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Sun, 09 Feb 2020, 15:47 PM

Top Fuel Round 2 Eliminations
By Rick Green





POMONA, Calif. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Top Fuel at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 60th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
        Bye                                   8 Austin Prock                 
E2                                            ****WINNER****  0.058  3.678 330.96
 Prior rounds:
E1                                           (C Ferre     ) 0.052  4.004 316.15
 Qualified:                                                       #2  3.680 330.72
Weather conditions: air temperature 64 degrees, relative humidity 50 percent, barometer 28.66 inches, adjusted altitude 2,279 feet, track temperature 88 degrees.

Prock with a bye here and he launched hard and kept it hooked up to make his quickest pass of the weekend.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    3 Brittany Force                         25 Clay Millican                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.104  3.682 336.23                     0.072  3.867 311.13
 Prior rounds:
E1                   0.087  8.648  77.72      (T McMillen  ) 0.060  3.731 323.58
 Qualified:             #1  3.657 334.32                        #8  3.750 323.19
Millican is 8 - 7 against Force in prior events.

Millican with the starting line advantage, but Force had the lead by the time they went by the Christmas tree. She never trailed from there on for the win. She has big top end speed, the third fastest pass in Top Fuel. She sets the track speed record.

Millican with a good clean pass in the losing effort.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 1211 Justin Ashley                           2 Doug Kalitta                 
E2                   0.040  3.965 231.83     ****WINNER****  0.036  3.705 325.53
 Prior rounds:
E1    (S Langdon   ) 0.046  3.726 323.58      (B Welch     ) 0.089  3.885 326.87
 Qualified:            #11  3.967 236.01                        #5  3.717 330.39
Kalitta is 1 - 0 against Ashley in prior events.

A couple great lights with Kalitta getting the slight advantage. Kalitta never trailed for the win. He runs his quickest pass of the weekend for the win. He will give up lane choice to Force in the semifinal.

Ashley started to haze the tires and clicked it off.,


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  614 Shawn Reed                            777 Leah Pruett                  
E2                   0.041  4.466 169.23     ****WINNER****  0.130  3.685 326.40
 Prior rounds:
E1    (A Brown     ) 0.223  3.924 238.26      (J Maroney   ) 0.084  3.659 328.14
 Qualified:             #6  3.735 328.86                        #3  3.687 328.06
Pruett is 5 - 1 against Reed in prior events.

Reed with the starting line advantage, but was dropping cylinders right at the hit and then just before half track it bang the blower with a quick fireball.

Pruett is straight down the groove with a good looking pass for win. She will give up lane choice to Prock in the semifinal by 0.007 seconds.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink





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