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Sun, 09 Nov 2014, 15:01 PM

Top Alcohol Funny Car Round 1 Eliminations
By Rick Green

LAS VEGAS - Results of round 1 eliminations in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division, Short Line Express Market Gambler Shootout:

  800 Ulf Leanders                          802 Jonnie Lindberg              
E1   ****WINNER****  0.080  5.584 261.07                     0.028  5.643 256.84
 Qualified:             #1  5.554 260.16                        #8  5.651 258.37
Weather conditions: air temperature 75 degrees, relative humidity 26 percent, barometer 27.82 inches, adjusted altitude 3,916 feet, track temperature 103 degrees.

A couple racers from Sweden come to Las Vegas so they can race in round one. Lindberg with a great light and then had a little wiggle around half track and that was the difference as Leanders was able to chase him down on the top end. Leanders with a real nice pass t o take the win. Ulf Leanders' MOV: 0.0071 seconds (approximately 3 feet). Ulf Leanders' incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.050), 330 ft(-0.022), 660ft(-0.009), 1,000ft(-0.005). MOV: 0.0071 seconds (approximately 3 feet). Lindberg with his quickest pass of the weekend in the losing effort.

  806 Steve Harker                            3 Shane Westerfield            
E1   ****WINNER****  0.072  5.706 257.68                    -0.003  5.824 252.90
 Qualified:             #2  5.582 263.00                        #7  5.643 256.89
Westerfield is just a few tick too quick on the tree and turns on the red light. Harker is straight down the groove, but slowed from his qualifying time. He keeps his North Central Region title hopes alive.

    6 Tony Bartone                         6180 Jirka Kaplan                 
E1                   0.086  5.898 224.58     ****WINNER****  0.020  5.658 255.73
 Qualified:             #3  5.611 257.19                        #6  5.632 257.04
Kaplan with the starting line advantage and never trailed as Bartone had tire shake right at the hit and pedaled it, but can't chase him down. Kaplan will have lane choice over Harker in the semifinal.

    2 John Lombardo Jr.                     729 Nick Januik                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.096  5.592 261.32                     0.072  5.673 256.06
 Qualified:             #4  5.617 260.81                        #5  5.628 257.28
Januik with the starting line advantage, but Lombardo Jr. has the lead by 330 feet. Lombardo Jr with his quickest pass of the weekend for the win. Lombardo Jr. will give up lane choice to Leanders in the semifinal. Januik with his quickest pass this weekend in the losing effort.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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