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Sun, 9 Sep 2001, 08:34 PM

FMDRS 5-5 - Federal-Mogul Funny Car Round 1 Eliminations (Revised)
By Rick Green

EARLVILLE, Iowa - Results of round 1 eliminations in Federal-Mogul Funny Car at the Winnebago Division Five Event Five:

   8 Robert Kanenwisher  6.166 236.22  Q    1 Chuck Cheeseman     5.826 250.48
                  0.541 15.096  50.47  E1 *****WINNER***** 0.546  5.971 248.61
Both cars launch into big time tire shake and that was when Kanenwisher gave up on the run and Cheeseman pedaled it to take the win.

   7 Wayne Butler        6.099 229.00  Q    2 Cy Chesterman       5.864 247.18
                  0.533 10.858  95.82  E1 *****WINNER***** 0.659  6.254 208.86
Butler got out of the groove and was real close to the wall and when he whipped it back into the lane he was up on two wheels. He did a great job driving. Chesterman used up all his lane, first close to the centerline and then back toward the wall. He stayed with it for the win.

   6 Tate Branch         6.032 239.80  Q    3 Vern Moats          5.928 244.10
                  0.496  9.391  97.03  E1 *****WINNER***** 0.550  6.244 231.66
Branch was out of the gate first and into violent tire shake before he clicked it off. Moats had tire shake right off the starting line and pedaled it at two times to take the win light.

   4 Randy Fleming       5.946 247.25  Q    5 Kirk Williams       5.970 245.70
                  0.647  6.020 235.84  E1 *****WINNER***** 0.464  5.929 242.91
Williams was out of the gate first and was on a great pass until just past half track and then he got out of the groove close to the centerline. Fleming was late on the line and could not chase him down. Williams will have lane choice over Cheeseman and Moats will get his pick against Chesterman.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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