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Sun, 20 Oct 2019, 16:58 PM

Funny Car Final, Round 4 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe

ENNIS, Texas - Results of final, round 4 eliminations in Funny Car at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 34th annual AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals:

 2814 Matt Hagan                             77 Bob Tasca III                
E4   ****WINNER****  0.063  3.909 327.59                     0.092  3.928 323.12
 Prior rounds:
E3    (R Hight     ) 0.011  3.900 329.83      (J Force     ) 0.073  3.920 323.89
E2    (J Todd      ) 0.096  3.903 329.18      (J Beckman   ) 0.080  3.938 324.20
E1    (B Alexander ) 0.078  3.903 329.58      (J Lindberg  ) 0.124  3.873 327.19
 Qualified:             #6  3.890 310.77                        #4  3.880 329.02
3:50 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 86 degrees, relative humidity 63 percent, barometer 29.10 inches, adjusted altitude 3,694 feet, track temperature 107 degrees.

Hagan is 14 - 10 against Tasca III in prior events and each has won 1 time against the other in final rounds.

Another good side-by-side race, both cars right down the groove. Hagan gets out of the gate first and extends his lead early. Tasca makes up a little ground past the 330 foot mark, then Hagan is able to power away and take the stripe for the win.

Matt Hagan's incremental margins: 60ft(0.040), 330 ft(0.049), 660ft(0.043). MOV: 0.0484 seconds (approximately 23 feet).

This is Hagan's third win this year and the 32nd of his career. With the win he moves up to the fourth spot in the points.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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