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Sun, 23 Sep 2001, 06:37 PM

FMDRS 5-6 - Federal-Mogul Funny Car Round 1 Eliminations
By Bob Orme

MORRISON, Colo. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Federal-Mogul Funny Car at the NHRA Division 5 Federal-Mogul Drag Racing Series Event:

   8 Michael Oliver      6.677 210.57  Q    1 Kirk Williams       6.015 236.75
                  0.487  6.488 217.07  E1 *****WINNER***** 0.473  6.026 236.42
12:15 PM Oliver still can't get the Monza to stay in the groove, the car was moving all over his lane.

   6 Steve Griboski      6.330 228.38  Q    3 Vern Moats          6.125 236.84
                  0.629  6.318 229.47  E1 *****WINNER***** 0.611  6.153 237.96
Griboski shook for the first 60 feet, then had to fight to keep the car off of the centerline in the middle section of the track.

   7 Rex Williams        6.676 209.79  Q    2 Bernie Harrington   6.054 236.67
                  0.539  7.891 132.67  E1 *****WINNER***** 0.474  5.988 238.98
Williams had severe tire shake on the launch, the rear end of the car was bouncing around violently. To add insult to injury, he blew the burst panel at the 800-foot mark. Harrington will have lane choice over moats in the second round.

   5 Robert Kanenwisher  6.233 233.36  Q    4 Lawren Jones        6.134 224.88
                  0.561  6.464 232.95  E1 *****WINNER***** 0.510  6.065 232.47
Both cars moved to the right, with Jones able to keep the car off the wall and take the win. He will give up lane choice to Kirk Williams in the second round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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