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Sun, 06 Oct 2013, 15:38 PM

Top Alcohol Funny Car Final, Round 4 Eliminations
By Jim Samuel





MOHNTON, Pa. - Results of final, round 4 eliminations in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 29th annual Auto-Plus NHRA Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  377 Paul Noakes                             3 Mickey Ferro                 
E4   ****WINNER****  0.035  5.612 258.12                     0.076  5.599 258.52
 Prior rounds:
E3    (T Veney     ) 0.106  5.609 257.48      (F Manzo     ) 0.065  5.580 258.67
E2    (F Tigges    ) 0.043  5.625 257.04      (J Anderika  ) 0.045  5.573 259.66
E1    (J Fiorini   ) 0.128  5.728 255.43      (T Bogolo    ) 0.055  5.646 256.55
 Qualified:             #2  5.624 257.73                        #5  5.651 260.06
3:33 p.m. - Weather conditions: air temperature 86 degrees, relative humidity 56 percent, barometer 29.39 inches, adjusted altitude 3,301 feet, track temperature 104 degrees.

Coming into this race, Ferro was 8-8 in final round competition. His most recent final round came at the Charlotte race last month, when he was runner up. Noakes' only final round appearance before this was here at Maple Grove last year when he lost to Frank Manzo.

Noakes was first out of the gate and held on to take a holeshot win over Ferro. This is Noakes' first national event win on Top Alcohol Funny Car.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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