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Sun, 23 Oct 2005, 06:13 PM

Funny Car Round 3 Eliminations
By Rick Green





LAS VEGAS - Results of round 3 eliminations in Funny Car at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, Fifth annual ACDelco Las Vegas NHRA Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    2 Del Worsham                             3 Gary Scelzi                  
E3                   0.056  5.344 280.66     ****WINNER****  0.112  4.851 324.67
 Prior rounds:
E2    (T Johnson Jr) 0.058  4.964 314.09      (E Medlen    ) 0.072  4.834 324.59
E1    (J Force     ) 0.056  4.848 323.81      (G Densham   ) 0.143  4.823 322.11
 Qualified:            #12  4.800 325.22                        #1  4.746 325.45
Weather conditions: air temperature 78 degrees, relative humidity 33 percent, barometer 28.28 inches, adjusted altitude 3,350 feet, track temperature 104 degrees.

Worsham with a big starting line advantage, but Scelzi has the lead by 330 feet and just blast on down the quarter mile for the win. Worsham started to smoke the tires around 400 feet and that was the end of the weekend.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  427 Tony Bartone                           28 Ron Capps                    
E3                   0.123  5.326 212.09     ****WINNER****  0.099  4.820 323.50
 Prior rounds:
E2    (C Pedregon  ) 0.130  6.077 155.79      (M Ashley    ) 0.093  4.821 324.05
E1    (T Pedregon  ) 0.117  4.970 255.73      (T Wilkerson ) 0.076  4.793 328.14
 Qualified:            #11  4.799 320.81                        #2  4.754 326.71
Capps is out of the gate and blast straight down the groove for the win light and lane choice in the final. Bartone started to get out of the groove and close to the centerline, and lifted.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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