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Sun, 20 Oct 2019, 14:23 PM

Funny Car Round 2 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





ENNIS, Texas - Results of round 2 eliminations in 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
    2 Robert Hight                          333 Shawn Langdon                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.074  3.937 326.40                     0.072  3.964 321.35
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Campbell  ) 0.079  3.908 327.03      (T Wilkerson ) 0.059  3.925 325.85
 Qualified:             #2  3.851 335.07                       #10  3.921 326.08
1:09 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 85 degrees, relative humidity 50 percent, barometer 29.17 inches, adjusted altitude 3,390 feet, track temperature 115 degrees.

Hight is 4 - 2 against Langdon in prior events.

A good side-by-side, both down the groove with clean, straight passes. They come off the line together, Hight starts inching away, and he is able to stay in front and take the win.

Robert Hight's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(0.006), 330 ft(0.013), 660ft(0.015). MOV: 0.0256 seconds (approximately 12 feet).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 2814 Matt Hagan                              1 J.R. Todd                    
E2   ****WINNER****  0.096  3.903 329.18                     0.067  3.937 325.85
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Alexander ) 0.078  3.903 329.58      (C Pedregon  ) 0.093  3.911 327.19
 Qualified:             #6  3.890 310.77                        #3  3.866 334.40
Hagan is 5 - 2 against Todd in prior events.

Another good race, both with clean passes. Todd leaves first, stays in front to the 660 foot mark, then Hagan is able to get around him and take the win.

Matt Hagan's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.014), 330 ft(-0.011), 660ft(-0.005). MOV: 0.0053 seconds (approximately 3 feet).

Hagan will have lane choice over Hight in the next round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   77 Bob Tasca III                           7 Jack Beckman                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.080  3.938 324.20                     0.089  3.951 322.42
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Lindberg  ) 0.124  3.873 327.19      (R Capps     ) 0.062  3.896 328.86
 Qualified:             #4  3.880 329.02                       #12  3.937 327.11
Beckman is 18 - 7 against Tasca III in prior events.

Tasca gets a little advantage off of the line. Beckman makes up a little ground early, then Tasca starts pulling away again a little past the 330 foot mark. He continues to extend his lead through the rest of the run and takes the win.

Bob Tasca III's incremental margins: 60ft(0.005), 330 ft(0.003), 660ft(0.016). MOV: 0.0221 seconds (approximately 10 feet).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    9 John Force                              3 Tommy Johnson Jr.            
E2   ****WINNER****  0.062  3.937 327.98                     0.087  3.919 320.20
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Arend     ) 0.079  3.926 328.14      (P Lee       ) 0.080  3.932 324.05
 Qualified:             #1  3.834 337.33                        #9  3.920 324.44
Force gets out of the gate first but Johnson pills ahead at the 330 foot mark. Johnson stays in front to the 660 mark, then Force is able to get back around him and pull away for the win.

John Force's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(0.005), 330 ft(-0.008), 660ft(-0.003). MOV: 0.0078 seconds (approximately 4 feet).

Force will have lane choice over Tasca in the next round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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