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Sun, 7 Sep 2003, 04:13 PM

Top Alcohol Funny Car Round 3 Eliminations
By Rick Green





CLERMONT, Ind. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 49th annual Mac Tools U.S. Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    8 Bob Newberry                            7 Marc White
E3                   0.090  5.667 252.57     ****WINNER****  0.070  5.678 252.76
 Prior rounds:
E2    (J Payne     ) 0.090  5.648 252.19      (M Snyder    ) 0.037  5.666 253.04
E1    (C Cheeseman ) 0.071  5.633 252.80      (V Moats     ) 0.044  6.846 137.01
 Qualified:             #8  5.700 251.63                        #4  5.652 252.80
Current weather conditions: 78 degrees, 42 percent relative humidity, the barometer 30.07 inches, with a track temperature of 114 degrees.

White was out of the gate first and had the power to hold off the hard charging Newberry for a hole shot win by about four feet.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    5 Bucky Austin                           33 Jeff Craig
E3                   0.125 No Time           ****WINNER****  0.027  5.749 251.16
 Prior rounds:
E2    (T Branch    ) 0.092  5.662 246.30      (J Sickles   ) 0.022  5.736 251.86
E1    (T Frickensch) 0.056  5.659 252.38      (F Manzo     ) 0.033  5.762 250.46
 Qualified:             #2  5.636 253.75                       #14  5.820 250.04
Craig went deep and then had a great light and blasted on through for the win when Austin broke as soon as the light turned green and he coasted to a stop around 150 feet. Craig will give up lane choice to White in the final.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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