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Sun, 09 Feb 2014, 19:39 PM

Top Fuel Final, Round 4 Eliminations
By Rick Green





POMONA, Calif. - Results of final, round 4 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
   99 Khalid alBalooshi                      22 Doug Kalitta                 
E4   ****WINNER****  0.102  3.974 324.36                     0.053  5.368 143.40
 Prior rounds:
E3    (S Torrence  ) 0.072  3.783 318.69      (S Massey    ) 0.069  3.758 327.82
E2    (S Langdon   ) 0.077  3.739 323.58      (R Crampton  ) 0.039  3.729 330.15
E1    (T Schumacher) 0.075  3.760 324.20      (S Frigo     ) 0.076  3.725 329.42
 Qualified:             #7  3.774 324.59                        #1  3.713 327.98
Weather conditions: air temperature 66 degrees, relative humidity 52 percent, barometer 29.00 inches, adjusted altitude 2,033 feet, track temperature 72 degrees.

alBalooshi is 4 - 3 against Kalitta in prior events and alBalooshi is 1 - 0 against Kalitta in prior final rounds. Kalitta is out of the gate first and alBalooshi starts to shake and does a quick pedal job and gets it to hook up as Kalitta is up in smoke. When Kalitta pedaled it he was back up in smoke, and can't chase alBalooshi down. alBalooshi picks up his third National event win and will go into Phoenix with Mello Yello point lead for the first time in his career.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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