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Sun, 15 Sep 2013, 18:00 PM

Funny Car Final, Round 4 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





CONCORD, N.C. - Results of final, round 4 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
 2814 Matt Hagan                              7 Robert Hight                 
E4                   0.074  4.066 313.58     ****WINNER****  0.055  4.083 312.64
 Prior rounds:
E3    (J Beckman   ) 0.068  4.084 312.57      (C Force     ) 0.080  4.057 311.41
E2    (J Force     ) 0.046  4.063 314.17      (C Pedregon  ) 0.071  4.055 316.97
E1    (J Arend     ) 0.063  4.107 311.56      (C Head      ) 0.088  4.075 310.77
 Qualified:             #2  3.992 320.58                        #8  4.042 309.84
5:55 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 82 degrees, relative humidity 52 percent, barometer 29.43 inches, adjusted altitude 2,851 feet, track temperature 101 degrees.

Hagan and Hight have each won 7 times against the other in prior events and each has won 2 times against the other in final rounds.

Hagan is 9-13 in final rounds. He has four wins this year and is leading the points battle.

Hight is 28-16 in final rounds and has one win this year.

This was a great drag race. Hight gets out of the gate first, then Hagan starts to make up ground. He continues to gain ground but comes up just a little short.

Robert Hight's incremental margins: 60ft(0.007), 330 ft(0.010), 660ft(0.005). MOV: 0.0021 seconds (approximately 12 inches).

With the win Hight moves all the way to the third spot in the points battle.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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