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Sun, 23 Feb 2014, 16:49 PM

Top Dragster Final, Round 5 Eliminations
By David Gerard





CHANDLER, Ariz. - Results of final, round 5 eliminations in Top Dragster 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
   77 Val Torres Jr.                         52 Phil Unruh                   
E5   ****WINNER****  0.018  6.694 198.55                     0.027  6.548 210.77
         T/D  Dial: 6.69 (+/-):  0.004             T/D  Dial: 6.55 (+/-): -0.002
 Prior rounds:
E4    (B Button    ) 0.012  6.705  0.025      (T Ritchie   ) 0.015  6.558  0.018
E3    (M Silvia    ) 0.018  6.676 -0.014      (T Bayer     ) 0.021  6.543 -0.007
E2    (P Snell     ) 0.021  6.681  0.051      (J Davis     ) 0.020  6.539  0.009
E1    (D Carter    ) 0.028  6.687  0.007      (G Nash      ) 0.026  6.643  0.073
 Qualified:            #15  6.664 202.12                        #8  6.560 211.30
2:46 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 77 degrees, relative humidity 22 percent, barometer 28.74 inches, adjusted altitude 29 feet, track temperature 109 degrees.

Torres has two wins in SG and 4 runner-ups. Unruh has a win in SS and TD and a runner-up in both too.

Val Torres Jr. runs 0.004 to his dial for the win. MOV: Took the stripe by 0.0032 seconds (approximately 12 inches), opponent broke out by just -0.002.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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