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Mon, 1 Sep 2008, 02:48 PM

Top Alcohol Funny Car Round 3 Eliminations
By Darryl Jackman





CLERMONT, Ind. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 54th annual Mac Tools U.S. Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    8 Von Smith                               5 Steve Harker                 
E3   ****WINNER****  0.066  5.591 256.45                     0.082 15.141  62.80
 Prior rounds:
E2    (F Hagen     ) 0.075  5.606 256.75      (M Snyder    ) 0.002  5.610 258.96
E1    (A Bohl      ) 0.051  5.610 255.97      (P Anderson  ) 0.056  5.733 256.06
 Qualified:             #7  5.595 256.84                        #3  5.575 257.43
2:29 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 89 degrees, relative humidity 29 percent, barometer 29.19 inches, adjusted altitude 3,405 feet, track temperature 125 degrees.

Harker shook his brains out at the hit and had to coast most of the way out. Smith is the first to qualify for a final.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    1 Frank Manzo                            53 Roger Bateman                
E3                   0.029 10.710  80.66     ****WINNER****  0.028  5.622 254.66
 Prior rounds:
E2    (V Moats     ) 0.062  5.547 261.42      (M Ferro     ) 0.058  5.591 256.16
E1    (S Bellemeur ) 0.023  5.594 261.37      (M Nothstein ) 0.046  5.604 256.21
 Qualified:             #1  5.564 263.05                        #5  5.586 256.31
Manzo was even at the hit and then the rear tires turned square. Bateman takes him out and takes that other slot in the final. Manzo will have to wait for that 10th Indy title.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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