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Sun, 6 Nov 2005, 08:45 PM

Competition Eliminator Final, Round 5 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





POMONA, Calif. - Results of final, round 5 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
 6180 Jirka Kaplan                         6744 Chuck Smithfield             
E5                   0.012  7.013 194.77     ****WINNER****  0.072  7.542 179.88
      BB/AM Index: 7.54 (+/-): -0.527            BB/A Index: 8.17 (+/-): -0.628
 Prior rounds:
E4    (E Sigmon    ) 0.050  7.034 -0.586      (S Biondo    ) 0.011  7.677 -0.493
E3    (A Ackerman  ) 0.051  7.800  0.180      (T Stephenson) 0.022  7.691 -0.479
E2    (J Taylor    ) 0.064  7.117 -0.633      (S Wilmoth   ) 0.034  7.751 -0.419
E1    (A Freese    ) 0.026  7.825  0.075      (K Justice   ) 0.013  7.664 -0.506
 Qualified:            #12  7.144 -0.606                        #3  7.518 -0.652
5:40 p.m. Jirka Kaplan has a 0.21 CIC penalty; Chuck Smithfield has no CIC penalty. Smithfield's worst light so far was a 0.034 and that's very goiod driving in Comp Eliminator. This is the second final round ever for 63-year-old Smithfield, who has said he's retiring after this season.

Kaplan had a great light, Smithfield had his worst, but Smithfield used up all the index he'd saved all weekend to get the win light. Chuck Smithfield's MOV: 0.0412 seconds (approximately 12 feet). Congratulations on a great retirement present.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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