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Mon, 02 Sep 2013, 16:46 PM

Top Alcohol Funny Car Final, Round 4 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan

BROWNSBURG, Ind. - Results of final, round 4 eliminations in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 59th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals:

    1 Frank Manzo                             4 Annie Whiteley               
E4   ****WINNER****  0.052  5.562 261.27                     0.081  5.571 257.78
 Prior rounds:
E3    (J Lombardo J) 0.043  5.550 261.88      (J Payne     ) 0.060  5.589 256.94
E2    (T Robertson ) 0.170  5.529 262.95      (T Bartone   ) 0.096  5.579 256.80
E1    (W Butler    ) 0.052  5.554 261.83      (D Pomponio  ) 0.081  5.612 256.65
 Qualified:             #1  5.532 263.67                        #2  5.558 260.06
4:37 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 82 degrees, relative humidity 50 percent, barometer 28.93 inches, adjusted altitude 3,384 feet, track temperature 110 degrees.

Manzo is 2 - 0 against Whiteley in prior events and 1 - 0 against Whiteley in prior final rounds.

This will be the 6th time that the #1 and 2 qualifiers have faced each other in the TAFC final round and five of them have involved Frank Manzo. In the previous five races the top qualifier has won four times.

Manzo extends his national event final round consecutive win streak to 41 and adds his 11th U.S. Nationals win to the list. Whiteley never led and Mnzo was stretching his lead all the way down the track.

Frank Manzo's incremental margins: 60ft(0.017), 330 ft(0.022), 660ft(0.022), 1,000ft(0.028). MOV: 0.0387 seconds (approximately 15 feet).

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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