Drag Race Central - IHRA
Sat, 20 Jul 2013, 08:49 AM

Top Fuel Round 1 Competition
By Larry Sullivan

GRAND BEND, Ont. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Top Fuel at the 2013 Nitro Jam Series, Mopar Nitro Jam Nationals Day One:

  173 Ike Maier                             345 Bruce Litton                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.114  5.155 235.76                     0.105  8.676  97.12
Maier had problems and slowed on the top end, but Litton's problems came much earlier, around 100 feet out.

  386 Kyle Wurtzel                          141 Bobby Lagana Jr.             
E1                   0.100  5.056 249.49     ****WINNER****  0.040  4.916 313.29
Lagana had a nice holeshot and led all the way. Wurtzel was no a nice pass, eating into Lagana's lead, but the blower belt went flyib=ng around the 1,000-foot marker and the race was over.

Lagana will have lane choice against Maier in the Championship bracket Sunday, Litton and Wurtzel will meet in the Consolation pairing.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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