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Sun, 17 Sep 2000, 02:00 PM

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





MOHNTON, Pa. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Federal-Mogul Funny Car at the 16th annual Keystone Nationals:

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   1 Tony Bartone        5.549 257.73  Q    6 Jay Payne           5.734 253.33
   (W Fulford   ) 0.505  5.563 257.58  E1   (B Mullins   ) 0.563  5.737 249.90
 *****WINNER***** 0.490  5.570 257.38  E2                  0.459  6.147 193.60
1:47 PM Bartone has been dominate this weekend. He reset the National Record in the last round of qualifying. He continues it here with another run in the 5.50's. Payne gets out of shape but stays in it through the end.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   4 Frank Manzo         5.626 256.06  Q    3 Bob Newberry        5.616 256.84
   (E Fisher    ) 0.513  5.585 257.28  E1   (J McCulloch ) 0.522  5.631 256.55
 *****WINNER***** 0.458  5.558 258.37  E2                  0.489  7.404 129.13
Newberry loses traction, pedals but can't save the run. Manzo runs the quickest run this session.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   2 Paul Gill           5.607 259.41  Q    5 Fran Monaghan       5.730 248.71
   (D Cox       ) 0.485  5.666 256.75  E1   (C English   ) 0.534  5.722 250.92
 *****WINNER***** 0.551  5.700  57.00  E2                  0.000 No Time
Gill gets a bye here, Monaghan lost an engine in the first round and is unable to repair the car for this round. Gill drives through tire shake for a decent run but loses lane choice to Manzo in round three. Bartone will get a bye in round three.




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