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Sat, 19 Oct 2019, 20:01 PM

Top Alcohol Funny Car Round 2 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





ENNIS, Texas - Results of round 2 eliminations in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 34th annual AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    8 Jay Payne                               5 Doug Gordon                  
E2                   0.037  5.535 264.18     ****WINNER****  0.068  5.461 268.38
 Prior rounds:
E1    (S Gasparrell) 0.078  5.577 265.80                     0.082  5.455 269.94
 Qualified:             #6  5.488 269.13                        #1  5.446 269.24
6:50 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 81 degrees, relative humidity 44 percent, barometer 29.14 inches, adjusted altitude 2,997 feet.

Gordon is 13 - 7 against Payne in prior events.

Payne gets out of the gate first, Gordon pulls even just past the sixty foot mark, then he powers away and take the win.

Doug Gordon's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.004), 330 ft(0.007), 660ft(0.016), 1,000ft(0.030). MOV: 0.0436 seconds (approximately 17 feet).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    9 Brian Hough                             2 Shane Westerfield            
E2                   0.058  5.506 258.96     ****WINNER****  0.034  5.477 267.48
 Prior rounds:
E1    (A Whiteley  ) 0.045  5.566 266.48      (K Smith     ) 0.067  5.498 269.24
 Qualified:            #11  5.665 215.27                        #5  5.480 270.05
Westerfield is 7 - 2 against Hough in prior events.

Hough is a little behind off the line but starts making up ground early. he continues to close the gap, then Westerfield is able to start pulling away and takes the stripe for the win with his quickest pass of the weekend.

Shane Westerfield's incremental margins: 60ft(0.035), 330 ft(0.023), 660ft(0.024), 1,000ft(0.033). MOV: 0.0535 seconds (approximately 20 feet).

Westerfield will have a bye into the final round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    4 Chris Marshall                          1 Sean Bellemeur               
E2                   0.040  5.474 267.22     ****WINNER****  0.031  5.444 269.46
 Prior rounds:
E1    (S Burck     ) 0.083  5.499 266.58      (B Brown     ) 0.019  5.471 269.56
 Qualified:             #4  5.477 267.75                        #3  5.462 269.40
Bellemeur is 4 - 1 against Marshall in prior events.

Bellemeur gets out of the gate first and starts to pull away. Marshall gets close at the sixty foot mark, then Bellemeur is able to start extending his lead and take the win.

Chris Marshall's incremental times: 60ft-0.940 sec., 330ft-2.446, 660ft-3.626/209.95 mph, 1,000ft-4.629.
Sean Bellemeur's incremental times: 60ft-0.947 sec., 330ft-2.450, 660ft-3.615/213.27 mph, 1,000ft-4.608.

Sean Bellemeur's incremental margins: 60ft(0.002), 330 ft(0.005), 660ft(0.020), 1,000ft(0.030). MOV: 0.0396 seconds (approximately 16 feet).

Bellemeur will have lane choice over Gordon in the final round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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