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Sun, 19 May 2013, 14:06 PM

Funny Car Round 2 Eliminations
By Rick Green





TOPEKA, Kan. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Funny Car at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 25th annual NHRA Kansas Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   28 Ron Capps                               5 Courtney Force               
E2   ****WINNER****  0.070  4.183 300.46                     0.092  4.233 300.73
 Prior rounds:
E1    (T Wilkerson ) 0.063  4.085 310.34      (D Creasy Jr ) 0.075  4.136 311.63
 Qualified:            #10  4.087 309.77                        #2  4.050 315.56
Weather conditions: air temperature 80 degrees, relative humidity 65 percent, barometer 28.50 inches, adjusted altitude 3,894 feet, track temperature 102 degrees.

Capps is 5 - 3 against Force in prior events. Capps was out of the gate first and never trailed for the win...Force drifted out of the groove right in the lights.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   77 Bob Tasca III                           7 Robert Hight                 
E2                   0.062  4.104 312.93     ****WINNER****  0.059  4.053 309.63
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Hagan     ) 0.068  4.085 314.31      (J Arend     ) 0.072  4.099 303.37
 Qualified:            #11  4.094 314.02                        #3  4.050 315.12
Hight is 8 - 3 against Tasca III in prior events. They leave together with Hight getting the slight advantage and never trailed for the win. This was a good drag race....Robert Hight's MOV: 0.0543 seconds (approximately 25 feet). Hight will have lane choice over Capps in the semifinal.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    1 Jack Beckman                            9 John Force                   
E2   ****WINNER****  0.086  4.067 313.07                     0.070  4.112 308.78
 Prior rounds:
E1    (C Pedregon  ) 0.092  4.052 315.49      (T Pedregon  ) 0.076  4.082 312.42
 Qualified:             #9  4.081 312.42                        #1  4.043 313.22
Beckman is 19 - 7 against Force in prior events. Force with the starting line advantage, but Beckman has the difference made up by the time they went by the Christmas tree. Beckman takes the win by 0.0293 seconds (approximately 13 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  750 Del Worsham                             6 Johnny Gray                  
E2                   0.085  4.115 307.79     ****WINNER****  0.064  4.047 313.66
 Prior rounds:
E1    (C Head      ) 0.090  4.116 309.42      (A DeJoria   ) 0.090  4.117 310.34
 Qualified:             #5  4.065 313.15                        #4  4.053 313.37
Worsham is 9 - 2 against Gray in prior events. Gray with the starting line advantage and then runs the quickest pass of the day and is just a few ticks off low E.T. of the event. Gray will have lane choice over his teammate Beckman in the semifinal. Johnny Gray's incremental times: 60ft-0.901 sec., 330ft-2.309, 660ft-3.266/268.22 mph.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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