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Mon, 5 Sep 2005, 04:01 PM

Top Alcohol Funny Car Round 3 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





CLERMONT, Ind. - Results of round 3 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
   62 John Weaver                             7 Mick Snyder                  
E3   ****WINNER****  0.057  5.649 252.90                     0.073  5.682 253.90
 Prior rounds:
E2    (B Martin    ) 0.076  5.614 254.38      (V Moats     ) 0.108  5.683 254.04
E1    (M Bell      ) 0.089  5.633 252.99      (P Lee       ) 0.081  5.690 252.85
 Qualified:             #3  5.640 252.90                        #7  5.692 254.04
2:36 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 78 degrees, relative humidity 35 percent, barometer 29.83 inches, adjusted altitude 1,597 feet, track temperature 116 degrees.

Weaver gets the hol-shot and pulls away, increasing his lead at every incremental.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    3 Frank Manzo                             2 Jay Payne                    
E3   ****WINNER****  0.048  5.589 259.26                     0.120  5.602 258.42
 Prior rounds:
E2    (D Hudson    ) 0.062  5.591 259.66      (B Harrington) 0.091  5.748 255.15
E1    (D Townsend  ) 0.057  5.636 257.73      (B Lewis     ) 0.091  5.654 257.19
 Qualified:             #4  5.642 258.47                        #1  5.595 257.24
Payne was late off the line, then spun the tires a little when he hit the throttle. Manzo goes right down the groove and takes the win. Manzo will have lane choice over Weaver in the finals.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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