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Mon, 11 Feb 2019, 18:20 PM

Top Fuel Final, Round 4 Eliminations
By Rick Green





POMONA, Calif. - Results of final, round 4 eliminations in Top Fuel 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
    8 Doug Kalitta                            1 Steve Torrence               
E4   ****WINNER****  0.057  4.014 269.29                     0.082  4.008 240.25
 Prior rounds:
E3    (T McMillen  ) 0.043  3.708 328.70      (M Salinas   ) 0.060  3.688 329.50
E2    (B Torrence  ) 0.048  3.716 325.69                     0.082  3.678 331.36
E1    (S Palmer    ) 0.053  3.707 323.97      (S Faria     ) 0.088  3.688 330.96
 Qualified:             #7  3.716 326.87                        #1  3.657 331.61
Weather conditions: air temperature 61 degrees, relative humidity 31 percent, barometer 29.00 inches, adjusted altitude 1,559 feet, track temperature 88 degrees.

Torrence is 15 - 13 against Kalitta in prior events and Torrence is 4 - 1 against Kalitta in prior final rounds.

Kalitta with the starting line advantage and never trailed for the win. Kalitta started to haze the tires, but he stays with it for the win. Doug Kalitta's MOV: 0.0192 seconds (approximately 7 feet). Kalitta wins his 45th National event Wally. He wins his third Winternationals title and second consecutive.

Torrence started to haze the tires and used up an engine in the light in the losing effort.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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