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Sun, 28 Oct 2001, 05:07 PM

LAS VEGAS 2 - Federal-Mogul Funny Car Round 3 Eliminations
By Darryl Jackman





LAS VEGAS - Results of round 3 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
   1 Pat Austin          5.728 249.72  Q    4 Bucky Austin        5.756 249.49
   (D VanGundy I) 0.515  5.776 248.71  E1   (D Gordon    ) 0.509  5.799 249.30
   (S Gasparrell) 0.472  5.806 247.93  E2   (B Newberry  ) 0.490  5.875 248.02
 *****WINNER***** 0.478  5.775 247.29  E3                  0.477  5.792 249.53
1:53 PM Here comes the Austin clan. Pat has lane choice and takes the left. Great race! Pat is just a tick quicker and takes a close win. Margin of victory = 0.016 seconds (approximately 6 feet).

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   2 Jay Payne           5.753 243.72  Q    3 Von Smith           5.755 249.16
   (S Griboski  ) 0.517  5.804 243.24  E1   (B Harrington) 0.481  5.830 246.30
   (V Moats     ) 0.560  6.624 153.95  E2   (S Harker    ) 0.498  9.973  85.80
 *****WINNER***** 0.508  5.760 246.75  E3                  0.461  5.815 248.57
Neither car got down the track very well last round so Payne's 6.62 got choice over Smith. Smith gets a few hundreths in the bank and holds Payne off until about 1000 feet. Payne takes the stripe and goes into the final. Margin of victory = 0.008 seconds (approximately 3 feet). Payne will have lane choice over Pat Austin in the final.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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