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Sun, 4 Sep 2005, 11:07 AM

Competition Eliminator Round 2 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





CLERMONT, Ind. - Results of round 2 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
 1210 Jonathan Aloisio                      211 Glen Treadwell               
E2                  -0.011  8.101 145.34     ****WINNER****  0.037  9.004 108.76
       A/SM Index: 8.49 (+/-): -0.389            E/EA Index: 9.02 (+/-): -0.016
 Prior rounds:
E1    (G Kamplain  ) 0.026  7.984 -0.526      (D Lambeck   ) 0.115 13.550  4.530
 Qualified:            #61  8.082 -0.428                       #13  8.441 -0.579
9:38 a.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 68 degrees, relative humidity 52 percent, barometer 29.79 inches, adjusted altitude 921 feet, track temperature 88 degrees.

There were a slew of CICs in the first round and, with these conditions, there will probably be several more this round.

Jonathan Aloisio has a 0.02 CIC penalty; Glen Treadwell has no CIC penalty.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3117 Mike Schaefer                        4025 Joey Tanksley                
E2                  -0.001  7.629 152.54     ****WINNER****  0.079  7.299 136.59
       B/AP Index: 7.91 (+/-): -0.281            B/ED Index: 7.48 (+/-): -0.181
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Freeman   ) 0.009  7.410 -0.570      (M Hazlett   ) 0.070 12.049  4.569
 Qualified:            #35  7.446 -0.534                       #19  6.916 -0.564
Mike Schaefer has a 0.07 CIC penalty; Joey Tanksley has no CIC penalty.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4440 Kevin Self                             13 Sal Biondo                   
E2   ****WINNER****  0.032  8.337 155.90                     0.009  7.810 171.53
       F/EA Index: 8.95 (+/-): -0.613            E/AA Index: 8.40 (+/-): -0.590
 Prior rounds:
E1    (A Wilson    ) 0.161  8.446 -0.554      (J Winje     ) 0.018  7.897 -0.523
 Qualified:            #14  8.423 -0.577                       #30  7.873 -0.547
Kevin Self has a 0.05 CIC penalty; Sal Biondo has a 0.02 CIC penalty. Kevin Self's MOV: 0.0005 seconds (approximately 2 inches). Wow! Biondo earned a permanent 0.01 index adjustment and lost, Self has now earned a permanent nickle hit.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   33 Robert Bailey                        4004 Tina Stull                   
E2   ****WINNER****  0.025  6.694 182.48                     0.070  8.683 150.61
       A/ED Index: 7.16 (+/-): -0.466           E/SMA Index: 9.16 (+/-): -0.477
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Zaskowski ) 0.029  6.655 -0.615      (B Dawson    ) 0.021  8.652 -0.578
 Qualified:            #16  6.701 -0.569                       #32  8.694 -0.536
Robert Bailey has a 0.11 CIC penalty; Tina Stull has a 0.07 CIC penalty. Robert Bailey's MOV: 0.0341 seconds (approximately 8 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  358 David Billingsley                    5250 Todd Patterson               
E2                   0.041  7.464 174.75     ****WINNER****  0.033  8.042 152.61
       C/AA Index: 7.98 (+/-): -0.516            B/SR Index: 8.60 (+/-): -0.558
 Prior rounds:
E1    (F Aragona Jr) 0.036  7.473 -0.577      (R Vierheller) 0.129  8.242 -0.358
 Qualified:            #40  7.533 -0.517                       #24  8.044 -0.556
David Billingsley has a 0.07 CIC penalty; Todd Patterson has no CIC penalty. Todd Patterson's MOV: 0.0504 seconds (approximately 13 feet) and a 0.05 CIC.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   11 Al Ackerman                            10 Bo Butner                    
E2   ****WINNER****  0.018  8.133 146.83                     0.037  8.663 137.64
        F/D Index: 8.74 (+/-): -0.607            D/SM Index: 9.20 (+/-): -0.537
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Farrell   ) 0.040  8.408 -0.332      (J Gebhardt  ) 0.034  8.843 -0.357
 Qualified:            #20  8.177 -0.563                        #4  8.577 -0.623
Neither driver has a CIC penalty. Al Ackerman's MOV: 0.0898 seconds (approximately 18 feet) and he gets a dime CIC for the event.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3098 Doug Stewart                          240 Fred Allen                   
E2                   0.086  8.268 161.42     ****WINNER****  0.068  6.981 188.94
      B/SMA Index: 8.78 (+/-): -0.512            B/ED Index: 7.48 (+/-): -0.499
 Prior rounds:
E1    (W Henderson ) 0.034  8.271 -0.519      (B Morse     ) 0.028  7.085 -0.395
 Qualified:            #47  8.291 -0.499                       #63  7.060 -0.420
Doug Stewart has a 0.01 CIC penalty; Fred Allen has no CIC penalty. Fred Allen's MOV: 0.0053 seconds (approximately 15 inches) and still no CIC penalty.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    5 Vinnie Deceglie                      3068 Steve Ambrose                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.100  6.594 202.61                     0.051  7.907 146.43
        A/A Index: 7.11 (+/-): -0.516            J/AA Index: 8.36 (+/-): -0.453
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Johnson   ) 0.060  6.606 -0.584      (A Hodges    ) 0.116  7.856 -0.584
 Qualified:            #12  6.605 -0.585                       #28  7.887 -0.553
Vinnie Deceglie has a 0.08 CIC penalty; Steve Ambrose has a 0.08 CIC penalty. Vinnie Deceglie's MOV: 0.0149 seconds (approximately 3 feet) and he gets another -0.01 CIC.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   76 Michael Stone                         220 Jeff Taylor                  
E2                   0.043  7.342 170.88     ****WINNER****  0.020  8.702 145.09
       C/ED Index: 7.88 (+/-): -0.538            E/SM Index: 9.24 (+/-): -0.538
 Prior rounds:
E1    (P Stewart   ) 0.066  7.375 -0.565      (G Gallimore ) 0.015  8.736 -0.584
 Qualified:            #23  7.381 -0.559                        #7  8.704 -0.616
Michael Stone has a 0.06 CIC penalty; Jeff Taylor has a 0.08 CIC penalty. Jeff Taylor's MOV: 0.0236 seconds (approximately 6 feet) and an aggregate 0.11 CIC and a permanent 0.01 index hit.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    2 Tony Stephenson                      3112 Mike Smith                   
E2   ****WINNER****  0.050  7.938 157.54                     0.123  8.413 148.33
       B/EA Index: 8.42 (+/-): -0.482            G/AA Index: 8.91 (+/-): -0.497
 Prior rounds:
E1    (L Zane      ) 0.010  7.918 -0.552      (S Eckard    ) 0.125  8.406 -0.624
 Qualified:             #9  7.882 -0.588                       #25  8.475 -0.555
This is Stephenson's last claimable national event. Tony Stephenson has a 0.05 CIC penalty; Mike Smith has a 0.12 CIC penalty. Smith gave up a lot more on the tree and Stephenson had an easy time of it with no further CIC. Tony Stephenson's MOV: 0.0581 seconds (approximately 13 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  106 Vinny Barone                         1780 Gerry Russo                  
E2                   0.143  7.922 166.89     ****WINNER****  0.075  8.609 149.90
       A/SR Index: 8.42 (+/-): -0.498           E/SMA Index: 9.16 (+/-): -0.551
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Engels    ) 0.063  7.912 -0.628      (J Coan      ) 0.020  8.654 -0.576
 Qualified:            #26  7.987 -0.553                       #10  8.644 -0.586
Vinny Barone has a 0.12 CIC penalty; Gerry Russo has a 0.07 CIC penalty. Russo wins easily, but takes a 0.02 permanent hit.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 707M John Mihovetz                        3094 Jeb Stewart                  
E2   ****WINNER**** -0.009  7.994 106.34                    -0.009  9.657 105.48
      BB/AT Index: 7.41 (+/-):  0.584           E/SMA Index: 9.18 (+/-):  0.477
 Prior rounds:
E1    (L Pritchett ) 0.028  7.106 -0.304      (J Carnascial) 0.009  8.671 -0.559
 Qualified:             #2  6.749 -0.661                       #18  8.665 -0.565
John Mihovetz has no CIC penalty; Jeb Stewart has a 0.05 CIC penalty.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3308 John Frech                             24 Donald Eberly                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.029  9.111 104.87                    -0.025  8.741 117.35
        F/D Index: 8.74 (+/-):  0.371            F/AA Index: 8.66 (+/-):  0.081
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Costa     ) 0.184  9.156  0.416      (P Pittman   ) 0.126  8.158 -0.552
 Qualified:            #11  8.155 -0.585                       #27  8.157 -0.553
John Frech has no CIC penalty; Donald Eberly has a 0.05 CIC penalty.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   45 Craig Bourgeois                      5601 Mike Nahan                   
E2                   0.063  7.509 157.80     ****WINNER****  0.039  7.646 159.31
       A/ND Index: 7.47 (+/-):  0.039             E/D Index: 8.10 (+/-): -0.454
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Martin    ) 0.070  6.966 -0.614      (B Massel    ) 0.226  7.600 -0.560
 Qualified:             #5  6.958 -0.622                       #21  7.599 -0.561
Craig Bourgeois has a 0.11 CIC penalty; Mike Nahan has a 0.06 CIC penalty in this matchup between two front-engined dragsters. Bourgeois slowed early in the run.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  388 Brian Stufflebeam                       8 David Rampy                  
E2   ****WINNER****  0.026  7.202 175.55                     0.023  7.445 142.09
       B/AA Index: 7.80 (+/-): -0.598            A/EA Index: 7.88 (+/-): -0.435
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Rose      ) 0.043 10.433  2.633      (B Browell   ) 0.026  7.374 -0.596
 Qualified:            #22  7.240 -0.560                        #6  7.352 -0.618
Brian Stufflebeam has no CIC penalty; David Rampy has a 0.09 CIC penalty. Brian Stufflebeam's MOV: 0.1605 seconds (approximately 33 feet)and he now has a 0.09 CIc.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  213 David Eaton                           390 Dale Spencer                 
E2                   0.114  6.955 182.03     ****WINNER****  0.075  8.496 154.78
       A/AP Index: 7.47 (+/-): -0.515            F/ED Index: 8.99 (+/-): -0.494
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Seward    ) 0.049  6.963 -0.527      (J Plant     ) 0.039  8.613 -0.377
 Qualified:             #1  6.821 -0.669                       #49  8.495 -0.495
David Eaton has a 0.02 CIC penalty; Dale Spencer has no CIC penalty. Dale Spencer's MOV: 0.0182 seconds (approximately 5 feet) and still no CIC.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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