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Sun, 9 Oct 2005, 05:23 PM

Top Alcohol Funny Car Final, Round 4 Eliminations
By Rick Green





ENNIS, Texas - Results of final, round 4 eliminations in Top Alcohol 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
  455 Jimmy Jones                            43 Steve Gasparrelli            
E4                   0.110  5.679 255.10     ****WINNER****  0.082  5.668 256.70
 Prior rounds:
E3    (J Johnson   ) 0.074  5.728 252.99      (B Harrington) 0.141  5.612 257.48
E2    (R McClain   ) 0.091  5.797 247.25      (J Stidham   ) 0.093  5.573 259.06
E1    (B Lewis     ) 0.151  5.625 256.06      (S Harker    ) 0.041  5.728 255.77
 Qualified:            #14  5.976 250.23                       #16  6.320 242.36
Weather conditions: air temperature 89 degrees, relative humidity 19 percent, barometer 29.74 inches, adjusted altitude 2,581 feet, track temperature 99 degrees.

This was a great drag race with Gasparrelli with the starting line advantage, but Jones had the difference made up by 60 feet and then got out of the groove around half track, but stayed with to take the win light.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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