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Sat, 9 Sep 2000, 04:00 PM

ENGLISHTOWN - Federal-Mogul Funny Car Round 2 Eliminations
By David Rowe

ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Federal-Mogul Funny Car at the 31st Matco Tools Spring SuperNationals presented by Racing Champions:

   9 Craig English       7.603 129.11  Q    3 Frank Manzo         5.690 255.43
   (F Monaghan  ) 0.730  6.740 161.92  E1   (E Fisher    ) 0.445  5.649 257.63
                  0.447  8.545 105.87  E2 *****WINNER***** 0.483  5.667 257.48
3:35 PM English gets the holeshot but then shakes the tires and has to back off the throttle. Manzo makes another great run in the heat.

   5 Paul Gill           5.795 252.90  Q        Bye
   (B Newberry  ) 0.554  5.667 258.12  E1
 *****WINNER***** 0.526  5.740 250.09  E2
Gill gets bye and is just racing for lane choice. He gets close to the centerline near the finish line but holds on for a decent run.

        Bye                            Q    2 Jay Payne           5.647 248.16
                                      E1   (D Keddy     ) 0.675  5.701 255.73
                                      E2 *****WINNER***** 0.479  5.806 249.07
Payne gets the second scheduled bye this round. He needs to run better than a 5.667 to get lane choice over Manzo next round.....but he doesn't do it. White and Lourie were scheduled to run this round, but neither one showed.

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