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Sun, 1 Oct 2006, 04:29 PM

Top Alcohol Funny Car Final, Round 4 Eliminations
By Jim Samuel

MOHNTON, Pa. - Results of final, round 4 eliminations in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 22nd annual Toyo Tires NHRA Nationals:

    2 Frank Manzo                          1777 Bob Tasca III                
E4   ****WINNER****  0.046  5.564 256.26                     0.059  5.591 258.81
 Prior rounds:
E3    (F Schuster  ) 0.087  5.545 259.16      (M White     ) 0.049  5.629 256.70
E2    (B Martin    ) 0.060  5.547 258.37      (D Beers     ) 0.082  5.599 255.63
E1    (J McCulloch ) 0.079  5.550 258.67      (C Brown     ) 0.090  5.679 255.05
 Qualified:             #1  5.564 258.27                        #2  5.621 256.99
4:24 p.m. - Weather conditions: air temperature 74 degrees, relative humidity 43 percent, barometer 29.64 inches, adjusted altitude 1,552 feet, track temperature 94 degrees.

Manzo has 32 wins and four losses in final rounds since the Memphis race in 1999. He beat Tasca in final rounds this year at Englishtown in May and Indianapolis in September.

Manzo had this one from the start. he got out of the gate first and extended his lead to mid track. After that, Tasca closed the gap a bit but ran out of real estate and lost the race.

With this win, Manzo locked up his 10th national championship in Top Alcohol Funny Car.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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