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Sun, 25 Jun 2006, 03:01 PM

Alcohol Funny Car Round 1 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





EDMONTON, Alb. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Alcohol 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
    1 Rob Atchison                         6237 Roger Bateman                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.072  5.908 240.77                     0.046  6.095 198.88
 Qualified:             #2  5.883 242.84                        #6  5.958 235.64
12:48 p.m. Bateman got a nice holeshot, but it took Atchison less than half the track to run him down and go by for the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    3 Mark Thomas                             6 Terry McMillen               
E1                   0.062  6.007 240.12     ****WINNER****  0.050  5.960 236.71
 Qualified:             #1  5.855 242.32                        #5  5.943 234.61
This was a huge upset, Thomas losing a lot time early in the run with tire shake and unable to make it up on the other end. He was closing, but lost by a car length.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 6320 Trevor Lebsack                          4 Thomas Carter                
E1                   0.079 15.247  58.21     ****WINNER****  0.056  5.940 238.76
 Qualified:             #3  5.920 233.28                        #7  5.971 239.57
The RPMs went up on Lebsack's car and he shut it off, losing something in the driveline. Carter made a nice run, his best of the weekend, and he will have lane choice against McMillen in the semifinals.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 6959 Ken Kraus                            6000 Kevin Therres                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.090  6.087 230.25                     0.086  6.424 227.57
 Qualified:             #4  5.938 233.52                        #8  5.993 232.35
Therres started shaking the tires and fishtailing almost immediately, almost crossing the centerline. He still managed to gather it up and give chase, but Kraus never hesitated and will race Atchison in the semifinals - Atchison will choose the lan

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