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Sun, 27 Apr 2014, 13:59 PM

Top Alcohol Funny Car Round 2 Eliminations
By Rick Green





BAYTOWN, Texas - Results of round 2 eliminations in Top Alcohol Funny Car 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
    3 Shane Westerfield                          Bye
E2   ****WINNER****  0.057 10.519  82.26     
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Yale      ) 0.095  5.614 258.42   
 Qualified:             #2  5.601 259.71                     Bye
Weather conditions: air temperature 80 degrees, relative humidity 75 percent, barometer 29.63 inches, adjusted altitude 2,607 feet, track temperature 110 degrees.

Westerfield with the bye and has a lot of tire shake right at the hit and clicks it off.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  729 Nick Januik                             8 Steve Gasparrelli            
E2   ****WINNER****  0.033  5.608 260.51                     0.076  5.648 261.93
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Ferro     ) 0.078  5.623 259.31      (J Lombardo J) 0.067  5.640 260.81
 Qualified:             #3  5.604 259.36                        #9  5.655 260.91
This is the first time Januik and Gasparrelli have faced each other in eliminations. Januik with the starting line advantage and never trailed for the win. Nick Januik's MOV: 0.0834 seconds (approximately 32 feet). He is just a few ticks off his qualifying time and will have lane choice in the semifinals against Westerfield.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  806 Steve Harker                          500 Dale Brand                   
E2                   0.143  5.603 262.44     ****WINNER****  0.044  5.601 260.81
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Brown     ) 0.094  5.604 261.32      (K Hool      ) 0.042  5.611 260.36
 Qualified:             #4  5.604 233.96                        #5  5.608 260.41
This is the first time Harker and Brand have faced each other in eliminations. Brand with the starting line advantage and the win light. Dale Brand's MOV: 0.1013 seconds (approximately 39 feet). Brand with his quickest pass of the weekend for the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    4 Annie Whiteley                          9 Todd Veney                   
E2   ****WINNER****  0.088  5.595 261.12                    -0.198  9.731  89.38
 Prior rounds:
E1                   0.104  5.580 260.76      (J Payne     ) 0.037  5.657 253.85
 Qualified:             #1  5.589 258.62                        #8  5.650 253.33
This is the first time Whiteley and Veney have faced each other in eliminations. Not sure if the car just rolled the beam or what happened, but Veney turned on the red light. Whiteley with the quickest pass of the round for the win and she will lane choice over Brand in the next round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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