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Sun, 27 Oct 2013, 17:51 PM

Funny Car Round 3 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





LAS VEGAS - Results of round 3 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
    1 Jack Beckman                            5 Courtney Force               
E3                   0.083  6.077 112.36     ****WINNER****  0.100  4.109 314.39
 Prior rounds:
E2    (J Arend     ) 0.091  4.141 308.50      (R Hight     ) 0.119  4.117 313.44
E1    (B Tasca III ) 0.093  4.110 310.48      (T Pedregon  ) 0.118  4.056 319.98
 Qualified:             #3  4.052 315.56                        #2  4.052 318.24
2:42 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 84 degrees, relative humidity 22 percent, barometer 27.62 inches, adjusted altitude 4,765 feet, track temperature 111 degrees.

Force is 3 - 2 against Beckman in prior events.

Beckman gets out of the gate first, then strikes the tires about 100 feet out and has to back off the throttle. Force goes right down the groove and takes the win to go to the finals.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  771 Alexis DeJoria                          9 John Force                   
E3                   0.073  8.777  87.83     ****WINNER****  0.079  5.865 193.96
 Prior rounds:
E2    (R Capps     ) 0.075  4.126 304.39      (D Worsham   ) 0.059  4.096 314.46
E1    (M Hagan     ) 0.036  4.084 312.71      (G Densham   ) 0.069  4.047 317.94
 Qualified:            #12  4.118 309.63                        #1  4.011 317.79
Dejoria leaves the line, gets about 60 feet out and strikes the tires. Force gets about 300 feet out, loses traction and makes a hard move to the right. DeJoria gets on and off the throttle, Force starts pedaling, neither can get the slicks to hook up and Force takes the win.

johnwill give up lane choice to Courtney in the final round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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