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Mon, 4 Sep 2000, 02:34 PM

INDY - Federal-Mogul Funny Car Round 2 Eliminations
By Darryl Jackman





CLERMONT, Ind. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Federal-Mogul Funny Car at the 46th annual U.S. Nationals:

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   1 Tony Bartone        5.682 252.47  Q    8 Scott Palmer        5.882 243.41
   (S Addleman  ) 0.496  5.676 252.80  E1   (B Martin    ) 0.486  5.855 244.47
 *****WINNER***** 0.479  5.707 216.03  E2                  0.445  6.394 166.91
1:19 PM-The Federal-Mogul Dragsters really seemed to love the weather conditions so will the coupes. Bartone slows slightly from qualifying but still has more than enough for a slowing Palmer.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   2 Frank Manzo         5.726 254.66  Q   10 Kim Fritts          5.935 242.89
   (J Craig     ) 0.489  5.697 255.19  E1   (F Hagen     ) 0.664  5.807 245.76
 *****WINNER***** 0.495  5.654 254.81  E2                  6.320  6.320 164.05
Manzo picks up almost a nickel from round one. Fritts was unopposed in round one and slows from his earlier 5.80.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   3 Chuck Cheeseman     5.729 251.86  Q    6 Marc White          5.805 252.85
   (R Cutler    ) 0.521  5.718 250.97  E1   (D Townsend  ) 0.467  5.840 252.33
 *****WINNER***** 0.576  5.690 251.67  E2                  0.000 No Time
White is a no-show for the second round. Cheeseman turns it loose for lane choice and does not get it against Manzo next round.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   5 Bob Newberry        5.799 249.39  Q    4 Pat Austin          5.780 250.97
   (V Moats     ) 0.537  5.746 250.92  E1   (J Patton    ) 0.477  5.766 249.86
 *****WINNER***** 0.499  5.681 251.95  E2                  0.483  5.714 248.20
Tire shake claims Austin about 100 feet out. He drives through it but Newberry was not catchable by that point. Newberry will have lane choice over Bartone.




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