WINNER****  0.099  5.538 260.56
 Prior rounds:
E2    (D Pomponio  ) 0.044  5.593 256.60      (T Veney     ) 0.113  5.521 260.61
E1    (K Newburgh  ) 0.040  5.661 256.41      (W Butler    ) 0.110  5.533 260.66
 Qualified:             #2  5.579 257.28                        #3  5.585 260.61
Westerfied rattles the tires early and has to back off the throttle. Hagen goes right down the groove and takes the win.

Hagen will have lane choice over Whiteley in the final round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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