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Sun, 18 Mar 2018, 17:06 PM

Funny Car Final, Round 4 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Results of final, round 4 eliminations in Funny Car at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 49th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    5 Matt Hagan                              4 Jack Beckman                 
E4                   0.062  4.034 322.04     ****WINNER****  0.051  4.035 323.58
 Prior rounds:
E3    (R Capps     ) 0.088  4.056 310.91      (S Langdon   ) 0.083  4.478 199.35
E2    (R Hight     ) 0.066  4.027 291.26      (D Worsham   ) 0.081  3.973 318.54
E1    (T Wilkerson ) 0.086  3.976 328.38      (J Campbell  ) 0.061  3.934 327.43
 Qualified:             #6  3.941 328.22                        #1  3.911 332.18
4:58 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 83 degrees, relative humidity 47 percent, barometer 29.64 inches, adjusted altitude 2,623 feet, track temperature 121 degrees.

Beckman is 26-27 in final rounds.

Hagan is 27-21 in final rounds. this is his 500th round of competition.

Hagan is 20 - 19 against Beckman in prior events and Hagan is 3 - 1 against Beckman in prior final rounds.

Beckman gets out of the gate first and starts to pull away. Hagan starts reeling him in past the 330 foot mark, continues to gain all the way through the finish line but can't quite catch Beckman. Beckman takes the stripe for the holeshot win to even his final round record at 27-27.

Jack Beckman's incremental margins: 60ft(0.027), 330 ft(0.033), 660ft(0.013). MOV: 0.0104 seconds (approximately 5 feet).

This is the first time in Funny Car history that the number one qualifier has won the first three events of the year.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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