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Sun, 09 Feb 2020, 17:21 PM

Funny Car Round 3 Eliminations
By David Gerard





POMONA, Calif. - Results of round 3 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 
 2814 Matt Hagan                              4 John Force                   
E3                   0.087  8.859  78.06     ****WINNER****  0.032  3.923 331.28 
 Prior rounds: 
E2    (T Wilkerson ) 0.076  4.042 284.03      (T Johnson Jr) 0.058  4.011 275.06 
E1    (A Miladinovi) 0.081  3.914 330.39      (B Bode      ) 0.092  3.875 329.02 
 Qualified:             #1  3.841 333.25                        #5  3.889 322.04 
2:07 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 63 degrees, relative humidity 61 percent, barometer 28.65 inches, adjusted altitude 2,260 feet, track temperature 79 degrees.

Force is 25 - 18 against Hagan in prior events.

Team Force will have a car in TF and FC in the final round.

Hagan loses to the left lane shake and spin right off the line.

Force deep staged a bunch to get the best RT. He parlays that into his fastest pass of the day with a good ET.

John Force's incremental times: 60ft-0.914 sec., 330ft-2.278, 660ft-3.188/282.84 mph.

2:10 p.m. Time out for "sprinkles"!

 

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed 
  771 Alexis DeJoria                          2 Jack Beckman                 
E3                   0.078  9.729  78.34     ****WINNER****  0.073  3.843 332.92 
 Prior rounds: 
E2    (R Hight     ) 0.101  5.388 136.12      (R Capps     ) 0.057  3.871 329.34 
E1    (P Lee       ) 0.059  3.922 326.71      (S Densham   ) 0.067  4.291 294.18 
 Qualified:            #11  3.950 321.19                        #2  3.856 328.86 
2:14 p.m. Just a short delay!

Beckman is 16 - 6 against DeJoria in prior events.

The left lane has been almost perfect in spoiling the runs of the fuelers today. DeJoria's Camry drops a cylinder and kicks the tires early.

Beckman leaves just 0.005 ahead of DeJoria, but thunders right on down the track for the easy win and lane choice in the final round.

Jack Beckman's incremental times: 60ft-0.860 sec., 330ft-2.214, 660ft-3.114/285.59 mph.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink





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