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Sun, 29 Sep 2013, 15:41 PM

Top Fuel Round 3 Eliminations
By Rick Green





MADISON, Ill. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Top Fuel at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, Second annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   99 Khalid alBalooshi                      44 David Grubnic                
E3   ****WINNER****  0.087  3.864 303.78                     0.056  4.193 222.14
 Prior rounds:
E2    (B Force     ) 0.111  3.816 322.88      (S Langdon   ) 0.071  3.860 319.37
E1    (B Vandergrif) 0.092  3.806 322.50      (S Torrence  ) 0.068  4.138 261.27
 Qualified:             #4  3.794 322.81                        #8  3.818 323.58
Weather conditions: air temperature 76 degrees, relative humidity 45 percent, barometer 29.55 inches, adjusted altitude 2,139 feet, track temperature 106 degrees.

alBalooshi is 2 - 1 against Grubnic in prior events. Grubnic is out of the gate first but then just past half track Grubnic starts to smoke the tires and he tried to drive through it. alBalooshi the banged the blower right in the lights, but still got the win. alBalooshi is going to his fourth career National event and the the third this year.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    2 Tony Schumacher                         1 Antron Brown                 
E3                   0.072  3.834 322.42     ****WINNER****  0.052  3.783 322.88
 Prior rounds:
E2    (M Lucas     ) 0.047  3.784 322.88      (C Millican  ) 0.058  3.805 321.58
E1    (T McMillen  ) 0.059  3.796 324.28      (B Torrence  ) 0.054  3.827 321.73
 Qualified:             #2  3.782 327.74                        #6  3.796 318.24
Brown is 21 - 18 against Schumacher in prior events. Brown is out of the gate first and never trailed for the win. Brown with his quickest pass of the weekend for the win. Antron Brown's incremental times: 60ft-0.843 sec., 330ft-2.139, 660ft-3.035/282.54 mph. Brown will have lane choice over alBalooshi in final.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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