CAR SEMI FINALS
it was four in funny car, first up Bobby Cottrell and Ryan Hodgson.
of the young guns left together.
It would be Cottrell
moving on to the final with another spectacular pass. His 5.659
at 237.00 covered a slower 5.882 at 243.37.
pair matched up Matt Bynum and Steve Densham.
left within 4 thou of each other.
In the closest
race of FC eliminations it was Bynum's 5.741 at 258.81 over Densham's
5.759 at 250.18. Bynum's MOV: 0.0130 seconds (approximately 5
feet) and he would meet Cottrell in the final.
FUEL SEMI FINALS
First pair to
see who would go to the final was Adam Sorokin and Jim Murphy.
Four of the fastest NTF cars in the country were about to see
who would go for the gold.
Sorokin was out first with a 0.056 RT while Murphy's 0.111 would
make this a very close drag race.
Murphy used up
an engine catching Sorokin, but catch him he did. His 5.604 at
246.08 compared to Sorokin's 5.724 at 241.37 was oh so close.
Murphy's MOV: 0.0650 seconds (approximately 23 feet).
Murphy won the
battle but lost the war. An oil-in and a brush with the wall
spoiled a possible trifecta. He had won the Boise final, won
the 2017 NTF Championship but would not have a shot at winning
the meet. Who ever won the next race would single for the final.
The second pair
of heavy hitters to see who would meet Murphy in the final were
Mendy Fry and Jim Young.
left first with a 0.064 RT leaving Fry to play catch up after
a 0.103 light.
In another very
close race Young's hole shot paid huge dividends. Although he
didn't know it a the time his 5.653 at 261.78 held off Fry's
quicker 5.638 at 260.66. This would earn him a single for the
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