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Sun, 18 Sep 2005, 03:13 PM

Funny Car Round 3 Eliminations
By Jim Samuel





MOHNTON, Pa. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Funny Car at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 21st annual Toyo Tires NHRA Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    3 Gary Scelzi                             8 Tony Pedregon                
E3                   0.093 11.963  73.76     ****WINNER****  0.053  4.907 314.97
 Prior rounds:
E2    (R Hight     ) 0.070  4.818 319.98      (F Pedregon  ) 0.059  5.251 270.16
E1    (G Densham   ) 0.092  4.785 312.42      (P Burkart Jr) 0.072  4.850 316.90
 Qualified:             #1  4.766 322.11                        #5  4.801 318.84
3:02 p.m. - Weather conditions: air temperature 79 degrees, relative humidity 40 percent, barometer 29.91 inches, adjusted altitude 1,552 feet, track temperature 104 degrees.

Scelzi and Pedregon are 6-6 against in each in their careers.

Scelzi launched and smoked the tires for the first half of the track. Pedregon will be going to his first final since Phoenix 2004.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    1 John Force                              6 Whit Bazemore                
E3   ****WINNER****  0.062  4.790 317.34                     0.087  5.831 193.38
 Prior rounds:
E2    (T Johnson Jr) 0.081  4.813 319.45      (E Medlen    ) 0.106  4.872 311.56
E1    (T Bartone   ) 0.121  4.788 320.05      (D Worsham   ) 0.092  4.912 312.86
 Qualified:             #6  4.804 322.11                        #7  4.813 320.13
Force had a record of 39 wins and three losses against Bazemore before this race. He had this race from start to finish and will be going to the final round against Pedregon. Force will have lane choice.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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