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Sun, 25 Jun 2006, 02:49 PM

Nitro Funny Car Round 1 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





EDMONTON, Alb. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Knoll Gas - Torco Racing Fuels Nitro Funny Car at the 2006 eMax Drag Racing Series, CARS RV & Marine & Motorsports Rocky Mountain Nationals presented by TORCO Racing Fuels:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  617 David Benjamin                        443 Mitch King                   
E1                         No Time           ****WINNER****  0.239 13.511  74.00
 Qualified:             #4  6.147 148.18                        #8 12.945  71.04
12:31 p.m. Benjamin was a no-show, so King gor a free pass to the semifinals. He launched, shook hard, and lifted, coasting through.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   34 Jack Wyatt                            517 Gary Cooper                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.180  5.147 288.83                     0.128  9.131  93.22
 Qualified:             #3  5.130 255.92                        #7  8.678  97.86
Cooper got about 50 feet before smoking the tires. He pedaled, smoked then again and costed through. Wyatt made a good run, the engine laying down a bit on the top end.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  121 Terry Haddock                         302 Dale Creasy Jr.              
E1                   0.134  7.142 131.11     ****WINNER****  0.098  5.023 284.99
 Qualified:             #2  5.003 308.50                        #6  7.121 124.68
They were side-by-side for about 200 feet, then Haddock lost traction and Creasy streaked away for an easy win. Creasy will have lane choice against Cooper in the semifinals.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 1429 Vincent Arcadi                        600 Jason Duchene                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.125  4.966 302.21                     0.755 18.063  67.52
 Qualified:             #1  4.942 310.70                        #5  6.982 137.37
Dechene rolled through the water, hit the throttle, and didn't even spin the tires. He stopped short of the starting line and waited for Arcadi. When the light turned green, Duchene idled down the track, conceding the race to Arcadi. Arcadi made a nice run, the only flopper over 300 mph this round. He will have lane choice against Wyatt in the semifinals.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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