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Sun, 31 Oct 1999, 06:47 PM

HOUSTON - Federal-Mogul Dragster Final, Round 4 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan

BAYTOWN, Texas - Results of final, round 4 eliminations in Federal-Mogul Dragster at the 3rd annual Matco Tools SuperNationals presented by Racing Champions:
   2 Rick Santos         5.427 257.43  Q    1 Melanie Troxel      5.374 264.23
   (G Snow      ) 0.508  5.728 223.02  E1   (G Roberts   ) 0.517  5.483 249.67
   (K Stark     ) 0.485  5.428 256.31  E2   (S Howard    ) 0.485  5.458 247.29
   (J Meyer     ) 0.473  5.431 255.24  E3   (M Hentges   ) 0.490  5.450 251.49
 *****WINNER***** 0.456  5.439 256.26  E4                  0.500  5.429 259.46
5:06 PM In the left lane you have your blown alcohol dragster, in the right lane you have your injected fuel dragster. Each has a cadre of vocal supporters. Santos' blown car had a performance advantage in the two earlier runs today, but technically he won this one on a holeshot, Troxel's elapsed time quicker by 0.01 seconds. It was a good drag race, but Santos led it all the way and held off the fueler's top end charge by a margin of victory = 0.034 seconds (approximately 13 feet).

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