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Mon, 08 Oct 2012, 13:22 PM

Top Alcohol Funny Car Final, Round 4 Eliminations
By Jim Samuel





MOHNTON, Pa. - Results of final, round 4 eliminations in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, 28th annual Auto-Plus NHRA Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  377 Paul Noakes                             1 Frank Manzo                  
E4                   0.005  5.611 256.65     ****WINNER****  0.070  5.508 263.20
 Prior rounds:
E3    (D Pomponio  ) 0.058  5.697 250.88      (M Ferro     ) 0.048  5.739 250.60
E2    (P Gill      ) 0.038  5.720 254.38      (T Bogolo    ) 0.082  5.486 262.64
E1    (T Veney     ) 0.056  5.622 255.87      (J Fiorini   ) 0.086  5.498 261.78
 Qualified:            #11  5.718 253.33                        #1  5.510 261.57
1:16 p.m. - Weather conditions: air temperature 55 degrees, relative humidity 58 percent, barometer 29.70 inches, adjusted altitude 408 feet, track temperature 61 degrees.

Coming into the race, Manzo had won 38 consecutive final rounds. Noakes was out of the gate first and led at 660 feet. Then Manzo pulled ahead to take his 100th national event win and clinch the Top Alcohol Funny Car championship.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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