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Sun, 15 Sep 2013, 16:46 PM

Top Fuel Round 3 Eliminations
By Rick Green





CONCORD, N.C. - Results of round 3 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
   34 Morgan Lucas                           22 Doug Kalitta                 
E3   ****WINNER****  0.063  3.796 320.13                     0.080  3.818 325.61
 Prior rounds:
E2    (B Bernstein ) 0.068  3.886 288.70      (P Dakin     ) 0.086  3.843 323.04
E1    (T McMillen  ) 0.083  3.769 319.37      (K alBalooshi) 0.074  3.795 326.32
 Qualified:             #1  3.749 324.51                       #13  3.826 324.20
Weather conditions: air temperature 82 degrees, relative humidity 52 percent, barometer 29.45 inches, adjusted altitude 2,839 feet, track temperature 101 degrees.

Kalitta is 16 - 11 against Lucas in prior events. Lucas with the starting line and never trailed with a great looking pass. Morgan Lucas' MOV: 0.0396 seconds (approximately 19 feet). Kalitta was right there with him in a great drag race.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  255 Clay Millican                           3 Spencer Massey               
E3                   0.064  3.827 319.14     ****WINNER****  0.038  3.830 321.35
 Prior rounds:
E2    (B Vandergrif) 0.060  3.827 321.27      (L Pruett    ) 0.066  3.834 316.23
E1    (B Torrence  ) 0.060  4.288 249.16      (B Force     ) 0.049  3.822 288.21
 Qualified:             #6  3.789 324.59                        #7  3.796 320.58
Massey is 5 - 0 against Millican in prior events. Massey with a great light and had the power to hold on for the hole shot win. Spencer Massey's MOV: 0.0233 seconds (approximately 11 feet). Then the chutes never fully deployed, but he got the car stopped safely. Massey will give up lane choice to Lucas in the final.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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