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Mon, 5 Sep 2005, 04:41 PM

Funny Car Round 3 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





CLERMONT, Ind. - Results of round 3 eliminations in 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
    3 Gary Scelzi                            73 Frank Pedregon               
E3                   0.101 10.492  78.22     ****WINNER****  0.072  4.884 314.09
 Prior rounds:
E2    (T Pedregon  ) 0.117  4.891 318.02      (E Medlen    ) 0.112  4.893 314.83
E1    (T Wilkerson ) 0.142  4.931 315.78      (G Densham   ) 0.079  4.911 309.84
 Qualified:             #7  4.763 327.74                        #3  4.732 326.08
3:15 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 79 degrees, relative humidity 35 percent, barometer 29.82 inches, adjusted altitude 1,618 feet, track temperature 111 degrees.

Scelzi hits the throttle, gets about 60 feet out, then goes up in smoke. Pedregon goes right down the groove and moves on to the finals.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    6 Whit Bazemore                           2 Del Worsham                  
E3                   0.096  7.068 126.65     ****WINNER****  0.082  4.893 314.09
 Prior rounds:
E2    (P Burkart Jr) 0.098  4.892 316.38      (B Gilbertson) 0.099  4.861 319.14
E1    (R Capps     ) 0.048  4.924 315.64      (J Head      ) 0.114  4.846 318.47
 Qualified:             #8  4.768 323.81                        #4  4.746 324.51
Worsham was lined up in the left lane but decided to swap after Scelzi deposited some fluid on the track during his run. The move paid off for him, Bazemore gets about 200 feet out and goes up in smoke. Worsham goes right down the groove and takes the win. He will give up lane choice to Frank Pedregon in the finals.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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