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Sun, Nov 1, 06:31 PM

BAYTOWN - Federal-Mogul Funny Car Round 2 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan

Takes a 5.7 to Win



BAYTOWN, Texas - Results of round 2 eliminations in Federal-Mogul Funny Car at the 2nd annual Matco Tools Supernationals:
 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   3 Chuck Cheeseman     5.735 249.51  Q   6 Paul Gill           5.776 250.76
   (T Branch    ) 0.535  5.755 248.89 E1   (S Gasparrell) 0.449  5.905 247.32
 *****WINNER***** 0.506  5.741 249.72 E2                  0.585  5.813 250.20

12:15 PM The sky is getting pretty dark, but except for a light sprinkle around 9 AM, no rain so far.

Cheeseman led this one all the way, Gill very late and his car not responding as crisply as usual.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   1 Bob Newberry        5.690 253.02  Q   8 Todd Simpson        5.787 249.16
   (R Morrison  ) 0.563  5.696 253.30 E1   (C Chesterman) 0.516  5.976 233.64
 *****WINNER***** 0.501  5.721 251.60 E2                  0.465  6.228 220.10

Simpson got a huge holeshot, but the car was shaking and bouncing around and "the Newb" reeled him in and never looked back.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   5 Pat Austin          5.755 250.20  Q   4 John Weaver         5.747 248.20
   (D Townsend  ) 0.495  5.727 252.88 E1   (F Monaghan  ) 0.488  5.739 247.32
 *****WINNER***** 0.416  5.747 254.16 E2                  0.512  5.857 243.70

Austin displayed his old "Top Gun" form here, an amazing reaction time and an easy win to advance to the semifinals, but he loses lane choice to Newberry.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
  10 Jackie Stidham      5.828 249.10  Q  15 Carnie Fryfogle     6.027 239.10
   (J Gray      ) 0.479  5.792 248.61 E1   (V Moats     ) 0.442  6.030 241.67
 *****WINNER***** 0.440  5.711 252.31 E2                  0.385  5.962 244.10

Stidham posts our fourth winning 5.70s ET of the round, the four winners between 5.711 and 5.747, and will have lane choice against Cheeseman in round two.

 
 
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