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Sun, 19 May 2013, 16:33 PM

Funny Car Final, Round 4 Eliminations
By Rick Green





TOPEKA, Kan. - Results of final, round 4 eliminations in Funny Car 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
    6 Johnny Gray                             7 Robert Hight                 
E4   ****WINNER****  0.075  4.067 314.90                     0.055  5.085 149.40
 Prior rounds:
E3    (J Beckman   ) 0.075  4.055 314.61      (R Capps     ) 0.095  4.044 311.92
E2    (D Worsham   ) 0.064  4.047 313.66      (B Tasca III ) 0.059  4.053 309.63
E1    (A DeJoria   ) 0.090  4.117 310.34      (J Arend     ) 0.072  4.099 303.37
 Qualified:             #4  4.053 313.37                        #3  4.050 315.12
Weather conditions: air temperature 82 degrees, relative humidity 66 percent, barometer 28.46 inches, adjusted altitude 4,145 feet, track temperature 94 degrees.

Hight is 9 - 6 against Gray in prior events and Hight is 3 - 0 against Gray in prior final rounds. Hight with the starting line advantage, but then started to lose traction by 300 feet and clicked it off. Gray with another great looking pass, he was straight down the groove for the win. This is his third win this season and his sixth career Funny Car win. Gray with the win takes the points Funny Car lead.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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