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Sun, 12 Nov 2017, 16:23 PM

Top Fuel Round 2 Eliminations
By Rick Green





POMONA, Calif. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Top Fuel at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 53rd annual Auto Club NHRA Finals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    5 Shawn Langdon                         777 Leah Pritchett               
E2   ****WINNER****  0.062  3.683 321.81                     0.066  3.714 320.20
 Prior rounds:
E1    (T Schumacher) 0.046  3.725 326.16      (S Palmer    ) 0.066  3.712 329.50
 Qualified:            #11  3.784 315.56                        #3  3.674 325.61
Weather conditions: air temperature 71 degrees, relative humidity 55 percent, barometer 28.92 inches, adjusted altitude 2,605 feet, track temperature 83 degrees.

Langdon is 7 - 4 against Pritchett in prior events.

Langdon gets a few ticks on the Christmas tree and never trailed for the win. Langdon with his quickest pass of the season for Langdon for the win. Shawn Langdon's MOV: 0.0357 seconds (approximately 17 feet).

Pritchett with a good clean pass in the losing effort.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    1 Antron Brown                            3 Steve Torrence               
E2   ****WINNER****  0.042  3.691 328.30                     0.090  3.695 328.46
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Salinas   ) 0.042  3.710 329.91      (T Buff      ) 0.064  3.708 325.30
 Qualified:             #4  3.696 326.00                        #5  3.719 289.26
Brown is 23 - 6 against Torrence in prior events.

Brown with the starting line advantage and never trailed for the win. Antron Brown's MOV: 0.0525 seconds (approximately 25 feet). Brown with his quickest pass of the weekend for the win.

Torrence with his quickest pass of the weekend in the losing effort. He is now a spectator in the Championship chase.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  358 Richie Crampton                         6 Brittany Force               
E2                   0.073  3.757 323.81     ****WINNER****  0.068  3.679 328.22
 Prior rounds:
E1    (T McMillen  ) 0.061  3.724 328.62      (T Haddock   ) 0.087  3.688 329.75
 Qualified:             #8  3.748 316.23                        #1  3.667 330.31
Crampton is 9 - 4 against Force in prior events.

Force with the starting line advantage and never trailed for the win. She runs low E.T. of the round for the win. Brittany Force's MOV: 0.0831 seconds (approximately 39 feet). Force with the win wins the Top Fuel Championship.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   25 Clay Millican                           2 Doug Kalitta                 
E2                   0.057  3.698 328.38     ****WINNER****  0.065  3.687 330.96
 Prior rounds:
E1    (S Reed      ) 0.066  4.941 266.16      (W Newby     ) 0.071  3.684 332.59
 Qualified:             #2  3.671 328.22                        #7  3.738 325.37
Kalitta is 22 - 10 against Millican in prior events.

Millican with the slight starting line advantage, but Kalitta chases him down right in the lights and takes the win. This was a great drag race...Doug Kalitta's MOV: 0.0034 seconds (approximately 20 inches). Kalitta will give up lane choice to his teammate Langdon by 0.004 seconds in the semifinal.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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