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Sun, 23 Feb 2014, 16:35 PM

Funny Car Round 3 Eliminations
By David Gerard





CHANDLER, Ariz. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Funny Car at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 30th annual CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  771 Alexis DeJoria                          1 John Force                   
E3   ****WINNER****  0.082  4.052 311.41                     0.085  5.899 127.64
 Prior rounds:
E2    (D Worsham   ) 0.089  4.123 298.21      (B Tasca III ) 0.074  4.106 312.78
E1    (J Arend     ) 0.102  4.065 309.27      (J Diehl     ) 0.131  7.501  94.53
 Qualified:             #4  4.048 309.27                        #1  3.990 317.79
2:24 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 77 degrees, relative humidity 22 percent, barometer 28.74 inches, adjusted altitude 29 feet, track temperature 109 degrees.

Force is 8 - 3 against DeJoria in prior events. Wie have a lady in the finals in TF, can we get one here too?

Yup! Force's six in a row final rounds is done, as the Mustang smokes the tires before the 330 lights. DeJoia scored a small 0.003 starting line advantage and stayed out in front for the easy win.

Alexis DeJoria's incremental times: 60ft-0.884 sec., 330ft-2.306, 660ft-3.270/268.33 mph.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   33 Tommy Johnson Jr.                       5 Robert Hight                 
E3                   0.100  4.083 311.49     ****WINNER****  0.082  4.047 316.08
 Prior rounds:
E2    (T Wilkerson ) 0.082  4.098 308.64      (J Beckman   ) 0.092  4.059 314.97
E1    (T Pedregon  ) 0.088  4.095 313.37      (C Pedregon  ) 0.098  4.484 262.69
 Qualified:             #2  4.029 316.08                        #3  4.030 314.24
Hight is 7 - 2 against Johnson Jr. in prior events.

Hight is away first and takes the win. Johnson paced him until after the 330 lights and the Mustang just pulled steadily ahead for the win and lane choice to boot.

Robert Hight's incremental margins: 60ft(0.025), 330 ft(0.029), 660ft(0.041). MOV: 0.0547 seconds (approximately 25 feet).

Tommy Johnson Jr.'s incremental times: 60ft-0.896 sec., 330ft-2.322, 660ft-3.297/264.29 mph.
Robert Hight's incremental times: 60ft-0.889 sec., 330ft-2.311, 660ft-3.274/269.35 mph.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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