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Sun, 18 Aug 2013, 16:52 PM

Top Alcohol Funny Car Final, Round 4 Eliminations
By Rick Green





BRAINERD, Minn. - Results of final, round 4 eliminations in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 32nd annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  500 Dale Brand                              1 Frank Manzo                  
E4                   0.031  6.888 118.58     ****WINNER****  0.047  5.568 261.42
 Prior rounds:
E3                   0.086  5.667 220.37      (K Hool      ) 0.009  5.574 261.22
E2    (J Payne     ) 0.043  5.593 258.07      (A Whiteley  ) 0.045  5.554 261.88
E1    (L Van Hauen ) 0.071  5.618 256.21                     0.060  9.936  85.65
 Qualified:             #3  5.590 259.91                        #1  5.557 259.76
Weather conditions: air temperature 83 degrees, relative humidity 45 percent, barometer 28.68 inches, adjusted altitude 3,695 feet, track temperature 111 degrees.

Brand is 1 - 0 against Manzo in prior events and this is the first time they have faced each other in a final round. Brand was out of the gate first and then he banged the blower and Manzo drove around him to take the win light. Manzo gets his fist National event win this season and the seventh time he has won here in Brainerd and his 101st National event win and his 100th in Top Alcohol Funny Car. Manzo has now won 40 consecutive final rounds.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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