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Sun, 31 Oct 1999, 06:12 PM

HOUSTON - Federal-Mogul Funny Car Final, Round 4 Eliminations
By Bob Orme





BAYTOWN, Texas - Results of final, round 4 eliminations in Federal-Mogul 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
   3 Tony Bartone        5.669 248.93  Q    1 Pat Austin          5.635 256.36
   (S Blue      ) 0.524  5.666 246.44  E1   (J Jones     ) 0.471  5.657 254.60
   (T Branch    ) 0.459  5.858 246.80  E2   (P Gill      ) 0.484  5.569 254.95
   (J Payne     ) 0.504  5.664 249.26  E3   (B Newberry  ) 0.487  5.784 254.04
                  0.478  5.640 250.78  E4 *****WINNER***** 0.446  5.634 256.36
5:05 PM If Bartone can win this race, he sews up the national championship. If he loses to Austin here, Frank Manzo will be the national champion. He can't quite do it. Neither driver had any problems on the track, Pat Austin simply had the quicker car and he takes the event win.




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