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Sun, 9 Oct 2005, 02:53 PM

Funny Car Round 2 Eliminations
By Rick Green





ENNIS, Texas - Results of round 2 eliminations in Funny Car at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 20th annual O'Reilly NHRA Fall Nationals presented by Castrol Syntec:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    6 Whit Bazemore                         427 Tony Bartone                 
E2                   0.106 15.108  77.80     ****WINNER****  0.118  5.478 186.25
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Gilbertson) 0.076  4.855 321.42      (R Hight     ) 0.105  4.942 279.38
 Qualified:             #6  4.731 326.08                       #14  4.844 306.67
Weather conditions: air temperature 71 degrees, relative humidity 36 percent, barometer 29.78 inches, adjusted altitude 1,149 feet, track temperature 101 degrees.

Bazemore is up in smoke as soon as he hit the throttle and Barton will get the win. Bartone loose on the top end, but got the win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   28 Ron Capps                              73 Frank Pedregon               
E2                   0.091  8.309 120.35     ****WINNER****  0.106  5.680 191.73
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Wyatt     ) 0.084  4.831 318.92      (M Ashley    ) 0.084  4.870 306.88
 Qualified:             #1  4.694 327.82                        #9  4.768 320.89
Capps is up in smoke as soon as he hit the throttle. Pedregon was loose on the top end and coasted on through the 1320 but still gets the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    1 John Force                              7 Tim Wilkerson                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.089  4.838 322.88                     0.111  4.840 319.75
 Prior rounds:
E1    (T Johnson Jr) 0.025  4.835 325.53      (E Medlen    ) 0.112  4.893 322.34
 Qualified:             #7  4.737 326.40                       #15  4.846 315.86
Force is out of the gate first and has a great pass to take the win. Wilkerson was right there with Force only losing by half a car length.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    2 Del Worsham                            10 Phil Burkart                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.071  4.906 315.19                     0.052  4.953 312.57
 Prior rounds:
E1    (T Pedregon  ) 0.076  4.852 324.67      (G Scelzi    ) 0.081  4.865 313.80
 Qualified:            #13  4.820 323.81                       #12  4.811 308.07
Burkart is out the gate first, but worsham had the difference made up by 60 feet and drove away for the win light. Worsham will have lane choice over Frank Pedregon in the semifinal. Del Worsham's incremental margins: 60ft(0.007), 330 ft(0.014), 660ft(0.011), 1,000ft(0.021). MOV: 0.0285 seconds (approximately 13 feet).

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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