- ELIMINATIONS ROUND ONE
gave her signature rendition of the National Anthem followed
immediately by the first pair of Top Fuel.
The first pair out to
see who would move on was Tyler Hilton and Jim Young.
Neither driver had a
sterling reaction time but Young did leave first.
RT aside, it mattered
not for Hilton who blazed the tires before the tree.
Young went on to post
a sub par (for him) 5.990 at 253.56.
Pair two matched Dusty
Green and Mendy Fry. #6 vs #3.
Green won the backup
person competition, sorry Walt.
Green got a big jump
at the hit (0.063 to a 0.114) leaving Fry to play catch up.
Green had problems before half
track as Fry motored by for the win with a 5.716 at 258.47. Green
slowed to a 6.175 at 186.74.
Pair three was a real lop sided
deal on paper but we don't race on paper. It was #2 qualifier
Jim Murphy vs #10 Julius Hughes who was in on the break rule
for Dave Miller.
Both drivers left together,
Murphy carding strong early numbers.
In this case the paper proved
to be foretelling as the Murphy train lengthened the lead over
Hughes with a 5.723 at 245.72.
The final pair to determine who
would move on to the semis was #5 Adam Sorokin and #4 Tony Bartone.
Both drivers cut a good
light and basically left together. We had a drag race.
What proved to be the closest
race of Top Fuel eliminations, Bartone took the win light with
a 5.711 at 256.06 (which was a huge speed for him) to Sorokin's
5.737 at 246.84. The win eluded the Champion car due to another
engine failure as seen below. Bartone's MOV: 0.0180 seconds (approximately
- ELIMINATIONS ROUND TWO
The first pair
out for the semis had huge points implications pitting Mendy
Fry, the leader and Jim Murphy sitting in the #2 position. It
was also a rematch of the 2017 March Meet final that was taken
by Fry when Murphy broke on the burnout.
Murphy got a slight jump
off the line and never looked back.
Murphy got there first with a
5.730 at 240.08 while Fry was right there with a game 5.817 at
a big mph, 260.21. A rubber match is more than possible at Boise
Pair two of the
semis to see who would meet Murphy in the final was Jim Young
and Tony Bartone.
For the second 2017 points race
in a row Bartone went totally off script. When it was time to
leave, he didn't. Another double step for the Champ allowed Young
to motor on down Broadway virtually uncontested. T-Bone has lost
his domination, big time.
Young carded a 5.894 at 256.06,
Murphy would have lane choice. Now wrap your .head around this,
Bartone's time slip read 22.212 at 71.75.
Top Fuel Qualifying - Sessions 1 &
- Page 1
Top Fuel - Qualifying Session 3 - Page 2
Top Fuel Eliminations Rounds 1 &
Top Fuel Finals - Funny Cars & Fuel
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Other Cars - Page 5