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Sat, 8 Sep 2001, 12:31 PM

FMDRS 1-6 - Federal-Mogul Dragster Round 1 Eliminations
By Jim Samuel





ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Federal-Mogul Dragster at the Division One Event Six:

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   5 Steve Cantrell      5.812 243.15  Q    4 Tim Slagle          5.727 243.46
                  0.482  5.921 241.07  E1 *****WINNER***** 0.468  5.630 250.60
Cantrell spun the tires as he came off the line and just could not recover. Slagle made a strong run for the win.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   2 Cliff Bozzelli      5.624 252.80  Q    7 Karen Benkovich     5.883 242.93
 *****WINNER***** 0.481  5.651 248.52  E1                  0.478  5.852 241.11
Benkovich is getting better every week but it's a tough task to go up against Bozzelli. Karen got a slightly better start but Bozzelli was by her by the time they hit 60 feet.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   3 Billy Gibson        5.697 251.49  Q    9 Bruce Insinger      5.993 239.78
 *****WINNER***** 0.477  5.658 253.95  E1                  0.461  5.881 226.54
Gibson hopped a bit as he came off the line but stayed in it and kept the car under control for the win.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   8 Ken Winward         5.915 229.35  Q    1 Rich McPhillips     5.546 253.33
                  0.521  6.118 195.19  E1 *****WINNER***** 0.530  5.572 254.14
McPhillips went a little bit sideways at the start but held on. Winward got way out of the groove and stayed full on the throttle as he drove down the side of the track. He tried hard but McPhillips got the win.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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