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Sun, 17 Nov 2019, 18:06 PM

Top Fuel Round 3 Eliminations
By Rick Green





POMONA, Calif. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Top Fuel at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 55th annual Auto Club NHRA Finals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   58 Richie Crampton                         1 Steve Torrence               
E3   ****WINNER****  0.068  3.762 327.51                     0.183  3.751 324.59
 Prior rounds:
E2    (S Reed      ) 0.044  3.796 322.81      (B Force     ) 0.053  3.749 326.48
E1    (M Salinas   ) 0.087  4.204 260.46      (C Ferre     ) 0.142  3.734 327.82
 Qualified:            #13  3.751 325.45                        #1  3.686 329.99
Weather conditions: air temperature 87 degrees, relative humidity 16 percent, barometer 28.82 inches, adjusted altitude 3,445 feet, track temperature 110 degrees.

Torrence is 14 - 7 against Crampton in prior events.

Crampton with the starting line advantage and the power to hold on for the hole shot win.

Crampton is advancing to his third final round this season and the 13th of his career.

Torrence wins his second Top Fuel Championship.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    8 Doug Kalitta                          777 Leah Pritchett               
E3   ****WINNER****  0.057  3.730 331.85                     0.077  3.908 302.08
 Prior rounds:
E2    (J Ashley    ) 0.056  4.068 245.49      (J Vandergrif) 0.128  3.748 323.12
E1    (T McMillen  ) 0.052  3.740 328.38      (S Palmer    ) 0.074  3.753 319.90
 Qualified:             #6  3.717 324.28                        #2  3.694 322.88
Kalitta is 15 - 7 against Pritchett in prior events.

Kalitta with the starting line advantage and never trailed for the win. He will have lane choice over Crampton in the final.

Pritchett had a cylinder out right at the hit and it never cleaned up in the losing effort.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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