Search for in
NHRA LODRS IHRA Drag News Photos
Mon, 4 Oct 1999, 01:07 PM

TOPEKA - Funny Car Round 2 Eliminations
By Bob Orme

No real surprises



TOPEKA, Kan. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Funny Car at the 11th annual Advance Auto Parts Nationals:
  
 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   9 Frank Pedregon      5.148 283.97  Q    1 Whit Bazemore       4.885 298.40
   (G Densham   ) 0.458  5.357 298.80  E1   (L Huff      ) 0.512  5.427 262.95
                  0.511 11.050  84.00  E2 *****WINNER***** 0.523  6.258 253.61
11:45 AM and we're ready for second round eliminations in Funny Car. Bazemore was up in smoke on the hit. Pedregon made it 200' then he lost traction. Bazemore saw this, got back on the throttle and motored on by Pedregon, who was unsuccessfully trying to pedal out of his tire spin.
  
 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   5 Tommy Johnson Jr.   4.999 305.70  Q    4 Cristen Powell      4.971 263.56
   (S Cannon    ) 0.499  4.953 314.24  E1   (A Hofmann   ) 0.552  8.409 111.41
 *****WINNER***** 0.484  4.975 311.70  E2                  0.561  5.430 189.71
Powell had this race won until half track when the engine tossed the blower belt. Both cars were running fast up until that point. Johnson will have lane choice over Bazemore in the third round.
  
 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   3 John Force          4.905 311.70  Q    6 Del Worsham         5.021 306.40
   (R Capps     ) 0.508  4.843 287.96  E1   (C Lee       ) 0.523  5.076 304.46
 *****WINNER***** 0.516  4.921 316.15  E2                  0.468 13.812  63.73
Worsham boils the hides almost immediately and can only sit and watch the flawless run enjoyed by Force.
  
 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   7 Jim Epler           5.037 305.01  Q    2 Tony Pedregon       4.894 305.01
   (J Toliver   ) 0.554  4.882 308.85  E1   (B Gilbertson) 0.511 10.115  83.81
                  0.530  8.360  99.41  E2 *****WINNER***** 0.476  4.885 318.99
There was no visible problem as Epler's engine went dead at 330'. Pedregon gets close to the track ET record set by Epler yesterday, and will have lane choice over his boss, John Force, in round three.




NHRA: 10 Most Recent Entries [ top ]

Nov 24- Circle K Renews Sponsorship of Tradition-Rich NHRA Winternationals
Nov 24- POMONA 2 - Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Wrap Up
Nov 24- One-on-One with Top Fuel Champion
Nov 23- One-on-One with Funny Car Champion
Nov 22- One-on-One with Pro Stock Motorcycle Champion
Nov 20- POMONA 2 - Through the Lens of Gary Nastase
Nov 20- Top-rookie Crampton Receives NHRA Road to the Future Award
Nov 20- HDDRS - Through the Lens of Matt Polito
Nov 20- Enders-Stevens Crowned Champion After NHRA Finals Win
Nov 20- Matt Hagan Earns 2014 NHRA Funny Car Championship

Copyright ©2014 AUTOSALES INC, dba Summit Racing Equipment
Ready to take your order at 1-800-230-3030 | Customer Service 1-800-517-1035