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Sun, 21 Oct 2012, 18:20 PM

Nostalgia Top Fuel Round 3 Eliminations
By David Gerard





BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Nostalgia Top Fuel at the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series, California Hot Rod Reunion XXI:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  457 Tony Bartone                          772 Rick Williamson              
E3                         No Time           ****WINNER****  0.016  7.022 133.32
 Prior rounds:
E2    (R McGee     ) 0.072  5.692 268.33                     0.155  5.716 259.26
E1    (B Dunlap    ) 0.128  5.861 264.39      (D Horan     ) 0.235  7.001 141.89
 Qualified:             #5  5.857 251.53                        #1  5.750 261.02
3:09 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 84 degrees, relative humidity 28 percent, barometer 29.17 inches, adjusted altitude 2,727 feet.

Bartone gives it away, by deep staging and then leaving before the green. Williams sees the win light and clicks it early.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  337 Paul Romine                           766 Adam Sorokin                 
E3                         No Time           ****WINNER****  0.085  6.483 135.20
 Prior rounds:
E2    (J Murphy    ) 0.066  5.694 235.84      (R White     ) 0.042  5.697 244.03
E1    (J Rasmussen ) 0.173  5.876 231.28      (T Cox       ) 0.050  5.867 227.96
 Qualified:             #6  5.883 207.69                        #8  5.906 202.88
Romine's frame damage was too severe to repair here and Sorokin will get the single to the final round. He takes the green, leaves hard, and clicks it off about 800 feet out to still takes lane choice in the final round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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