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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:

    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.

    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

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