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Sun, 24 Feb 2013, 17:31 PM

Top Fuel Round 3 Eliminations
By Rick Green





CHANDLER, Ariz. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Top Fuel at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 29th annual NHRA Arizona Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   34 Morgan Lucas                            3 Spencer Massey               
E3   ****WINNER****  0.059  3.860 316.08                     0.055  5.137 141.82
 Prior rounds:
E2    (D Grubnic   ) 0.044  3.773 327.43      (L Dixon     ) 0.062  3.750 324.05
E1    (C Millican  ) 0.070  4.074 211.99      (D Kalitta   ) 0.054  3.774 326.00
 Qualified:            #12  3.820 319.22                       #16  3.874 292.84
Weather conditions: air temperature 64 degrees, relative humidity 16 percent, barometer 28.73 inches, adjusted altitude 1,965 feet, track temperature 85 degrees.

Massey with a slight starting line advantage, ut Lucas has the lead by 150 feet as Massey starts to smoke the tires early. Lucas with a good clean pass to go to the final..his 13th final round in Top Fuel.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    1 Antron Brown                            2 Tony Schumacher              
E3                   0.083  3.752 325.45     ****WINNER****  0.052  3.765 327.82
 Prior rounds:
E2    (L Pruett    ) 0.058  3.786 307.93      (K alBalooshi) 0.088  3.747 329.91
E1    (T McMillen  ) 0.065  3.798 321.96      (S Frigo     ) 0.065  3.806 313.80
 Qualified:             #2  3.765 314.83                        #3  3.768 325.37
Brown is 21 - 14 against Schumacher in prior events. Schumacher is out of the gate first and had the power to hold on for the hole shot win by 0.0182 seconds (approximately 9 feet). Schumacher will have lane choice over Lucas in the final...his second final of the year. Brown with the quickest pass of the round in the losing effort.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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