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Sun, 4 Nov 2007, 08:12 PM

Top Alcohol Funny Car Final, Round 4 Eliminations
By Darryl Jackman





POMONA, Calif. - Results of final, round 4 eliminations in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 43nd annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    2 Jay Payne                             237 Von Smith                    
E4   ****WINNER****  0.200  5.607 257.24                    -0.022  7.034 129.85
 Prior rounds:
E3    (B Hough     ) 0.160  5.630 259.06      (J Carroll   ) 0.031  5.570 258.67
E2    (C Thompson  ) 0.051  5.643 258.22      (S Bellemeur ) 0.020  5.612 257.63
E1    (R August Jr ) 0.069  5.681 257.48      (K Kraus     ) 0.071  5.754 252.71
 Qualified:             #6  5.656 258.02                        #1  5.585 257.83
Smith is 1-1 in finals this year and Payne has won at this track three times in his career. He has 32 total wins between two classes Alcohol classes, dragster and funny car. The count is 16-16 until he crosses the stripe ahead of a redlighting Smith. It appeared that Smith rolled the lights as he staged. that makes it 17 wins in Funny car and 16 in Dragster.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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