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Fri, 8 Sep 2000, 07:32 PM

ENGLISHTOWN - Federal-Mogul Funny Car Round 1 Eliminations
By David Rowe





ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Federal-Mogul Funny Car at the 31st Matco Tools Spring SuperNationals presented by Racing Champions:

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
        Bye                            Q    1 Marc White          5.626 256.45
                                      E1 *****WINNER***** 0.511  5.857 248.07
6:01 PM Time for first round of Federal Mogul Funny car eliminations. We start with a bye run for Marc White. He comes off the line clean and stays in the groove for a decent pass.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   7 Eric Lourie         6.521 202.42  Q    8 John Fiorini        7.074 209.30
 *****WINNER***** 0.611  6.005 243.06  E1                  0.482  6.639 177.00
6:46 PM Were back after a long delay. Whites parachute didn't deploy on his bye-run and he went through the net at the end of the track. It took about thirty minutes to get the net back up. No apparent problems for either car and Lourie moves on to round two.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   9 Craig English       7.603 129.11  Q    6 Fran Monaghan       5.827 248.61
 *****WINNER***** 0.730  6.740 161.92  E1                  0.000 No Time
English gets a bye this round, Monaghan not showing up for the race.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
  10 Bob Newberry        7.670 129.70  Q    5 Paul Gill           5.795 252.90
                  0.488  6.936 143.02  E1 *****WINNER***** 0.554  5.667 258.12
Newberry comes off the line and gets out of the groove. he pedals to try to save the run but Gill was to far out in front.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
  12 Ed Fisher           8.008 138.48  Q    3 Frank Manzo         5.690 255.43
                  0.668  8.256 123.93  E1 *****WINNER***** 0.445  5.649 257.63
Manzo makes the fastest pass so far this session and will have lane choice over English in round two.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
  13 Dave Keddy         27.700  37.74  Q    2 Jay Payne           5.647 248.16
                  0.504  6.269 225.90  E1 *****WINNER***** 0.675  5.701 255.73
The winner of this race will get a bye in round two. Keddy gets a big holeshot but Payne catches him at half-track and pulled away. We will be down for a little while. Keddys chute doesn't open and he went into the sandpit at the end of the track. They get him out of the car and check him out, but they will not have to transport him to the hospital.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   4 Steve Harker        5.768 252.90  Q   11 Paul Athey          7.703 126.27
                  0.000 No Time        E1                  0.000 No Time
Neither of these cars made it to the race.




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