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Sun, 29 Sep 2013, 15:47 PM

Funny Car Round 3 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





MADISON, Ill. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Funny Car at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, Second annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    1 Jack Beckman                          750 Del Worsham                  
E3   ****WINNER****  0.082  4.546 253.47                     0.129  4.926 181.47
 Prior rounds:
E2    (M Hagan     ) 0.101  4.088 308.64      (C Force     ) 0.080  4.119 311.77
E1    (A DeJoria   ) 0.095  4.079 312.78      (J Gray      ) 0.039  4.126 311.34
 Qualified:             #8  4.070 313.66                        #5  4.041 314.46
2:38 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 76 degrees, relative humidity 45 percent, barometer 29.55 inches, adjusted altitude 2,139 feet, track temperature 106 degrees.

After his two wins today Beckman is now fourth in points.

Beckman is 13 - 4 against Worsham in prior events.

It wasn't pretty, but Beckman finds a way to go to the final round. He gets out of the gate first and starts to pull away. Worsham gets about 200 feet out, strikes the tires and starts to pedal. Beckman gets about 400 feet out and loses traction. They both get off the throttle, on again, of again, and back on. Beckman never regains traction but is able to hang on for the win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    7 Robert Hight                            9 John Force                   
E3                   0.068  4.589 232.95     ****WINNER****  0.055  4.111 311.70
 Prior rounds:
E2    (T Wilkerson ) 0.085  4.078 314.61      (R Capps     ) 0.046  4.095 312.21
E1    (J Arend     ) 0.089  4.057 314.75      (C Head      ) 0.090  4.038 314.24
 Qualified:             #2  4.022 315.64                        #3  4.023 311.92
Hight and Force have each won 14 times against the other in prior events.

Force has moved to second in the points, Hight is just two points behind in the third spot.

Force gets a small advantage off the line, Hight reels him in quickly and starts to pull away. Hight gets about 200 feet out and strikes the tires. Force drives around him and pulls away for the win.

John Force's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.007), 330 ft(0.057), 660ft(0.292). MOV: 0.4912 seconds (more than 100 feet).


Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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