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Sat, 17 Oct 2020, 16:42 PM

Top Alcohol Funny Car Round 1 Eliminations
By Rick Green





ENNIS, Texas - Results of round 1 eliminations in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series, 35th annual AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 2183 Aryan Rochon                            5 Annie Whiteley               
E1                   0.057  5.895 247.38     ****WINNER****  0.124  5.528 269.78
 Qualified:            #13  5.570 251.39                        #2  5.429 274.00
Whiteley is 1 - 0 against Rochon in prior events.

Rochon with the starting line advantage, but Whiteley has the lead by 150 feet and never trails from there on for the win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 2606 Mark Billington                         2 Brian Hough                  
E1                   0.072  5.726 252.99     ****WINNER****  0.089  5.468 268.01
 Qualified:            #12  5.570 258.91                        #3  5.473 269.40
Billington with the starting line advantage, but made a quick move toward the wall.

Hough with his quickest pass of the weekend for the win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   33 Tony Bogolo                             1 Sean Bellemeur               
E1                   0.072  5.601 264.23     ****WINNER****  0.087  5.449 270.05
 Qualified:            #14  5.576 264.65                        #1  5.425 261.62
This is the first time Bogolo and Bellemeur have faced each other in eliminations.

Bogolo with the starting line advantage, but Bellemeur had the difference made up by the time they went by the Christmas tree and never trailed from there on for the win. He runs low E.T. of the round. He will have a bye in the next round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  433 Bryan Brown                             4 Chris Marshall               
E1   ****WINNER****  0.051  5.900 195.03                    -0.017  5.492 267.96
 Qualified:            #11  5.557 262.59                        #4  5.475 270.59
This is the first time Brown and Marshall have faced each other in eliminations.

Marshall is too quick on the tree and turns on the red light to give Brown the win.

Brown is out of the groove and over by the wall before he clicks it off.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  571 Bob McCosh                            552 Kyle Smith                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.041  5.512 266.32                     0.050  5.549 239.10
 Qualified:             #5  5.477 263.77                       #10  5.502 257.28
This is the first time McCosh and Smith have faced each other in eliminations.

McCosh with the starting line advantage, but Smith has the lead by the time they go by the Christmas tree. McCosh chases him down by 1000 feet and takes the win as Smith's chutes are out early. Bob McCosh's MOV: 0.0461 seconds (approximately 16 feet). He will have lane choice over Brown in the next round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    6 Doug Gordon                            32 Chris Foster                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.066  5.494 267.69                     0.082  5.603 265.17
 Qualified:             #9  5.501 268.06                        #6  5.480 268.76
Gordon is 2 - 0 against Foster in prior events.

Gordon with the starting line advantage and never trailed for the win. Gordon with his quickest pass of the weekend for the win. He will give up lane choice to Hough in the next round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    7 Kris Hool                               8 Jay Payne                    
E1   ****WINNER****  0.150  5.524 264.03                     0.036  9.068 100.37
 Qualified:             #8  5.496 267.48                        #7  5.486 260.66
Hool and Payne have each won 1 times against the other in prior events.

Payne with the starting line advantage, but has severe tire shake before he clicked it off. Hool will have lane choice over Whiteley in the next round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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