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Sun, 01 Oct 2017, 16:54 PM

Top Fuel Final, Round 4 Eliminations
By Rick Green





MADISON, Ill. - Results of final, round 4 eliminations in Top Fuel 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
    3 Steve Torrence                          2 Doug Kalitta                 
E4   ****WINNER****  0.088  3.684 329.34                     0.082  3.698 331.28
 Prior rounds:
E3    (A Brown     ) 0.034  3.689 330.72      (D Lagana    ) 0.043  3.718 330.23
E2    (L Pritchett ) 0.040  3.678 330.80      (B Force     ) 0.035  3.717 329.83
E1    (S Langdon   ) 0.037  3.675 329.58      (S Palmer    ) 0.069  3.845 275.34
 Qualified:             #7  3.696 329.58                        #4  3.681 331.85
Weather conditions: air temperature 78 degrees, relative humidity 36 percent, barometer 29.57 inches, adjusted altitude 2,097 feet, track temperature 105 degrees.

Torrence and Kalitta have each won 12 times against the other in prior events and Torrence is 2 - 1 against Kalitta in prior final rounds.

Kalitta with the slight starting line advantage, but had the difference made up by the time they go by the Christmas tree and never trailed from there on for the win. Steve Torrence's MOV: 0.0081 seconds (approximately 4 feet).

Torrence wins his eighth Top Fuel Wally this season and the 16th of his career.

He expands his point lead to 42 points.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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