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Sun, 10 Sep 2000, 12:58 PM

Callaway, Cheeseman Light Up the Night at Mayor's Cup
Courtesy of NHRA Marketing





MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Lee Callaway stayed a top of the Federal-Mogul Dragster field giving him a bye run in the first round of eliminations early Saturday evening. Callaway's 5.802 second bye run will give him lane choice against Don Fiorelli who took out Artie Allen in his first round match up.

"The car slowed down from last night's qualifying," said Callaway of his first round pass. "The air's just not as good, it was much cooler last night. The car's running great though, we should pick back up for the next round.

Troy Buff will meet up with Marty Thacker in the other semi-final match scheduled for later this evening.

In the Federal-Mogul Funny Car competition, it was number one qualifier Chuck Cheeseman defeating New Market, Alabama's Jerry Freeman in round one with a pass of 6.006 at 215.05 mph to Freeman's 6.341, 218.02. South Central Division's Todd Simpson and Tate Branch also recorded first round wins and will meet up in the semi-finals for the right to meet Cheeseman in the final round. Cheeseman will have a bye into the finals.

Semi-final and final rounds of dragster and funny car are scheduled for later this evening while eliminations for all other classes will begin at 11 a.m. Sunday morning.

The following are first round results and final qualifying from the NHRA Federal-Mogul Drag Racing Series event at Montgomery Motorsports Park.

FEDERAL-MOGUL DRAGSTER
Round 1
1. Lee Callaway, Channelview, Texas, 5.802 seconds, 238.22, miles per hour
def. BYE

2. Troy Buff, Spring, Texas, 5.733, 246.44 def. 
7. Cherissa Griffis, Gainesville, Fla, broke

3. Marty Thacker, Robinson, Ill., 5.829, 237.21 def. 
6. Bob Lavarich, Marysville, Mich., 6.572, 217.65

4. Don Fiorelli, Palm Bay, Fla., 6.352, 206.89 def. 
4. Artie Allen, Jacksonville, Fla., 6.261, 229.53 foul

FEDERAL-MOGUL FUNNY CAR
1. Chuck Cheeseman, Galena, Ohio, '99 Firebird, 6.006 seconds, 215.05 mph def. 
6. Jerry Freeman, New Market, Ala., '98 Avenger, 6.341, 218.02

2. Todd Simpson, Ponder, Texas, '99 Avenger, 6.247, 180.39 def. 
5. Mark Billington, Apopka, Fla., '95 Achieva, 6.330, 214.38

3. Tate Branch, Artesia, N.M., '99 Avenger, 6.234, 220.85 def. 
4. Richard Sarver, San Antonio, Texas, '95 Avenger, 14.515, 55.44

COMPETITION
1. Larry Pritchett, Clarkrange, Tenn., '99 Grand Am, D/SM, 8.083, seconds,
-0.647 under the index.
2. Jeff Taylor, Lumberton, N.C., '00 Camaro, D/A, 7.975, -0.585
3. David Rampy, Piedmont, Ala., '32 roadster, A/EA, 7.500, -0.580
4. Mike Saye, Johnston, S.C., '92 Cutlass, 9.032, -0.513
5. Glen Treadwell, Sorrento, Fla., '23 Ford, A/EA, 7.595, -0.485
6. Van Puckett, Snellville, Ga., '97 Firebird, E/A, 8.5475, -0.415
7. Jim Kimbrough, Pace, Fla., '32 roadster, A/EA, 7.681, -0.399
8. Charlie Watson, Humble, Texas, '96 Lumina, F/A, 8.806, -0.364
9. Jeff Wilkerson, Athens, Ala., '00 Trans Am, B/A, 7.539, -0.331
10. Larry Ericksmoen, St. Petersburg, Fla., '92 Cutlass, C/A, 7.994, -0.233

SUPER STOCK
1. Jerry Silveus, Van Buren, Ohio, '99 Firebird, GT/JA, 10.569 seconds,
-1.081 seconds under the index.
2. Bob Dennis, Shorter, Ala., '84 Firehawk, GT/MA, 11.017, -1.033
3. Brent Johnson, Lecompte, La., '66 Impala, SS/NA, 11.476, -0.974
4. Johnny Moore, Montgomery, Ala., '99 Trans Am, GT/MA, 11.120, -0.930
5. Johnny Fogle, Norway, S.C., '67 Camaro, SS/HA, 9.979, -0.921
6. Buggs Dennis, Shorter, Ala., '88 Cutlass, SS/OA, 11.683, -0.917
7. Wayne Hayes, Elgin, S.C., '56 Bel Air, SS/NA, 11.539, -0.911
8. Jeff Taylor, Lunberton, N.C., '98 Grand Am, SS/CM, 8.997, -0.903
9. Jeff Strickland, Red Bay, Ala., '00 Firebird, GT/FA, 10.213, -0.887
10. Herbie Null, Elgin, S.C., '87 Camaro, GT/BA, 9.685, -0.865

STOCK
1. Olin Welborn, Aiken, S.C., '83 Riviera, DF/SA, 14.482 seconds, -1.118
under the index.
2. F.J. Acosta, Belle Rose, La., '96 Camaro, E/SA, 10.910, -1.090
3. Greg Moravec, St Elmo, Ala., '78 Volare, K/SA, 11.922, -1.028
4. Harold Culpepper, Pine Mountain, Valley, Ga., '91 Camaro, K/SA, 11.960,
-0.990
5. Woodro Josey, Byron, Ga., '98 Firebird, D/SA, 10.860, -0.990
6. Brandon Wood, Meigs, Ga., '85 Camaro, M/SA, 12.211, -0.939
7. Hugh Meeks III, Montgomery, Ala., '73 Nova, I/SA, 11.662, -0.938
8. Garry Galazener, Jackson, S.C., '72 Mustang, G/SA, 11.378, -0.922
9. Bobby Warren, Clinton, N.C., '94 Camaro, D/SA, 10.997, -0.853
10. Jimmy Hidalgo Sr., Dondalsonville, La., '97 Camaro, E/SA, 11.155,
-0.845







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