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Sun, 20 Oct 2019, 15:42 PM

Funny Car Round 3 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





ENNIS, Texas - Results of round 3 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
 2814 Matt Hagan                              2 Robert Hight                 
E3   ****WINNER****  0.011  3.900 329.83                    -0.199  9.492  80.86
 Prior rounds:
E2    (J Todd      ) 0.096  3.903 329.18      (S Langdon   ) 0.074  3.937 326.40
E1    (B Alexander ) 0.078  3.903 329.58      (J Campbell  ) 0.079  3.908 327.03
 Qualified:             #6  3.890 310.77                        #2  3.851 335.07
2:30 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 86 degrees, relative humidity 55 percent, barometer 29.13 inches, adjusted altitude 3,611 feet, track temperature 114 degrees.

Hagan is 17 - 15 against Hight in prior events.

Hight hits the throttle a little too soon and goes red giving the win to Hagan. He gets about 100 feet out and clicks it off. Hagan goes down the groove with a good pass to take the win.

Hagan is going to his fifth final round this year and the 59th of his career.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    9 John Force                             77 Bob Tasca III                
E3                   0.068  3.951 327.98     ****WINNER****  0.073  3.920 323.89
 Prior rounds:
E2    (T Johnson Jr) 0.062  3.937 327.98      (J Beckman   ) 0.080  3.938 324.20
E1    (J Arend     ) 0.079  3.926 328.14      (J Lindberg  ) 0.124  3.873 327.19
 Qualified:             #1  3.834 337.33                        #4  3.880 329.02
Tasca III is 16 - 14 against Force in prior events.

Force gets a few ticks off of the line but Tasca goes around him before they reach the sixty foot mark. Tasca extends his lead to the 330, then Force starts making up ground. Force gets about 800 feet out, the car skates around a little and Tasca is able to hold him off and take the win.

Bob Tasca III's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(0.006), 330 ft(0.032), 660ft(0.029). MOV: 0.0269 seconds (approximately 13 feet).

Tasca is going to his fourth final round this year and the 16th of his career.

Hagan will have lane choice over Tasca in the final round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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