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Sun, 30 Sep 2012, 15:48 PM

Top Fuel Round 3 Eliminations
By Rick Green





MADISON, Ill. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Top Fuel at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, Inaugural AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    3 Antron Brown                            6 Brandon Bernstein            
E3   ****WINNER****  0.044  3.812 317.94                     0.047  5.149 137.48
 Prior rounds:
E2    (S Torrence  ) 0.072  3.787 321.19      (T Schumacher) 0.041  3.795 318.84
E1    (B Litton    ) 0.076  3.839 320.28      (D Kalitta   ) 0.067  3.798 321.50
 Qualified:             #1  3.737 326.79                       #12  3.867 316.01
Weather conditions: air temperature 79 degrees, relative humidity 40 percent, barometer 29.43 inches, adjusted altitude 2,465 feet, track temperature 96 degrees.

Brown is 12 - 10 against Bernstein in prior events. Brown with a slight starting line advantage and never trailed as Bernstein was up in smoke early. Brown with another great pass for the win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    2 Spencer Massey                         44 David Grubnic                
E3   ****WINNER****  0.052  3.795 317.64                     0.064 10.350  50.37
 Prior rounds:
E2    (K alBalooshi) 0.063  3.782 311.92      (S Langdon   ) 0.050  3.797 319.22
E1    (T Zizzo     ) 0.050  3.803 310.77      (T McMillen  ) 0.077  5.136 276.41
 Qualified:             #2  3.752 326.16                        #3  3.773 317.94
Massey and Grubnic have each won 2 times against the other in prior events. Massey is out of the gate first and never trailed as Grubnic was up in smoke as soon as he hit the throttle. Massey with a great pass for the win and lane choice in the final in a rematch of last week's final.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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