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Sun, 21 Oct 2001, 03:04 PM

DALLAS - Federal-Mogul Funny Car Round 3 Eliminations
By Rick Green





ENNIS, Texas - Results of round 3 eliminations in Federal-Mogul 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
   3 Pat Austin          5.723 247.72  Q    2 Von Smith           5.718 250.97
   (J Jones     ) 0.492  5.682 252.24  E1   (R Shaver    ) 0.467  5.680 252.80
   (T Branch    ) 0.487  5.694 250.69  E2   (K Williams  ) 0.510  5.682 252.17
 *****WINNER***** 0.469  5.701 250.76  E3                  0.469  5.788 249.16
They left at the same time and Austin just drove away from there to take the win.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   5 Bob Newberry        5.751 251.67  Q    1 Jay Payne           5.632 252.38
   (J Stidham   ) 0.568  5.714 252.10  E1   (S Burck     ) 0.527  5.657 248.27
   (M White     ) 0.514  5.700 251.46  E2   (S Harker    ) 0.476  5.683 249.23
                  0.491  5.702 252.45  E3 *****WINNER***** 0.482  5.668 252.59
Payne with the starting line advantage and a little wiggle around half track, but runs another 5.60 to take the win light and will have lane choice over Austin in the final.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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