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Sun, 1 Oct 2006, 12:43 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 2 Eliminations
By Jim Samuel





MOHNTON, Pa. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 22nd annual Toyo Tires NHRA Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1780 Gerry Russo                            10 Frank Aragona                
E2                   0.054  8.544 133.58     ****WINNER****  0.048  8.562 149.12
      C/SMA Index: 8.84 (+/-): -0.296            G/EA Index: 9.10 (+/-): -0.538
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Caliendo J) 0.042  8.332 -0.598      (J Carnascial) 0.015  8.912 -0.188
 Qualified:             #8  8.326 -0.604                       #16  8.544 -0.556
12:25 p.m. - Weather conditions: air temperature 61 degrees, relative humidity 66 percent, barometer 29.65 inches, adjusted altitude 656 feet, track temperature 84 degrees.



 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3098 Douglas Stewart                      1052 Arnie Martel                 
E2                  -0.019  8.941 106.71     ****WINNER****  0.083 10.545  81.75
      B/SMA Index: 8.68 (+/-):  0.261           G/SMA Index: 9.44 (+/-):  1.105
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Aloisio   ) 0.012  8.180 -0.590      (R Schonberge) 0.081  8.938 -0.512
 Qualified:             #9  8.171 -0.599                        #1  8.738 -0.712


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  121 Scott MacKay                         1495 Dominic Surace               
E2                   0.167  7.483 168.81     ****WINNER****  0.031  7.670 176.21
       D/ED Index: 8.00 (+/-): -0.517             PST Index: 8.07 (+/-): -0.400
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Hardee    ) -0.033  7.813 -0.187      (P Ross      ) 0.015  7.702 -0.368
 Qualified:             #6  7.383 -0.617                       #30  7.745 -0.325


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1937 Lee Zane                             1162 Sal Biondo                   
E2                   0.061  8.989 145.63     ****WINNER****  0.018  8.206 161.61
       L/AA Index: 9.65 (+/-): -0.661            I/AA Index: 8.83 (+/-): -0.624
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Bartucci  ) 0.007  9.292 -0.358      (T Terry     ) 0.035  8.326 -0.574
 Qualified:            #11  9.064 -0.586                        #3  8.231 -0.669
Sal Biondo's MOV: 0.0062 seconds (approximately 16 inches).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  178 Dan Fletcher                           15 Vinny Barone                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.072  9.359 115.30                    -0.063  8.336 122.10
      G/SMA Index: 9.45 (+/-): -0.091            A/SR Index: 8.40 (+/-): -0.064
 Prior rounds:
E1    (T Logan     ) 0.028  9.360 -0.090      (C Hill      ) -0.081 19.968 11.568
 Qualified:             #7  8.843 -0.607                       #15  7.827 -0.573
Fletcher will race Biondo in the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1262 Kevin Houghtaling                    1034 Chip Ippolito                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.070  9.337 118.05                    -0.059  7.571 169.87
       H/SM Index: 9.69 (+/-): -0.353             PST Index: 8.07 (+/-): -0.499
 Prior rounds:
E1    (G Richard   ) 0.068  9.183 -0.557      (C Greco     ) 0.039 15.939  7.869
 Qualified:            #10  9.144 -0.596                       #18  7.523 -0.547
Houghtaling will meet Surace next time out.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1112 Erich Bollman                        1718 Tommy Ciccarone Jr.          
E2   ****WINNER****  0.038 No Time                                 No Time      
        E/A Index: 8.38 (+/-): 91.619           D/SMA Index: 9.08 (+/-): 90.919
 Prior rounds:
E1    (P Stewart   ) 0.012  7.879 -0.511      (F Affronti  ) 0.065  8.580 -0.510
 Qualified:            #13  7.808 -0.582                        #5  8.459 -0.631
Ciccarone was involved in a crash last night with Frank Affronti during the first half of the first round of eliminations, so he was not able to answer the call. Reports are that he is fine.

Bollman had a competition single pass. He launched, the car broke and came to a rest at 330 feet.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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