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Sun, 07 Jul 2013, 14:46 PM

Top Fuel Round 3 Eliminations
By Rick Green





NORWALK, Ohio - Results of round 3 eliminations in Top Fuel 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
   22 Doug Kalitta                            4 Shawn Langdon                
E3   ****WINNER****  0.041  3.808 323.12                     0.068  3.805 323.58
 Prior rounds:
E2    (S Massey    ) 0.062  3.807 326.40      (B Vandergrif) 0.058  4.467 228.00
E1    (T Buff      ) 0.111  3.828 323.74      (J Todd      ) 0.017  3.752 326.08
 Qualified:             #1  3.767 327.74                        #5  3.802 315.64
Weather conditions: air temperature 82 degrees, relative humidity 62 percent, barometer 29.10 inches, adjusted altitude 3,315 feet.

Langdon is 7 - 4 against Kalitta in prior events. Kalitta is out of the gate first and never trailed to hold on for a hole shot win. Doug Kalitta's MOV: 0.0247 seconds (approximately 12 feet).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  255 Clay Millican                          99 Khalid alBalooshi            
E3                   0.068  4.196 232.79     ****WINNER****  0.090  3.842 320.97
 Prior rounds:
E2    (S Torrence  ) 0.048  3.802 324.90      (C Karamesine) 0.115  3.811 320.89
E1    (M Lucas     ) 0.065  3.791 323.97      (A Brown     ) 0.075  4.150 257.53
 Qualified:             #3  3.789 327.27                       #10  3.820 321.50
Millican is 4 - 0 against alBalooshi in prior events. Millican with the starting line advantage and the lead until around 300 feet when it started to smoke the tires. alBalooshi was straight down the groove for the win light. He will give up lane choice to Kalitta in final.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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