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Mon, 5 Sep 2005, 01:51 PM

Top Alcohol Funny Car Round 2 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





CLERMONT, Ind. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 51st annual Mac Tools U.S. Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    7 Mick Snyder                            53 Vern Moats                   
E2   ****WINNER****  0.108  5.683 254.04                     0.143  5.715 244.65
 Prior rounds:
E1    (P Lee       ) 0.081  5.690 252.85      (J Burnett   ) 0.168  5.701 252.05
 Qualified:             #7  5.692 254.04                        #2  5.600 255.92
12:34 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 76 degrees, relative humidity 36 percent, barometer 28.95 inches, adjusted altitude 2,438 feet, track temperature 112 degrees.

Moats shook the tires right off the line, got out of the groove and drifted to the right. Snyder goes right down the groove and takes the win with his quickest pass of the weekend.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    2 Jay Payne                              56 Bernie Harrington            
E2   ****WINNER****  0.091  5.748 255.15                     0.076  7.227 133.99
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Lewis     ) 0.091  5.654 257.19      (S Harker    ) 0.036  5.798 246.98
 Qualified:             #1  5.595 257.24                        #9  5.728 247.57
Harrington got off the line first, then started shaking the tires. He pedals once, then shuts down just past half-track. Payne shook the tires, got out of the groove and drifted toward the wall, but hangs on to take the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    3 Frank Manzo                           756 Don Hudson                   
E2   ****WINNER****  0.062  5.591 259.66                     0.032  5.654 254.86
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Townsend  ) 0.057  5.636 257.73      (B Newberry  ) 0.039  5.698 255.19
 Qualified:             #4  5.642 258.47                       #12  5.749 249.44
Manzo is last off the line but starts reeling in Hudson quickly. He catches him just before half-track and drives around for the win. Hudson ran the second quickest of the round, but Manzo made the quickest pass of the weekend. Manzo will have lane choice over Payne in round three.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   62 John Weaver                           365 Bobby Martin                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.076  5.614 254.38                     0.047  5.704 252.47
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Bell      ) 0.089  5.633 252.99      (J Bojec     ) 0.093  5.703 252.28
 Qualified:             #3  5.640 252.90                       #11  5.737 251.25
Martin gets off the line first, hangs on until the sixty-foot mark, then Weaver drives around and pulls away for the win. Weaver will have lane choice over Snyder in round two.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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