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Mon, 02 Sep 2013, 15:38 PM

Top Fuel Round 3 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





BROWNSBURG, Ind. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Top Fuel at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 59th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   99 Khalid alBalooshi                     475 Steve Torrence               
E3                   0.066  8.030  73.38     ****WINNER****  0.061  3.870 318.02
 Prior rounds:
E2    (C Millican  ) 0.071  4.055 279.67      (B Torrence  ) 0.082 10.025  69.91
E1    (D Grubnic   ) 0.040  3.794 320.05      (T Johnson Jr) 0.057  3.775 328.38
 Qualified:            #10  3.832 319.60                        #3  3.815 325.61
3:29 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 83 degrees, relative humidity 51 percent, barometer 28.94 inches, adjusted altitude 3,468 feet, track temperature 108 degrees.

These two have only faced each other once, and never in the semifinals. Torrence was the winner that time.

Torrence had a small edge at the green and made a full pass for the win, alBalooshi up in smoke early in the run.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    4 Shawn Langdon                          22 Doug Kalitta                 
E3   ****WINNER****  0.046  3.822 318.99                     0.073  3.848 322.81
 Prior rounds:
E2    (T McMillen  ) 0.059  3.847 320.28      (M Lucas     ) 0.070  3.849 320.89
E1    (P Dakin     ) 0.065  3.785 324.44      (B Vandergrif) 0.060  3.798 322.42
 Qualified:             #5  3.821 322.34                        #8  3.829 320.81
Langdon is 8-5 against Kalitta, but Kalitta is 2-0 in semifinals against Langdon.

Langdon led this one wire-to-wire, running low ET of the round. He will have lane choice against Torrence in a rerun of the Traxxas Nitro Shootout final pairing yesterday.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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