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Sun, 09 Feb 2014, 18:09 PM

Top Fuel Round 3 Eliminations
By Rick Green





POMONA, Calif. - Results of round 3 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
  475 Steve Torrence                         99 Khalid alBalooshi            
E3                   0.052  3.804 323.66     ****WINNER****  0.072  3.783 318.69
 Prior rounds:
E2    (C Millican  ) 0.067  3.792 324.98      (S Langdon   ) 0.077  3.739 323.58
E1    (T McMillen  ) 0.078  3.788 323.66      (T Schumacher) 0.075  3.760 324.20
 Qualified:             #6  3.773 329.02                        #7  3.774 324.59
Weather conditions: air temperature 63 degrees, relative humidity 57 percent, barometer 29.00 inches, adjusted altitude 1,825 feet, track temperature 82 degrees.

Torrence is 2 - 0 against alBalooshi in prior events. Torrence with the starting line advantage and the lead until around half track when alBalooshi took the lead and the win in a great drag race. Khalid alBalooshi's MOV: 0.0018 seconds (approximately 10 inches).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    5 Spencer Massey                         22 Doug Kalitta                 
E3                   0.040  3.790 322.96     ****WINNER****  0.069  3.758 327.82
 Prior rounds:
E2    (D Grubnic   ) 0.042  3.782 320.81      (R Crampton  ) 0.039  3.729 330.15
E1    (L Pritchett ) 0.054  3.783 320.51      (S Frigo     ) 0.076  3.725 329.42
 Qualified:             #5  3.768 324.51                        #1  3.713 327.98
Massey is 8 - 5 against Kalitta in prior events. Massey with the starting line advantage and the lead until right in the lights where Kalitta was able to chase him down and take the win. Another great drag race...Doug Kalitta's MOV: 0.0035 seconds (approximately 20 inches). Kalitta will have lane choice over alBalooshi in the final.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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