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Sun, 18 Mar 2018, 17:10 PM

Top Fuel Final, Round 4 Eliminations
By Rick Green





GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Results of final, round 4 eliminations in Top Fuel 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
  614 Shawn Reed                             58 Richie Crampton              
E4                         No Time           ****WINNER****  0.094  3.854 314.90
 Prior rounds:
E3    (C Millican  ) 0.095  4.030 301.94      (A Brown     ) 0.081  5.097 204.85
E2    (T Schumacher) 0.094  4.027 245.58      (M Salinas   ) 0.058  4.413 258.81
E1    (P Dakin     ) 0.094  3.830 322.65      (D Kalitta   ) 0.055  3.776 317.49
 Qualified:            #12  4.128 239.74                       #10  3.942 305.49
Weather conditions: air temperature 83 degrees, relative humidity 47 percent, barometer 29.64 inches, adjusted altitude 2,623 feet, track temperature 121 degrees.

This is the first time Reed and Crampton have faced each other in eliminations.

Reed is leaking fuel on the burnout and is shut off after the burnout.

Crampton will get the bye...he launched hard and kept it hooked up to get the win.

Crampton wins his first Wally this season and the eighth in his career. This is the first Crampton has won the Gatornationals.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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