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Sun, 14 Sep 2008, 05:16 PM

Top Alcohol Funny Car Final, Round 4 Eliminations
By Jason Murray





CONCORD, N.C. - Results of final, round 4 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
    1 Frank Manzo                           308 Marc White                   
E4   ****WINNER****  0.035  5.593 261.42                     0.030  5.639 258.91
 Prior rounds:
E3    (S Harker    ) 0.046  5.611 260.81      (M Snyder    ) 0.077  5.651 258.62
E2    (J Anderika  ) 0.031  5.594 260.51      (N Bastiao   ) 0.058  5.638 257.38
E1    (B Naves     ) 0.123  5.610 260.36      (M Nothstein ) 0.069  5.636 257.58
 Qualified:             #1  5.588 259.86                        #3  5.629 256.55
Weather conditions: air temperature 88 degrees, relative humidity 50 percent, barometer 29.17 inches, adjusted altitude 3,689 feet, track temperature 120 degrees.

White is 1 of 4 drivers to beat Manzo in past 9 years. Manzo is 5 - 1 all time against White, but only 2 - 1 in final rounds. Manzo is has 77 Nationals event wins. Manzo knows he can't take White for granted.

White is better on the tree, but Manzo had already pull up along side of White by 60ft. From that point Manzo just pulled away to take win #78.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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