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Sat, 1 Oct 2005, 12:33 PM

Top Alcohol Funny Car Allstar Round 1 Eliminations
By Rick Green





JOLIET, Ill. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Top Alcohol Funny Car Allstar at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 21st annual NHRA Jeg's Allstars:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   22 Mark Billington                         3 Frank Manzo                  
E1                   0.087  5.720 252.76     ****WINNER****  0.054  5.563 259.26
 Qualified:             #7  5.735   NS                          #2  5.592   NS  
Weather conditions: air temperature 65 degrees, relative humidity 46 percent, barometer 29.55 inches, adjusted altitude 973 feet, track temperature 89 degrees.

Manzo with a good looking pass for the win. Billington got out of the groove.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   33 Danny Townsend                          1 Cy Chesterman                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.388  5.666 254.52                           No Time      
 Qualified:             #5  5.662   NS                          #4  5.649   NS  
Chesterman did his burnout and then just drove on down the track. townsend with the freebie and a real nice pass.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   43 Steve Gasparrelli                      62 John Weaver                  
E1                   0.126  5.661 255.29     ****WINNER****  0.057  5.624 254.52
 Qualified:             #3  5.599   NS                          #6  5.722   NS  
Weaver wins this on on both ends of the track with his best pass of the weekend. Weaver will give up lane choice to Manzo in the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    6 Tate Branch                             2 Jay Payne                    
E1                   0.081  5.700 249.03     ****WINNER****  0.153  5.537 260.71
 Qualified:             #8  5.803   NS                          #1  5.569   NS  
Branch with a big starting line advantage and his best pass of the weekend. Payne with the seventh quickest pass in the division to be able to chase him down. Payne will have lane choice over Townsend in the next round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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