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Sun, 09 Feb 2014, 16:53 PM

Top Fuel Round 2 Eliminations
By Rick Green





POMONA, Calif. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Top Fuel at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 54th annual Circle K NHRA Winternationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    6 Clay Millican                         475 Steve Torrence               
E2                   0.079  3.822 316.08     ****WINNER****  0.067  3.792 324.98
 Prior rounds:
E1    (A Brown     ) 0.098  3.797 312.28      (T McMillen  ) 0.078  3.788 323.66
 Qualified:            #14  3.843 307.86                        #6  3.773 329.02
Weather conditions: air temperature 62 degrees, relative humidity 59 percent, barometer 29.02 inches, adjusted altitude 1,794 feet, track temperature 72 degrees.

Millican is 5 - 1 against Torrence in prior events. Torrence with the starting line advantage and never trailed for the win. Steve Torrence's MOV: 0.0429 seconds (approximately 20 feet). Another great pass for Torrence...Millican with a clean pass in the losing effort.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   44 David Grubnic                           5 Spencer Massey               
E2                   0.117  9.924  73.80     ****WINNER****  0.042  3.782 320.81
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Vandergrif) 0.085  4.200 319.67      (L Pritchett ) 0.054  3.783 320.51
 Qualified:            #13  3.830 321.96                        #5  3.768 324.51
Massey is 5 - 2 against Grubnic in prior events. Massey with the starting line advantage and never trailed for the win. Massey improves on his round one E.T. by a tick. Grubnic was up in smoke as soon as he hit the throttle.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    1 Shawn Langdon                          99 Khalid alBalooshi            
E2                   0.055  3.768 322.19     ****WINNER****  0.077  3.739 323.58
 Prior rounds:
E1    (T Buff      ) 0.064  4.420 299.40      (T Schumacher) 0.075  3.760 324.20
 Qualified:             #2  3.715 326.79                        #7  3.774 324.59
Langdon is 4 - 1 against alBalooshi in prior events. Langdon with the starting line advantage, but alBalooshi had him chased down by 330 feet and took the win by 0.0073 seconds (approximately 3 feet). Langdon was dancing around on the top top end and was over close to the wall. alBalooshi with his quickest pass of the weekend and the quickest pass of the round. He will have lane choice over Torrence in the semifinal.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  358 Richie Crampton                        22 Doug Kalitta                 
E2                   0.068  3.764 324.67     ****WINNER****  0.039  3.729 330.15
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Force     ) 0.065  3.747 322.88      (S Frigo     ) 0.076  3.725 329.42
 Qualified:             #9  3.786 318.09                        #1  3.713 327.98
Kalitta is out of the gate first and never trailed as he runs the 10th quickest pass of the 1000-foot era and the ninth fastest pass. Crampton gave him a good race...Doug Kalitta's MOV: 0.0641 seconds (approximately 31 feet)...Doug Kalitta's MOV: 0.0641 seconds (approximately 31 feet). Kalitta will have lane choice over Massey in the semifinal.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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