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Sun, 28 Oct 2001, 07:07 PM

LAS VEGAS 2 - Federal-Mogul Funny Car Final, Round 4 Eliminations
By Darryl Jackman





LAS VEGAS - Results of final, round 4 eliminations in Federal-Mogul Funny Car at the Inaugural AC Delco Las Vegas NHRA Nationals:

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   2 Jay Payne           5.753 243.72  Q    1 Pat Austin          5.728 249.72
   (S Griboski  ) 0.517  5.804 243.24  E1   (D VanGundy I) 0.515  5.776 248.71
   (V Moats     ) 0.560  6.624 153.95  E2   (S Gasparrell) 0.472  5.806 247.93
   (V Smith     ) 0.508  5.760 246.75  E3   (B Austin    ) 0.478  5.775 247.29
 *****WINNER***** 0.486  5.750 249.12  E4                  0.490  5.781 231.00
3:44 PM This one is just the way it's scripted as the #1 and #2 qualifiers meet in the final round. Payne has lane choice and stays in the left lane. Payne pays Austin back for Austin's win over him a week ago at Ennis Texas. The start was even and the numbers show that they swapped the lead a couple of times before the stripe. In the end it was payne in a close victory. Margin of victory = 0.035 seconds (approximately 12 feet).

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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