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Mon, 11 Feb 2019, 14:24 PM

Top Alcohol Funny Car Round 2 Eliminations
By Rick Green





POMONA, Calif. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 59th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    2 Shane Westerfield                      10 Ulf Leanders                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.034  5.541 270.21                     0.100  5.475 260.71
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Martin    ) 0.041  5.495 267.85      (S Gasparrell) 0.110  5.584 266.69
 Qualified:             #3  5.441 271.52                        #4  5.476 266.74
Weather conditions: air temperature 53 degrees, relative humidity 50 percent, barometer 29.04 inches, adjusted altitude 1,053 feet, track temperature 72 degrees.

Westerfield is 2 - 1 against Leanders in prior events.

Westerfield with a great light, but Leanders has the lead by 200 feet until on the top end when the car gets real loose. Westerfield is able to drive around him and get the win in a close one. Shane Westerfield's MOV: 0.0004 seconds (approximately 2 inches).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    5 Doug Gordon                             8 Jay Payne                    
E2   ****WINNER****  0.071  5.388 272.45                     0.044  5.536 239.82
 Prior rounds:
E1    (C Marshall  ) 0.050  5.462 267.85      (H Wernhart  ) 0.109  5.551 244.43
 Qualified:             #2  5.403 272.34                        #5  5.480 259.71
Gordon is 11 - 7 against Payne in prior events.

Payne with the starting line advantage, but Gordon has the lead by the time they go by the Christmas tree and takes the win. He runs low E.T. of the event for the win. He will have a bye into the final.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    9 Brian Hough                          7238 Bret Williamson              
E2   ****WINNER****  0.067  5.418 271.02                     0.122  5.602 256.80
 Prior rounds:
E1                   0.077  5.429 267.91      (N Januik    ) 0.074  5.704 244.78
 Qualified:             #1  5.399 270.37                        #6  5.746 254.86
Hough is 2 - 0 against Williamson in prior events.

Hough with the starting line advantage and never trailed for the win. He will have lane choice over Westerfield in the semifinal.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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