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Sun, 20 Aug 2017, 17:07 PM

Funny Car Final, Round 4 Eliminations
By Bob Orme





BRAINERD, Minn. - Results of final, round 4 eliminations in Funny Car at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 36th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  771 Alexis DeJoria                          2 Tommy Johnson Jr.            
E4   ****WINNER****  0.076  3.906 330.96                     0.053  3.933 324.44
 Prior rounds:
E3    (J Force     ) 0.063  3.892 329.02      (R Hight     ) 0.043  6.875 128.60
E2    (C Pedregon  ) 0.079  3.883 330.96      (C Force     ) 0.098  3.932 326.48
E1    (T Wilkerson ) 0.100  4.416 210.05      (J Lindberg  ) 0.028  3.922 328.86
 Qualified:            #10  3.941 327.43                        #5  3.880 329.58
3:57 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 79 degrees, relative humidity 51 percent, barometer 28.63 inches, adjusted altitude 3,509 feet, track temperature 103 degrees.

Johnson is 1-3 in final rounds this year. His overall career final round win-loss record is 16-27. His career Funny Car final round win-loss record is 14-24. This is DeJoria's first final round appearance this year. Her career final round win-loss record is 4-3. Johnson Jr. is 10 - 5 against DeJoria in prior events and this is the first time they have faced each other in a final round.

This was a great looking side-by-side drag race! Alexis DeJoria gets the win by about 2 feet! Alexis DeJoria's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.009), 330 ft(-0.001), 660ft(-0.002). MOV: 0.0047 seconds (approximately 2 feet). This win moves her into 10th place in the points.

Alexis DeJoria's incremental times: 60ft-0.879 sec., 330ft-2.254, 660ft-3.170/285.71 mph.
Tommy Johnson Jr.'s incremental times: 60ft-0.893 sec., 330ft-2.276, 660ft-3.191/282.78 mph.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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