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Sun, 23 Feb 2014, 16:27 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, 30th annual CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  745 Brittany Force                        475 Steve Torrence               
E3   ****WINNER****  0.103  3.814 319.75                     0.097  4.187 247.02
 Prior rounds:
E2    (T Schumacher) 0.118  3.805 322.58      (S Massey    ) 0.041  3.793 319.98
E1    (D Grubnic   ) 0.091  3.821 316.97      (T Buff      ) 0.086  3.775 325.22
 Qualified:            #10  3.813 321.04                        #3  3.758 321.96
Weather conditions: air temperature 77 degrees, relative humidity 22 percent, barometer 28.74 inches, adjusted altitude 29 feet, track temperature 109 degrees.

This is the first time Force and Torrence have faced each other in eliminations. Torrence with the starting line advantage, but then is up in smoke early and pedals it and can't get it to hook up. Force still with the most consistent car this weekend is advancing to her first final round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    2 Antron Brown                           22 Doug Kalitta                 
E3   ****WINNER****  0.059  3.782 321.81                     0.048  3.794 322.96
 Prior rounds:
E2    (S Langdon   ) 0.065  3.771 322.34      (K alBalooshi) 0.089  4.458 250.04
E1    (R Crampton  ) 0.071  3.825 314.83      (S Palmer    ) 0.083  3.781 324.67
 Qualified:             #5  3.768 323.27                        #1  3.735 327.74
Brown is 18 - 12 against Kalitta in prior events. Kalitta with the slight starting line advantage and the lead until around 660 feet where Brown was able to chase him down to take the win. Antron Brown's MOV: 0.0014 seconds (approximately 8 inches). Brown will have lane choice over Force in the final.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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