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Mon, 21 May 2018, 12:19 PM

Funny Car Round 3 Eliminations
By Bob Orme





TOPEKA, Kan. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Funny Car at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 30th annual Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    3 Courtney Force                        373 J.R. Todd                    
E3   ****WINNER****  0.036  3.895 330.39                     0.056  4.495 188.81
 Prior rounds:
E2    (M Hagan     ) 0.052  3.934 328.54      (J Beckman   ) 0.086  3.949 323.12
E1    (R Townsend  ) 0.097  5.323 176.70      (D Creasy    ) 0.087  4.385 237.17
 Qualified:             #1  3.911 321.73                        #4  3.996 320.89
11:07 a.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 71 degrees, relative humidity 60 percent, barometer 28.90 inches, adjusted altitude 2,669 feet, track temperature 92 degrees.

Todd moved to the left of the groove early, then he smoked the tires just before to 600-foot mark.

Force makes the best Funny Car pass of the weekend on her way to the win. She is going to her 3rd final this year, the 26th of her career. Courtney Force's incremental times: 60ft-0.891 sec., 330ft-2.254, 660ft-3.159/284.62 mph.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    1 Robert Hight                          333 Shawn Langdon                
E3   ****WINNER****  0.058  3.911 330.55                     0.069  7.038  97.06
 Prior rounds:
E2    (T Johnson Jr) 0.057  3.924 330.23      (J Lindberg  ) 0.055  4.011 324.12
E1    (C Pedregon  ) 0.062  4.766 262.18      (R Capps     ) 0.068  4.021 322.19
 Qualified:            #14  4.163 241.20                       #10  4.052 314.31
Langdon was up in smoke at about 200 feet.

Hight makes his quickest and fastest pass of the weekend for the win. He is going to his 3rd final of this season, the 67th of his career. He will give lane choice to his teammate in the final. Robert Hight's incremental times: 60ft-0.881 sec., 330ft-2.263, 660ft-3.173/283.31 mph.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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