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Sun, 24 Oct 1999, 05:15 PM

DALLAS - Federal-Mogul Funny Car Round 3 Eliminations
By Ed Dykes





ENNIS, Texas - Results of round 3 eliminations in Federal-Mogul Funny Car at the 14th annual O'Reilly Fall Nationals presented by Castrol Syntec:
  
 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   2 Pat Austin          5.694 253.02  Q    3 Paul Gill           5.695 255.10
   (P Swayne    ) 0.441  5.678 251.25  E1   (F Monaghan  ) 0.485  5.776 254.23
   (S Gasparrell) 0.447  5.680 251.88  E2   (F Manzo     ) 0.458  5.684 255.39
 *****WINNER***** 0.465  5.634 254.38  E3                  0.467 11.393  70.19
Gill's Avenger makes a nasty right turn, right off the line, and Pat Austin is going to the final round, with the best lap of the weekend in his pocket.
  
 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   5 Chuck Cheeseman     5.715 250.00  Q   16 Jimmy Jones         5.842 244.10
   (L Miner     ) 0.525  5.784 246.44  E1   (V Moats     ) 0.427  5.801 244.63
   (C Chesterman) 0.461  5.761 249.23  E2   (S Harker    ) 0.477  5.730 247.79
 *****WINNER***** 0.502  5.686 252.73  E3                  0.476  5.880 243.30
Jones got the head start, but Cheeseman caught him by the 60' mark and just stretched it from there. He was leading by a tenth at the eighth-mile, and advances to face Austin in the final, with Pat having lane choice.




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