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Sun, 27 Oct 2013, 16:33 PM

Funny Car Round 2 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





LAS VEGAS - Results of round 2 eliminations in Funny Car at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 13th annual NHRA Toyota Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   10 Jeff Arend                              1 Jack Beckman                 
E2                   0.090  4.218 290.69     ****WINNER****  0.091  4.141 308.50
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Gray      ) 0.047  4.480 270.27      (B Tasca III ) 0.093  4.110 310.48
 Qualified:            #11  4.114 303.37                        #3  4.052 315.56
Beckman is 15 - 4 against Arend in prior events.

Arend and Beckman leave the line together, stay almost even to the sixty foot mark, then Beckman starts to pull away. Beckman goes right down the groove and takes the win to keep his championship hopes alive.

Jack Beckman's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(0.005), 330 ft(0.020), 660ft(0.035). MOV: 0.0761 seconds (approximately 32 feet).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   28 Ron Capps                             771 Alexis DeJoria               
E2                   0.111  4.132 311.20     ****WINNER****  0.075  4.126 304.39
 Prior rounds:
E1    (T Wilkerson ) 0.088  4.089 314.24      (M Hagan     ) 0.036  4.084 312.71
 Qualified:             #4  4.057 315.05                       #12  4.118 309.63
This was a good drag race. DeJoria gets off the line first, then Capps starts to reel her in. He pulls closer at the 330 foot mark, then DeJoria starts to pull away again and takes the win.

Alexis DeJoria's incremental margins: 60ft(0.035), 330 ft(0.031), 660ft(0.043). MOV: 0.0427 seconds (approximately 19 feet).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    7 Robert Hight                            5 Courtney Force               
E2                   0.128  5.972 114.36     ****WINNER****  0.119  4.117 313.44
 Prior rounds:
E1    (C Pedregon  ) 0.046  4.078 314.97      (T Pedregon  ) 0.118  4.056 319.98
 Qualified:            #10  4.086 313.07                        #2  4.052 318.24
Force gets out of the gate first, starts to pull away, then Hight strikes the tires about 300 feet out and has to back off the throttle. Force goes right down the groove with the quickest pass of the round so far and will have lane choice over Beckman in the next round.

Courtney Force's incremental margins: 60ft(0.017), 330 ft(0.099), 660ft(0.733). MOV: 1.8642 seconds (more than 100 feet).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  750 Del Worsham                             9 John Force                   
E2                   0.084  4.877 188.94     ****WINNER****  0.059  4.096 314.46
 Prior rounds:
E1    (C Head      ) 0.082  4.104 315.42      (G Densham   ) 0.069  4.047 317.94
 Qualified:             #9  4.080 306.46                        #1  4.011 317.79
Force is 46 - 23 against Worsham in prior events.

Force gets the advantage off the line and starts to pull away. Worsham gets about 300 feet out, goes up in smoke and gives up on the run. Force continued down track with the quickest pass of the round to take the win.

Force will have lane choice over DeJoria in the next round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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