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Sun, 12 Nov 2000, 09:28 PM

POMONA-2 - Federal-Mogul Dragster Round 3 Eliminations
By Darryl Jackman





POMONA, Calif. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Federal-Mogul Dragster at the 36th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals:

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   2 Dave Hirata         5.448 264.65  Q   11 Darren Nicholson    5.590 251.06
   (T Meredyk   ) 0.537  5.682 254.76  E1   (M Strasburg ) 0.441  5.576 253.80
   (B Henkelman ) 0.462  5.543 265.43  E2   (B Bowler    ) 0.282  6.390 150.82
                  0.465  7.068 126.58  E3 *****WINNER***** 0.496  5.515 254.81
5:49 PM We finally bring in the semifinal round of Federal-Mogul dragster. The curfew is just about an hour away and they will have to turn the winner of these two pairs. Hirata gets to the semi's before the A-Fuel motor lets him down. There was raw fuel coming out of the pipes right at the hit and he clicked it at half track. Nicholson takes the blown car to the final round.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   1 Rick Santos         5.373 261.32  Q    4 Gary Ormsby Jr      5.459 258.81
   (K Nuckols   ) 0.484  5.370 256.99  E1   (S Federlin  ) 0.507  5.456 240.51
   (S Faria     ) 0.491  5.365 261.67  E2   (D Baca      ) 0.464  5.540 235.27
 *****WINNER***** 0.459  5.319 253.47  E3                  0.396 20.751  39.49
Santos just puts the raceday field away with that pass. The screen showed a .894 60 foot number and the final result was low et of eliminations. Ormsby was correct when he tried for the light but was just .004 early. Santos has lane choice over Nicholson in the final.




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