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Mon, 06 May 2013, 18:11 PM

Top Alcohol Funny Car Round 1 Eliminations
By Rick Green





CLERMONT, Ind. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, North Central Division, Spring Spectacle of Speed:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  326 Brian Harvanek                         57 Wayne Butler                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.158  5.725 249.76                     0.106  5.786 249.26
 Qualified:             #6  5.874 249.35                        #9  6.388 214.35
NOTE: Actual lanes not known. Winner listed first.
Wayne Butler was inserted as alternate for Paul Noakes who was unable to return due to engine damage suffered in his final qualifying round last weekend. Butler gets the starting line advantage, but Harvanek was able to chase him down for the win. Brian Harvanek's MOV: 0.0090 seconds (approximately 3 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    8 Chris Foster                          354 Kevin Newburgh               
E1   ****WINNER****  0.196  6.031 205.85                     0.408  8.765 100.50
 Qualified:             #4  5.683 255.39                        #5  5.767 248.80
Newburgh must of had probles early as he was real late and then clicked it off. Foster takes the win, but clicked it off early.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   37 Andy Bohl                             302 John Bojec                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.091  5.671 256.84                     0.042  5.875 242.63
 Qualified:             #2  5.623 258.91                        #7  6.013 244.47
Bojec is out of the gate first, but Bohl chases him down early and takes the win. Bojec runs his quickest pass of the race in the losing effort. Bohl will have lane choice over Harvanek in the semifinal.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    1 Frank Manzo                           500 Dale Brand                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.049  5.518 259.31                           No Time      
 Qualified:             #1  5.523 262.95                        #8  6.300 167.59
Brand was no able to return, so Manzo gets the freebie. Manzo sets low E.T. for the event and will have lane choice over Foster in the semifinal.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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