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Sun, 26 Jun 2005, 07:27 PM

Funny Car Final, Round 3 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan

EDMONTON, Alb. - Results of final, round 3 eliminations in Funny Car at the 2005 Hooters IHRA Drag Racing Series, Third Annual Western RV Rocky Mountain Nationals presented by TORCO Race Fuels:

    2 Mark Thomas                             1 Rob Atchison                 
E3                   0.089  5.983 233.48     ****WINNER****  0.051  5.866 240.38
 Prior rounds:
E2    (J SICKLES   ) 0.182  5.940 236.59      (T CARTER    ) 0.044  5.897 239.10
E1    (T LEBSACK   ) 0.057  5.968 235.84      (K KRAUS     ) 0.081  5.865 238.81
 Qualified:             #3  5.967 232.71                        #1  5.842 240.42
5:21 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 70 degrees, relative humidity 56 percent, barometer 27.69 inches, adjusted altitude 3,627 feet, track temperature 86 degrees.

Seven IHRA championships between them, we've seen these two face off in numerous final rounds, it's always a titanic battle. Atchison won this one at both ends of the track, Thomas later off the line, then using up more of his lane to get to the other end. That's his third event win in as many final rounds this year, while Thomas falls to one win in two finals.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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