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Sat, 26 May 2012, 17:08 PM

Top Alcohol Funny Car Round 1 Eliminations
By Jim Samuel





MOHNTON, Pa. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northeast Division, event at Maple Grove Raceway:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   16 DJ Cox Jr.                             15 John Anderika                
E1                   0.067 14.177  73.16     ****WINNER****  0.035  5.854 242.32
 Qualified:             #5  5.760 224.62                        #4  5.737 251.44
4:53 p.m. - Weather conditions: air temperature 90 degrees, relative humidity 52 percent, barometer 30.04 inches, adjusted altitude 2,478 feet.

Cox's car launched and shook the tries really hard. He clicked it off right away. Anderika's Monte Carlo did a little stutter-step out of the gate, then got hooked up the rest of the way for the win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   12 Eric Lourie                            17 Paul Gill                    
E1                   0.137 33.374  56.87     ****WINNER****  0.078  5.675 254.52
 Qualified:             #7  5.776 248.84                        #2  5.641 257.43
Lourie shook the tires out of the gate and clicked it off. Gill went down the groove for the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 1509 Dan Pomponio                            7 Todd Veney                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.025  5.774 250.88                     0.064  5.872 234.70
 Qualified:             #6  5.768 252.24                        #3  5.707 252.14
After two cars shook hard in the left lane, Pomponio and crew got the setup right and had this race from start to finish. Pomponio got the win but gave up lane choice to Gill in round two.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  147 Fred Tigges                             1 Frank Manzo                  
E1                  -0.003  8.982  97.88     ****WINNER****  0.044  5.652 256.70
 Qualified:             #8  5.791 247.20                        #1  5.615 255.82
Tigges went red at the start and backed off the throttle. Manzo went straight down the groove to win lane choice over Anderika in the next round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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