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Sun, 31 Oct 1999, 04:59 PM

HOUSTON - Funny Car Round 3 Eliminations
By Bob Orme

Castrol and WWF



BAYTOWN, Texas - Results of round 3 eliminations in Funny Car 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 John Force          4.811 321.12  Q    5 Jerry Toliver       4.982 295.92
   (S Weis      ) 0.516  4.847 319.07  E1   (D Skuza     ) 0.527  5.057 298.73
   (T Pedregon  ) 0.535  5.069 279.85  E2   (S Cannon    ) 0.493  5.324 222.33
 *****WINNER***** 0.540  4.913 312.13  E3                  0.494  7.652 116.87
3:45 PM and Toliver can almost smell the Winston bonus money. ...until he got about 400' out, and the front end went way up into the air and he had to get of the throttle.
  
 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
  10 Jim Epler           5.120 293.79  Q    3 Tommy Johnson Jr.   4.935 314.46
   (F Pedregon  ) 0.445  5.373 245.63  E1   (D Worsham   ) 0.570  6.022 293.92
   (K Sayers    ) 0.568  5.025 305.08  E2   (C Lee       ) 0.518  5.071 282.13
 *****WINNER***** 0.516  4.910 310.27  E3                  0.516 13.534  79.76
TJ didn't get 10 feet before he blew the tires off, the car fishtailing wildly before he shut it down. Jim Epler will face John Force in Epler's second final round appearance of this season.





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