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Sun, 09 Feb 2020, 16:07 PM

Funny Car Round 2 Eliminations
By David Gerard





POMONA, Calif. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Funny Car 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 
   28 Ron Capps                               2 Jack Beckman                 
E2                   0.083  4.625 156.01     ****WINNER****  0.057  3.871 329.34 
 Prior rounds: 
E1    (B Tasca III ) 0.080  5.241 166.52      (S Densham   ) 0.067  4.291 294.18 
 Qualified:             #7  3.911 328.38                        #2  3.856 328.86 
12:41 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 64 degrees, relative humidity 50 percent, barometer 28.66 inches, adjusted altitude 2,279 feet, track temperature 88 degrees.

Capps is 38 - 21 against Beckman in prior events.

Beckman gets the starting line advantage and pulls steadily ahead down the track for the easy win

Capps has a 0.006 quicker 60 foot time, but loses a cylinder on the left bank right after that. He gets to right after the 330 lights and has a major "BOOMER" and slows. No oil on the track.

Jack Beckman's incremental times: 60ft-0.869 sec., 330ft-2.233, 660ft-3.135/284.09 mph.

 

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed 
   33 Tommy Johnson Jr.                       4 John Force                   
E2                   0.083  8.431  80.69     ****WINNER****  0.058  4.011 275.06 
 Prior rounds: 
E1    (C Pedregon  ) 0.073  3.873 324.83      (B Bode      ) 0.092  3.875 329.02 
 Qualified:             #4  3.881 321.50                        #5  3.889 322.04 
12:48 p.m. Back to eliminations.

Force is 37 - 17 against Johnson Jr. in prior events.

Johnson's Charger drops a cylinder right off the line, similar to Capps, but gives it up early.

Force looked to be on the way to another strong run, but his engine dropped a cylinder or two on the left side and starts a steadily drive towards the center line. He finally has to give it up and just stays off the center line at the 1000 foot lights.

John Force's incremental times: 60ft-0.903 sec., 330ft-2.274, 660ft-3.197/276.52 mph.

 

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed 
    1 Robert Hight                          771 Alexis DeJoria               
E2                   0.070 10.238  86.54     ****WINNER****  0.101  5.388 136.12 
 Prior rounds: 
E1    (T Haddock   ) 0.272  8.365  85.58      (P Lee       ) 0.059  3.922 326.71 
 Qualified:             #3  3.862 331.45                       #11  3.950 321.19 
Hight and DeJoria have each won 6 times against the other in prior events.

Like the prior two pair, Hight has the tire shake loose right off the line.

DeJoria's engine drops a cylinder right before the 330 lights. She drives it a little further and then gives it up early. The Camry is stuck in gear at the end of the track and we will have a brief delay to drag it off. She will give up lane choice to Beckman in round three.

12:53 p.m.

 

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed 
   10 Tim Wilkerson                        2814 Matt Hagan                   
E2                   0.085  6.083 113.18     ****WINNER****  0.076  4.042 284.03 
 Prior rounds: 
E1    (J Todd      ) 0.075  3.879 326.79      (A Miladinovi) 0.081  3.914 330.39 
 Qualified:             #9  3.918 322.96                        #1  3.841 333.25 
1:00 p.m. Hagan is 21 - 10 against Wilkerson in prior events.

The left lane takes another victim, as Wilkerson's Mustang kicks the tire loose early and he he is done.

Hagan gets loose too down track and was there for the taking! He gives up lane choice to Force in round three.

Matt Hagan's incremental times: 60ft-0.872 sec., 330ft-2.233, 660ft-3.170/255.29 mph.

1:02 p.m.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink





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