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Sun, 23 Sep 2001, 06:58 PM

MEMPHIS - Federal-Mogul Dragster Round 3 Eliminations
By Rick Green





MILLINGTON, Tenn. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Federal-Mogul Dragster 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
   2 Jay Meyer           5.452 253.36  Q    3 Joe Fuentes         5.524 252.00
   (J Thompson  ) 0.365  5.459 256.06  E1   (B Leverich  ) 0.707  5.593 248.66
   (B Reichert  ) 0.425  5.469 256.99  E2   (M Thacker   ) 0.484  5.794 244.83
 *****WINNER***** 0.327  5.490 257.28  E3                  0.051  5.995 219.58
Fuentes rolled in deep and then turned on the big red light leaving way too early. Meyer with a good clean pass to move into the final.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   1 Arthur Gallant      5.410 251.53  Q    4 Tony Bartone        5.527 244.07
                  0.558  5.473 237.92  E1   (B Marshall  ) 0.477  5.579 239.91
   (R Meyer     ) 0.548  5.403 249.81  E2   (T Buff      ) 0.475  5.510 253.23
                  0.519  5.941 194.52  E3 *****WINNER***** 0.484  5.543 252.57
Bartone out of the gate first and never looked back to take the win. Bartone will give up lane choice to Meyer in the final. Gallant was loose right off the starting line and then was mixing up cylinders all the way through the quarter-mile.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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