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Sun, 30 Jun 2013, 16:58 PM

Top Alcohol Funny Car Final, Round 4 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe

JOLIET, Ill. - Results of final, round 4 eliminations in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 16th annual O'Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by Super Start Batteries:

    4 Annie Whiteley                        301 Fred Hagen                   
E4   ****WINNER****  0.036  5.608 257.33                     0.068  5.968 226.81
 Prior rounds:
E3    (T Bartone   ) 0.093  5.604 256.06      (S Westerfiel) 0.099  5.538 260.56
E2    (C Simonton  ) 0.045  5.606 256.60      (T Veney     ) 0.113  5.521 260.61
E1    (K Hool      ) 0.125  5.567 257.97      (W Butler    ) 0.110  5.533 260.66
 Qualified:             #5  5.607 257.48                        #3  5.585 260.61
3:54 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 83 degrees, relative humidity 44 percent, barometer 29.20 inches, adjusted altitude 3,114 feet, track temperature 109 degrees.

This is the first time Whiteley and Hagen have faced each other in eliminations.

This is Hagen's second final round and he has one win.

This is Whiteley's third final round.

Whiteley gets out of the gate first and starts to pull away. Hagen gets out of the groove, goes to the left, back to the right, using up all of his lane all the way through the run. Whiteley goes right down the groove to take her first ever career win.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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