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Sun, 28 Jul 2013, 19:21 PM

Funny Car Final, Round 4 Eliminations
By David Gerard





SONOMA, Calif. - Results of final, round 4 eliminations in Funny Car at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 26th annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   28 Ron Capps                               9 John Force                   
E4   ****WINNER****  0.078  4.085 307.79                     0.105  4.072 311.13
 Prior rounds:
E3    (C Force     ) 0.083  4.048 315.34      (A DeJoria   ) 0.094  4.086 311.34
E2    (J Arend     ) 0.101  4.099 308.35      (J Gray      ) 0.105  4.057 313.95
E1    (D Worsham   ) 0.102  4.066 311.20      (T Pedregon  ) 0.109  4.073 312.86
 Qualified:             #3  4.012 312.50                        #4  4.025 316.60
4:14 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 74 degrees, relative humidity 52 percent, barometer 29.78 inches, adjusted altitude 1,803 feet, track temperature 117 degrees.

Force is 44 - 25 against Capps in prior events and Force is 8 - 6 against Capps in prior final rounds. Both drivers are in their fourth final round of the year.

Capps gets a big lead at the green and stays out in front of a quicker Force to take the Funny Car Championship on a hole shot. They are locked together going down the track and both make clean and straight passes without issue. Great looking race!

Ron Capps' incremental margins: 60ft(0.022), 330 ft(0.028), 660ft(0.024). MOV: 0.0141 seconds (approximately 6 feet).

Ron Capps' incremental times: 60ft-0.904 sec., 330ft-2.314, 660ft-3.290/262.95 mph.
John Force's incremental times: 60ft-0.899 sec., 330ft-2.315, 660ft-3.287/265.90 mph.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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