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Sat, 17 Sep 2005, 05:17 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 2 Eliminations
By Jim Samuel





MOHNTON, Pa. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 21st annual Toyo Tires NHRA Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3380 David Allen                            15 Michele Costa                
E2                  -0.069  8.414 161.13     ****WINNER****  0.001  9.528 111.48
        F/A Index: 8.76 (+/-): -0.346             G/D Index: 9.60 (+/-): -0.072
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Bartucci  ) 0.049  8.405 -0.355      (J Aloisio   ) 0.039  9.096 -0.574
 Qualified:            #31  8.349 -0.411                        #7  9.109 -0.561
5:00 p.m. - Weather conditions: air temperature 78 degrees, relative humidity 49 percent, barometer 29.81 inches, adjusted altitude 1,685 feet, track temperature 105 degrees.

Costa got the win here on a red light by Allen.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1058 Frank Affronti                       1142 Bob Wise                     
E2   ****WINNER****  0.087  7.547 178.00                     0.171  7.247 189.71
        C/A Index: 8.00 (+/-): -0.453            B/AA Index: 7.77 (+/-): -0.523
 Prior rounds:
E1    (F Aragona Jr) 0.038  9.652  1.652      (S Biondo    ) 0.001  7.261 -0.539
 Qualified:            #18  7.526 -0.474                       #10  7.265 -0.535
Affronti had a better start and stayed out in front to take the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3068 Steve Ambrose                         106 Vinny Barone                 
E2                   0.079  7.847 163.79     ****WINNER****  0.072  7.960 169.30
       J/AA Index: 8.39 (+/-): -0.543            A/SR Index: 8.52 (+/-): -0.560
 Prior rounds:
E1    (P Stewart   ) 0.064  7.888 -0.552      (R Vierheller) 0.083  8.026 -0.494
 Qualified:             #3  7.861 -0.579                       #11  7.994 -0.526
Barone got the win and will race Costa in the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  121 Scott MacKay                           16 Don Eckel                    
E2                  -0.005  7.808 133.94     ****WINNER****  0.147  7.262 159.21
       D/ED Index: 8.00 (+/-): -0.192             C/D Index: 7.61 (+/-): -0.348
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Stewart   ) 0.060  7.562 -0.438      (A Armstrong ) -0.034  7.338 -0.272
 Qualified:            #25  7.545 -0.455                       #17  7.134 -0.476
MacKay lit the red light so Eckel got the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1718 Tommy Ciccarone Jr.                  3308 John Frech                   
E2   ****WINNER****  0.068  8.623 154.95                     0.068  8.112 161.07
      E/SMA Index: 9.18 (+/-): -0.557             F/D Index: 8.65 (+/-): -0.538
 Prior rounds:
E1    (V Puckett   ) 0.041  8.672 -0.538      (K Houghtalin) 0.174  8.143 -0.587
 Qualified:             #5  8.642 -0.568                       #13  8.219 -0.521
These two had identical reactions times but Ciccarone had the run he needed to take th win. He'll race Eckel in the third round. Tommy Ciccarone Jr.'s MOV: 0.0197 seconds (approximately 5 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1780 Gerry Russo                          1937 Lee Zane                     
E2   ****WINNER****  0.026  8.729 142.28                     0.034  9.312 142.84
      E/SMA Index: 9.18 (+/-): -0.451            L/AA Index: 9.76 (+/-): -0.448
 Prior rounds:
E1    (G Wisecarver) 0.054  8.674 -0.536      (J Caliendo J) 0.053  9.260 -0.510
 Qualified:             #8  8.660 -0.550                       #16  9.276 -0.494
Gerry Russo's MOV: 0.0111 seconds (approximately 2 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   11 Al Ackerman                          3112 Mike Smith                   
E2   ****WINNER****  0.116  9.631  95.82                    -0.050  8.995 119.92
        F/D Index: 8.73 (+/-):  0.901            G/AA Index: 8.96 (+/-):  0.035
 Prior rounds:
E1    (P Ross      ) 0.035  8.244 -0.486      (D Stewart   ) 0.108  8.454 -0.556
 Qualified:            #12  8.209 -0.521                        #4  8.441 -0.569
Ackerman got the win on a red light by Smith and will race Russo in the third round of eliminations.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1250 Joe Carnasciale                      1136 Peter Biondo                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.085  9.265 117.78                           No Time      
       E/SM Index: 9.30 (+/-): -0.035            G/ED Index: 8.75 (+/-): 91.249
 Prior rounds:
E1    (G Supinski J) 0.079  8.797 -0.513      (C Greco     ) 0.032  8.288 -0.462
 Qualified:            #14  8.800 -0.510                        #6  8.182 -0.568
Biondo did his burnout and his car shut down while he was trying to stage it. Carnasciale got the win and will face Affronti in the next round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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