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Sun, 23 Sep 2001, 05:37 PM

MEMPHIS - Federal-Mogul Funny Car Round 2 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





MILLINGTON, Tenn. - Results of round 2 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
   7 Todd Simpson        5.846 243.63  Q    2 Von Smith           5.727 249.58
   (J Stidham   )       No Time        E1   (W Dauzat    ) 0.488  5.733 248.25
                  0.000 No Time        E2 *****WINNER***** 0.538  5.744 249.53
12:19 PMSimpson doesn't show for the race and gives Smith the easy victory.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   4 Doug Gordon         5.792 248.43  Q    5 Cy Chesterman       5.821 248.57
   (T Veney     ) 0.440  5.812 247.07  E1   (T Branch    ) 0.493 12.171  62.69
                  0.456  6.028 236.84  E2 *****WINNER***** 0.466  5.865 244.52
Chesterman shakes the tires right off the line but drives through for the win. Gordon got out of shape, almost crossed the centerline, then gets it back in the groove.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   9 Steve Addleman      5.950 238.55  Q    3 Steve Gasparrelli   5.728 245.18
   (K Fritts    ) 0.757 11.548  80.52  E1   (B Alberty   ) 0.522  7.015 138.50
                  0.000 No Time        E2 *****WINNER***** 0.486  5.862 237.25
Addleman does his burnout and for some reason just drives on through giving Gasparrelli the win. Gasparrelli gets out of shape and crosses the centerline taking out the 330' timing cones. He will run Smith in round two, Smith with the lane choice.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   1 Frank Manzo         5.680 252.71  Q        Bye
   (S Burck     ) 0.522  8.196 110.51  E1
 *****WINNER***** 0.475  5.688 253.18  E2
Manzo gets the scheduled bye-run and will be running for lane choice. He makes a good pass and will have lane choice over Chesterman in round two.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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