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Sat, 17 Aug 2019, 17:08 PM

Top Alcohol Funny Car Round 1 Eliminations
By Rick Green





BRAINERD, Minn. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 38th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    2 Shane Westerfield                          Bye
E1   ****WINNER****  0.033  5.581 264.03     
 Qualified:             #1  5.529 265.27                     Bye
Weather conditions: air temperature 85 degrees, relative humidity 44 percent, barometer 28.42 inches, adjusted altitude 4,209 feet.

Westerfield with the bye because of the odd number of cars and qualifying number one. He is straight down the groove with a good clean pass.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    5 Doug Gordon                           552 Kyle Smith                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.073  5.590 265.48                     0.040  5.708 242.98
 Qualified:             #2  5.552 267.00                       #11  5.743 244.47
This is the first time Gordon and Smith have faced each other in eliminations.

Smith with a great light and the lead until just past half track when gordon chases him down and takes the win.

Smith runs a career quickest pass in the losing effort.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    9 Brian Hough                           333 Chip Beverett                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.064  5.613 263.15                     0.028  8.128 143.26
 Qualified:             #3  5.560 266.21                       #10  5.678 262.39
Hough is 2 - 0 against Beverett in prior events.

Beverett with a great light, but shakes right at hit and clicks it off.

Hough is straight down the groove with a clean pass.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    3 Annie Whiteley                        501 Scott McVey                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.151  5.555 265.90                     0.098  5.645 258.91
 Qualified:             #6  5.603 266.53                        #7  5.636 260.81
McVey is 2 - 1 against Whiteley in prior events.

McVey with the starting line advantage, but Whiteley chases him down at half and takes the win. Annie Whiteley's MOV: 0.0378 seconds (approximately 14 feet). She makes the quickest pass of round one and will have lane choice over Westerfield in the next round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    8 Jay Payne                              35 Chris Foster                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.104  5.619 261.78                     0.035  5.746 254.62
 Qualified:             #4  5.595 263.36                        #9  5.677 256.45
Payne is 4 - 1 against Foster in prior events.

Foster with a great light and the lead until about 500 feet when Payne chases him down and takes the lead. Payne with the win. Jay Payne's MOV: 0.0588 seconds (approximately 22 feet). He will give up lane choice in round two to Hough by 0.006 seconds.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  562 Kris Hool                             556 Lance Van Hauen              
E1   ****WINNER****  0.047  5.612 260.16                     0.153  5.729 252.71
 Qualified:             #5  5.596 262.23                        #8  5.676 255.68
Van Hauen is 2 - 1 against Hool in prior events.

Hool with the starting line advantage and never trailed for the win. Hool will give up lane choice to Gordon in the next round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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