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Sun, 6 Nov 2005, 07:21 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 4 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





POMONA, Calif. - Results of round 4 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
 6744 Chuck Smithfield                       13 Sal Biondo                   
E4   ****WINNER****  0.011  7.677 165.09                     0.021  7.846 171.16
       BB/A Index: 8.17 (+/-): -0.493            E/AA Index: 8.33 (+/-): -0.484
 Prior rounds:
E3    (T Stephenson) 0.022  7.691 -0.479      (L Zane      ) 0.010  7.829 -0.581
E2    (S Wilmoth   ) 0.034  7.751 -0.419      (S Hedlund   ) 0.028  7.953 -0.457
E1    (K Justice   ) 0.013  7.664 -0.506      (J Lion      ) 0.026  8.024 -0.386
 Qualified:             #3  7.518 -0.652                        #9  7.787 -0.623
4:14 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 72 degrees, relative humidity 38 percent, barometer 29.26 inches, adjusted altitude 1,867 feet, track temperature 88 degrees.

Chuck Smithfield has no CIC penalty; Sal Biondo has a 0.08 CIC penalty. Chuck Smithfield's MOV: 0.0191 seconds (approximately 5 feet) and he still has all his index available for the final round. He's been so good on the tree that he has been able to win without pushing hard.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6180 Jirka Kaplan                         7771 Ed Sigmon                    
E4   ****WINNER****  0.050  7.034 187.26                     0.026  8.683 150.05
      BB/AM Index: 7.62 (+/-): -0.586            C/SR Index: 9.20 (+/-): -0.517
 Prior rounds:
E3    (A Ackerman  ) 0.051  7.800  0.180      (T Mettler   ) 0.018  8.701 -0.499
E2    (J Taylor    ) 0.064  7.117 -0.633      (M Smith     ) 0.042  8.692 -0.538
E1    (A Freese    ) 0.026  7.825  0.075      (T Huggins   ) 0.026  8.905 -0.325
 Qualified:            #12  7.144 -0.606                       #22  8.656 -0.574
Jirka Kaplan has a 0.13 CIC penalty; Ed Sigmon has a 0.03 CIC penalty. Kaplan let it all the way out to get the win, earning another 0.08 in CIC penalty - but he's in the final round and that's worth the cost. Jirka Kaplan's MOV: 0.0458 seconds (approximately 10 feet).

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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