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Sat, 3 Sep 2005, 01:13 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 1 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





CLERMONT, Ind. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 51st annual Mac Tools U.S. Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  106 Vinny Barone                         5212 Doug Engels                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.063  7.912 162.14                     0.011  7.517 174.03
       A/SR Index: 8.54 (+/-): -0.628            D/ED Index: 8.00 (+/-): -0.483
 Qualified:            #26  7.987 -0.553                       #58  7.559 -0.441
Weather conditions: air temperature 74 degrees, relative humidity 37 percent, barometer 29.76 inches, adjusted altitude 1,334 feet, track temperature 97 degrees.

Here we go, 32 pairs of cars in round one. Barone took a big CIC hit for the win, 0.12 for the event and 0.02 permanently. Vinny Barone's MOV: 0.0934 seconds (approximately 24 feet).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3096 Patrick Stewart                        76 Michael Stone                
E1                   0.111  7.426 175.98     ****WINNER****  0.066  7.375 163.71
       C/ED Index: 7.94 (+/-): -0.514            C/ED Index: 7.94 (+/-): -0.565
 Qualified:            #55  7.476 -0.464                       #23  7.381 -0.559
Stewart gave up a lot on the tree. Michael Stone's MOV: 0.0961 seconds (approximately 25 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3316 Michael Hazlett                      4025 Joey Tanksley                
E1                  -0.012  7.548 147.17     ****WINNER****  0.070 12.049  92.93
        B/A Index: 7.74 (+/-): -0.192            B/ED Index: 7.48 (+/-):  4.569
 Qualified:            #51  7.257 -0.483                       #19  6.916 -0.564
Tanksley's car spun the tires and then almost stalled on the launch, but the win light was already on in his lane.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   24 Donald Eberly                        5019 Paul Pittman                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.126  8.158 163.87                     0.087  7.297 188.70
       F/AA Index: 8.71 (+/-): -0.552            B/AA Index: 7.80 (+/-): -0.503
 Qualified:            #27  8.157 -0.553                       #59  7.361 -0.439
Eberly left a lot on the tree, still had enough to win, but he took a 0.05 CIC penalty to do so. Donald Eberly's MOV: 0.0109 seconds (approximately 3 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4440 Kevin Self                            383 Allen Wilson                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.161  8.446 148.23                     0.149  7.136 167.03
       F/EA Index: 9.00 (+/-): -0.554            A/ND Index: 7.58 (+/-): -0.444
 Qualified:            #14  8.423 -0.577                       #46  7.078 -0.502
Kevin Self's MOV: 0.0982 seconds (approximately 24 feet). He took a 0.05 CIC on the run.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  211 Glen Treadwell                          9 Doug Lambeck                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.115 13.550  86.93                    -0.008  8.854 123.01
       E/EA Index: 9.02 (+/-):  4.530           D/SMA Index: 9.14 (+/-): -0.286
 Qualified:            #13  8.441 -0.579                       #45  8.636 -0.504
Treadwell slowed when he saw the win light.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    5 Vinnie Deceglie                         3 Michael Johnson              
E1   ****WINNER****  0.060  6.606 208.97                     0.065  8.871 148.89
        A/A Index: 7.19 (+/-): -0.584           F/SMA Index: 9.39 (+/-): -0.519
 Qualified:            #12  6.605 -0.585                       #44  8.884 -0.506
Deceglie sat there for over two seconds, then ran Johnson down, but he took a 0.08 hit for the rest of the event. Vinnie Deceglie's MOV: 0.0702 seconds (approximately 15 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3098 Doug Stewart                         3304 Wayne Henderson              
E1   ****WINNER****  0.034  8.271 161.21                     0.191  6.668 201.28
      B/SMA Index: 8.79 (+/-): -0.519            A/ED Index: 7.27 (+/-): -0.602
 Qualified:            #47  8.291 -0.499                       #15  6.697 -0.573
After watching the Safety Safari clean up the lanes, Henderson switched lanes. It didn't do him any good, he left too much on the tree. Doug Stewart's MOV: 0.0746 seconds (approximately 22 feet). Stewart took a 0.01 CIC for the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   33 Robert Bailey                        3697 Brad Zaskowski               
E1   ****WINNER****  0.029  6.655 201.76                     0.024  9.179 141.05
       A/ED Index: 7.27 (+/-): -0.615            H/SM Index: 9.74 (+/-): -0.561
 Qualified:            #16  6.701 -0.569                       #48  9.243 -0.497
Two good lights and Bailey had to take a 0.11 CIC to get the win. Robert Bailey's MOV: 0.0491 seconds (approximately 10 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  240 Fred Allen                            433 Bill Morse                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.028  7.085 173.38                     0.131  9.394 134.82
       B/ED Index: 7.48 (+/-): -0.395            G/SM Index: 9.55 (+/-): -0.156
 Qualified:            #63  7.060 -0.420                       #31  9.004 -0.546
Allen won with ease, avoiding a CIC penalty.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3068 Steve Ambrose                         706 Art Hodges                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.116  7.856 161.87                     0.234  7.498 181.79
       J/AA Index: 8.44 (+/-): -0.584             C/A Index: 8.00 (+/-): -0.502
 Qualified:            #28  7.887 -0.553                       #60  7.566 -0.434
Ambrose had the better of two bad lights and took a 0.08 CIC penalty with the win. Steve Ambrose's MOV: 0.2009 seconds (approximately 54 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  373 Ray Vierheller III                   5250 Todd Patterson               
E1                  -0.030  8.348 159.61     ****WINNER****  0.129  8.242 125.94
       I/AA Index: 8.90 (+/-): -0.552            B/SR Index: 8.60 (+/-): -0.358
 Qualified:            #56  8.443 -0.457                       #24  8.044 -0.556


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    2 Tony Stephenson                      1937 Lee Zane                     
E1   ****WINNER****  0.010  7.918 150.95                     0.044  9.237 141.03
       B/EA Index: 8.47 (+/-): -0.552            L/AA Index: 9.77 (+/-): -0.533
 Qualified:             #9  7.882 -0.588                       #41  9.255 -0.515
Tony Stephenson's MOV: 0.0537 seconds (approximately 11 feet) and a 0.05 CIC.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3737 Jacklyn Gebhardt                       10 Bo Butner                    
E1                  -0.122  7.990 115.66     ****WINNER****  0.034  8.843 122.54
       A/ED Index: 7.27 (+/-):  0.720            D/SM Index: 9.20 (+/-): -0.357
 Qualified:            #36  6.739 -0.531                        #4  8.577 -0.623


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 707M John Mihovetz                           4 Larry Pritchett              
E1   ****WINNER****  0.028  7.106 154.26                    -0.005  8.173 139.14
      BB/AT Index: 7.41 (+/-): -0.304            A/SM Index: 8.51 (+/-): -0.337
 Qualified:             #2  6.749 -0.661                       #34  7.976 -0.534
Mihovetz had the chute out way before the line.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  238 George Gallimore Jr                   220 Jeff Taylor                  
E1                   0.098  6.887 194.35     ****WINNER****  0.015  8.736 145.70
       A/AP Index: 7.49 (+/-): -0.603            E/SM Index: 9.32 (+/-): -0.584
 Qualified:            #39  6.973 -0.517                        #7  8.704 -0.616
Nice light by Taylor, but he took a 0.08 CIC hit to make sure he stayed out in front of a fast-closing Gallimore. Jeff Taylor's MOV: 0.0645 seconds (approximately 18 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3310 James Winje                            13 Sal Biondo                   
E1                   0.002  8.822 153.35     ****WINNER****  0.018  7.897 164.97
       E/SM Index: 9.32 (+/-): -0.498            E/AA Index: 8.42 (+/-): -0.523
 Qualified:            #62  8.895 -0.425                       #30  7.873 -0.547
Two good lights and Biondo outran Winje on the top end for the win. Sal Biondo's MOV: 0.0097 seconds (approximately 2 feet), with a 0.02 CIC penalty.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3308 John Frech                             15 Michele Costa                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.184  9.156 104.81                    -0.024  9.463 119.00
        F/D Index: 8.74 (+/-):  0.416             G/D Index: 9.67 (+/-): -0.207
 Qualified:            #11  8.155 -0.585                       #43  9.158 -0.512
300 cubic inches of raw power - between the two.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  300 Mauri Rose                            388 Brian Stufflebeam            
E1                  -0.079  7.215 186.85     ****WINNER****  0.043 10.433  81.34
        C/D Index: 7.61 (+/-): -0.395            B/AA Index: 7.80 (+/-):  2.633
 Qualified:            #65  7.212 -0.398                       #22  7.240 -0.560
Rose was in as the first alternate, replacing Terry Smith.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    7 Brian Browell                           8 David Rampy                  
E1                   0.022  7.252 182.21     ****WINNER****  0.026  7.374 168.87
        D/D Index: 7.83 (+/-): -0.578            A/EA Index: 7.97 (+/-): -0.596
 Qualified:            #38  7.310 -0.520                        #6  7.352 -0.618
Nice matchup, #7 and #8 last year. Both had great lights, Rampy had a little more muscle on the top end. David Rampy's MOV: 0.0147 seconds (approximately 4 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1210 Jonathan Aloisio                      394 Greg Kamplain                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.026  7.984 170.26                     0.116  7.344 179.80
       A/SM Index: 8.51 (+/-): -0.526            C/ED Index: 7.94 (+/-): -0.596
 Qualified:            #61  8.082 -0.428                       #29  7.393 -0.547
Jonathan Aloisio's MOV: 0.0202 seconds (approximately 5 feet) and a 0.02 CIC.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3185 Bert Dawson                          4004 Tina Stull                   
E1                  -0.253  7.978 168.51     ****WINNER****  0.021  8.652 155.54
       E/AA Index: 8.42 (+/-): -0.442           E/SMA Index: 9.23 (+/-): -0.578
 Qualified:            #64  8.011 -0.409                       #32  8.694 -0.536


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3451 Steve Eckard                         3112 Mike Smith                   
E1                   0.020  7.351 177.65     ****WINNER****  0.125  8.406 154.21
       B/AA Index: 7.80 (+/-): -0.449            G/AA Index: 9.03 (+/-): -0.624
 Qualified:            #57  7.355 -0.445                       #25  8.475 -0.555
Mike Smith's MOV: 0.0702 seconds (approximately 18 feet), earning a 0.12 event CIC and a permanent 0.02 index reduction.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5601 Mike Nahan                           3850 Bruno Massel                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.226  7.600 172.47                     0.053  7.162 195.17
        E/D Index: 8.16 (+/-): -0.560           BB/AT Index: 7.41 (+/-): -0.248
 Qualified:            #21  7.599 -0.561                       #53  6.937 -0.473
Mike Nahan's MOV: 0.1397 seconds (approximately 40 feet) and a 0.06 CIC.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3117 Mike Schaefer                          55 Richard Freeman              
E1   ****WINNER****  0.009  7.410 181.57                     0.045  8.570 157.15
       B/AP Index: 7.98 (+/-): -0.570           D/SMA Index: 9.14 (+/-): -0.570
 Qualified:            #35  7.446 -0.534                        #3  8.514 -0.626
Mike Schaefer's MOV: 0.0362 seconds (approximately 8 feet) on a great light, earning a 0.07 CIC.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   45 Craig Bourgeois                       429 Raymond Martin               
E1   ****WINNER****  0.070  6.966 172.39                     0.001  7.886 164.07
       A/ND Index: 7.58 (+/-): -0.614            K/AA Index: 8.39 (+/-): -0.504
 Qualified:             #5  6.958 -0.622                       #37  7.866 -0.524
Martin's car appeared to slow at mid track. Bourgeois took a 0.11 CIC penalty and a 0.01 permanent index reduction to run him down.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  390 Dale Spencer                         3427 Jesse Plant                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.039  8.613 136.02                    -0.088  9.729  82.32
       F/ED Index: 8.99 (+/-): -0.377            D/ED Index: 8.00 (+/-):  1.729
 Qualified:            #49  8.495 -0.495                       #17  7.433 -0.567


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1780 Gerry Russo                            31 Jason Coan                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.020  8.654 148.54                     0.023  8.440 153.91
      E/SMA Index: 9.23 (+/-): -0.576            F/ED Index: 8.99 (+/-): -0.550
 Qualified:            #10  8.644 -0.586                       #42  8.475 -0.515
Gerry Russo's MOV: 0.0291 seconds (approximately 7 feet) and a 0.07 CIC.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1250 Joe Carnasciale                      3094 Jeb Stewart                  
E1                   0.170  8.741 153.60     ****WINNER****  0.009  8.671 143.67
       E/SM Index: 9.32 (+/-): -0.579           E/SMA Index: 9.23 (+/-): -0.559
 Qualified:            #50  8.835 -0.485                       #18  8.665 -0.565
Jeb Stewart's MOV: 0.1413 seconds (approximately 32 feet) on a great light and he took a 0.05 CIC.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  346 Mike Farrell                           11 Al Ackerman                  
E1                   0.166 20.825  37.37     ****WINNER****  0.040  8.408 128.55
       A/EA Index: 7.97 (+/-): 12.855             F/D Index: 8.74 (+/-): -0.332
 Qualified:            #52  7.497 -0.473                       #20  8.177 -0.563
Farrell slowed almost immediately.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  358 David Billingsley                     193 Frank Aragona Jr             
E1   ****WINNER****  0.036  7.473 181.06                     0.058  8.582 147.97
       C/AA Index: 8.05 (+/-): -0.577            G/EA Index: 9.17 (+/-): -0.588
 Qualified:            #40  7.533 -0.517                        #8  8.575 -0.595
David Billingsley's MOV: 0.0113 seconds (approximately 2 feet), taking a 0.07 CIC penalty.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  213 David Eaton                           314 Brian Seward                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.049  6.963 186.43                     0.059  7.029 188.67
       A/AP Index: 7.49 (+/-): -0.527            B/ED Index: 7.48 (+/-): -0.451
 Qualified:             #1  6.821 -0.669                       #66  7.102 -0.378
Seward was in as the #2 alternate, replacing Rod Dorsey. David Eaton's MOV: 0.0867 seconds (approximately 24 feet) and a 0.02 CiC.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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