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Sun, 27 Oct 2013, 17:29 PM

Top Alcohol Funny Car Round 3 Eliminations
By Rick Green





LAS VEGAS - Results of round 3 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
    1 Frank Manzo                             2 Tony Bartone                 
E3   ****WINNER****  0.047  5.621 259.76                     0.067  5.667 251.34
 Prior rounds:
E2    (S Gasparrell) 0.031  5.589 262.03      (S Westerfiel) 0.066  5.687 258.96
E1    (H Wernhart  ) 0.049  5.531 263.20      (K Hool      ) 0.092  5.526 261.47
 Qualified:             #2  5.570 260.86                        #3  5.571 260.36
Weather conditions: air temperature 83 degrees, relative humidity 21 percent, barometer 27.67 inches, adjusted altitude 4,596 feet, track temperature 106 degrees.

Manzo is 12 - 11 against Bartone in prior events. Manzo with the starting line advantage and never trailed for the win. Manzo with win here he wins his 17th Top Alcohol Funny Car Championship.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    6 Jay Payne                            7238 Bret Williamson              
E3                   0.124 10.636  82.34     ****WINNER****  0.115  6.393 246.84
 Prior rounds:
E2    (J Lombardo J) 0.160  5.613 258.07      (V Smith     ) 0.040  5.688 253.04
E1    (D Gordon    ) 0.083  5.564 259.16      (A Whiteley  ) 0.066  5.736 251.06
 Qualified:             #4  5.578 258.57                       #16  5.698 251.16
This is the first time Payne and Williamson have faced each other in eliminations. Williamson with a slight starting line advantage and the win when Payne had a lot of tire shake right at the hit. Williamson shook and pedaled it for the win and he will give up lane choice to Manzo in the final.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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