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Sun, 07 Jul 2013, 14:30 PM

Top Alcohol Funny Car Round 3 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





NORWALK, Ohio - Results of round 3 eliminations in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, Seventh annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  377 Paul Noakes                           147 Fred Tigges                  
E3                         No Time           ****WINNER****  0.975 11.529  98.90
 Prior rounds:
E2    (A Bohl      ) 0.021  5.799 254.28      (L Van Hauen ) 0.038  5.656 256.60
E1    (T Veney     ) 0.078  9.276  95.50      (C Foster    ) 0.192  6.213 174.87
 Qualified:             #4  5.662 257.68                        #9  5.692 255.29
2:22 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 82 degrees, relative humidity 62 percent, barometer 29.13 inches, adjusted altitude 3,342 feet.

This is the first time Noakes and Tigges have faced each other in eliminations.

Noakes had problems when he fired the car and could not make a pass. Tigges gets the freebie and just takes it easy all the way through the run.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    7 Kris Hool                               1 Frank Manzo                  
E3   ****WINNER****  0.020  5.614 257.43                     0.055 11.367  75.72
 Prior rounds:
E2    (D Pomponio  ) 0.096  5.624 257.97      (C Simonton  ) 0.086  5.576 261.17
E1    (J Bojec     ) 0.075  5.643 257.63      (M Ferriolo  ) 0.231  5.642 259.26
 Qualified:             #3  5.621 258.17                        #2  5.594 259.91
Manzo is 2 - 0 against Hool in prior events.

Manzo struck the tires off the line, then went into tire shake before giving up on the run. Hool went right down the groove with his quickest pass of the weekend to take the win.

Hool will have lane choice over Tigges in the final round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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