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Sun, 09 Feb 2014, 19:23 PM

Top Alcohol Funny Car Final, Round 4 Eliminations
By David Gerard





POMONA, Calif. - Results of final, round 4 eliminations in Top Alcohol Funny Car 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
   64 Brian Hough                           799 Sean Bellemeur               
E4   ****WINNER****  0.034  5.571 257.83                     0.007  5.646 257.78
 Prior rounds:
E3    (U Leanders  ) 0.077  5.585 257.83      (C Thompson  ) 0.008  5.729 252.76
E2    (J Lombardo J) 0.045  5.564 257.24      (N Januik    ) 0.035  5.685 258.07
E1    (G Hunter    ) 0.050  5.674 239.74      (B Williamson) 0.039  5.848 187.83
 Qualified:            #10  5.635 254.66                       #12  5.686 258.42
4:14 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 66 degrees, relative humidity 52 percent, barometer 29.00 inches, adjusted altitude 2,033 feet, track temperature 72 degrees.

Bellemeur has four runner-ups to date with the last one at Seattle in 2013. He is a former Top Fuel Champion in the NHRA Nostalgia Series. Hough has six wins and eight runner-ups with his last win in 2008. Division 6 vs. Division 7!

Bellemeur nails the tree with a stellar 0.007 light and leads Hough until near the 330 lights. Hough drives on by at that point and pulls steadily ahead to the finish line.

Brian Hough's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.041), 330 ft(0.024), 660ft(0.042), 1,000ft(0.048). MOV: 0.0485 seconds (approximately 18 feet).

Brian Hough's incremental times: 60ft-0.958 sec., 330ft-2.476, 660ft-3.672/206.70 mph, 1,000ft-4.698.
Sean Bellemeur's incremental times: 60ft-0.944 sec., 330ft-2.527, 660ft-3.741/204.91 mph, 1,000ft-4.773.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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