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Sun, 15 Sep 2013, 17:42 PM

Top Alcohol Funny Car Final, Round 4 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





CONCORD, N.C. - Results of final, round 4 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
    3 Mickey Ferro                            1 Frank Manzo                  
E4                   0.013  5.704 260.26     ****WINNER****  0.039  5.593 263.41
 Prior rounds:
E3                   0.127  5.747 259.31      (S Westerfiel) 0.033  5.579 263.15
E2    (T Veney     ) 0.044  5.547 263.77                     0.070  5.516 263.72
E1    (B Naves     ) 0.053  5.538 264.29      (J Headley   ) 0.352  5.510 264.44
 Qualified:             #2  5.597 262.39                        #1  5.535 261.62
5:37 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 82 degrees, relative humidity 52 percent, barometer 29.43 inches, adjusted altitude 2,851 feet, track temperature 101 degrees.

Manzo is 12 - 2 against Ferro in prior events and Manzo is 6 - 0 against Ferro in prior final rounds.

Manzo is 101-24 overall in final rounds in this class. He has 41 consecutive final round wins.

Ferro is 8-7 in final rounds. This is his first final this year.

Ferro gets out of the gate first and led for the first sixty feet. Manzo drives around him after that and pulls away for the win.

Frank Manzo's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.024), 330 ft(0.035), 660ft(0.064), 1,000ft(0.075). MOV: 0.0856 seconds (approximately 33 feet).

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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