Search for in
NHRA LODRS IHRA Drag News Photos
Sun, 14 Oct 2001, 07:19 PM

FMDRS 4-6 - Federal-Mogul Funny Car Round 1 Eliminations
By Bob Orme





NOBLE, Okla. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Federal-Mogul Funny Car at the NHRA Division 4 Federal-Mogul Drag Racing Series Finale:

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   1 Todd Simpson        5.975 239.36  Q    9 Kirk Johnson        6.438 216.34
 *****WINNER***** 0.492  5.963 239.29  E1                  0.502  7.731 118.62
Johnson is racing as an alternate in place of Bob Alberty. He was out of the groove just before half track, got real close to the retaining wall and had to lift.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   2 Tate Branch         6.030 234.61  Q    7 Lawren Jones        6.202 233.22
 *****WINNER***** 0.480  6.001 237.40  E1                  0.470  6.333 231.30
Jones got loose at 300 feet, the rear end of the car wiggling around. He got it straightened out by about 500 feet, but by then Branch was long gone.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   3 Jackie Stidham      6.058 236.77  Q    6 Kebin Kinsley       6.161 225.33
 *****WINNER***** 0.461  5.891 241.20  E1                  0.523  6.578 157.15
Kinsley got out of the groove at half track and he tagged the retaining wall at about 900 feet. Stidham will have lane choice over Branch in round two.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   4 Scott Palmer        6.061 236.90  Q    5 Jimmy Jones         6.114 230.82
 *****WINNER***** 0.491  6.041 241.20  E1                  0.431  6.133 236.40
This was a good side-by-side drag race to close out this round. Margin of victory = 0.032 seconds (approximately 11 feet). Palmer will give Simpson lane choice in the semis.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




NHRA: 10 Most Recent Entries [ top ]

Jan 25- John Force Racing Wraps Up Successful Pre-Season Test Session In Phoenix
Jan 23- NHRA's Educational YES Program Hits The Road Again In 2015
Jan 23- Aerospace Components to Sponsor NHRA Excellence in Engineering Award in 2015
Jan 23- FEATURE- Those Were The Days- Part I
Jan 23- John's March Raises $15,500 for No Stomach For Cancer
Jan 22- Dave Connolly Eager for Top Fuel Debut at Circle K NHRA Winternationals
Jan 22- John Force Racing Announces Crew Chief Line-Up, Promotions
Jan 22- Rocky Boots Extends Partnership with DSR for Two Years
Jan 20- FEATURE- Remembering On Tour with Steve Reyes
Jan 19- John Force Racing and Chevrolet Announcement Transcript

Copyright ©2015 AUTOSALES INC, dba Summit Racing Equipment
Ready to take your order at 1-800-230-3030 | Customer Service 1-800-517-1035