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Sun, 30 Sep 2001, 09:37 PM

CHICAGO-2 - Funny Car Final, Round 4 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





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

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   1 Whit Bazemore       4.750 323.27  Q    2 John Force          4.756 311.49
   (C Etchells  ) 0.510  4.764 325.45  E1   (D Skuza     ) 0.519  4.771 321.96
   (J Gray      ) 0.530  4.794 320.58  E2   (J Toliver   ) 0.499  4.822 319.67
   (F Pedregon  ) 0.494  4.807 322.19  E3   (T Pedregon  ) 0.532  6.985 188.46
 *****WINNER***** 0.535  4.823 320.97  E4                  0.545  4.875 312.93
4:25 PM This is Force's 11th final round appearance of the season. Bazemore is making his sixth final round appearance. These two have met in one other final round this year, Force winning that one. Bazemore leaves first and is never behind. Force got within .003 at the sixty foot mark, but then the Matco Firebird started pulling away. Force started mixing up cylinders just before he went through the lights. Margin of victory = 0.062 seconds (approximately 28 feet).

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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