Search for in
NHRA LODRS IHRA Drag News Photos
Sun, 10 Nov 2002, 08:47 PM

Top Alcohol Funny Car Round 3 Eliminations
By Dave Gerard





POMONA, Calif. - Results of round 3 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
   2 Tate Branch         5.663 252.90  Q    3 Steve Gasparrelli   5.717 251.30
   (B Williamson) 0.440  5.673 252.05  E1   (J Rupert    ) 0.468  5.702 251.02
   (M Andreotti ) 0.471  5.742 249.26  E2   (M Littlefiel) 0.503  5.696 247.70
                  0.448  6.249 166.29  E3 *****WINNER***** 0.464  5.672 254.95

5:32 PM Branch has had the better reaction times today and nails Gasparrelli by .02 this round. He leads him down the track until right at the 660 foot lights, where there is a flash and bang from the engine and he slows. Gasparrelli is only .011 behind him at that point and improves on his prior times to take the win.

Looks like no oil on the track.

Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   5 Doug Gordon         5.774 240.59  Q    1 Bucky Austin        5.621 254.09
   (J Payne     ) 0.465  5.754 249.03  E1   (M White     ) 0.502  5.630 256.36
   (B Harrington) 0.480  5.821 221.34  E2                  0.513  5.681 255.77
                  0.444  5.734 243.63  E3 *****WINNER***** 0.503  5.646 256.65

Good race! Gordon is away first and gives Austin a run for his money. They were dead even at the 1000 foot lights and Gordon's engine starts to leave a trail of smoke to past the finish line. Austin will have lane choice in the final.





NHRA: 10 Most Recent Entries [ top ]

Oct 25- One-on-One with Courtney Force
Oct 24- FEATURE- Remembering On Tour with Steve Reyes
Oct 23- One-on-One with John Force
Oct 23- Veteran Crew Chief Prock Joins DSR
Oct 22- John Force Accepts Crew Chief Jimmy Prock's Resignation Today
Oct 22- Tucker Regroups for Better Battle Against his Yankee Counterparts
Oct 22- Demke Locks Up TAD Title, Battle Now Is For 2nd Place
Oct 21- TAFC Title Decided but Top 10 Still Wide Open
Oct 21- Bogacki Bags Second NHRA Lucas Oil World Championship
Oct 20- Raymond Beadle Passes Away

Copyright ©2014 AUTOSALES INC, dba Summit Racing Equipment
Ready to take your order at 1-800-230-3030 | Customer Service 1-800-517-1035