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Sun, 7 Sep 2003, 02:05 PM

Top Alcohol Funny Car Round 2 Eliminations
By Rick Green





CLERMONT, Ind. - Results of round 2 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                            3 Jay Payne
E2   ****WINNER****  0.090  5.648 252.19                     0.037  5.766 241.67
 Prior rounds:
E1    (C Cheeseman ) 0.071  5.633 252.80      (S Addleman  ) 0.102  5.654 254.14
 Qualified:             #8  5.700 251.63                        #1  5.597 257.19
Current weather conditions: 73 degrees, 50 percent relative humidity, the barometer 30.10 inches, with a track temperature of 111 degrees.

Payne with big starting line advantage, but then had a lot of tire shake and Newberry was able to drive around him by 330 feet and takes the win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    5 Bucky Austin                            6 Tate Branch
E2   ****WINNER****  0.092  5.662 246.30                     0.085  5.676 248.43
 Prior rounds:
E1    (T Frickensch) 0.056  5.659 252.38      (T Veney     ) 0.110  5.667 249.44
 Qualified:             #2  5.636 253.75                        #7  5.678 251.91
Branch was out of the gate first and was loose right from the start, but was able to reel it in. This was a good drag race, Austin was able to chase him down around half track and took the win by about three feet.

Bucky Austin's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.017), 330 ft(-0.002), 660ft(0.009), 1,000ft(0.011). MOV: 0.0073 seconds (approximately 3 feet).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  381 Mick Snyder                             7 Marc White
E2                   0.042  5.693 247.93     ****WINNER****  0.037  5.666 253.04
 Prior rounds:
E1    (S Gasparrell) 0.025  5.727 246.62      (V Moats     ) 0.044  6.846 137.01
 Qualified:            #12  5.750 244.83                        #4  5.652 252.80
White with the starting line advantage and then Snyder was out ahead from 60 feet to just past half track and then White was able to drive back around and take the win. White will give up lane choice to Newberry.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   33 Jeff Craig                            136 Jim Sickles
E2   ****WINNER****  0.022  5.736 251.86                     0.042  5.958 248.34
 Prior rounds:
E1    (F Manzo     ) 0.033  5.762 250.46      (K Fritts    ) 0.091 10.385  84.14
 Qualified:            #14  5.820 250.04                        #6  5.678 252.28
Craig with a starting line advantage and never looked back to take the win. Sickles was loose right off the starting line and close to the wall and never lifted, but couldn't chase him down.

Craig will give up lane choice to Austin>

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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