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Sun, 17 Mar 2013, 16:45 PM

Top Alcohol Funny Car Final, Round 4 Eliminations
By Michael L. Jex





GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Results of final, round 4 eliminations in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 44th annual Amalie Oil NHRA Gatornationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   11 Todd Veney                             16 Dan Pomponio                 
E4                   0.068  6.988 140.11     ****WINNER****  0.045  5.609 259.61
 Prior rounds:
E3    (P Noakes    ) 0.065  5.755 212.16      (D Brand     ) 0.038  5.554 260.31
E2    (A Bohl      ) 0.059  5.603 256.84      (J Lombardo  ) 0.011  5.601 260.26
E1    (R Drew      ) 0.078  5.649 255.73      (J Bojec     ) 0.040  5.630 257.87
 Qualified:            #11  5.634 254.66                        #9  5.613 259.21
Veney and his team had a mad thrash in the pits, and were late getting up to the line. They got to the line just in time, then did a shorter version of their regular burnout.

Pomponio is 0-1 in final rounds, Veney is 0-4, so both drivers are looking for their first win in TAFC.

Veney got over near the centerline, steered away, then lifted as Pomponio thundered the rest of the way.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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