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Sun, 31 Oct 1999, 04:12 PM

HOUSTON - Federal-Mogul Dragster Round 3 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





BAYTOWN, Texas - Results of round 3 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
   1 Melanie Troxel      5.374 264.23  Q    5 Mark Hentges        5.560 253.95
   (G Roberts   ) 0.517  5.483 249.67  E1   (T Buff      ) 0.444  5.645 249.81
   (S Howard    ) 0.485  5.458 247.29  E2   (B Reichert  ) 0.547  5.538 256.06
 *****WINNER***** 0.490  5.450 251.49  E3                  0.449  6.043 171.95
2:58 PM A classic FMD matchup opens the semifinal round, Troxel in an injected nitro car and Hentges in a blown alcohol car. Hentges got the holeshot and was in the drag race until the unmistakable sound of a burst panel letting go echoed back from the middle of the track and the blower car nosed over.
  
 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   2 Rick Santos         5.427 257.43  Q   11 Jay Meyer           5.648 252.66
   (G Snow      ) 0.508  5.728 223.02  E1   (D Hitchman  ) 0.492  5.682 246.80
   (K Stark     ) 0.485  5.428 256.31  E2   (D Wells     )       10.566 251.95
 *****WINNER***** 0.473  5.431 255.24  E3                  0.198  5.949 243.19
Two blown cars faced off here, Meyer a huge underdog. He took a shot and missed, Santos advancing with lane choice against Troxel in the final round.




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