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Sun, 23 Jun 2013, 14:26 PM

Funny Car Round 3 Eliminations
By Jim Samuel





EPPING, N.H. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Funny Car at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, Inaugural NHRA New England Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    9 John Force                             28 Ron Capps                    
E3   ****WINNER****  0.073  4.144 310.55                     0.065 10.056  84.34
 Prior rounds:
E2    (J Arend     ) 0.102  4.109 308.50      (D Worsham   ) 0.087  4.118 307.79
E1    (D Richards  ) 0.110  4.247 266.00      (T Pedregon  ) 0.082  4.084 311.20
 Qualified:             #1  4.051 313.44                        #4  4.083 309.91
2:17 p.m. = Weather conditions: air temperature 85 degrees, relative humidity 58 percent, barometer 29.88 inches, adjusted altitude 2,687 feet, track temperature 121 degrees.

Force is 42 - 25 against Capps in prior events.

As soon as Capps launched, the rear tires went up in smoke. Force went stright down the lane to move into his second final round of the year.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    1 Jack Beckman                            5 Courtney Force               
E3                   0.096  4.279 286.07     ****WINNER****  0.088  4.175 308.35
 Prior rounds:
E2    (B Alexander ) 0.092  4.158 306.53      (T Wilkerson ) 0.096  4.109 311.92
E1    (B Tasca III ) 0.096  4.141 307.23      (A DeJoria   ) 0.082  4.128 310.77
 Qualified:            #10  4.119 308.85                        #3  4.083 313.37
Beckman is 2 - 1 against Force in prior events. Force got off the starting line a few thousands of a second ahead of Beckman and led the whole way. The rear end of her car started shimmying at 660 feet, but Beckman started losing cylinders at the same time. Beckman's car left some oil on the track past the finish line. Courtney Force will race father John in the final round and John will have lane choice.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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