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Sun, 31 Oct 1999, 02:30 PM

HOUSTON - Federal-Mogul Dragster Round 2 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





BAYTOWN, Texas - Results of round 2 eliminations in Federal-Mogul Dragster at the 3rd annual Matco Tools SuperNationals presented by Racing Champions:
  
 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   5 Mark Hentges        5.560 253.95  Q    4 Bill Reichert       5.554 253.80
   (T Buff      ) 0.444  5.645 249.81  E1   (D Russell   ) 0.469  5.603 234.13
 *****WINNER***** 0.547  5.538 256.06  E2                        No Time      
1:04 PM Reichert was unable to return after his first-round crash, so Hentges got a competition bye to the semifinals. He didn't take it easy, going for lane choice.
  
 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   3 David Wells         5.531 255.58  Q   11 Jay Meyer           5.648 252.66
   (R Wendland  ) 0.503  5.546 250.92  E1   (D Hitchman  ) 0.492  5.682 246.80
                  0.520  8.138 105.66  E2 *****WINNER***** 0.425  5.617 251.95
Wells launched, shook at the 1-2 shift, and abandoned the run.
  
 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   1 Melanie Troxel      5.374 264.23  Q    9 Shelly Howard       5.625 254.04
   (G Roberts   ) 0.517  5.483 249.67  E1   (C Friesen   ) 0.473  5.560 252.52
 *****WINNER***** 0.485  5.458 247.29  E2                  0.460  8.649 105.08
Howard shook and fell back quickly, then shut it off. Troxel will have lane choice against Hentges in round two.
  
 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   7 Keith Stark         5.597 250.51  Q    2 Rick Santos         5.427 257.43
   (B Ancona    ) 0.540  5.572 261.57  E1   (G Snow      ) 0.508  5.728 223.02
                  0.489 18.417  50.12  E2 *****WINNER***** 0.485  5.428 256.31
Stark lost traction immediately, while Santos went right down the middle of the lane for the win and lane choice against Meyer in round two.




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