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Sun, 9 Jun 2002, 03:19 PM

Funny Car Round 3 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





GRAND BEND, Ont. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Funny Car at the Hooters IHRA Drag Racing Series, Third annual Mopar Performance Parts Canadian Nationals presented by Castrol:

Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   7 Dale Brand          5.909 217.33  Q    3 Laurie Cannister    5.866 233.64
   (L DOBBS     ) 0.453  5.820 236.90  E1   (P NOAKES    ) 0.518  5.828 242.19
   (M COMELLA   ) 0.255  5.825 239.04  E2   (M THOMAS    ) 0.488  5.847 243.63
 *****WINNER***** 0.474  5.860 238.66  E3                  0.490  5.877 243.83

3:11 PM For the fourth race in a row it's Dale Brand in the finals, just a little quicker than Cannister at the start and just a little quicker all the way down the track. Cannister was closing the gap on the top end, but lost by about half a car length. Brand's margins: 60ft(0.037), 330 ft(0.068), 660ft(0.064), 1,000ft(0.051). MOV: 0.0334 seconds (approximately 12 feet).

Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   1 Jimmy Rector        5.840 240.19  Q    5 Rob Atchison        5.888 235.47
   (D MILLER    ) 0.514  5.875 238.66  E1   (C FOSTER    ) 0.499  5.900 234.55
   (T MCMILLEN  ) 0.481  5.855 240.32  E2   (J VOUROS    ) 0.476  5.979 232.37
 *****WINNER***** 0.454  5.905 239.80  E3                  0.475  6.638 155.95

Atchison stayed with Rector to 330 feet, then slowed. Then it was all Rector and for the fourth race in a row it's Rector versus Brand in the finals - but this time around, Brand has lane choice.





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