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Sun, 27 Apr 2014, 10:16 AM

Top Dragster Round 3 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





BAYTOWN, Texas - Results of round 3 eliminations in Top Dragster at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 27th annual O'Reilly NHRA SpringNationals presented by Super Start Batteries:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   42 Mark Jones                           4760 Chris Gulitti                
E3   ****WINNER****  0.021  6.775 201.76                     0.075  6.836 198.93
         T/D  Dial: 6.74 (+/-):  0.035             T/D  Dial: 6.84 (+/-): -0.004
 Prior rounds:
E2    (J Garner    ) 0.004  6.738  0.018      (M F Boesch J) 0.021  6.845  0.005
E1    (M Kile      ) 0.053  6.733 -0.007      (R LeJeune   ) 0.014  6.850  0.030
 Qualified:            #18  6.619 208.39                       #30  6.830 194.69
9:02 a.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 76 degrees, relative humidity 80 percent, barometer 29.63 inches, adjusted altitude 2,407 feet, track temperature 88 degrees.

Mark Jones' MOV: Took the stripe by 0.0152 seconds (approximately 4 feet), opponent broke out.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   52 Phil Unruh                           4941 Samuel Patrick               
E3   ****WINNER****  0.017  6.417 215.20                     0.027  6.773 201.79
         T/D  Dial: 6.41 (+/-):  0.007             T/D  Dial: 6.78 (+/-): -0.007
 Prior rounds:
E2    (A Cart      ) 0.028  6.494  0.074      (A Strasburg ) 0.006  6.790  0.000
E1    (B Patterson ) 0.006  6.519  0.119      (C Murry     ) 0.014  6.788  0.028
 Qualified:             #7  6.392 216.97                       #27  6.764 201.64
Unruh is still in competition in Super Stock as well.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4600 Todd Schumert                          45 Wade Pennington              
E3                   0.081  6.641 197.62     ****WINNER****  0.004  6.200 209.26
         T/D  Dial: 6.63 (+/-):  0.011             T/D  Dial: 6.20 (+/-):  0.000
 Prior rounds:
E2    (S Barker    ) 0.034  6.710  0.070      (D Strain    ) 0.020  6.585  0.385
E1    (R Gibson    ) 0.011  6.656  0.046      (G Slatten   ) 0.027  7.782  1.582
 Qualified:            #16  6.616 204.63                        #4  6.185 224.66
Great 0.004 winning package for Pennington, running dead-on his dial-in. He will face Jones in the semifinals.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 418X Allen Constantine                    4281 Rob McKinley                 
E3   ****WINNER****  0.029  6.221 228.81                     0.007  6.109 224.70
         T/D  Dial: 6.23 (+/-): -0.009             T/D  Dial: 6.13 (+/-): -0.021
 Prior rounds:
E2    (R Prince    ) 0.059  6.356  0.116      (G Mock      ) 0.026  6.146 -0.014
E1    (J Arabie    ) 0.123  6.264  0.074      (E McGee     ) 0.009  6.169  0.059
 Qualified:             #5  6.188 227.77                        #1  6.115 227.15
Last pair. McKinley had a great light, broke out. Constantine wins the double-breakout and will face Unruh in the semifinals.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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