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Sun, 23 Sep 2001, 06:13 PM

MEMPHIS - Funny Car Round 2 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





MILLINGTON, Tenn. - Results of round 2 eliminations in 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
  12 Frank Pedregon      5.014 291.70  Q   13 Del Worsham         5.019 296.31
   (T Pedregon  ) 0.437  5.026 296.57  E1   (J Toliver   ) 0.513  5.207 289.32
                  0.476  6.683 132.71  E2 *****WINNER***** 0.521  4.999 298.14
12:57 PM Pedregon gets the jump off the line but Worsham catches him by the sixty foot mark. He goes up in smoke about 400 feet out, pedals to no avail and finally gives up on the run. Worsham makes his best pass of the weekend.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
  10 Dean Skuza          4.982 301.00  Q    2 Ron Capps           4.858 306.12
   (S Cannon    ) 0.502  4.995 298.47  E1   (V Arcadi    ) 0.501  5.026 280.37
                  0.502  4.980 299.60  E2 *****WINNER***** 0.494  4.904 300.46
Capps makes a great run in the "bad" lane. Skuza was ahead at the sixty foot mark and Capps passed him before half-track and drove away.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   3 Whit Bazemore       4.881 313.29  Q    6 Gary Densham        4.943 305.98
   (A Hofmann   ) 0.476  4.870 306.67  E1   (C Etchells  ) 0.473  4.977 301.40
                  0.476  9.880  88.43  E2 *****WINNER***** 0.496  4.982 297.02
Bazemore hits the throttle and goes up in he smoke. He pedals to no avail and has to give up on the run. No problems for Densham, right down Broadway, but gives up lane choice to Capps in round three.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   8 Tommy Johnson Jr.   4.974 294.05  Q    1 John Force          4.824 302.82
   (B Gilbertson) 0.495  4.901 302.75  E1   (J Epler     ) 0.473  4.944 301.20
                  0.451  4.994 299.66  E2 *****WINNER***** 0.470  4.929 308.99
Johnson leaves first and holds off Force until halftrack. The Castrol machine then drives by and takes the win. He will have lane choice over Johnson in the next round. Margin of victory = 0.046 seconds (approximately 20 feet).

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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