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Sun, 10 Nov 2013, 18:34 PM

Funny Car Round 3 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





POMONA, Calif. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Funny Car 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
    9 John Force                            782 Gary Densham                 
E3   ****WINNER****  0.087  4.043 314.83                     0.108  4.128 297.16
 Prior rounds:
E2    (J Arend     ) 0.067  5.533 183.94      (R Capps     ) 0.132  4.128 302.48
E1    (B Bode      ) 0.090  4.036 317.12      (D Worsham   ) 0.110  4.100 305.91
 Qualified:             #1  3.995 319.37                       #13  4.118 301.81
3:23 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.

Force is 38 - 10 against Densham in prior events, 3 - 1 in semifinals. Densham had lane choice because Force smoked the tires in round two.

Force's car may have stumbled in the quarterfinals, but it was as solid as a rock here, going right down the groove for the win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    4 Cruz Pedregon                        2814 Matt Hagan                   
E3                   0.056  4.134 288.09     ****WINNER****  0.049  4.057 315.56
 Prior rounds:
E2    (B Tasca III ) 0.066  5.207 267.43      (J Gray      ) 0.066  4.070 309.98
E1    (J Beckman   ) 0.055  4.101 309.56      (A DeJoria   ) 0.069  4.059 315.27
 Qualified:             #6  4.059 310.05                        #2  4.014 320.20
Hagan is 10 - 8 against Pedregon in prior events, 4 - 2 in semifinals.

Make that 5 - 2, Hagan leaving first and steadily opening his lead all the way to the stripe.

Hagan and Force will meet in the final round, Force has lane choice.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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