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Sun, 10 Nov 2013, 18:30 PM

Top Fuel Round 3 Eliminations
By David Gerard





POMONA, Calif. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Top Fuel at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 49th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  745 Brittany Force                         22 Doug Kalitta                 
E3                   0.081 12.487  43.18     ****WINNER****  0.071  3.791 325.77
 Prior rounds:
E2    (B Bernstein ) 0.064  3.855 313.37      (A Brown     ) 0.069  3.797 325.22
E1    (S Massey    ) 0.061  4.594 188.25      (T Schumacher) 0.058  3.757 328.70
 Qualified:             #8  3.784 323.74                        #4  3.762 326.08
3:16 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 81 degrees, relative humidity 18 percent, barometer 28.94 inches, adjusted altitude 2,908 feet, track temperature 92 degrees.

Kalitta is 3 - 2 against Force in prior events and this is Force's first trip to the semi's.

Force's day comes to an end early, as the tires are smoking right off the line.

Kalitta runs another three seventy along with a 0.010 starting line advantage to win a spot in the final round. Nice pass!

Doug Kalitta's incremental times: 60ft-0.852 sec., 330ft-2.151, 660ft-3.045/283.19 mph.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    4 Shawn Langdon                         255 Clay Millican                
E3   ****WINNER****  0.032  3.756 326.87                     0.059  4.155 199.67
 Prior rounds:
E2    (D Grubnic   ) 0.052  3.779 326.08      (M Lucas     ) 0.053  3.776 325.77
E1    (S Torrence  ) 0.048  3.781 322.42      (T Buff      ) 0.084  3.791 325.30
 Qualified:             #2  3.750 327.03                        #3  3.761 324.98
Langdon is 6 - 5 against Millican in prior events and 3-0 in round three. Millican's crew calls for a lane swap after watching Kalitta and Force's passes.

Langdon is taking no prisoners and leaves first. He pulls steadily ahead to about the 660 lights, where Millican's tires are smoking.

Langdon runs through the lights clean and strong with a 326.87 speed. He takes back lane choice for the final round.

Shawn Langdon's incremental times: 60ft-0.833 sec., 330ft-2.125, 660ft-3.016/285.59 mph.
Clay Millican's incremental times: 60ft-0.841 sec., 330ft-2.141, 660ft-3.082/241.37 mph.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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