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Mon, 11 Feb 2019, 17:56 PM

Top Alcohol Funny Car Final, Round 4 Eliminations
By David Gerard





POMONA, Calif. - Results of final, round 4 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
    9 Brian Hough                             5 Doug Gordon                  
E4   ****WINNER****  0.065  5.412 269.56                     0.067  5.498 273.22
 Prior rounds:
E3    (S Westerfiel) 0.055  5.486 265.74                           No Time      
E2    (B Williamson) 0.067  5.418 271.02      (J Payne     ) 0.071  5.388 272.45
E1                   0.077  5.429 267.91      (C Marshall  ) 0.050  5.462 267.85
 Qualified:             #1  5.399 270.37                        #2  5.403 272.34
2:39 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 61 degrees, relative humidity 31 percent, barometer 29.00 inches, adjusted altitude 1,559 feet, track temperature 95 degrees.

Hough already has eight wins and ten runner-ups. He has won here once before and has four runner-ups. Gordon Has nine wins and sixteen runner-ups. One prior win here, with three runner-ups.

Hough and Gordon have each won 6 times against the other in prior events and Hough is 1 - 0 against Gordon in prior final rounds.

Gordon has been fighting engine problems all day. He is just 0.002 behind at the green, but has a bunch of tire shake. He pumps the pedal but can't catch up.

Hough s quicker off the line and quicker to the finish line to take the thirty-five foot win.

Brian Hough's incremental times: 60ft-0.932 sec., 330ft-2.432, 660ft-3.592/213.40 mph, 1,000ft-4.577.
Doug Gordon's incremental times: 60ft-0.914 sec., 330ft-2.495, 660ft-3.682/211.73 mph, 1,000ft-4.671.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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