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Sun, 11 Feb 2007, 09:40 PM

Funny Car Final, Round 4 Eliminations
By Darryl Jackman

POMONA, Calif. - Results of final, round 4 eliminations in Funny Car at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 47th annual CARQUEST Auto Parts Winternationals:

    2 Robert Hight                            7 Gary Scelzi
E4                   0.068 No Time           ****WINNER****  0.084  4.716 332.26
 Prior rounds:
E3    (J Arend     ) 0.067  4.646 326.95      (M Ashley    ) 0.086  4.690 331.69
E2    (T Pedregon  ) 0.070  4.718 319.29      (E Medlen    ) 0.085  4.752 318.24
E1    (A Force     ) 0.087  5.367 190.24      (J Head      ) 0.076  4.748 329.42
 Qualified:             #2  4.693 326.79                        #1  4.692 333.49
6:29 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 63 degrees, relative humidity 45 percent, barometer 29.06 inches, adjusted altitude 1,478 feet, track temperature 71 degrees.

Hight and Scelzi hook up here in the final. Scelzi used all the DSR resources to put the car back together and they are all now on the starting line. JFR racing matches them person for person. Hight gets the slight lead at the hit and maintains the lead until the 1000ft marker. That's when the Mustang took a sharp dive to the center and clipped the cone. That means his 4.726/276.35 run is DQd. That means no record and no win. Scelzi makes a banzai pass and runs another huge speed number. What a final!

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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