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Mon, 3 Sep 2001, 02:46 PM

INDY - Funny Car Round 3 Eliminations
By Bob Orme





CLERMONT, Ind. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Funny Car at the 47th annual Mac Tools U.S. Nationals:

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   1 Whit Bazemore       4.756 325.69  Q    5 Ron Capps           4.822 312.35
   (A Hofmann   ) 0.504  4.940 310.13  E1   (T Wilkerson ) 0.494  4.852 310.48
   (D Worsham   ) 0.486  4.922 315.12  E2   (B Sarver    ) 0.487  4.946 305.98
 *****WINNER***** 0.529  5.099 296.89  E3                  0.485  6.394 159.38
3:31 PM Capps was up in smoke at 200 feet. He stayed on it, pedaled at half track, and lost traction again. Bazemore also hazed the tires, but it wasn't clear where in the run that it happened, as the view was obscured by Capps' tire smoke.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   7 Tony Pedregon       4.842 313.58  Q    6 Frank Pedregon      4.832 318.47
   (S Cannon    ) 0.523  4.825 322.42  E1   (D Skuza     ) 0.487  6.117 154.69
   (G Densham   ) 0.515  4.903 286.86  E2   (J Epler     ) 0.507  4.964 311.20
 *****WINNER***** 0.515  4.944 311.70  E3                  0.490  5.650 219.19
Frank smoked the tires at the 330-foot mark. He wasn't able to hook it back up until half track. Tony also smoked the tires, but he waited until he was near the finish line to do it. That ended Frank's shot at doubling up this weekend. After winning the Bud Shootout, he was eligible for a $50,000 bonus for winning the event. Tony will have lane choice over Bazemore in the final round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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