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Sun, 30 Sep 2001, 09:43 PM

CHICAGO-2 - Top Fuel Final, Round 4 Eliminations
By Rick Green





JOLIET, Ill. - Results of final, round 4 eliminations in Top Fuel at the Inaugural NHRA Nationals:

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   2 Kenny Bernstein     4.513 325.22  Q    9 Darrell Russell     4.621 315.56
   (C Karamesine) 0.493  4.528 324.98  E1   (A Cowin     ) 0.535  5.692 249.26
   (D Grubnic   ) 0.497  4.533 321.81  E2   (S Weis      ) 0.525  4.613 318.09
   (L Dixon     ) 0.476  4.548 317.12  E3   (D Kalitta   ) 0.509  4.612 314.31
 *****WINNER***** 0.461  4.569 322.04  E4                  0.448  8.731  89.05
Bernstein is in his ninth final this season and won six of those races. This is the second final round for Bernstein at Route 66 Raceway this season. Russell is in his sixth final round of the season and has one win. Russell is out of the gate first, but is up in smoke by 100 feet and Bernstein blast on through the quarter-mile for the win and a 14 point lead over Dixon This is his 60th career win and 30th in Top Fuel. Bernstein with a 0.876 second 60-foot time and was running 273.50 mph at half track, the Bud King running consistent all day long.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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