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Sun, 12 Nov 2017, 18:43 PM

Top Alcohol Funny Car Final, Round 4 Eliminations
By David Gerard





POMONA, Calif. - Results of final, round 4 eliminations in Top Alcohol Funny Car 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
    3 John Lombardo Jr.                       8 Annie Whiteley               
E4   ****WINNER****  0.056  5.420 271.41                     0.081  5.417 273.22
 Prior rounds:
E3    (S Westerfiel) 0.053  5.425 270.97      (T Ruckman   ) 0.090  5.478 270.70
E2    (B Hough     ) 0.057  5.446 269.19      (C Marshall  ) 0.083  5.453 271.13
E1    (S Bellemeur ) 0.077  5.430 270.81      (B Williamson) 0.130  5.410 273.05
 Qualified:             #1  5.409 272.83                        #2  5.414 273.27
3:38 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 72 degrees, relative humidity 53 percent, barometer 28.97 inches, adjusted altitude 2,675 feet, track temperature 80 degrees.

Lombardo has a career nine and seven win/loss advantage. He already has two wins and one runner up this year. Whiteley has a four and nine win/loss record and has one win and two runnerups this year. Whiteley is 3 - 2 against Lombardo Jr. in prior events and Lombardo Jr. is 1 - 0 against Whiteley in prior final rounds.

A great ol' drag race to wrap up TAFC eliminations. Lombardo gets the starting line advantage and has to hold off a charging and quicker Whiteley for the hole shot win.

John Lombardo Jr.'s incremental margins: 60ft(0.020), 330 ft(0.027), 660ft(0.031), 1,000ft(0.028). MOV: 0.0221 seconds (approximately 9 feet).

John Lombardo Jr.'s incremental times: 60ft-0.937 sec., 330ft-2.452, 660ft-3.609/214.42 mph, 1,000ft-4.590.
Annie Whiteley's incremental times: 60ft-0.932 sec., 330ft-2.454, 660ft-3.615/214.18 mph, 1,000ft-4.593.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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