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Sun, 21 Oct 2001, 03:43 PM

DALLAS - Funny Car Round 3 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





ENNIS, Texas - Results of round 3 eliminations in Funny Car 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
   8 Del Worsham         4.828 301.00  Q   12 Gary Densham        4.896 318.35
   (B Sarver    ) 0.467  4.857 315.34  E1   (D Skuza     ) 0.481  4.803 324.32
   (W Bazemore  ) 0.407  4.995 264.23  E2   (B Gilbertson) 0.506  4.827 320.39
                  0.448  7.179 121.50  E3 *****WINNER***** 0.495  4.812 319.71
2:32 PM Worsham goes up in smoke about 200 feet out and gives up on the run. Densham makes another great pass and will have a chance to win his second race this year.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   2 John Force          4.758 322.69  Q   14 Johnny Gray         4.954 281.25
   (J Lawson    ) 0.503  4.802 321.08  E1   (R Capps     ) 0.491  6.634 228.31
   (S Cannon    ) 0.482  4.808 322.34  E2   (T Johnson Jr) 0.482  4.921 310.88
 *****WINNER***** 0.474  4.889 318.58  E3                  0.496  4.958 307.79
Gray had a better sixty foot time but Force started pulling away from there and took the win. It will be Force against Densham in the finals, Densham with the lane choice. Margin of victory = 0.091 seconds (approximately 41 feet).

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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