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Sun, 13 Apr 2014, 16:33 PM

Top Fuel Final, Round 3 Eliminations
By Rick Green





CONCORD, N.C. - Results of final, round 3 eliminations in Top Fuel at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, Fifth annual NHRA Four-Wide Nationals:
 Order Car# Lane  Driver                            Qual  RT       ET   Speed
  1.      2   3  Antron Brown                         4  0.042   3.800 317.42
  2.      1   4  Shawn Langdon                        1  0.057   3.800 322.11
  3.    373   1  J.R. Todd                            2  0.072   3.799 318.32
  4.     22   2  Doug Kalitta                         7  0.240   4.587 172.04
Weather conditions: air temperature 80 degrees, relative humidity 44 percent, barometer 29.41 inches, adjusted altitude 2,617 feet, track temperature 108 degrees.

Brown with the starting line advantage and the takes the hole shot win over both Langdon and Todd...Kalitta was up in smoke early in the run and clicked it off. Langdon was second off the line and he is the runner-up on a hole-shot win over Todd. This was a great drag race. Brown wins his first four-wide race and his second of the year. This is his 43rd overall win and the 27th Top Fuel win.
Lane-by-lane time (seconds) and speed (mph) behind leader (or fastest) at each timing increment, (0.000 if leading, 000 if fastest):

                             Start  60 ft  330 ft  660 ft     Finish
           J.R. Todd Lane 1: 0.030  0.034  0.031 0.027/000  0.029/004
        Doug Kalitta Lane 2: 0.198  0.241  0.256 0.461/088  0.985/150
        Antron Brown Lane 3: 0.000  0.000  0.000 0.000/003  0.000/005
       Shawn Langdon Lane 4: 0.015  0.021  0.019 0.020/002  0.015/000
Finish Order & Margins: 1. Antron Brown was 0.0157 sec./about 7 feet ahead of 2. Shawn Langdon, who was 0.014 sec./about 7 feet ahead of 3. J.R. Todd, who was 0.956 sec./more than 100 feet ahead of 4. Doug Kalitta

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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