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Sun, 29 Sep 2013, 17:01 PM

Funny Car Final, Round 4 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe

MADISON, Ill. - Results of final, round 4 eliminations in Funny Car at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, Second annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals:

    9 John Force                              1 Jack Beckman                 
E4   ****WINNER****  0.067  4.097 310.13                     0.050  4.127 309.84
 Prior rounds:
E3    (R Hight     ) 0.055  4.111 311.70      (D Worsham   ) 0.082  4.546 253.47
E2    (R Capps     ) 0.046  4.095 312.21      (M Hagan     ) 0.101  4.088 308.64
E1    (C Head      ) 0.090  4.038 314.24      (A DeJoria   ) 0.095  4.079 312.78
 Qualified:             #3  4.023 311.92                        #8  4.070 313.66
3:55 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 80 degrees, relative humidity 39 percent, barometer 29.54 inches, adjusted altitude 2,375 feet, track temperature 106 degrees.

Force has 135 career wins, one this year in five final rounds. He won at this track in '99 and '02. He has been to the finals five times at this track.

Beckman has 15 career wins, none this year. This is his third final round this year.

This was a good side-by-side. Beckman gets out of the gate first but Force pulls ahead before they reach the sixty foot mark. Beckman gets back a little ground by the time they reach the 330, then Force starts to pull away again and takes the win.

John Force's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(0.015), 330 ft(0.010), 660ft(0.012). MOV: 0.0134 seconds (approximately 6 feet).

With the win, Force is just six points behind Hagan for the points lead.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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