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Mon, 3 Sep 2001, 02:16 PM

INDY - Federal-Mogul Funny Car Round 3 Eliminations
By Bob Orme





CLERMONT, Ind. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Federal-Mogul 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 Frank Manzo         5.680 251.39  Q    5 Von Smith           5.832 246.17
   (B Martin    ) 0.511  5.638 253.52  E1   (V Moats     ) 0.482  5.779 246.80
   (D Taylor    ) 0.493  5.722 251.86  E2   (F Hagen     ) 0.512  5.758 247.47
 *****WINNER***** 0.509  5.717 250.55  E3                  0.488  5.813 247.47
2:58 PM Smith drove through some tire chatter early in the run, but he was unable to keep up with the hard charging Manzo.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   2 Jay Payne           5.680 251.06  Q    6 Steve Addleman      5.838 242.10
   (J Libby     ) 0.620  5.728 249.44  E1   (J Craig     ) 0.500  5.902 244.25
   (B Newberry  ) 0.523  5.761 250.41  E2   (B Austin    ) 0.509  5.869 242.23
 *****WINNER***** 0.516  5.745 247.47  E3                  0.000 No Time
Addleman was leaking fluids during and after the burnout, and the starting line crew told him to shut it off. Manzo will have lane choice over Payne in the final round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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