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Sun, 30 Jun 2013, 16:00 PM

Funny Car Round 3 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





JOLIET, Ill. - Results of round 3 eliminations in 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
 2814 Matt Hagan                             77 Bob Tasca III                
E3   ****WINNER****  0.063  4.104 309.63                     0.056  4.193 307.79
 Prior rounds:
E2    (J Beckman   ) 0.095  4.105 310.70      (T Wilkerson ) 0.088  5.056 241.28
E1    (J Gray      ) 0.063  4.080 314.83      (J Arend     ) 0.094  4.064 313.95
 Qualified:             #6  4.040 317.19                        #2  3.988 316.97
2:47 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 83 degrees, relative humidity 46 percent, barometer 29.19 inches, adjusted altitude 3,153 feet, track temperature 113 degrees.

Tasca III is 7 - 5 against Hagan in prior events.

Hagan is second off the line but takes the lead quickly and pulls away for the win and the trip to the final round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    9 John Force                             28 Ron Capps                    
E3   ****WINNER****  0.073  4.097 314.46                     0.092  5.998 125.09
 Prior rounds:
E2    (D Worsham   ) 0.063  4.095 314.97      (R Hight     ) 0.090  4.073 310.55
E1    (T Pedregon  ) 0.049  4.075 314.68      (B Bode      ) 0.098  4.086 308.43
 Qualified:             #5  4.010 310.77                        #1  3.988 320.28
Force is 43 - 25 against Capps in prior events.

Force gets out of the gate first but Capps pulls even by the time they reach the sixty-foot mark. Capps gets about 200 feet out, strikes the tires, pedals once and has to give up on the run. Force goes right down the groove and takes the win to go to his third consecutive final round.

John Force's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(0.000), 330 ft(0.369), 660ft(0.929). MOV: 1.9203 seconds (more than 100 feet).Force will have lane choice over Hagan in the final round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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