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Sat, 9 Sep 2000, 07:54 PM

ENGLISHTOWN - Top Fuel Final, Round 4 Eliminations
By Rick Green





ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. - Results of final, round 4 eliminations in Top Fuel 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
  12 Doug Kalitta       13.360  79.05  Q    7 Gary Scelzi         4.797 256.65
   (D Herbert   ) 0.510  4.683 309.70  E1   (K Bernstein ) 0.496  4.689 313.22
   (T Schumacher) 0.499  5.427 271.08  E2   (J Amato     ) 0.480  5.910 285.83
   (L Dixon     ) 0.487  4.673 312.21  E3   (C McClenatha) 0.489  4.659 315.93
 *****WINNER***** 0.477  4.637 313.29  E4                  0.482  4.639 313.66
Kalitta with slight starting line advantage, but Scelzi makes up the difference by 100 feet. Scelzi had the lead to past the 1000-foot mark. That is when the Kalitta team made the big top end charge to take the win. Margin of victory = 0.007 seconds (approximately 3 feet). Kalitta was going 266.27 mph at half track. This is Kalitta's fourth victory of the year. Scelzi moves within 31 points of Schumacher in the championship point chase.




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