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Sun, 14 Oct 2001, 07:19 PM

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





NOBLE, Okla. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Federal-Mogul Dragster 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
   5 Troy Buff           5.572 254.30  Q    4 Jay Meyer           5.554 250.20
 *****WINNER***** 0.552  5.550 257.58  E1                  0.395  5.586 253.87
Meyer needed to get to the final round here to clinch the division championship. He rolled through the beams for the red light loss.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
  10 Larry Traugott      5.768 241.74  Q    3 Rick Santos         5.504 257.65
                  0.438  5.799 241.15  E1 *****WINNER***** 0.446  5.455 260.79
Traugott is racing as an alternate in place of Shelly Howard. He shook the tires on the launch, moved toward the retaining wall at 330 feet and couldn't get the car back into the groove until after half track.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   8 Gene Snow           5.697 252.52  Q    1 Mark Hentges        5.467 260.11
                  0.484  5.631 241.67  E1 *****WINNER***** 0.492  5.502 261.24
Hentges sets both ends of the track record on this pass and will have lane choice over Buff in the semis.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   7 Alan Bradshaw       5.673 248.41  Q    2 Bruce Bowler        5.480 255.39
 *****WINNER***** 0.483  5.551 258.91  E1                  0.513 26.926  22.30
Bowler smoked the tires immediately and was off the throttle by the 60-foot mark. Bradshaw with give up lane choice to Santos in round two.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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