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Sun, 19 Jul 2020, 13:46 PM

Top Fuel Round 3 Eliminations
By Rick Green





BROWNSBURG, Ind. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Top Fuel at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, Inaugural Lucas Oil NHRA Summernationals at Indianapolis:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  777 Leah Pruett                          1211 Justin Ashley                
E3                   0.102  4.530 171.62     ****WINNER****  0.055  4.049 237.09
 Prior rounds:
E2    (B Torrence  ) 0.044  3.818 314.46      (D Kalitta   ) 0.059  3.811 314.02
E1    (L Joon      ) 0.073  3.820 316.97      (S Langdon   ) 0.062  3.829 321.27
 Qualified:             #2  3.850 314.31                       #14  4.204 208.71
Weather conditions: air temperature 89 degrees, relative humidity 65 percent, barometer 29.03 inches, adjusted altitude 4,088 feet, track temperature 106 degrees.

This is the first time Pruett and Ashley have faced each other in eliminations.

Ashley with the starting line advantage and never trailed for the win. He had a hole out right at the hit and was really mixing them up on the top end. He holds on for the win. Ashley is going to his first final round.

Pruett started dropping cylinder early and never got it to clean up.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  317 T.J. Zizzo                             21 Terry McMillen               
E3   ****WINNER****  0.063  3.837 319.67                     0.053  3.891 310.13
 Prior rounds:
E2    (T Paton     ) 0.100  3.821 321.04      (A Brown     ) 0.042  3.796 321.96
E1    (T Totten    ) 0.090  3.840 323.19      (T Schumacher) 0.082  3.765 320.66
 Qualified:             #8  3.937 253.75                       #12  4.017 257.58
This is the first time Zizzo and McMillen have faced each other in eliminations.

McMillen with the slight starting line advantage, they were even at 330 feet, but then it was all Zizzo for the win. T.J. Zizzo's MOV: 0.0447 seconds (approximately 20 feet). Zizzo is advancing to his first career final round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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