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Sun, 09 Feb 2020, 15:11 PM

Top Alcohol Funny Car Round 3 Eliminations
By Rick Green

POMONA, Calif. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 60th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by

 2183 Aryan Rochon                               Bye
E3   ****WINNER****  0.079  5.565 262.18     
 Prior rounds:
E2    (S Westerfiel) 0.024  5.568 260.97   
E1    (J Payne     ) 0.074  5.552 254.04   
 Qualified:             #6  5.542 259.36                     Bye
Weather conditions: air temperature 63 degrees, relative humidity 53 percent, barometer 28.69 inches, adjusted altitude 2,160 feet, track temperature 78 degrees.

Rochon with the bye and he is straight down the groove with a good clean pass. He is advancing to his third final round, looking for his first National event win.

    6 Doug Gordon                            76 Terry Ruckman                
E3   ****WINNER****  0.073  5.455 269.51                     0.045 11.099  81.34
 Prior rounds:
E2                   0.054  5.459 268.60      (U Leanders  ) 0.033  5.640 266.11
E1    (H Wernhart  ) 0.064  5.450 270.16      (B Hough     ) 0.035  5.536 265.38
 Qualified:             #1  5.432 268.33                        #7  5.543 232.75
Gordon and Ruckman have each won 1 times against the other in prior events.

Ruckman with the starting line advantage, he has a lot tire shake right at the hit and clicks it off.

Gordon launched hard and kept it hooked up to make another run in the mid 5.40's. He has had the quickest pass every round with his new car. He will have lane choice over Rochon in the final.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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