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Sun, 10 Oct 1999, 07:40 PM

MEMPHIS - Funny Car Round 3 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe

Upset



MILLINGTON, Tenn. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Funny Car at the 12th annual AutoZone Nationals presented by Pennzoil:
  
 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
  12 Al Hofmann          5.404 247.47  Q    1 Tony Pedregon       4.939 308.43
   (S Cannon    ) 0.513  5.211 275.22  E1   (C Lee       ) 0.510  5.010 301.00
   (G Densham   ) 0.433  5.135 272.34  E2   (R Capps     ) 0.484  5.149 293.28
                  0.543  5.169 286.32  E3 *****WINNER***** 0.471  5.011 302.75
6:29 PM Tony has had the performance advantage until the last round, Hoffman with the lane choice selects the left lane. Tony gets the holeshot here and continues to pull away from Hoffman. The margin of victory = 0.230 seconds (approximately 97 feet).
  
 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   6 John Force          5.019 303.37  Q    2 Tommy Johnson Jr.   4.972 305.29
   (S Weis      ) 0.537  4.943 300.73  E1   (C Pedregon  ) 0.804  5.005 295.72
   (B Gilbertson) 0.530  4.927 298.47  E2   (C Powell    ) 0.472  4.999 300.73
                  0.495  5.138 292.20  E3 *****WINNER***** 0.483  4.990 299.66
T.J. gets the holeshot and the battery car charges on for the win. Force called back and asked if it had "put a hole out" and all Crewchief could answer was "I don't know what happened."




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