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Sun, 11 Nov 2012, 18:15 PM

Top Alcohol Funny Car Round 3 Eliminations
By David Gerard





POMONA, Calif. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, 48th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    2 Tony Bartone                            5 Mickey Ferro                 
E3   ****WINNER****  0.079  5.474 264.96                    -0.007  6.349 172.65
 Prior rounds:
E2    (S Gasparrell) 0.070  5.572 264.86      (D Gordon    ) 0.064  5.813 235.51
E1    (J Payne     ) 0.098  5.616 263.15      (C Thompson  ) 0.063  5.716 252.47
 Qualified:            #10  5.655 261.07                       #11  5.676 255.00
3:05 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 68 degrees, relative humidity 22 percent, barometer 29.07 inches, adjusted altitude 1,855 feet, track temperature 85 degrees.

The East Coast is well represented by these two.Bartone is 3 - 1 against Ferro in prior events. Winner goes to the final round.

Ferro goes red by -0.007 and then has a blower bang. It was going to be tough to get by Bartone, as he makes his best run of the weekend by a bunch to take the easy win.

Tony Bartone's incremental times: 60ft-0.935 sec., 330ft-2.447, 660ft-3.625/210.80 mph, 1,000ft-4.628.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    6 John Lombardo Jr.                     744 Shane Westerfield            
E3   ****WINNER****  0.090  5.466 263.77                     0.027 12.245  69.38
 Prior rounds:
E2    (J Rupert    ) 0.120  5.452 263.82      (J Kaplan    ) 0.000  7.168 173.09
E1    (R Stickler  ) 0.095  5.493 260.91      (B Harrington) 0.042 21.066  35.69
 Qualified:             #1  5.506 261.02                        #4  5.605 258.22
Westerfield is 1 - 0 against Lombardo Jr. in prior events.

Westerfield is up in smoke at the green. Lombardo thunders on down the lane to just nip Bartone's ET and take lane choice into the final round.

3:11 p.m. John Lombardo Jr.'s incremental times: 60ft-0.926 sec., 330ft-2.425, 660ft-3.606/209.65 mph, 1,000ft-4.613.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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