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Sun, 15 Sep 2013, 15:24 PM

Top Fuel Round 2 Eliminations
By Rick Green





CONCORD, N.C. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Top Fuel at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, Sixth annual Carlyle Tools NHRA Carolina Nationals presented by NAPA Auto Parts:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  255 Clay Millican                           8 Bob Vandergriff              
E2   ****WINNER****  0.060  3.827 321.27                     0.072  3.825 321.73
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Torrence  ) 0.060  4.288 249.16      (S Langdon   ) 0.020  3.835 323.19
 Qualified:             #6  3.789 324.59                       #14  3.838 322.73
Weather conditions: air temperature 81 degrees, relative humidity 55 percent, barometer 29.48 inches, adjusted altitude 2,730 feet, track temperature 107 degrees.

Vandergriff is 2 - 1 against Millican in prior events. Millican with the starting lin advantage and the power to hold on for the hole shot win. Clay Millican's MOV: 0.0104 seconds (approximately 5 feet).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  777 Leah Pruett                             3 Spencer Massey               
E2                   0.097  3.860 317.49     ****WINNER****  0.066  3.834 316.23
 Prior rounds:
E1    (T Schumacher) 0.098  3.854 316.52      (B Force     ) 0.049  3.822 288.21
 Qualified:            #15  3.860 319.29                        #7  3.796 320.58
This is the first time Pruett and Massey have faced each other in eliminations. Massey with the starting line advantage and never trailed for the win light. Spencer Massey's MOV: 0.0572 seconds (approximately 27 feet). Pruett with a good clean pass in the losing effort. Massey with the win moves into the point lead. Massey will give up lane choice in the semifinal.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  303 Pat Dakin                              22 Doug Kalitta                 
E2                   0.082  6.410  92.25     ****WINNER****  0.086  3.843 323.04
 Prior rounds:
E1    (S Torrence  ) 0.048  3.833 317.34      (K alBalooshi) 0.074  3.795 326.32
 Qualified:            #12  3.822 316.90                       #13  3.826 324.20
Kalitta is 1 - 0 against Dakin in prior events. Dakin with a slight starting line and then smokes the tires and the engine lets go with a quick fireball. Kalitta was straight down the groove with a real nice pass for the win. Kalitta with the win moves into third in the points.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    5 Brandon Bernstein                      34 Morgan Lucas                 
E2                   0.059  5.946 103.86     ****WINNER****  0.068  3.886 288.70
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Grubnic   ) 0.050  4.324 233.92      (T McMillen  ) 0.083  3.769 319.37
 Qualified:             #8  3.807 319.07                        #1  3.749 324.51
Bernstein is 11 - 8 against Lucas in prior events. Bernstein with starting line advantage, but is up in smoke right off the starting line. Lucas' car then starts to haze the tires and pushes out a head gasket on the top end, but takes the win. He will give up lane choice to Kalitta in the semifinal.Lucas with the win move into a tie with Millican for fifth spot in the points.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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