MILLINGTON, Tenn. -
Mon, 22 Sep 2003, 05:17 PM
Funny Car Final, Round 4 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe
Results of final, round 4 eliminations in Funny Car at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series,
16th annual O'Reilly NHRA Mid-South Nationals presented by Pennzoil:
9 Dean Skuza 5 Whit Bazemore
E4 0.059 5.225 227.50 ****WINNER**** 0.082 4.894 309.42
E3 (J Force ) 0.051 4.921 299.60 (R Capps ) 0.035 4.991 291.82
E2 (T Pedregon ) 0.043 4.929 306.19 (C Lee ) 0.079 4.967 295.66
E1 (G Scelzi ) 0.054 4.877 312.06 (B Gilbertson) 0.044 4.875 318.99
Qualified: #14 5.074 279.79 #1 4.826 316.67
4:02 PM Current weather conditions: 82 degrees, 59 percent relative humidity, the barometer
29.96 inches, with a track temperature of 104 degrees.
Bazemore has made it to seven finals this year, the last at Joliet, Ill., which he won. He and
Skuza have met twice this year, Bazemore winning both of those.
Skuza's team really had to thrash between rounds, with the help of crew members from other
teams, to get a car ready for this race. He was out of bodies and had to borrow Hartman's. The
crews that helped between round were standing behind Skuza at the starting line for the race.
Skuza gave it a good try, getting the hole-shot and staying ahead past the sixty-foot mark.
Bazemore then pulled even and started extending his lead. Skuza got to the 1000-foot mark and
the car lost power, not sure why, and Bazemore pulled away for the win, his third this year. He
now holds the points lead by seven points, 1376 to Tony Pedregon's 1369.
Timing data courtesy of
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