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Sun, 2 Oct 2005, 04:23 PM

Funny Car Round 3 Eliminations
By Rick Green





JOLIET, Ill. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Funny Car at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, Fifth annual Ameriquest Mortgage NHRA Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    1 John Force                             28 Ron Capps                    
E3                   0.059  4.796 326.95     ****WINNER****  0.060  4.784 328.30
 Prior rounds:
E2    (T Johnson Jr) 0.056  4.796 326.79      (C Pedregon  ) 0.071  4.796 324.20
E1    (P Burkart Jr) 0.079  4.800 317.42      (R Hight     ) 0.076  4.751 328.54
 Qualified:             #5  4.702 328.46                        #8  4.732 329.02
Weather conditions: air temperature 790 degrees, relative humidity 53 percent, barometer 29.87 inches, adjusted altitude 1,689 feet, track temperature 96 degrees.

They left the starting line together and then it was all Capps for the win by about five feet.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    3 Gary Scelzi                             8 Tony Pedregon                
E3                   0.100  4.772 326.71     ****WINNER****  0.065  4.770 319.90
 Prior rounds:
E2    (D Worsham   ) 0.083  4.771 328.22      (E Medlen    ) 0.089  4.829 318.32
E1    (M Ashley    ) 0.105  4.773 325.06      (T Bartone   ) 0.106  4.809 322.50
 Qualified:             #3  4.697 331.28                        #2  4.680 320.36
Pedregon is out of the gate first and never looked back and will have lane choice over Capps in the final round. Pedregon looking to win back to back races.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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