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Sat, 8 Sep 2001, 12:55 PM

FMDRS 1-6 - Federal-Mogul Funny Car Round 1 Eliminations
By Jim Samuel

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

   8 Jeff McCulloch      6.192 224.14  Q    1 Frank Manzo         5.659 254.81
                  0.000 No Time        E1 *****WINNER***** 0.495  5.785 252.24
McCulloch qualified eighth back in August but didn't come back for the rain date so Manzo got the solo run.

   7 Mickey Ferro        6.175 196.27  Q    2 Paul Gill           5.732 251.53
 *****WINNER***** 0.461  6.404 199.26  E1                  0.514  7.026 133.74
Ferro got the better start but Gill caught and passed him. Then at 900 feet, Gill's car lost power and he slowed significantly, giving the win back to Ferro.

  14 Scott Woodington   10.311  75.08  Q    3 Bob Newberry        5.819 249.16
                  0.698  6.695 175.94  E1 *****WINNER***** 0.601  5.921 242.84
Woodington made the field as an alternate because James Libby did not return this weekend. He hopped a bit at the start and never really got into the run, picking up only five MPH in the second half of the race. Newberry made one of his typical strong runs for the win.

   9 Eric Lourie         6.207 238.01  Q    5 Bruce Mullins       6.000 209.04
                  0.525 13.965  77.55  E1 *****WINNER***** 0.475  6.002 232.51
Lourie made the field as an alternate in place of Craig English. When Lourie came off the line, he shook the tires so hard that it could be felt in the tower. Mullins made an uneventful run for the win.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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