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Finals
 

Top Fuel

Final Round 
BAYTOWN, Texas - FastNews Network - Results of final, round 4 eliminations in Top Fuel at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 26th annual O'Reilly NHRA Spring Nationals presented by Super Start Batteries:
 W/L  Driver                                     R-Time    E-Time  Speed
 
 (W) Bob Vandergriff (C&J Energy Services Dragst 0.048      3.904 316.38
 (L) Shawn Langdon (Al-Anabi Racing Dragster)    0.057      8.485  74.90
Weather conditions: air temperature 81 degrees, relative humidity 51 percent, barometer 29.90 inches, adjusted altitude 2,215 feet, track temperature 114 degrees.

Langdon is 6 - 0 against Vandergriff in prior events and this is the first time they have faced each other in a final round. Vandergriff with the starting line advantage and never trailed as Langdon is up in smoke as soon as he hits the throttle. Vandergriff with his quickest pass of the day for his third National event win.


       

Funny Car

Final Round 
BAYTOWN, Texas - FastNews Network - Results of final, round 4 eliminations in Funny Car at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 26th annual O'Reilly NHRA Spring Nationals presented by Super Start Batteries:
 W/L  Driver                                     R-Time    E-Time  Speed
 
 (W) Cruz Pedregon (Snap-on Tools Camry)         0.051      4.246 296.96
 (L) Tim Wilkerson (Levi, Ray & Shoup Mustang)   0.107      6.914 102.08
3:48 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 81 degrees, relative humidity 51 percent, barometer 29.90 inches, adjusted altitude 2,215 feet, track temperature 114 degrees.

Wilkerson was ready and waiting under the tower, while Pedregon was just pushing away from his pits after a last-minute thrash to fix an ignition problem. He made it without undue delay.

Pedregon is 13 - 10 against Wilkerson in prior events and Wilkerson is 1 - 0 against Pedregon in prior final rounds. Pedregon has a shot at a clean sweep, qualified #1 with low ET and top speed of the event, but the big payday is for winning the event, the rest is just bragging rights.

Get out the broom, this one was over quickly. Pedregon left first, then Wilkerson drove right into tire smoke while Pedregon made another clean run for the win, his 32nd in 70 final rounds.


       

Pro Stock

Final Round 
BAYTOWN, Texas - FastNews Network - Results of final, round 4 eliminations in Pro Stock at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 26th annual O'Reilly NHRA Spring Nationals presented by Super Start Batteries:
 W/L  Driver                                     R-Time    E-Time  Speed
 
 (W) Jason Line (Summit Racing Equipment Camaro) 0.007      6.589 211.99
 (L) Shane Gray (Gray Motorsports Camaro)        0.055      6.589 211.26
Weather conditions: air temperature 81 degrees, relative humidity 51 percent, barometer 29.90 inches, adjusted altitude 2,215 feet, track temperature 114 degrees.

Line is 11 - 4 against Gray in prior events and this is the first time they have faced each other in a final round. Line with a big starting line advantage and they run identical E.T.s so Line gets the hole-shot win. Jason Line's MOV: 0.0488 seconds (approximately 15 feet). Line picks up his 30th National event win.


       

Pro Stock Motorcycle

Final Round 
BAYTOWN, Texas - FastNews Network - Results of final, round 4 eliminations in Pro Stock Motorcycle at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 26th annual O'Reilly NHRA Spring Nationals presented by Super Start Batteries:
 W/L  Driver                                     R-Time    E-Time  Speed
 
 (W) Hector Arana Jr (Lucas Oil Buell)           0.034      6.912 194.74
 (L) Scotty Pollacheck (Soverign-Star Racing Bue 0.041      6.985 188.54
3:39 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 81 degrees, relative humidity 51 percent, barometer 29.90 inches, adjusted altitude 2,215 feet, track temperature 114 degrees.

Arana Jr is 1 - 0 against Pollacheck in prior events and this is the first time they have faced each other in a final round.

Arana left first and was never headed, though Pollacheck did eat into his margin on the short end of the track.

Hector Arana Jr's incremental margins: 60ft(0.017), 330 ft(0.012), 660ft(0.024), 1,000ft(0.048). MOV: 0.0809 seconds (approximately 22 feet). He's still undefeated for 2013. That's his sixth national event win in eleven final rounds and it's a clean sweep - #1 qualifier, low ET and top speed of the meet.


       

Pro Mod

Final Round 
BAYTOWN, Texas - FastNews Network - Results of final, round 4 eliminations in Pro Modified at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 26th annual O'Reilly NHRA Spring Nationals presented by Super Start Batteries:
 W/L  Driver                                     R-Time    E-Time  Speed
 
 (W) Clint Satterfield (BAC Enterprises t'68 Cam 0.086      6.015 246.75
 (L) Kenny Lang (Summit Racing *'63 Corvette)    -0.037(R) 12.946  66.64
Weather conditions: air temperature 81 degrees, relative humidity 51 percent, barometer 29.90 inches, adjusted altitude 2,215 feet, track temperature 114 degrees.

This is the first time Satterfield and Lang have faced each other in eliminations. Satterfield is in his first final in only his seventh event. Lang goes red and Satterfield gets the win.

 * = Supercharged Engine


 t = Turbocharged Engine

       

Top Alcohol Dragster

Final Round 
BAYTOWN, Texas - FastNews Network - Results of final, round 4 eliminations in Top Alcohol Dragster at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 26th annual O'Reilly NHRA Spring Nationals presented by Super Start Batteries:
 W/L  Driver                                     R-Time    E-Time  Speed
 
 (W) Randy Meyer (Randy Meyer Racing A/FD)       0.024      5.366 271.90
 (L) Jim Whiteley (J&A Service/Rator B/AD)       0.054      5.466 221.27
4:47 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 81 degrees, relative humidity 51 percent, barometer 29.90 inches, adjusted altitude 2,215 feet, track temperature 112 degrees.

Whiteley is 4 - 0 against Meyer in prior events and 1 - 0 against Meyer in prior final rounds.

This time around, it was Meyer's race, but only because Whiteley's car nosed over around as he neared the 1,000-foot marker. Up until then, Whiteley was in the lead and pulling away.

Randy Meyer's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.012), 330 ft(-0.066), 660ft(-0.055), 1,000ft(0.000). MOV: 0.1308 seconds (approximately 42 feet).

That's Meyer's fourth national event win, in nine final rounds.


       

Top Alcohol Funny Car

Final Round 
BAYTOWN, Texas - FastNews Network - Results of final, round 4 eliminations in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 26th annual O'Reilly NHRA Spring Nationals presented by Super Start Batteries:
 W/L  Driver                                     R-Time    E-Time  Speed
 
 (W) Tony Bartone (Centre Pointe Collision Musta 0.092      5.591 263.56
 (L) John Lombardo Jr. (NAPA Batteries/Lucas Oil 0.063      5.629 261.52
Weather conditions: air temperature 81 degrees, relative humidity 51 percent, barometer 29.90 inches, adjusted altitude 2,215 feet, track temperature 114 degrees.

Bartone is 5 - 3 against Lombardo Jr. in prior events and each has won 1 times against the other in final rounds. Lombardo Jr. with the starting line advantage, but they are dead even at half track and then it was all Bartone for the win. Tony Bartone's MOV: 0.0098 seconds (approximately 4 feet). Bartone collects his 41st National event Wally.