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Sun, 21 Jul 2013, 17:06 PM

Top Fuel Round 3 Eliminations
By Rick Green





MORRISON, Colo. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Top Fuel at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 34th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    2 Tony Schumacher                         8 Bob Vandergriff              
E3                   0.085  4.091 299.33     ****WINNER****  0.053  4.057 294.82
 Prior rounds:
E2    (D Kalitta   ) 0.063  4.159 289.63      (B Force     ) 0.072  4.014 304.19
E1    (D Grubnic   ) 0.098  3.953 314.39      (T McMillen  ) 0.071  4.032 292.52
 Qualified:            #10  4.007 306.74                        #6  3.949 302.14
Weather conditions: air temperature 87 degrees, relative humidity 39 percent, barometer 24.16 inches, adjusted altitude 9,847 feet, track temperature 118 degrees.

Schumacher is 25 - 8 against Vandergriff in prior events. Vandergriff is out of the gate first and never trailed for the win. Vandergriff started dropping cylinders during the run, but held on for the win. Schumacher was dropping cylinders right at the hit and apparently the car was spraying some oil and Schumacher will get a 10 point penalty.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    4 Shawn Langdon                           3 Spencer Massey               
E3                   0.050  3.975 309.20     ****WINNER****  0.049  3.966 309.98
 Prior rounds:
E2    (B Bernstein ) 0.044  4.090 270.81      (M Strasburg ) 0.067  3.996 305.91
E1    (A Brown     ) 0.050  3.921 310.34      (C Millican  ) 0.044  3.970 311.99
 Qualified:             #5  3.935 315.12                        #9  4.002 307.51
Massey is 12 - 2 against Langdon in prior events. Massey with the slight starting line advantage, but Langdon had the lead when they went by the Christmas tree, but Massey gets the lead back at half track and holds on for the win. Spencer Massey's MOV: 0.0105 seconds (approximately 5 feet). Massey will have lane choice in the final over Vandergriff.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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