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Sun, 23 Sep 2001, 07:04 PM

MEMPHIS - Federal-Mogul Funny Car Round 3 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





MILLINGTON, Tenn. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Federal-Mogul Funny Car at the 14th annual AutoZone NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil:

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   1 Frank Manzo         5.680 252.71  Q    5 Cy Chesterman       5.821 248.57
   (S Burck     ) 0.522  8.196 110.51  E1   (T Branch    ) 0.493 12.171  62.69
                  0.475  5.688 253.18  E2   (D Gordon    ) 0.466  5.865 244.52
 *****WINNER***** 0.474  5.714 252.66  E3                  0.000 No Time
1:54 PM Chesterman doesn't make the call to the line giving Manzo the single into the finals. Manzo gets a little out of shape but gets it back in the groove for a decent run.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   3 Steve Gasparrelli   5.728 245.18  Q    2 Von Smith           5.727 249.58
   (B Alberty   ) 0.522  7.015 138.50  E1   (W Dauzat    ) 0.488  5.733 248.25
   (S Addleman  ) 0.486  5.862 237.25  E2   (T Simpson   ) 0.538  5.744 249.53
                  0.486  5.778 251.30  E3 *****WINNER***** 0.458  5.728 249.95
Smith gets the hole-shot and takes the win. He loses lane choice to Manzo in round three.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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