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Sun, 18 Sep 2005, 01:05 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 3 Eliminations
By Jim Samuel





MOHNTON, Pa. - Results of round 3 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
 1718 Tommy Ciccarone Jr.                    16 Don Eckel                    
E3                   0.074  8.612 155.51     ****WINNER****  0.013  7.122 171.51
      E/SMA Index: 9.13 (+/-): -0.518             C/D Index: 7.61 (+/-): -0.488
 Prior rounds:
E2    (J Frech     ) 0.068  8.623 -0.557      (S Mackay    ) 0.147  7.262 -0.348
E1    (V Puckett   ) 0.041  8.672 -0.538      (A Armstrong ) -0.034  7.338 -0.272
 Qualified:             #5  8.642 -0.568                       #17  7.134 -0.476
12:57 p.m. - Weather conditions: air temperature 71 degrees, relative humidity 51 percent, barometer 29.93 inches, adjusted altitude 980 feet, track temperature 94 degrees.

Eckel had the better light and took advantage of it to take the win. Don Eckel's MOV: 0.0318 seconds (approximately 7 feet).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1780 Gerry Russo                            11 Al Ackerman                  
E3   ****WINNER****  0.019  9.089 119.94                    -0.037  8.265 131.11
      E/SMA Index: 9.18 (+/-): -0.091             F/D Index: 8.73 (+/-): -0.465
 Prior rounds:
E2    (L Zane      ) 0.026  8.729 -0.451      (M Smith     ) 0.116  9.631  0.901
E1    (G Wisecarver) 0.054  8.674 -0.536      (P Ross      ) 0.035  8.244 -0.486
 Qualified:             #8  8.660 -0.550                       #12  8.209 -0.521
Ackerman lit the red light so Russo got the win and a trip to the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  106 Vinny Barone                           15 Michele Costa                
E3   ****WINNER****  0.048  7.898 167.14                     0.054  9.087 142.36
       A/SR Index: 8.46 (+/-): -0.562             G/D Index: 9.60 (+/-): -0.513
 Prior rounds:
E2    (S Ambrose   ) 0.072  7.960 -0.560      (D Allen     ) 0.001  9.528 -0.072
E1    (R Vierheller) 0.083  8.026 -0.494      (J Aloisio   ) 0.039  9.096 -0.574
 Qualified:            #11  7.994 -0.526                        #7  9.109 -0.561
Barone got the win and will face Eckel in the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1058 Frank Affronti                       1250 Joe Carnasciale              
E3                   0.081  7.497 179.37     ****WINNER****  0.040  8.770 149.60
        C/A Index: 8.00 (+/-): -0.503            E/SM Index: 9.30 (+/-): -0.530
 Prior rounds:
E2    (B Wise      ) 0.087  7.547 -0.453      (P Biondo    ) 0.085  9.265 -0.035
E1    (F Aragona Jr) 0.038  9.652  1.652      (G Supinski J) 0.079  8.797 -0.513
 Qualified:            #18  7.526 -0.474                       #14  8.800 -0.510
Carnasciale led this from start to finish and will race Russo in round three.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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