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Sun, 24 Oct 1999, 07:26 PM

DALLAS - Federal-Mogul Funny Car Final, Round 4 Eliminations
By Ed Dykes

ENNIS, Texas - Results of final, round 4 eliminations in Federal-Mogul Funny Car at the 14th annual O'Reilly Fall Nationals presented by Castrol Syntec:
   2 Pat Austin          5.694 253.02  Q    5 Chuck Cheeseman     5.715 250.00
   (P Swayne    ) 0.441  5.678 251.25  E1   (L Miner     ) 0.525  5.784 246.44
   (S Gasparrell) 0.447  5.680 251.88  E2   (C Chesterman) 0.461  5.761 249.23
   (P Gill      ) 0.465  5.634 254.38  E3   (J Jones     ) 0.502  5.686 252.73
 *****WINNER***** 0.453  5.656 253.52  E4                  0.466  5.734 249.30
Austin's not been out of the sixties all day long, and he's got lane choice here, so he has to be considered the favorite. But Cheeseman's had a great day and this is the final, where anything can happen, after all. And it's Austin, with his sixty-s eventh career victory, an awesome record to be sure. Cheeseman was right there, but Team Austin wasn't going to make a mistake and that's what it would have taken to deny them this victory.

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