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Sun, 27 Apr 2014, 17:41 PM

Funny Car Final, Round 4 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan

BAYTOWN, Texas - Results of final, round 4 eliminations in Funny Car at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 27th annual O'Reilly NHRA SpringNationals presented by Super Start Batteries:

    5 Robert Hight                            3 Jack Beckman                 
E4   ****WINNER****  0.075  4.055 314.90                     0.056  4.176 308.43
 Prior rounds:
E3    (D Worsham   ) 0.067  4.071 309.20      (R Capps     ) 0.076  4.485 288.39
E2    (A DeJoria   ) 0.080  4.076 313.07      (C Pedregon  ) 0.112  4.116 308.43
E1    (B Tasca III ) 0.066  4.074 313.29      (T Haddock   ) 0.098  4.143 300.60
 Qualified:             #4  4.073 312.42                        #2  4.063 314.09
4:34 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 80 degrees, relative humidity 74 percent, barometer 29.54 inches, adjusted altitude 2,786 feet, track temperature 95 degrees.

Hight is 15 - 11 against Beckman in prior events and 6 - 1 against Beckman in prior final rounds.

This is Hight's fifth final round in a row, Beckman's first of the season. Hight has a career total of 31 wins (2 this year) in 49 final rounds. Beckman is also no stranger to the final round, with 15 wins in 34 prior final rounds.This Beckman's second final round at this event, losing to Ashley Force Hood in 2009. It is also Hight's second final round at this event, defeating Cruz Pedregon here in 2005.

Hight is certifiably hot! He ran his best ET of the event to overcome Beckman's starting line advantage and win going away.

Robert Hight's incremental times: 60ft-0.899 sec., 330ft-2.318, 660ft-3.281/270.43 mph.
Jack Beckman's incremental times: 60ft-0.951 sec., 330ft-2.379, 660ft-3.378/257.53 mph.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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