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Sun, 01 Sep 2013, 13:13 PM

Top Fuel Round 2 Eliminations
By Rick Green

BROWNSBURG, Ind. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Top Fuel at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, Second annual NHRA Traxxas Nitro Shootout for Top Fuel:

    3 Spencer Massey                        475 Steve Torrence               
E2                   0.070  4.392 198.58     ****WINNER****  0.079  3.815 325.61
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Vandergrif) 0.035  3.931 311.77      (T Schumacher) 0.044  3.878 316.82
 Qualified:             #2  0.002   NS                          #6  0.006   NS  
Weather conditions: air temperature 94 degrees, relative humidity 54 percent, barometer 28.86 inches, adjusted altitude 4,624 feet, track temperature 130 degrees.

This a rematch of last year's Traxxas Nitro Shootout final and Massey won that. Massey with the starting line advantage, but is up in smoke by 300 feet. Torrence with his quickest pass of the weekend for the win. Steve Torrence's incremental times: 60ft-0.843 sec., 330ft-2.151, 660ft-3.065/278.92 mph.

    4 Shawn Langdon                           1 Antron Brown                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.062  3.821 322.34                     0.046  3.880 316.08
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Force     ) 0.068  3.874 316.60      (K alBalooshi) 0.032  3.985 301.67
 Qualified:             #1  0.001   NS                          #5  0.005   NS  
Brown with the starting line advantage, but Langdon has the difference made up by 200 feet and then he runs his quickest pass of the weekend for the win. Shawn Langdon's MOV: 0.0433 seconds (approximately 20 feet). Brown with his quickest pass of the weekend in the losing effort. Langdon will give up lane choice to Torrence in the final.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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