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Sun, 27 Oct 2013, 15:55 PM

Top Alcohol Funny Car Round 2 Eliminations
By Rick Green





LAS VEGAS - Results of round 2 eliminations in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 13th annual NHRA Toyota Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    2 Tony Bartone                           10 Shane Westerfield            
E2   ****WINNER****  0.066  5.687 258.96                     0.062 12.251  69.47
 Prior rounds:
E1    (K Hool      ) 0.092  5.526 261.47      (C Perkins   ) 0.042  5.614 259.21
 Qualified:             #3  5.571 260.36                        #6  5.623 258.02
Weather conditions: air temperature 79 degrees, relative humidity 22 percent, barometer 27.75 inches, adjusted altitude 4,236 feet, track temperature 98 degrees.

Bartone is 5 - 0 against Westerfield in prior events. Westerfield with a slight starting line advantage, but then has a lot of tire shake and clicks it off. Bartone keeps his title hopes alive with the win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 7238 Bret Williamson                       237 Von Smith                    
E2   ****WINNER****  0.040  5.688 253.04                     0.052  5.700 257.58
 Prior rounds:
E1    (A Whiteley  ) 0.066  5.736 251.06      (J Rupert    ) -0.073 10.022  87.61
 Qualified:            #16  5.698 251.16                        #8  5.658 258.42
Smith is 1 - 0 against Williamson in prior events. Williamson with the starting line advantage and never trailed for the win by 0.0246 seconds (approximately 9 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    5 John Lombardo Jr.                       6 Jay Payne                    
E2                   0.103 11.334  72.86     ****WINNER****  0.160  5.613 258.07
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Woznichak ) 0.081  5.561 260.06      (D Gordon    ) 0.083  5.564 259.16
 Qualified:             #5  5.609 258.76                        #4  5.578 258.57
Lombardo Jr. and Payne have each won 1 times against the other in prior events. Lombardo Jr. with the starting line advantage and then has shake and he clicks it off. That will pretty much end Lombardo Jr.'s Championship hopes. Payne will have lane choice over Williamson in the semifinal.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    1 Frank Manzo                             9 Steve Gasparrelli            
E2   ****WINNER****  0.031  5.589 262.03                     0.058  9.985 143.25
 Prior rounds:
E1    (H Wernhart  ) 0.049  5.531 263.20      (J Kaplan    ) 0.168  9.836 145.09
 Qualified:             #2  5.570 260.86                       #10  5.674 255.82
Manzo is 4 - 0 against Gasparrelli in prior events. Manzo with a great light and runs low E.T. of the round for the win and lane choice in the semifinal against Bartone. Gasparrelli with a lot of tire shake and clicks it off.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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