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Sun, 09 Jun 2019, 17:52 PM

Top Fuel Final, Round 4 Eliminations
By Rick Green





TOPEKA, Kan. - Results of final, round 4 eliminations in Top Fuel at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 31st annual Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    1 Steve Torrence                        474 Billy Torrence               
E4   ****WINNER****  0.069  3.750 326.16                     0.059  3.768 326.00
 Prior rounds:
E3    (A Brown     ) 0.051  3.750 328.94      (A Prock     ) 0.054  3.796 321.81
E2                   0.045  3.721 329.83      (R Crampton  ) 0.044  3.769 328.14
E1    (T Totten    ) 0.053  3.745 325.61      (L Joon      ) 0.105  3.763 327.35
 Qualified:             #1  3.760 325.45                        #2  3.765 323.58
Weather conditions: air temperature 75 degrees, relative humidity 55 percent, barometer 28.94 inches, adjusted altitude 3,147 feet, track temperature 122 degrees.

S. Torrence is 5 - 0 against B. Torrence in prior events and this is the first time they have faced each other in a final round.

Billy with the starting line advantage, but Steve had the difference made up by 250 feet and never trailed from there on for the win in a close one. Steve Torrence's MOV: 0.0081 seconds (approximately 4 feet). Steve matched his E.T. from the semifinal for the win. Steve wins his 32nd Wally and his fifth in row this season.

Billy with a good looking pass in the losing effort.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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