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Sun, 21 Apr 2013, 17:04 PM

Funny Car Final, Round 3 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





CONCORD, N.C. - Results of final, round 3 eliminations in Funny Car at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, Fourth annual Dollar General NHRA Four-Wide Nationals fueled by Full Throttle:
 Order Car# Lane  Driver         Car                Qual  RT       ET   Speed
  1.   2814   2  Matt Hagan, '13 Charger              6  0.052   4.071 315.34
  2.    256   4  Blake Alexander, '10 Charger        10  0.104   4.156 294.56
  3.      8   1  Tim Wilkerson, '13 Mustang           4  0.097   5.141 153.39
  4.   3111   3  Chad Head, '13 Camry                 1  0.114  10.525  67.05
5:00 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 65 degrees, relative humidity 39 percent, barometer 29.62 inches, adjusted altitude 970 feet, track temperature 96 degrees.

wilkerson is 17-14 in final rounds. Hagan is 5-11 in finals. this is Alexander and Head's first trip to the final round.

Head goes up in smoke at the hit and backs off the throttle. Wilkerson gets about 300 feet out and starts skating around. Alexander made a clean run but wasn't strong enough to keep up with Hagan. Hagan goes right down the groove with a clean pass to take the win.

Finish Order & Margins: 1. Matt Hagan was 0.1373 sec./about 59 feet ahead of 2. Blake Alexander, who was 0.978 sec./more than 100 feet ahead of 3. Tim Wilkerson, who was 5.401 sec./more than 100 feet ahead of 4. Chad Head

Lane-by-lane time (seconds) and speed (mph) behind leader (or fastest) at each timing increment, (0.000 if leading, 000 if fastest):

                             Start  60 ft  330 ft  660 ft     Finish
       Tim Wilkerson Lane 1: 0.045  0.063  0.158 0.461/089  1.115/162
          Matt Hagan Lane 2: 0.000  0.000  0.000 0.000/000  0.000/000
           Chad Head Lane 3: 0.062  0.115  1.512 3.897/199  6.516/248
     Blake Alexander Lane 4: 0.052  0.072  0.091 0.104/007  0.137/021

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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