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Sun, 30 Sep 2001, 11:07 PM

CHICAGO-2 - Summary of Eliminations in Funny Car



JOLIET, Ill. - Summary of eliminations in Funny Car at the Inaugural NHRA Nationals:

Round 1:

Bob Gilbertson, Gastonia NC, '01 Chevy Camaro, Right lane, (0.480) 4.881 309.42 def. Tim Wilkerson, Springfield IL, '01 Pontiac Firebird, (0.493) 12.220 78.88

Frank Pedregon, Phillips Ranch CA, '01 Pontiac Firebird, Left lane, (0.499) 4.779 322.96 def. Gary Densham, Bellflower CA, '00 Ford Mustang, (0.370 foul) 5.396 192.91

John Force, Yorba Linda CA, '01 Ford Mustang, Left lane, (0.519) 4.771 321.96 def. Dean Skuza, Cleveland OH, '01 Dodge Avenger, (0.521) 4.889 312.71

Tony Pedregon, Chino Hills CA, '01 Ford Mustang, Left lane, (0.497) 4.773 322.88 def. Ron Capps, Carlsbad CA, '01 Chevy Camaro, (0.484) 4.813 312.06

Whit Bazemore, Indianapolis IN, '01 Pontiac Firebird, Left lane, (0.510) 4.764 325.45 def. Chuck Etchells, Putnam CT, '01 Chevy Camaro, (0.538) 7.664 109.64

Tommy Johnson Jr., Ottumwa IA, '01 Chevy Camaro, Left lane, (0.501) 4.837 313.07 def. Del Worsham, Chino Hills CA, '01 Pontiac Firebird, (0.483) 4.874 317.94

Jerry Toliver, Riverside CA, '01 Pontiac Firebird, Left lane, (0.487) 4.838 316.23 def. Bruce Sarver, Bakersfield CA, '00 Pontiac Firebird, (0.471) DQ-CENTERLINE Johnny Gray, Carlsbad NM, '01 Pontiac Firebird, Left lane, (0.501) 4.862 306.74 def. Scotty Cannon, Lyman SC, '01 Pontiac Firebird, (0.526) 11.110 73.26

Round 2:

F Pedregon, Left lane, (0.508) 4.834 317.19 def. B Gilbertson, (0.496) 4.866 305.08

T Pedregon, Left lane, (0.484) 4.840 319.07 def. T Johnson Jr., (0.521) 5.516 182.70

W Bazemore, Left lane, (0.530) 4.794 320.58 def. J Gray, (0.490) 4.925 298.60

J Force, Left lane, (0.499) 4.822 319.67 def. J Toliver, (0.535) 12.322 76.80

Round 3:

J Force, Left lane, (0.532) 6.985 188.46 def. T Pedregon, (0.497) DQ-WALL

W Bazemore, Left lane, (0.494) 4.807 322.19 def. F Pedregon, (0.512) 4.834 314.90

Round 4:

W Bazemore, Left lane, (0.535) 4.823 320.97 def. J Force, (0.545) 4.875 312.93

Low ET: Whit Bazemore 4.750 seconds

Top Speed: Whit Bazemore 325.45 MPH



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