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Mon, 5 Sep 2005, 04:01 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 5 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





CLERMONT, Ind. - Results of round 5 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
  220 Jeff Taylor                           211 Glen Treadwell               
E5                         No Time           ****WINNER****  0.560 13.803  80.34
       E/SM Index: 9.21 (+/-): 90.789            E/EA Index: 9.01 (+/-):  4.793
 Prior rounds:
E4    (J Tanksley  ) 0.026  8.959 -0.251      (D Spencer   ) 0.043  8.506 -0.514
E3    (F Allen     ) 0.089  8.766 -0.444      (M Nahan     ) 0.064  9.046  0.026
E2    (M Stone     ) 0.020  8.702 -0.538      (J Aloisio   ) 0.037  9.004 -0.016
E1    (G Gallimore ) 0.015  8.736 -0.584      (D Lambeck   ) 0.115 13.550  4.530
 Qualified:             #7  8.704 -0.616                       #13  8.441 -0.579
2:50 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 78 degrees, relative humidity 35 percent, barometer 29.83 inches, adjusted altitude 1,597 feet, track temperature 116 degrees.

Weather conditions: air temperature 76 degrees, relative humidity 36 percent, barometer 28.95 inches, adjusted altitude 2,438 feet, track temperature 112 degrees.

Jeff Taylor has a 0.11 CIC penalty; Glen Treadwell has a 0.01 CIC penalty.

Taylor's car developed an oil leak on the burnout and Treadwell got a free pass to the final round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 707M John Mihovetz                           5 Vinnie Deceglie              
E5                   0.109  6.787 206.99     ****WINNER****  0.064  6.581 204.98
      BB/AT Index: 7.29 (+/-): -0.503             A/A Index: 7.10 (+/-): -0.519
 Prior rounds:
E4    (B Stufflebea) 0.213  6.788 -0.622      (R Bailey    ) 0.046  6.620 -0.480
E3    (G Russo     ) 0.182  7.397 -0.013      (A Ackerman  ) 0.008  9.972  2.872
E2    (J Stewart   ) -0.009  7.994  0.584      (S Ambrose   ) 0.100  6.594 -0.516
E1    (L Pritchett ) 0.028  7.106 -0.304      (M Johnson   ) 0.060  6.606 -0.584
 Qualified:             #2  6.749 -0.661                       #12  6.605 -0.585
This is an exciting matchup - if they both go green, both cars should be over 200 mph at the finish line. John Mihovetz has a 0.12 CIC penalty; Vinnie Deceglie has a 0.09 CIC penalty. Whoever wins will be facing Treadwell in the final and Treadwell is sitting on a miniscule 0.01 CIC going into the final round.

Vinnie Deceglie's MOV: 0.0619 seconds (approximately 19 feet), the winner going 204.98 mph, the loser 206.99. Deceglie earns another 0.01 CIC to make it an even dime going into the finals.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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