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Sat, 5 Nov 2005, 08:43 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 2 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





POMONA, Calif. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 41st annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3112 Mike Smith                           7771 Ed Sigmon                    
E2                   0.204  8.638 131.99     ****WINNER****  0.042  8.692 150.06
       G/AA Index: 8.96 (+/-): -0.322            C/SR Index: 9.23 (+/-): -0.538
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Cowan     ) 0.059  8.454 -0.556      (T Huggins   ) 0.026  8.905 -0.325
 Qualified:            #14  8.411 -0.599                       #22  8.656 -0.574
5:23 p.m. Mike Smith has a 0.05 CIC penalty; Ed Sigmon has no CIC penalty. Smith was very late, Sigmon didn't know it, and Sigmon earned a 0.03 CIC penalty for the remaining rounds.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7098 Tom Mettler                          1423 Jake Crimmins                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.078  7.897 137.11                    -0.084  6.677 187.31
        PST Index: 8.02 (+/-): -0.123           AA/AM Index: 7.19 (+/-): -0.513
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Butner    ) 0.001  7.520 -0.550      (V Deceglie  )       No Time      
 Qualified:            #18  7.482 -0.588                       #26  6.627 -0.563
Tom Mettler has a 0.05 CIC penalty; Jake Crimmins has no CIC penalty. Crimmins went red and Mettler saved the rest of his index for later rounds.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    2 Tony Stephenson                        64 Dave Barcelon                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.037  8.454 130.64                     0.026 10.507  92.40
       C/EA Index: 8.68 (+/-): -0.226             F/A Index: 8.73 (+/-):  1.777
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Lambeck   ) 0.018  8.179 -0.571      (R Jones     ) 0.024 11.766  3.036
 Qualified:            #23  8.180 -0.570                       #15  8.132 -0.598
Barcelon had problems and slowed at half track.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6180 Jirka Kaplan                          220 Jeff Taylor                  
E2   ****WINNER****  0.064  7.117 184.27                     0.068  8.601 150.45
      BB/AM Index: 7.75 (+/-): -0.633            D/SM Index: 9.14 (+/-): -0.539
 Prior rounds:
E1    (A Freese    ) 0.026  7.825  0.075      (D Carter    ) 0.007  8.638 -0.562
 Qualified:            #12  7.144 -0.606                        #4  8.550 -0.650
Jirka Kaplan has no CIC penalty; Jeff Taylor has a 0.06 CIC penalty. Jirka Kaplan's MOV: 0.0985 seconds (approximately 22 feet). He earned a 0.13 CIC penalty in the process.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   11 Al Ackerman                          7767 Alan Ellis                   
E2   ****WINNER****  0.007  8.287 153.25                     0.051  8.731 140.33
        F/D Index: 8.69 (+/-): -0.403            A/AA Index: 7.41 (+/-):  1.321
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Sumek     ) 0.095  8.190 -0.530      (T Patterson ) 0.027  7.170 -0.240
 Qualified:            #16  8.129 -0.591                       #24  6.842 -0.568
Ellis slowed early in the run.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7109 Ross Wilson                          1937 Lee Zane                     
E2                   0.139  8.762 128.60     ****WINNER****  0.096  9.333 117.04
      C/SMA Index: 8.93 (+/-): -0.168            L/AA Index: 9.77 (+/-): -0.437
 Prior rounds:
E1    (T Brown     ) 0.167  9.210  0.280      (J Gebhardt  ) 0.110  9.419 -0.351
 Qualified:            #13  8.331 -0.599                        #5  9.123 -0.647
Neither driver has a CIC penalty. Wilson had problems past half track and Zane saved his index again.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   13 Sal Biondo                           7298 Scott Hedlund                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.028  7.953 162.29                     0.146  8.204 163.31
       E/AA Index: 8.41 (+/-): -0.457            B/SM Index: 8.76 (+/-): -0.556
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Lion      ) 0.026  8.024 -0.386      (J Mihovetz  ) 0.109  8.679 -0.081
 Qualified:             #9  7.787 -0.623                       #17  8.172 -0.588
Neither driver has a CIC penalty. Hedlund spotted Biondo over a tenth of a second at the green and Biondo was able to win without hurting his index. Sal Biondo's MOV: 0.0195 seconds (approximately 5 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   79 Steve Wilmoth                        6744 Chuck Smithfield             
E2                   0.149  8.703 143.84     ****WINNER****  0.034  7.751 157.06
       C/SR Index: 9.16 (+/-): -0.457            BB/A Index: 8.17 (+/-): -0.419
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Lane      ) 0.063  8.651 -0.579      (K Justice   ) 0.013  7.664 -0.506
 Qualified:            #27  8.676 -0.554                        #3  7.518 -0.652
Steve Wilmoth has a 0.07 CIC penalty; Chuck Smithfield has no CIC penalty. Wilmoth gave up a lot at the green and Smithfield was able to win without hurting his index. Chuck Smithfield's MOV: 0.0778 seconds (approximately 16 feet).

In the quarterfinals it's Biondo vs Zane, Smithfield vs Stephenson, Mettler vs Sigmon, and Kaplan vs Ackerman.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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