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Sun, 31 Oct 1999, 06:57 PM

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

Make it eleven



BAYTOWN, Texas - Results of final, round 4 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
  10 Jim Epler           5.120 293.79  Q    1 John Force          4.811 321.12
   (F Pedregon  ) 0.445  5.373 245.63  E1   (S Weis      ) 0.516  4.847 319.07
   (K Sayers    ) 0.568  5.025 305.08  E2   (T Pedregon  ) 0.535  5.069 279.85
   (T Johnson Jr) 0.516  4.910 310.27  E3   (J Toliver   ) 0.540  4.913 312.13
                  0.513  6.508 132.99  E4 *****WINNER***** 0.490  4.844 318.02
5:45 PM The engine went dead on Epler's car at 500'. He was running right with Force until that point. Force went down the track straight and strong, to take his eleventh national event win of the year. He said he was going for a new ET record this weekend, and while he didn't achieve that goal, he was dominant throughout eliminations.




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