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Fri, 25 May 2012, 13:58 PM

Top Alcohol Funny Car Qualifying Notes, Session #1
By Jim Samuel





MOHNTON, Pa. - Notes from round 1 qualifying in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northeast Division, event at Maple Grove Raceway listing lane, driver name, elapsed time, top speed, and position in order following run:
Left Lane: Paul Gill Runs 5.683/224.06, Now #1

1:38 p.m. - Gill started to drift toward the center line at 1,000 feet. A bit later, his car popped the blower.

Left Lane: Wayne Morris Runs 5.936/244.16, Now #3
Right Lane: Fred Tigges Runs 5.791/247.20, Now #2

Morris shook the tires for the first couple hundred feet. Tigges' ride was smoother.

Left Lane: Eric Lourie Runs 5.776/248.84, Now #2
Right Lane: Dan Pomponio Runs 23.192/28.63, Now #5

Pomponio launched and his car made a hard move to the right, so he clicked it off.

Left Lane: DJ Cox Jr. Runs 5.760/224.62, Now #3
Right Lane: Todd Veney Runs 5.707/252.14, Now #2

Both cars went straight down the quarter mile. Cox's car stopped very quickly after he crossed the finish line.

Left Lane: Frank Manzo Runs 5.615/255.82, Now #1
Right Lane: John Anderika Runs 5.737/249.21, Now #4

Manzo moved to the top of the order with a strong run down the track. Anderika hung close and took the fourth spot in the order.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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