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Sun, 17 Nov 2019, 19:37 PM

Top Fuel Final, Round 4 Eliminations
By Rick Green





POMONA, Calif. - Results of final, round 4 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                         8 Doug Kalitta                 
E4                   0.077  4.884 154.28     ****WINNER****  0.037  3.716 332.67
 Prior rounds:
E3    (S Torrence  ) 0.068  3.762 327.51      (L Pritchett ) 0.057  3.730 331.85
E2    (S Reed      ) 0.044  3.796 322.81      (J Ashley    ) 0.056  4.068 245.49
E1    (M Salinas   ) 0.087  4.204 260.46      (T McMillen  ) 0.052  3.740 328.38
 Qualified:            #13  3.751 325.45                        #6  3.717 324.28
Weather conditions: air temperature 83 degrees, relative humidity 19 percent, barometer 28.82 inches, adjusted altitude 3,227 feet, track temperature 98 degrees.

Kalitta is 14 - 8 against Crampton in prior events and Crampton is 2 - 1 against Kalitta in prior final rounds.

Kalitta with the starting line advantage and never trailed for the win. Crampton was up in smoke early and pedaled it only to back up in smoke before he clicked it off. Kalitta with his quickest pass of the weekend for the win.

Kalitta wins his third Wally of the season and the 47th of his career.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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