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Sun, 9 Oct 2005, 04:13 PM

Funny Car Round 3 Eliminations
By Rick Green





ENNIS, Texas - Results of round 3 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
    2 Del Worsham                            73 Frank Pedregon               
E3                   0.075  6.821 160.75     ****WINNER****  0.119  5.033 307.23
 Prior rounds:
E2    (P Burkart Jr) 0.071  4.906 315.19      (R Capps     ) 0.106  5.680 191.73
E1    (T Pedregon  ) 0.076  4.852 324.67      (M Ashley    ) 0.084  4.870 306.88
 Qualified:            #13  4.820 323.81                        #9  4.768 320.89
Weather conditions: air temperature 84 degrees, relative humidity 29 percent, barometer 29.74 inches, adjusted altitude 2,038 feet, track temperature 106 degrees.

Worsham was up in smoke right off the starting line and Pedregon straight down the groove for the win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    1 John Force                            427 Tony Bartone                 
E3   ****WINNER****  0.090  4.834 322.34                     0.120  4.871 317.34
 Prior rounds:
E2    (T Wilkerson ) 0.089  4.838 322.88      (W Bazemore  ) 0.118  5.478 186.25
E1    (T Johnson Jr) 0.025  4.835 325.53      (R Hight     ) 0.105  4.942 279.38
 Qualified:             #7  4.737 326.40                       #14  4.844 306.67
Force is out of the gate first and never looked back and will go into the final round with lane choice and the championship point lead. Bartone gave Force a race.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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