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Sun, Nov 15, 05:50 PM

POMONA - Federal-Mogul Funny Car Round 3 Eliminations
By Rick Green





POMONA, Calif. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Federal-Mogul Funny Car at the 34th annual NHRA Winston Finals:
 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   7 Bucky Austin        5.783 247.18  Q   3 Johnny Gray         5.703 252.66
   (M Littlefiel) 0.457  5.772 247.38 E1   (B Hough     ) 0.445  5.771 249.37
   (J Weaver    ) 0.453  5.782 246.17 E2   (S Sommer    ) 0.447  5.780 250.83
 *****WINNER***** 0.487  5.774 245.83 E3                  0.504  5.865 245.00

Austin leaves first and never looks back while Gray made a move toward the wall. That is Gray's last ride in a Federal-Mogul Funny Car as he is moving up to Nitro Funny Car next year.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   4 Pete Swayne         5.732 251.60  Q   1 Pat Austin          5.649 253.52
   (M Andreotti ) 0.522  5.848 245.09 E1   (F Monaghan  ) 0.470  5.738 252.17
   (J Hyland    ) 0.449  5.788 250.90 E2   (J Lawson    ) 0.475  5.730 250.83
                  0.199 12.657  73.53 E3 *****WINNER***** 0.467  5.722 252.03

Swayne takes his shot at the christmas tree, and misses. Austin drives straight down broadway to meet his uncle in the final. He will have lane choice.







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