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Sun, 07 Jul 2013, 13:38 PM

Funny Car Round 2 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





NORWALK, Ohio - Results of round 2 eliminations in Funny Car at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, Seventh annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    5 Courtney Force                         77 Bob Tasca III                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.078  4.089 317.94                     0.061  4.111 313.44
 Prior rounds:
E1    (T Wilkerson ) 0.071  4.071 319.67      (R Hight     ) 0.064  4.075 317.72
 Qualified:            #10  4.106 312.86                       #15  7.465  81.64
1:24 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 78 degrees, relative humidity 67 percent, barometer 29.12 inches, adjusted altitude 3,021 feet.

Force is 4 - 1 against Tasca III in prior events.

Tasca gets out of the gate first, Force makes up a little ground, then starts falling behind again. They get pas the 330' mark, Force starts to reel him in, then drives around him just past the 660' mark and takes the win.

Courtney Force's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.003), 330 ft(-0.014), 660ft(-0.006). MOV: 0.0058 seconds (approximately 3 feet).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    9 John Force                              1 Jack Beckman                 
E2                   0.083  8.768  73.96     ****WINNER****  0.061  4.082 317.27
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Alexander ) 0.101  4.025 318.62      (C Pedregon  ) 0.048  4.079 318.09
 Qualified:             #1  4.021 317.72                        #9  4.100 308.92
Beckman is 20 - 7 against Force in prior events.

Force gets about 150 feet out, strikes the tires and has to give up on the run. Beckman went right down the groove with another good run to take the win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    6 Johnny Gray                          3111 Chad Head                    
E2   ****WINNER****  0.086  4.191 254.23                     0.121  4.961 139.00
 Prior rounds:
E1    (A DeJoria   ) 0.089  4.047 314.97      (D Worsham   ) 0.123  4.093 309.20
 Qualified:             #4  4.061 312.64                        #5  4.065 305.29
Gray is 1 - 0 against Head in prior events.

Head is last off the line, gets about 400 feet out, then the pipes go wet and the chutes come out ending his chances. Gray was on a decent pass but lost power about 900 feet out.

Beckman will have lane choice over Gray in round three.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 2814 Matt Hagan                             28 Ron Capps                    
E2                   0.062  4.122 311.05     ****WINNER****  0.067  4.072 314.90
 Prior rounds:
E1    (T Pedregon  ) 0.064  4.051 315.42      (J Arend     ) 0.099  4.072 309.13
 Qualified:             #6  4.071 313.29                        #3  4.040 316.82
Capps is 12 - 6 against Hagan in prior events.

Hagan gets a small advantage off the line stays in front to the sixty foot mark, then starts falling behind. Capps goes around Hagan early and extends hi lead through the rest of the run with the quickest pass of the round.

Ron Capps' incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.003), 330 ft(0.030), 660ft(0.036). MOV: 0.0452 seconds (approximately 21 feet).

Capps will have lane choice over Courtney Force in round three.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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