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Sun, 01 Oct 2017, 16:50 PM

Funny Car Final, Round 4 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





MADISON, Ill. - Results of final, round 4 eliminations in Funny Car at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, sixth annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  801 Jonnie Lindberg                         1 Ron Capps                    
E4                   0.073  3.904 326.87     ****WINNER****  0.072  3.879 331.53
 Prior rounds:
E3    (R Hight     ) 0.054  3.898 331.20      (J Force     ) 0.057  3.905 329.91
E2    (A Dejoria   ) 0.071  3.870 330.96      (J Beckman   ) 0.070  3.885 328.86
E1    (T Wilkerson ) 0.087  3.942 326.48      (J Campbell  ) 0.075  3.908 328.70
 Qualified:             #5  3.871 330.96                        #3  3.849 332.51
3:44 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 78 degrees, relative humidity 36 percent, barometer 29.57 inches, adjusted altitude 2,097 feet, track temperature 105 degrees.

Lindberg is 0-2 in final rounds.

Capps is 7-3 in finals this year, 57-53 in his career and 56-52 in Funny Car.

Capps is 3 - 1 against Lindberg in prior events and this is the first time they have faced each other in a final round.

They come off the line together, Capps starts pulling away, then Lindberg is able to make up a little ground after the 330 foot mark. Lindberg continues to gain but Capps holds on and takes the win.

Ron Capps' incremental margins: 60ft(0.023), 330 ft(0.032), 660ft(0.024). MOV: 0.0267 seconds (approximately 13 feet).

With the win Capps now has 58 career wins, eight this year, and he has a 26 point lead over hight.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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