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Sun, 15 Sep 2013, 14:28 PM

Top Alcohol Funny Car Round 2 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





CONCORD, N.C. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, Sixth annual Carlyle Tools NHRA Carolina Nationals presented by NAPA Auto Parts:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   10 Shane Westerfield                      16 Dan Pomponio                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.056  5.606 257.68                     0.051  6.019 201.94
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Ferriolo  ) 0.058  6.363 254.57      (C Simonton  ) 0.089  5.597 257.92
 Qualified:             #4  5.633 257.38                        #3  5.631 258.22
2:17 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 80 degrees, relative humidity 55 percent, barometer 29.50 inches, adjusted altitude 2,655 feet, track temperature 107 degrees.

Westerfield is 1 - 0 against Pomponio in prior events.

Pomponio gets a slight advantage off the line but it quickly went away. Westerfield was ahead at the sixty foot mark and extended his lead all the way through the run. Pomponio gets about 900 feet out and the car seemed to lose power.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   11 Todd Veney                              3 Mickey Ferro                 
E2                   0.066  5.926 189.28     ****WINNER****  0.044  5.547 263.77
 Prior rounds:
E1    (F Tigges    ) 0.067  5.595 257.24      (B Naves     ) 0.053  5.538 264.29
 Qualified:             #5  5.666 255.58                        #2  5.597 262.39
Ferro is 2 - 0 against Veney in prior events.

Ferro gets off the line first, goes right down the groove and takes the win. Veney got out of the groove, then the car noses over early, not sure why.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
        Bye                                   1 Frank Manzo                  
E2                                            ****WINNER****  0.070  5.516 263.72
 Prior rounds:
E1                                           (J Headley   ) 0.352  5.510 264.44
 Qualified:                                                       #1  5.535 261.62
Manzo runs the quickest of the round and will have lane choice over Westerfield in the next round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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