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Sun, 10 Nov 2002, 10:45 PM

Top Alcohol Funny Car Final, Round 4 Eliminations
By Dave Gerard





POMONA, Calif. - Results of final, round 4 eliminations in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 38th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals:

Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   3 Steve Gasparrelli   5.717 251.30  Q    1 Bucky Austin        5.621 254.09
   (J Rupert    ) 0.468  5.702 251.02  E1   (M White     ) 0.502  5.630 256.36
   (M Littlefiel) 0.503  5.696 247.70  E2                  0.513  5.681 255.77
   (T Branch    ) 0.464  5.672 254.95  E3   (D Gordon    ) 0.503  5.646 256.65
 *****WINNER***** 0.462  5.648 255.68  E4                  0.491  5.639 258.42

7:34 PM It's about 55 degrees and the humidity has gone up to 87%. The barometer is at 30.08.

It's been a long day, but we are finally down to the last two TAFC's. Gasparrelli is away first and takes the hole shot win. He has better numbers to the 1000 foot, where Austin power takes over, but he just can't close the gap in time.

S Gas Margin 60ft(0.044), 330 ft(0.037), 660ft(0.034), 1,000ft(0.030). MOV: 0.0204 seconds (approximately 8 feet).





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