Search for in
NHRA LODRS IHRA Drag News Photos
Mon, 02 Sep 2013, 15:46 PM

Funny Car Round 3 Eliminations
By David Gerard





BROWNSBURG, Ind. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Funny Car 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
    1 Jack Beckman                            8 Tim Wilkerson                
E3   ****WINNER****  0.086  4.110 309.42                     0.100  4.126 305.84
 Prior rounds:
E2    (J Arend     ) 0.113  4.219 285.71      (R Capps     ) 0.111  4.155 300.26
E1    (C Head      ) 0.104  4.019 316.45      (B Tasca III ) 0.090  4.028 315.86
 Qualified:             #8  4.062 310.20                       #13  4.086 312.50
3:35 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.

We are down to the final four. Beckman is 10 - 9 against Wilkerson in prior events.

Just a great ol' drag race! Beckman continues his march to a Double Up with a strong leave and a strong pass right to the finish line. Wilkerson was strong on down the track, but can't quite match the pace. The incremental are almost even going down the track.

Jack Beckman's incremental margins: 60ft(0.022), 330 ft(0.021), 660ft(0.019). MOV: 0.0302 seconds (approximately 14 feet).

Jack Beckman's incremental times: 60ft-0.914 sec., 330ft-2.337, 660ft-3.320/263.00 mph.
Tim Wilkerson's incremental times: 60ft-0.922 sec., 330ft-2.344, 660ft-3.325/261.17 mph.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    7 Robert Hight                          750 Del Worsham                  
E3   ****WINNER****  0.087  4.112 313.15                     0.075  4.182 300.06
 Prior rounds:
E2    (J Gray      ) 0.094  4.557 273.44      (J Force     ) 0.091  4.135 309.91
E1    (C Pedregon  ) 0.069  4.054 315.27      (C Force     ) 0.128  4.054 317.57
 Qualified:             #7  4.056 310.91                        #3  4.045 313.15
Hight is 12 - 10 against Worsham in prior events.

...and the hits keep coming, as we see another great race. Worsham secured a place in the Countdown last round and gets the head start this time. He leads Hight until the 330 light, where they are dead even. Ford power takes over after that and Hight pulls steadily ahead for the win. He gives up lane choice to Beckman in the finals later.

Robert Hight's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.007), 330 ft(0.000), 660ft(0.026). MOV: 0.0587 seconds (approximately 26 feet).

Robert Hight's incremental times: 60ft-0.923 sec., 330ft-2.357, 660ft-3.331/265.95 mph.
Del Worsham's incremental times: 60ft-0.928 sec., 330ft-2.369, 660ft-3.369/256.65 mph.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




NHRA: 10 Most Recent Entries [ top ]

Nov 23- One-on-One with Funny Car Champion
Nov 22- One-on-One with Pro Stock Motorcycle Champion
Nov 20- POMONA 2 - Through the Lens of Gary Nastase
Nov 20- Top-rookie Crampton Receives NHRA Road to the Future Award
Nov 20- HDDRS - Through the Lens of Matt Polito
Nov 20- Enders-Stevens Crowned Champion After NHRA Finals Win
Nov 20- Matt Hagan Earns 2014 NHRA Funny Car Championship
Nov 20- Venables Leads Hagan, Mopar/Rocky Team to Championship
Nov 20- 2014 Mike Aiello Award Goes to Pro Stock Bike Racer Steve Johnson
Nov 20- Tony Schumacher Clinches 2014 Top Fuel World Championship in Qualifying at Pomona

Copyright ©2014 AUTOSALES INC, dba Summit Racing Equipment
Ready to take your order at 1-800-230-3030 | Customer Service 1-800-517-1035