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Sun, 09 Feb 2020, 17:13 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, 60th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    2 Doug Kalitta                            3 Brittany Force               
E3   ****WINNER****  0.067  3.675 329.26                     0.072  3.689 332.84
 Prior rounds:
E2    (J Ashley    ) 0.036  3.705 325.53      (C Millican  ) 0.104  3.682 336.23
E1    (B Welch     ) 0.089  3.885 326.87                     0.087  8.648  77.72
 Qualified:             #5  3.717 330.39                        #1  3.657 334.32
Weather conditions: air temperature 63 degrees, relative humidity 61 percent, barometer 28.65 inches, adjusted altitude 2,260 feet, track temperature 77 degrees.

Force is 14 - 12 against Kalitta in prior events.

This was a great side-by-side drag race.

Kalitta with a slight starting line advantage and never trailed for the win. Doug Kalitta's MOV: 0.0193 seconds (approximately 9 feet). Kalitta with his quickest pass of the weekend for the win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  777 Leah Pruett                             8 Austin Prock                 
E3                   0.062  4.927 140.69     ****WINNER****  0.062  3.678 330.63
 Prior rounds:
E2    (S Reed      ) 0.130  3.685 326.40                     0.058  3.678 330.96
E1    (J Maroney   ) 0.084  3.659 328.14      (C Ferre     ) 0.052  4.004 316.15
 Qualified:             #3  3.687 328.06                        #2  3.680 330.72
Prock is 4 - 2 against Pruett in prior events.

They have identical reaction times and then it is all Prock as Pruett is up in smoke. Prock matched his E.T. from round two and he will give up lane choice to Kalitta by 0.003 seconds.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink





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