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Sun, 22 Apr 2018, 16:07 PM

Top Fuel Round 3 Eliminations
By Rick Green





BAYTOWN, Texas - Results of round 3 eliminations in Top Fuel at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 31st annual NHRA SpringNationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  777 Leah Pritchett                         21 Terry McMillen               
E3                   0.096 10.490  73.72     ****WINNER****  0.082  5.124 213.64
 Prior rounds:
E2    (S Torrence  ) 0.055  3.740 320.36      (B Torrence  ) 0.071  3.766 301.81
E1    (T Brian     ) 0.078  3.697 327.43      (A Brown     ) 0.077  3.777 317.79
 Qualified:             #1  3.680 326.00                       #12  3.783 314.31
Weather conditions: air temperature 75 degrees, relative humidity 52 percent, barometer 29.94 inches, adjusted altitude 1,676 feet, track temperature 111 degrees.

Pritchett is 3 - 2 against McMillen in prior events.

McMillen with the starting line advantage and Pritchett was up in smoke right at the hit and pedaled it and couldn't get it to hook up. McMillen started to haze the tires around the 330-foot mark and was off and on the throttle around five more times to get the win light.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    8 Tony Schumacher                         1 Brittany Force               
E3                   0.070  5.074 148.97     ****WINNER****  0.089  3.766 299.80
 Prior rounds:
E2    (C Millican  ) 0.048  3.737 317.64      (D Kalitta   ) 0.091  3.739 302.08
E1    (W Litton    ) 0.091  3.703 325.85      (T Haddock   ) 0.068  3.755 316.67
 Qualified:             #3  3.703 319.75                        #2  3.701 313.80
Schumacher is 9 - 6 against Force in prior events.

Schumacher with the starting line advantage and then started to haze the tires and he pedaled it and couldn't get it to hook back up.

Force was straight down the groove with a little tire haze on the top end, but gets the win and lane choice in the final.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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