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Mon, 3 Sep 2001, 11:55 AM

INDY - Federal-Mogul Funny Car Round 2 Eliminations
By Bob Orme





CLERMONT, Ind. - Results of round 2 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    9 Dennis Taylor       5.899 227.96
   (B Martin    ) 0.511  5.638 253.52  E1   (K Fritts    ) 0.532  5.894 242.10
 *****WINNER***** 0.493  5.722 251.86  E2                  0.443  6.182 194.35
12:32 PM Taylor had the better light, but Manzo pulled into the lead at 200 feet and just kept going.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   5 Von Smith           5.832 246.17  Q   13 Fred Hagen          5.993 247.29
   (V Moats     ) 0.482  5.779 246.80  E1   (D Gordon    ) 0.543  5.695 253.95
 *****WINNER***** 0.512  5.758 247.47  E2                  0.497  5.836 250.55
This was a pretty good drag race, Smith with the slight advantage. Margin of victory = 0.063 seconds (approximately 23 feet).

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   2 Jay Payne           5.680 251.06  Q    7 Bob Newberry        5.855 243.77
   (J Libby     ) 0.620  5.728 249.44  E1   (T Veney     ) 0.542  5.792 248.20
 *****WINNER***** 0.523  5.761 250.41  E2                  0.504  5.835 246.44
Payne got the win, but he buried the nose of the car into the sand pit at the end of the shut down area. His chute got tangle up in the wheelie bars and failed to deploy.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   3 Bucky Austin        5.784 250.41  Q    6 Steve Addleman      5.838 242.10
   (T Branch    ) 0.536  5.734 250.27  E1   (J Craig     ) 0.500  5.902 244.25
                  0.552  5.990 248.48  E2 *****WINNER***** 0.509  5.869 242.23
Austin shook the tires hard at 100 feet. He did a nice job of pedaling the car, but Addleman had already driven by him by then.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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