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Sat, 22 Oct 2005, 10:31 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 2 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





LAS VEGAS - Results of round 2 eliminations in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, Fifth annual ACDelco Las Vegas NHRA Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  751 Tom Huggins                           433 Bill Morse                   
E2                  -0.114  7.266 187.70     ****WINNER****  0.074 11.173  85.63
        B/A Index: 7.82 (+/-): -0.554            G/SM Index: 9.72 (+/-):  1.453
 Prior rounds:
E1    (T Mettler   ) 0.001  7.318 -0.552      (A Ackerman  ) 0.006 10.130  0.410
 Qualified:             #8  7.261 -0.609                       #32  9.187 -0.533
7:10 p.m. Most of the first-round winners took index penalties in the process of winning and it is likely those that didn't will do so in this round.

Tom Huggins has a 0.05 CIC penalty; Bill Morse has no CIC penalty. Morse avoids a penalty when Huggins goes red.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4025 Joey Tanksley                           8 David Rampy                  
E2                   0.032  7.117 172.72     ****WINNER****  0.093  7.469 173.27
       B/ED Index: 7.61 (+/-): -0.493            A/EA Index: 8.09 (+/-): -0.621
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Smith     ) 0.038  7.262 -0.348      (C Bourgeois ) 0.027  7.829 -0.261
 Qualified:            #25  7.037 -0.573                        #1  7.432 -0.658
Neither driver has a CIC penalty. Tanksley's dragster made a hard left turn on the launch and Rampy took a big 0.12 CIC penalty to ensure the win. David Rampy's MOV: 0.0676 seconds (approximately 17 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3737 Jacklyn Gebhardt                       10 Bo Butner III                
E2                   0.072  6.813 197.45     ****WINNER****  0.052  8.780 147.44
       A/ED Index: 7.30 (+/-): -0.487            D/SM Index: 9.27 (+/-): -0.490
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Stone     ) 0.058  6.791 -0.599      (J Mihovetz  ) 0.024  8.761 -0.599
 Qualified:            #26  6.820 -0.570                        #2  8.703 -0.657
Jacklyn Gebhardt has a 0.09 CIC penalty; Bo Butner III has a 0.09 CIC penalty. It was an even contest, Butner taking the win with the better light, avoiding any firther penalty.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7737 Ken Justice Sr.                       717 Mike DePalma                 
E2                  -0.086  7.695 143.84     ****WINNER****  0.083  8.192 123.01
       B/AA Index: 7.89 (+/-): -0.195             B/A Index: 7.83 (+/-):  0.362
 Prior rounds:
E1    (A Ellis     ) 0.163  7.389 -0.541      (C Mikel     ) 0.003  7.326 -0.544
 Qualified:            #20  7.341 -0.589                       #28  7.300 -0.570
Ken Justice Sr. has a 0.04 CIC penalty; Mike DePalma has a 0.04 CIC penalty. DePalma saw the win light and saved his index for later. He faces Morse next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    1 Dean Carter                          7298 Scott Hedlund                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.064  7.284 145.59                    -0.033  8.512 160.65
       A/ND Index: 7.58 (+/-): -0.296            B/SM Index: 8.92 (+/-): -0.408
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Mikel     ) 0.000  7.080 -0.590      (B Browell   ) 0.136  8.511 -0.409
 Qualified:             #7  7.056 -0.614                       #31  8.385 -0.535
Dean Carter has a 0.09 CIC penalty; Scott Hedlund has no CIC penalty. Hedlund took a shot at the tree and missed. Carter lifted, avoiding further index adjustments.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  600 Jeff Lane                              64 Dave Barcelon                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.036  8.204 159.55                     0.050  8.346 160.65
       B/SR Index: 8.68 (+/-): -0.476             F/A Index: 8.82 (+/-): -0.474
 Prior rounds:
E1    (P Anderson  ) 0.030  8.180 -0.570      (T Stephenson) 0.036  8.320 -0.590
 Qualified:             #5  8.116 -0.634                       #13  8.309 -0.601
Jeff Lane has a 0.07 CIC penalty; Dave Barcelon has a 0.09 CIC penalty. Jeff Lane's MOV: 0.0165 seconds (approximately 4 feet). He faces Rampy in the quarterfinals.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7771 Ed Sigmon                             220 Jeff Taylor                  
E2                   0.050  8.936 145.93     ****WINNER****  0.031  8.931 146.75
       C/SR Index: 9.39 (+/-): -0.454            E/SM Index: 9.38 (+/-): -0.449
 Prior rounds:
E1    (C Sallee    ) 0.058  9.534  0.144      (T Patterson ) 0.008  8.871 -0.559
 Qualified:            #30  8.843 -0.547                       #22  8.852 -0.578
Ed Sigmon has no CIC penalty; Jeff Taylor has a 0.05 CIC penalty. Jeff Taylor's MOV: 0.0141 seconds (approximately 3 feet). He races Butner next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    5 Vinnie Deceglie                        55 Richard Freeman              
E2   ****WINNER****  0.057  6.656 207.18                     0.037  8.743 155.08
        A/A Index: 7.19 (+/-): -0.534           D/SMA Index: 9.25 (+/-): -0.507
 Prior rounds:
E1    (S Biondo    ) 0.010  6.681 -0.629      (A Bowdish   ) 0.010  8.812 -0.438
 Qualified:             #3  6.654 -0.656                       #11  8.643 -0.607
Vinnie Deceglie has a 0.12 CIC penalty; Richard Freeman has no CIC penalty. This was a great race, Deceglie taking another 0.03 index adjustment to get the win. Vinnie Deceglie's MOV: 0.0078 seconds (approximately 21 inches). He races Carter next round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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