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Sat, 17 Jun 2000, 08:28 PM

CORDOVA - ihra.com Funny Car Round 2 Eliminations
By Rick Green





CORDOVA, Ill. - Results of round 2 eliminations in ihra.com Funny Car at the 21st annual Amalie Motor Oil Summer Nationals:

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   1 Dale Brand          5.940 235.76  Q    8 Wayne Butler        6.032 235.89
   (P Athey     ) 0.478  5.940 232.23  E1   (M Thomas    ) 0.567  6.088 236.92
 *****WINNER***** 0.463  5.952 233.76  E2                  0.460  6.629 231.36
Butler left first, but had some tire shake. It did not matter as Brand had another straight run.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
  13 Santo Volpe         6.105 232.87  Q    5 Jimmy Rector        5.977 235.19
   (R Atchison  ) 0.488  5.999 235.97  E1   (A Kelley    ) 0.527  5.936 238.22
 *****WINNER***** 0.457  5.987 236.51  E2                  0.484  5.986 236.88
Santo won that one on a hole shot.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   3 Rich Krohn          5.964 236.96  Q    6 Billy Gibson        6.013 234.57
   (T Munroe    ) 0.424  6.122 230.92  E1   (C Hunt      ) 0.491  5.949 238.34
                  0.486  6.153 233.72  E2 *****WINNER***** 0.487  6.080 234.21
They left together, but from then on all Krohn could do was watch Gibson drive away for the win.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
  10 Scott Weney         6.042 236.84  Q    2 Von Smith           5.948 236.05
   (J Lape      ) 0.478  5.884 239.23  E1   (S Ruda      ) 0.480  5.918 236.01
                  0.486  5.894 239.65  E2 *****WINNER***** 0.405  5.956 239.23
This is a great match up with number one and two in points. Smith with the big hole shot and he needed it all. Weney almost chased him down.




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