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Sun, 05 Nov 2017, 14:25 PM

Top Alcohol Funny Car Round 1 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





LAS VEGAS - Results of round 1 eliminations in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division, event at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    8 Annie Whiteley                          4 Shane Westerfield            
E1                   0.071 14.701  57.87     ****WINNER****  0.031  5.546 265.06
 Qualified:             #3  5.505 270.10                        #6  5.526 266.79
11:09 a.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 71 degrees, relative humidity 36 percent, barometer 27.83 inches, adjusted altitude 3,735 feet, track temperature 93 degrees.

Whiteley goes up in smoke at the hit, pedals once and gives up on the run. Westerfield goes right down the groove with a good pass to take the win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  800 Ulf Leanders                           65 Brian Hough                  
E1                   0.076  6.774 234.90     ****WINNER****  0.065  6.477 254.23
 Qualified:             #5  5.518 264.49                        #4  5.518 266.48
Hough gets out of the gate first but starts rattling the tires. Leanders gets out in front, loses traction and has to start pedaling. Hough pedals, Leanders pedals and starts skating around, then Hough as able to get the car to recover and pull away for the win.

Brian Hough's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(0.007), 330 ft(-0.117), 660ft(0.040), 1,000ft(0.218). MOV: 0.3085 seconds (more than 100 feet).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    3 John Lombardo Jr.                      77 Jay Payne                    
E1   ****WINNER****  0.089  5.678 265.95                     0.080 10.770 109.20
 Qualified:             #2  5.494 268.44                        #7  5.538 267.22
Payne leaves first but starts rattling the tires. He pedals a couple of times and gives up on the run. Lombardo loses traction, pedals, and is able to recover and pull away for the win.

Westerfield will have lane choice over Lombardo in the next round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 676M Chris Marshall                          2 Doug Gordon                  
E1                  -0.011  9.278 130.82     ****WINNER****  0.063  5.478 267.96
 Qualified:             #8  5.547 253.33                        #1  5.482 268.22
This one was over quickly. Marshall leaves a little too soon, strikes the tires and backs off the throttle. Gordon goes right down the groove with the quickest pass of the weekend to take the win.

Gordon will have lane choice over Hough in the next round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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