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Mon, 11 Feb 2019, 18:16 PM

Funny Car Final, Round 4 Eliminations
By David Gerard





POMONA, Calif. - Results of final, round 4 eliminations in 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 Robert Hight                            7 Jack Beckman                 
E4   ****WINNER****  0.054  3.881 329.75                     0.062  3.880 329.42
 Prior rounds:
E3    (J Force     ) 0.068  3.883 328.22      (T Johnson   ) 0.084  3.898 327.59
E2    (B Tasca III ) 0.065  3.856 331.61      (C Pedregon  ) 0.079  3.875 331.94
E1    (T Haddock   ) 0.090  4.076 246.57      (P Burkhart J) 0.082  4.102 237.96
 Qualified:             #1  3.871 329.67                        #2  3.900 330.23
3:07 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 61 degrees, relative humidity 31 percent, barometer 29.00 inches, adjusted altitude 1,559 feet, track temperature 88 degrees.

Hight comes into the final round with a forty-five win and twenty-six runner-up record. He has already won here three times and was the runner up twice, including last year. Beckman already was twenty-eight wins and runner-ups, but has never been to the WinterNationals finals before.

Hight is 22 - 18 against Beckman in prior events and Hight is 7 - 3 against Beckman in prior final rounds.

Hight gets away first by a tad and has Beckman start to pull up to him. By the 330 lights, Beckman is just 0.005 behind. Hight slowly starts to inch ahead again and just takes the narrow win by four feet.

Beckman was right there all the way and runs his second best times of the weekend to no avail.

Robert Hight's incremental margins: 60ft(0.016), 330 ft(0.005), 660ft(0.008). MOV: 0.0073 seconds (approximately 4 feet).

Robert Hight's incremental times: 60ft-0.870 sec., 330ft-2.237, 660ft-3.143/283.97 mph.
Jack Beckman's incremental times: 60ft-0.878 sec., 330ft-2.234, 660ft-3.143/283.79 mph.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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