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Sun, 10 Nov 2013, 20:02 PM

Top Fuel Final, Round 4 Eliminations
By David Gerard





POMONA, Calif. - Results of final, round 4 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
   22 Doug Kalitta                            4 Shawn Langdon                
E4                   0.053  3.808 323.04     ****WINNER****  0.032  3.784 323.58
 Prior rounds:
E3    (B Force     ) 0.071  3.791 325.77      (C Millican  ) 0.032  3.756 326.87
E2    (A Brown     ) 0.069  3.797 325.22      (D Grubnic   ) 0.052  3.779 326.08
E1    (T Schumacher) 0.058  3.757 328.70      (S Torrence  ) 0.048  3.781 322.42
 Qualified:             #4  3.762 326.08                        #2  3.750 327.03
4:53 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 79 degrees, relative humidity 19 percent, barometer 28.93 inches, adjusted altitude 2,789 feet, track temperature 87 degrees.

We are finally down to the final race of the final round of the final event of the year.Langdon is 10 - 6 against Kalitta in prior events and Kalitta is 1 - 0 against Langdon in prior final rounds. Kalitta has one win and one runner up this year and a 28-22 win ratio. He has been in the finals 67 times. Langdon has six wins and three runner-ups this year and has a 134-105 win/loss ratio for his career, so far.

Langdon shows why he is world champion by running the board with the better RT and all of the incrementals, except Kalitta matched his speed at the 660 lights. A terrific side by side pass for the two cars and about a car length win at the finish line. Very nice!

Shawn Langdon's incremental margins: 60ft(0.033), 330 ft(0.047), 660ft(0.041). MOV: 0.0453 seconds (approximately 21 feet).

Doug Kalitta's incremental times: 60ft-0.853 sec., 330ft-2.165, 660ft-3.057/282.78 mph.
Shawn Langdon's incremental times: 60ft-0.841 sec., 330ft-2.139, 660ft-3.037/282.78 mph.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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