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Sat, 20 Oct 2001, 03:40 PM

DALLAS - Federal-Mogul Dragster Round 1 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





ENNIS, Texas - Results of round 1 eliminations in Federal-Mogul Dragster at the 16th annual O'Reilly Fall Nationals presented by Castrol Syntec:

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   9 Alan Bradshaw       5.485 258.84  Q    8 Billy Bybee         5.475 257.06
 *****WINNER***** 0.412  5.525 257.21  E1                  0.620  5.455 258.99
2:11 PM Bradshaw pulls off a slight upset on this run. He has a great light against Bybee's late light and makes this look easier than it was.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   7 Bill Reichert       5.471 258.84  Q   10 Troy Buff           5.494 256.62
 *****WINNER***** 0.492  5.502 260.94  E1                  0.480  5.533 254.59
Buff gets a slight holeshot and pulls away through half-track. Reichert starts reeling him in and pulls even right at the 1000 foot mark. He drives around and takes the win by a margin of victory = 0.019 seconds (approximately 7 feet).

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
  11 Karl Brounkowski    5.500 269.86  Q    6 Jay Meyer           5.440 253.95
 *****WINNER***** 0.503  5.725 258.91  E1                  0.328  5.470 248.89
Meyer makes another great run on this pass.....but he leaves too soon and gives the win to Brounkowski.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
  15 Jeff Hamelink       5.540 254.38  Q    2 Rick Santos         5.353 260.79
                  0.316  6.061 252.31  E1 *****WINNER***** 0.448  5.407 259.44
Hamelink takes a shot at the tree and loses. Santos makes another good pass and takes the win on his way to the championship.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
  13 David Baca          5.517 267.14  Q    4 Paul Jones          5.411 256.70
                  0.497  5.741 250.34  E1 *****WINNER***** 0.426  5.495 255.68
Jones gets a big holeshot on Baca and takes the easy win. Baca's car was mixing up cylinders all the way through the lights.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
  12 David Wells         5.510 254.09  Q    5 Brian Hough         5.418 261.24
                  0.457  5.593 242.78  E1 *****WINNER***** 0.491  5.460 260.19
Hough starts shaking the tires about sixty feet out but drives through it and takes the win. Margin of victory = 0.099 seconds (approximately 35 feet).

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   3 Bruce Bowler        5.391 260.86  Q   14 Mark Hentges        5.520 255.82
                  0.546  5.545 263.62  E1 *****WINNER***** 0.512  5.507 256.11
Hentges leaves the line, drifts towards the centerline but hangs on for the win. Good run for Bowler but he gives up too much on the starting line and can't catch Hentges.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
  16 Lee Callaway        5.542 256.77  Q    1 Keith Stark         5.306 274.55
 *****WINNER***** 0.455  5.571 254.59  E1                  0.463  5.835 211.11
Big upset here. Callaway got in the field on the bump and didn't stand a chance on paper. Stark started mixing up cylinders right off the line, raw fuel coming out the headers, and he never picked them up again.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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