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Sun, 14 Sep 2008, 03:24 PM

Top Alcohol Funny Car Round 3 Eliminations
By Jason Murray





CONCORD, N.C. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, Inaugural NHRA Carolinas Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   32 Mick Snyder                           308 Marc White                   
E3                  -0.004  5.636 257.24     ****WINNER****  0.077  5.651 258.62
 Prior rounds:
E2    (M Billington) 0.039  5.637 255.63      (N Bastiao   ) 0.058  5.638 257.38
E1    (M Rogers    ) 0.058  6.159 236.17      (M Nothstein ) 0.069  5.636 257.58
 Qualified:             #2  5.614 256.50                        #3  5.629 256.55
Weather conditions: air temperature 88 degrees, relative humidity 50 percent, barometer 29.21 inches, adjusted altitude 3,620 feet, track temperature 122 degrees.

3:15 p.m. We are now down to the semi-finals. Snyder had lane choice in this round by only .001. Snyder is away to early and the red light comes on. White will take the win and he makes a very nice looking run and he goes to the final round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    5 Steve Harker                            1 Frank Manzo                  
E3                   0.070  5.603 257.68     ****WINNER****  0.046  5.611 260.81
 Prior rounds:
E2    (B Harvanek  ) 0.051  5.584 258.07      (J Anderika  ) 0.031  5.594 260.51
E1    (D Cox       ) 0.039  5.717 220.22      (B Naves     ) 0.123  5.610 260.36
 Qualified:             #4  5.631 257.14                        #1  5.588 259.86
Harker comes into this match-up with lane choice, Manzo is 8 and 0 against Harker, and he will now go to 9 - 0 against Harker. Manzo gets away first, but Harker has big horsepower, he was out front all the way until the finish line. When Manzo was able to take the win, by a hole shot win. Manzo will have lane choice over White in the final round.

Frank Manzo's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.005), 330 ft(-0.010), 660ft(-0.002), 1,000ft(0.006). MOV: 0.0166 seconds (approximately 6 feet).

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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