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Sun, 11 Nov 2012, 20:01 PM

Top Alcohol Funny Car Final, Round 4 Eliminations
By David Gerard





POMONA, Calif. - Results of final, round 4 eliminations in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, 48th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    6 John Lombardo Jr.                       2 Tony Bartone                 
E4   ****WINNER****  0.118  5.599 261.02                     0.076  5.641 263.62
 Prior rounds:
E3    (S Westerfiel) 0.090  5.466 263.77      (M Ferro     ) 0.079  5.474 264.96
E2    (J Rupert    ) 0.120  5.452 263.82      (S Gasparrell) 0.070  5.572 264.86
E1    (R Stickler  ) 0.095  5.493 260.91      (J Payne     ) 0.098  5.616 263.15
 Qualified:             #1  5.506 261.02                       #10  5.655 261.07
4:51 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 67 degrees, relative humidity 23 percent, barometer 29.09 inches, adjusted altitude 1,818 feet, track temperature 75 degrees.

This will be our first final round of the weekend. These two have one win each against each other. Lombardo comes into the round in 6th place. If he can take the win, he will move into a tie with Annie White for fourth, but she takes the four spot on overall win. That would still make him fifth. Bartone is 39 and 3 in final rounds and won here in 1996.

Lombardo is way late at the green and gives all he has to catch a strong Bartone. It's almost too close to call in the lights, as John Lombardo Jr. gets the super close win and the Finals Championship. MOV: 0.0003 seconds (approximately 1 inch).

Bartone was right there and did all he could for the win.

John Lombardo Jr.'s incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.045), 330 ft(0.003), 660ft(0.012), 1,000ft(0.008). MOV: 0.0003 seconds (approximately 1 inches).

John Lombardo Jr.'s incremental times: 60ft-0.945 sec., 330ft-2.503, 660ft-3.713/206.39 mph, 1,000ft-4.736.
Tony Bartone's incremental times: 60ft-0.942 sec., 330ft-2.548, 660ft-3.767/206.26 mph, 1,000ft-4.786.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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