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Mon, 10 Sep 2001, 09:58 AM

FMDRS 5-5 - Federal-Mogul Funny Car Round 2 Eliminations
By Rick Green

EARLVILLE, Iowa - Results of round 2 eliminations in Federal-Mogul Funny Car at the Winnebago Division Five Event Five:

   2 Cy Chesterman       5.864 247.18  Q    3 Vern Moats          5.928 244.10
   (W Butler    ) 0.659  6.254 208.86  E1   (T Branch    ) 0.550  6.244 231.66
 *****WINNER***** 0.494  6.163 245.49  E2                  0.512  6.306 183.03
Chesterman was out of the gate first and had violent tire shake with the car completely sideways around the 330-foot, but he keep his foot in it. Moats was on a good looking pass until just past half track and that is when his engine let go with a big flash of flame. Looks like he threw out the rods and a lot of other stuff on the track. Chesterman was able to catch him around 1000 feet to take the win.

   1 Chuck Cheeseman     5.826 250.48  Q    5 Kirk Williams       5.970 245.70
   (R Kanenwishe) 0.546  5.971 248.61  E1   (R Fleming   ) 0.464  5.929 242.91
 *****WINNER***** 0.538  5.841 249.58  E2                  0.494  6.977 145.96
Williams with the starting line advantage, but just past half track got out of the groove and real close to the wall. Cheeseman with a nice looking pass to take the win light and will have lane choice over Chesterman in the final.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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