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Mon, 02 Sep 2013, 17:08 PM

Funny Car Final, Round 4 Eliminations
By David Gerard





BROWNSBURG, Ind. - Results of final, round 4 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                            7 Robert Hight                 
E4                   0.048  6.072 111.46     ****WINNER****  0.059  4.111 312.64
 Prior rounds:
E3    (T Wilkerson ) 0.086  4.110 309.42      (D Worsham   ) 0.087  4.112 313.15
E2    (J Arend     ) 0.113  4.219 285.71      (J Gray      ) 0.094  4.557 273.44
E1    (C Head      ) 0.104  4.019 316.45      (C Pedregon  ) 0.069  4.054 315.27
 Qualified:             #8  4.062 310.20                        #7  4.056 310.91
4:58 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 82 degrees, relative humidity 50 percent, barometer 28.93 inches, adjusted altitude 3,384 feet, track temperature 110 degrees.

Hight has a season record of 14 wins and 17 loses. He hasn't won this year. In his career, he has won twenty-seven wins and sixteen runner-ups of the two hundred and one races. Beckman hasn't won this year either, but has one runner-up. His career starts are fifteen wins and seventeen runner-ups in one hundred and seventy races.

Hight is 13 - 11 against Beckman in prior events and Hight is 5 - 1 against Beckman in prior final rounds.

Team DSR vs. Team JFR on the line.

No "Double Up" for Beckman this year. He gets a small starting line advantage, but Hight has the better incrementals and is out if front right after that. Any hopes are literally up in smoke before the 330 lights, as Beckman's slicks start to spin. He pumps the pedal to no avail.

Hight thunders on ahead and easily wins the Funny Car Championship on a clean and straight pass. Nice!

Robert Hight's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(0.010), 330 ft(0.138), 660ft(0.782). MOV: 1.9500 seconds (more than 100 feet).

Jack Beckman's incremental times: 60ft-0.938 sec., 330ft-2.499, 660ft-4.122/130.81 mph.
Robert Hight's incremental times: 60ft-0.917 sec., 330ft-2.350, 660ft-3.329/265.33 mph.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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