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Sun, 19 May 2013, 13:54 PM

Top Fuel Round 2 Eliminations
By Rick Green





TOPEKA, Kan. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Top Fuel at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 25th annual NHRA Kansas Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   99 Khalid alBalooshi                       3 Spencer Massey               
E2                   0.067  3.801 322.88     ****WINNER****  0.040  3.802 323.81
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Force     ) 0.073  3.818 323.81      (T McMillen  ) 0.055  3.818 321.42
 Qualified:             #4  3.794 324.44                        #5  3.794 319.75
Massey is 4 - 2 against alBalooshi in prior events. Massey with the starting line advantage and the power to hold on for the hole shot win. Spencer Massey's MOV: 0.0265 seconds (approximately 13 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    2 Tony Schumacher                       255 Clay Millican                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.038  3.802 321.04                     0.065  3.819 320.28
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Vandergrif) 0.053  3.814 323.89      (B Bernstein ) 0.059  3.847 320.43
 Qualified:             #2  3.769 326.08                        #7  3.811 321.12
Weather conditions: air temperature 80 degrees, relative humidity 65 percent, barometer 28.50 inches, adjusted altitude 3,894 feet, track temperature 102 degrees.

Schumacher is 19 - 2 against Millican in prior events. Schumacher gets the starting line advantage and never trailed for the win...Tony Schumacher's MOV: 0.0444 seconds (approximately 21 feet).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    4 Shawn Langdon                         475 Steve Torrence               
E2   ****WINNER****  0.051  3.791 312.86                     0.087  3.803 321.12
 Prior rounds:
E1    (P Dakin     ) 0.045  3.796 322.27      (D Grubnic   ) 0.069  3.891 308.07
 Qualified:             #1  3.767 322.50                        #9  3.817 319.60
Torrence is 4 - 3 against Langdon in prior events. Langdon with the better reaction time and lead all the way with the quickest pass of the round for the win. Shawn Langdon's MOV: 0.0484 seconds (approximately 23 feet). Langdon will have lane choice over Massey in the semifinal. Torrence with his quickest pass of the weekend in the losing effort.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   22 Doug Kalitta                          777 Leah Pruett                  
E2                   0.074  3.852 323.19     ****WINNER****  0.065  3.822 303.91
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Lucas     ) 0.052  3.788 326.08      (A Brown     ) 0.051  3.855 281.71
 Qualified:             #3  3.770 324.98                       #11  3.833 311.85
Kalitta is 3 - 0 against Pruett in prior events. Pruett was out of the gate first and never trailed for the win. Leah Pruett's MOV: 0.0392 seconds (approximately 19 feet). Pruett will give up lane choice to Schumacher in the semifinal.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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