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Sun, 18 Sep 2005, 04:11 PM

Top Alcohol Funny Car Final, Round 4 Eliminations
By Jim Samuel

MOHNTON, Pa. - Results of final, round 4 eliminations in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 21st annual Toyo Tires NHRA Nationals:

    3 Frank Manzo                             5 Bob Newberry                 
E4   ****WINNER****  0.024  5.592 259.01                     0.087 10.643  80.54
 Prior rounds:
E3    (B Gibson    ) 0.074  5.577 258.86      (D Ray       ) 0.130  5.619 256.65
E2    (S Harker    ) 0.044  5.680 256.45      (M Billington) 0.084  5.622 255.48
E1    (D Beers     ) 0.069  5.636 256.36      (R Zavarella ) 0.127  5.677 254.81
 Qualified:             #2  5.651 255.73                        #1  5.644 254.95
4:04 p.m. - Weather conditions: air temperature 85 degrees, relative humidity 36 percent, barometer 29.92 inches, adjusted altitude 1,937 feet, track temperature 102 degrees.

Manzo has 15 wins and three losses in final round competition against Newberry. He has 26 wins and three losses in his previous 29 final round appearances.

Newberry shook the tires as soon as he launched and shut it down by the time he reached the 330-foot marker. Manzo took his car down the groove for his second quickest ET of the weekend and the top speed of all TAFC cars here at Maple Grove. Something must have been wrong with Newberry's car because after he ran, the crews went out to clean the track.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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