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Mon, 4 Sep 2000, 05:54 PM

INDY - Federal-Mogul Funny Car Final, Round 4 Eliminations
By Darryl Jackman

CLERMONT, Ind. - Results of final, round 4 eliminations in Federal-Mogul Funny Car at the 46th annual U.S. Nationals:

   1 Tony Bartone        5.682 252.47  Q    2 Frank Manzo         5.726 254.66
   (S Addleman  ) 0.496  5.676 252.80  E1   (J Craig     ) 0.489  5.697 255.19
   (S Palmer    ) 0.479  5.707 216.03  E2   (K Fritts    ) 0.495  5.654 254.81
   (B Newberry  )        5.642 263.66  E3   (C Cheeseman ) 0.484  8.638 101.58
                  0.487  5.640 255.29  E4 *****WINNER***** 0.437  5.676 253.14
4:45 PM Manzo had an easy one in the last round and saved the car. Bartone ran all out to get lane choice. Now we see if it pays off. Both drivers have so many wins the list is off the screen. And Manzo is still having a perfect season. This win required a holeshot and that is just what he did. Bartone makes the run of the weekend but it still is only good for the runner spot. Margin of victory = 0.014 seconds (approximately 5 feet). After the run we hear that Manzo had no oil pressure at the line and almost shut the car off. Bet he's glad he didn't.

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