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Sun, 15 Sep 2013, 16:50 PM

Funny Car Round 3 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





CONCORD, N.C. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Funny Car 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
    1 Jack Beckman                         2814 Matt Hagan                   
E3                   0.102  4.116 311.70     ****WINNER****  0.068  4.084 312.57
 Prior rounds:
E2    (T Pedregon  ) 0.088  4.075 311.70      (J Force     ) 0.046  4.063 314.17
E1    (D Worsham   ) 0.082  4.100 310.77      (J Arend     ) 0.063  4.107 311.56
 Qualified:            #11  4.099 309.91                        #2  3.992 320.58
4:42 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 82 degrees, relative humidity 52 percent, barometer 29.45 inches, adjusted altitude 2,839 feet, track temperature 101 degrees.

Beckman is 10 - 9 against Hagan in prior events.

Hagan gets out of the gate first, starts pulling away and hangs on for the win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    5 Courtney Force                          7 Robert Hight                 
E3                   0.088  7.585  83.80     ****WINNER****  0.080  4.057 311.41
 Prior rounds:
E2    (R Capps     ) 0.078  4.107 311.77      (C Pedregon  ) 0.071  4.055 316.97
E1    (B Tasca III ) 0.082  4.094 313.95      (C Head      ) 0.088  4.075 310.77
 Qualified:             #4  4.021 319.37                        #8  4.042 309.84
Courtney has moved up a couple of spots in the points battle to second with her two wins today. Hight is still in the eighth spot.

They come off the line together then Force gets about 60 feet out and goes up in smoke. Hight goes right down the groove for the win and will move up a spot in the points standings to seventh. Hight will have lane choice over Hagan in the final round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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