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Sun, 24 Feb 2013, 18:31 PM

Funny Car Final, Round 4 Eliminations
By David Gerard





CHANDLER, Ariz. - Results of final, round 4 eliminations in Funny Car 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
 2814 Matt Hagan                             28 Ron Capps                    
E4                   0.065  4.158 300.33     ****WINNER****  0.078  4.064 314.90
 Prior rounds:
E3    (J Force     ) 0.070  4.049 311.13      (T Wilkerson ) 0.106  4.037 316.67
E2    (B Tasca III ) 0.069  4.259 254.76      (C Pedregon  ) 0.080  4.059 310.55
E1    (P Burkart   ) 0.115  4.078 310.27      (T Pedregon  ) 0.093  4.061 313.51
 Qualified:             #2  4.062 311.20                        #5  4.081 308.35
4:21 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 63 degrees, relative humidity 16 percent, barometer 28.71 inches, adjusted altitude 1,933 feet, track temperature 84 degrees.

Capps is 10 - 6 against Hagan in prior events and Capps is 1 - 0 against Hagan in prior final rounds. Capps comes into the round with a 38 to 40 win/loss ratio. Hagan is just 5 to 10.

We get a great final with both cars making strong full track passes. Hagan gets a small starting line advantage and holds off a charging Capps until just after the 330 lights. Capps gets on by at that point and pull steadily ahead to the lights with another low four second pass.

Hagan chases Capps down the track and runs another strong mid-teen four second pass at over 300 MPH.

Ron Capps' incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.048), 330 ft(-0.009), 660ft(0.045). MOV: 0.0818 seconds (approximately 36 feet).

Matt Hagan's incremental times: 60ft-0.871 sec., 330ft-2.328, 660ft-3.345/255.58 mph.
Ron Capps' incremental times: 60ft-0.906 sec., 330ft-2.324, 660ft-3.287/268.06 mph.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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