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Sun, 27 May 2012, 11:37 AM

Top Alcohol Funny Car Round 2 Eliminations
By Jim Samuel

MOHNTON, Pa. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northeast Division, event at Maple Grove Raceway:

 1509 Dan Pomponio                           17 Paul Gill                    
E2                   0.040  5.908 250.78     ****WINNER****  0.080  5.648 254.47
 Prior rounds:
E1    (T Veney     ) 0.025  5.774 250.88      (E Lourie    ) 0.078  5.675 254.52
 Qualified:             #6  5.768 252.24                        #2  5.641 257.43
11:30 a.m. - Weather conditions: air temperature 79 degrees, relative humidity 74 percent, barometer 30.13 inches, adjusted altitude 1,686 feet.

Pomponio got out of the gate first but Gill passed him before they reached 60 feet. From then on, it was Gill all the way as he motored down the track to take the win.

   15 John Anderika                           1 Frank Manzo                  
E2                         No Time           ****WINNER****  0.164  9.680  89.22
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Cox       ) 0.035  5.854 242.32      (F Tigges    ) 0.044  5.652 256.70
 Qualified:             #4  5.737 251.44                        #1  5.615 255.82
Anderika did his burnout but could not get the car backed up to stage. He got out of the car giving Manzo a single run to the final round. Manzo shook the rear tires when he launched, pedaled it and then got off the throttle. He will face Paul Gill in the final round and Gill will have lane choice.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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