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Sun, 18 Aug 2019, 14:00 PM

Top Fuel Round 2 Eliminations
By Rick Green





BRAINERD, Minn. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Top Fuel 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
    8 Doug Kalitta                            1 Steve Torrence               
E2   ****WINNER****  0.045  3.733 331.28                     0.052  3.757 322.19
 Prior rounds:
E1    (T McMillen  ) 0.027  3.735 330.47      (C Ferre     ) 0.161  3.817 301.81
 Qualified:             #7  3.768 325.92                        #2  3.738 328.70
Weather conditions: air temperature 71 degrees, relative humidity 43 percent, barometer 28.49 inches, adjusted altitude 2,993 feet.

Torrence is 16 - 15 against Kalitta in prior events.

Kalitta with a slight starting line advantage, but Torrence had the lead by the time they went by the Christmas tree. Kalitta had the lead by 330 feet and never trailed from there on for the win. Doug Kalitta's MOV: 0.0317 seconds (approximately 15 feet). Kalitta runs his quickest pass of the weekend for the win.

Torrence with a good clean pass in the losing effort.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   25 Clay Millican                        7211 Mike Salinas                 
E2                   0.067  3.964 252.10     ****WINNER****  0.062  3.729 316.67
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Crampton  ) 0.054  3.696 327.43      (L Novelli   ) 0.053  3.723 329.34
 Qualified:             #6  3.765 318.77                        #3  3.743 329.58
Salinas is 4 - 3 against Millican in prior events.

Salinas with a slight starting line advantage and never trailed for the win. He will have lane choice over Kalitta by 0.004 seconds.

Millican dropped a cylinder or two to bring his weekend to an end.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    5 Brittany Force                        374 Austin Prock                 
E2                   0.117  3.730 331.77     ****WINNER****  0.053  3.766 328.46
 Prior rounds:
E1    (C Karamesine) 0.117  3.728 332.75      (S Palmer    ) 0.047  4.532 226.77
 Qualified:             #1  3.722 328.14                        #8  3.769 323.35
Prock is 2 - 0 against Force in prior events.

Prock with the starting line advantage and the power to hold on for the hole shot win. Austin Prock's MOV: 0.0281 seconds (approximately 14 feet).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  474 Billy Torrence                        777 Leah Pritchett               
E2                  -0.160  4.124 205.13     ****WINNER****  0.056  3.764 326.79
 Prior rounds:
E1    (A Brown     ) 0.059  3.685 328.22      (K Wurtzel   ) 0.091  3.744 327.43
 Qualified:             #5  3.763 325.53                        #4  3.756 325.53
Torrence is 1 - 0 against Pritchett in prior events.

Torrence goes red to give Pritchett the win.

Pritchett is straight down the groove for the win. She will have lane choice over Prock by 0.002 seconds.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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