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Sun, 27 Apr 2014, 14:35 PM

Funny Car Round 2 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





BAYTOWN, Texas - Results of round 2 eliminations in 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 Jack Beckman                            4 Cruz Pedregon                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.112  4.116 308.43                     0.051  5.382 140.39
 Prior rounds:
E1    (T Haddock   ) 0.098  4.143 300.60      (J Force     ) 0.065  6.234 123.66
 Qualified:             #2  4.063 314.09                       #10  4.137 302.48
1:20 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 81 degrees, relative humidity 72 percent, barometer 29.59 inches, adjusted altitude 2,821 feet, track temperature 105 degrees.

Pedregon is 13 - 11 against Beckman in prior events, 5 - 2 in the second round.

)Pedregon was smoking and pedaling and fishtailin after 300 feet, while Beckman was going right down the groove for the win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   28 Ron Capps                              33 Tommy Johnson Jr.            
E2   ****WINNER****  0.078  4.177 294.75                     0.081  4.920 167.30
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Hagan     ) 0.069  4.073 311.41      (J Arend     ) 0.070  4.114 310.20
 Qualified:             #6  4.079 310.34                        #3  4.068 312.21
Capps is 12 - 5 against Johnson in prior events, but they are 1 - 1 in the second round.

TJ started pedaling before the 660-foot marker, then there was a flash of flame under Capps' car and it got very loose, near the wall. He saved it and got the win, but he lost lane choice to Beckman in the semifinals.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    5 Robert Hight                          771 Alexis DeJoria               
E2   ****WINNER****  0.080  4.076 313.07                     0.110  5.221 155.54
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Tasca III ) 0.066  4.074 313.29      (T Pedregon  ) 0.046  4.114 310.27
 Qualified:             #4  4.073 312.42                        #5  4.076 311.70
DeJoria is 4 - 0 against Hight in prior events, 2 - 0 in round two.

This time Hight got one back, almost duplicating his first-round and qualifying runs. He qualified with a 4.073 and has run 4.074 and 4.076 today. DeJoria was second off the starting line, then lost traction shortly afterward.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  750 Del Worsham                          3111 Chad Head                    
E2   ****WINNER****  0.071  4.368 242.54                     0.054  6.968  91.61
 Prior rounds:
E1    (C Force     ) 0.082  4.106 308.07      (T Wilkerson ) 0.096  4.110 293.41
 Qualified:             #1  4.051 314.68                        #9  4.119 308.78
Worsham is 3 - 2 against Head in prior events and this is the first time they have met in round two.

Head was up in smoke after a couple hundred feet. Worsham also fought for traction, but he was well down the track before tire haze was visible.

Worsham will not have lane choice against Hight in the semifinals.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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