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Sat, 9 Sep 2000, 05:50 PM

ENGLISHTOWN - Federal-Mogul Dragster Round 2 Eliminations
By Rick Green





ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Federal-Mogul Dragster 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
   2 Shawn Bowen         5.548 263.82  Q    7 Bruce Horner        5.751 233.08
   (J Headley   ) 0.499  5.677 260.16  E1   (K Winward   ) 1.041  5.787 237.30
 *****WINNER***** 0.498  5.720 259.41  E2                  0.557  5.955 238.22
Bowen left first and then had the big top end charge to stretch out the win.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   1 Dave Hirata         5.409 267.59  Q    8 Rich McPhillips     5.823 230.65
   (B Reichert  ) 0.533  5.451 265.69  E1   (D Foley     ) 0.534  5.591 229.43
 *****WINNER***** 0.516  5.769 247.52  E2                  0.507  5.922 222.36
A injected nitro match up here and McPhillips engine started eating itself up around half track and that was all Hirata needed to turn on the win light.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   3 Cliff Bozzelli      5.596 251.30  Q        Bye
   (M Kosky     ) 0.417  5.656 250.37  E1
 *****WINNER***** 0.507 11.412  99.31  E2
Bozzelli with the bye here and it was needed as he shook the tires hard as soon as he hit the throttle. Bozzelli will give up lane choice to Bowen.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
  13 Fred Ahrberg        6.521 193.68  Q   12 David DeAngelis     6.452 186.33
   (M Gunderson )       15.932  71.59  E1   (A Gallant   ) 0.427  5.983 226.81
                  0.543 10.632  76.33  E2 *****WINNER***** 0.410  6.105 228.42
Ahrberg launched with the front end in the air and when it came back to earth it headed toward the centerline to give DeAngelis the win. DeAngelis will lose lane choice to Hirata in the semi-finals.




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