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Mon, Nov 2, 05:12 PM

BAYTOWN - Federal-Mogul Dragster Round 3 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





BAYTOWN, Texas - Results of round 3 eliminations in Federal-Mogul Dragster at the 2nd annual Matco Tools Supernationals:
 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
  11 Mark Taliaferro     5.678 247.79  Q   7 Tom Beecham         5.630 252.31
   (S Gay       ) 0.478  5.625 251.25 E1   (J Thompson  ) 0.684  5.599 250.83
   (D Russell   ) 0.452  5.699 228.83 E2   (S Bowen     ) 0.414  5.568 250.00
                  0.000 (Broke)       E3 *****WINNER***** 0.558  5.535 251.32

10:59 AM Taliaferro was unable to return, so Beecham got a freebie to the finals.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   4 Troy Buff           5.576 255.24  Q   1 Rick Henkelman      5.402 260.94
   (L Calaway   ) 0.453  5.580 254.59 E1   (M Bowers    ) 0.658  5.443 258.02
   (S Howard    ) 0.507  5.575 254.59 E2   (G Snow      ) 0.527  5.411 257.95
                  0.000  5.827 242.13 E3 *****WINNER***** 0.443 12.595  58.04

Buff gave this one away, rolling a 0.000 on the reaction time, and then Henkelman launched and shook so hard he had to shut it off. Beecham will have lane choice in the final round, two injected nitro cars meeting for the trophy.







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