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Sun, 07 Jul 2013, 14:48 PM

Funny Car Round 3 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





NORWALK, Ohio - Results of round 3 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
    6 Johnny Gray                             1 Jack Beckman                 
E3   ****WINNER****  0.065  4.121 310.34                     0.065  8.309  85.57
 Prior rounds:
E2    (C Head      ) 0.086  4.191 254.23      (J Force     ) 0.061  4.082 317.27
E1    (A DeJoria   ) 0.089  4.047 314.97      (C Pedregon  ) 0.048  4.079 318.09
 Qualified:             #4  4.061 312.64                        #9  4.100 308.92
2:41 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 82 degrees, relative humidity 62 percent, barometer 29.10 inches, adjusted altitude 3,315 feet.

Gray is 5 - 2 against Beckman in prior events.

Beckman comes off the line, gets about 100 feet out and goes up in smoke. Gray pulled away quickly and went on for the win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   28 Ron Capps                               5 Courtney Force               
E3   ****WINNER****  0.080  4.093 311.56                     0.077  5.397 134.62
 Prior rounds:
E2    (M Hagan     ) 0.067  4.072 314.90      (B Tasca III ) 0.078  4.089 317.94
E1    (J Arend     ) 0.099  4.072 309.13      (T Wilkerson ) 0.071  4.071 319.67
 Qualified:             #3  4.040 316.82                       #10  4.106 312.86
Capps is 6 - 3 against Force in prior events.

They come off the line together, reach the sixty foot mark together, then Force loses traction. Force's car makes a hard move to the right, she backs off the throttle and the rear of the car swings wildly to the right, but she is able to keep it off the wall. Capps went right down the groove for the win.

Capps will have lane choice over Gray in the final round.

Ron Capps' incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.005), 330 ft(0.027), 660ft(0.449). MOV: 1.3015 seconds (more than 100 feet).

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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