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Sun, 12 Nov 2017, 17:55 PM

Top Fuel Round 3 Eliminations
By Rick Green





POMONA, Calif. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Top Fuel at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 53rd annual Auto Club NHRA Finals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    2 Doug Kalitta                            5 Shawn Langdon                
E3                   0.069  3.703 331.04     ****WINNER****  0.047  3.718 318.54
 Prior rounds:
E2    (C Millican  ) 0.065  3.687 330.96      (L Pritchett ) 0.062  3.683 321.81
E1    (W Newby     ) 0.071  3.684 332.59      (T Schumacher) 0.046  3.725 326.16
 Qualified:             #7  3.738 325.37                       #11  3.784 315.56
Weather conditions: air temperature 72 degrees, relative humidity 53 percent, barometer 28.97 inches, adjusted altitude 2,675 feet, track temperature 85 degrees.

Langdon with the starting line advantage and the power to hold on for the hole shot win. Shawn Langdon's MOV: 0.0071 seconds (approximately 3 feet). Both the cars make a move toward the centerline at the finish line.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    1 Antron Brown                            6 Brittany Force               
E3                   0.066  3.677 329.34     ****WINNER****  0.067  3.674 326.63
 Prior rounds:
E2    (S Torrence  ) 0.042  3.691 328.30      (R Crampton  ) 0.068  3.679 328.22
E1    (M Salinas   ) 0.042  3.710 329.91      (T Haddock   ) 0.087  3.688 329.75
 Qualified:             #4  3.696 326.00                        #1  3.667 330.31
Brown is 11 - 5 against Force in prior events.

Brown with a tick advantage on the tree, but Force has the lead at 60 feet and never trailed from there on for the win. Brittany Force's MOV: 0.0022 seconds (approximately 13 inches).

Force will have lane choice over Langdon in the final.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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