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Sun, 20 Oct 2019, 15:33 PM

Top Fuel Round 3 Eliminations
By Rick Green





ENNIS, Texas - Results of round 3 eliminations in Top Fuel 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
  474 Billy Torrence                          5 Brittany Force               
E3   ****WINNER****  0.083  3.747 328.38                     0.097  3.793 318.32
 Prior rounds:
E2    (S Reed      ) 0.076  3.767 325.69      (A Brown     ) 0.088  3.815 319.60
E1    (T McMillen  ) 0.078  3.733 327.35      (C Ferre     ) 0.063  3.694 330.31
 Qualified:             #5  3.712 330.47                        #1  3.651 331.28
Weather conditions: air temperature 86 degrees, relative humidity 55 percent, barometer 29.13 inches, adjusted altitude 3,611 feet, track temperature 114 degrees.

Force is 3 - 1 against Torrence in prior events.

Torrence with the starting line advantage and never trailed for the win. Billy Torrence's MOV: 0.0606 seconds (approximately 28 feet). He is advancing to his seventh career final round and the sixth final this season.

Force dropped a cylinder...


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  374 Austin Prock                           24 Jordan Vandergriff           
E3                   0.065  3.864 294.95     ****WINNER****  0.069  3.824 316.97
 Prior rounds:
E2    (L Pritchett ) 0.056  3.742 330.39      (L Callaway  ) 0.068  3.753 322.73
E1    (D Kalitta   ) 0.052  3.688 334.40      (C Millican  ) 0.051  3.746 321.12
 Qualified:             #7  3.714 328.38                        #6  3.713 324.59
Prock is 2 - 0 against Vandergriff in prior events.

Prock with the slight starting line advantage, but then dropped cylinders on the top end and Vandergriff was able to chase him down for the win. Jordan Vandergriff's MOV: 0.0363 seconds (approximately 16 feet). Vandergriff is giving up lane choice to Torrence in the final. Vandergriff is advancing to his first final round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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