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Sun, 1 Oct 2006, 02:09 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 2 Eliminations
By Dave Gerard





FONTANA, Calif. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA, Inaugural SPORTSnationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7265 Tom Brown                            7667 Randy Goff                   
E2   ****WINNER****  0.155  8.594 151.85                     0.093  8.259 161.15
       F/ED Index: 8.91 (+/-): -0.316             E/A Index: 8.39 (+/-): -0.131
 Prior rounds:
E1    (V Deceglie  ) 0.033  8.527 -0.383      (E Sigmon    ) 0.057  8.234 -0.156
 Qualified:            #15  8.554 -0.356                       #26  8.553  0.163
10:16 a.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 67 degrees, relative humidity 68 percent, barometer 28.76 inches, adjusted altitude 2,571 feet.

Major changes in the weather today, with a lot of cloud and much higher humidity. Brown had a bad light, but Goff can't catch him.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7098 Tom Mettler                          7109 Ross Wilson                  
E2   ****WINNER****  0.017  7.588 165.21                     0.083  8.476 157.65
        PST Index: 8.07 (+/-): -0.482           C/SMA Index: 8.93 (+/-): -0.454
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Lee       ) 0.182  7.605 -0.465      (B Moscini   ) 0.022  8.486 -0.444
 Qualified:             #4  7.558 -0.512                       #10  8.482 -0.448
Mettler has a great .017 light and catches and passes Wilson to take a decisive win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7828 Wayne Ramay                            78 Scott Hedlund                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.000  7.052 185.89                     0.079  8.315 162.16
       A/ND Index: 7.52 (+/-): -0.468            B/SM Index: 8.76 (+/-): -0.445
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Cowan     ) -0.029  7.056 -0.464      (B Plourd    ) -0.021  8.491 -0.269
 Qualified:            #28 No Time                              #9  8.311 -0.449
Ramay only had one qualifying pass, but survived round one. He has his act together today and steals the win with a perfect RT and a much improved ET.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  600 Jeff Lane                            7238 David Beckley                
E2                  -0.009  8.170 137.53     ****WINNER****  0.039  6.858 183.92
       B/SR Index: 8.59 (+/-): -0.420            A/AA Index: 7.36 (+/-): -0.502
 Prior rounds:
E1    (K Hugger    ) 0.040  8.170 -0.420      (B Morrison  ) 0.082  6.936 -0.424
 Qualified:             #6  8.108 -0.482                        #1  6.813 -0.547
Lane misses the green by -.009 to give the free pass to Beckley. Beckley must have missed the red, as he tickles the CIC with a slowing -.502 under pass.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  703 Joe Mozeris                           710 Doug Lambeck                 
E2                   0.049  7.320 178.54     ****WINNER****  0.053  8.606 152.23
       B/AA Index: 7.73 (+/-): -0.410           D/SMA Index: 9.09 (+/-): -0.484
 Prior rounds:
E1    (G Welfringer) 0.054  7.779  0.049      (A Freese    ) -0.104 16.350  7.260
 Qualified:            #11  7.308 -0.422                        #7  8.608 -0.482
Similar RT's for both cars, but Lambeck improves on his qualifying time to take the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   71 Dean Carter                            62 Dave Barcelon                
E2                   0.050  7.132 184.88     ****WINNER****  0.011  8.640 156.86
       A/ND Index: 7.52 (+/-): -0.388             G/A Index: 9.05 (+/-): -0.410
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Fitzgerald) 0.065  7.072 -0.448      (C Thomas    ) 0.031  8.986 -0.064
 Qualified:             #2  6.999 -0.521                        #8  8.595 -0.455
Barcelon cards a .011 RT and steals the win, as Carter can't catch him.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7230 Randy Jones                           771 Randy Hagerty                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.063  9.034 135.00                    -0.309 No Time      
       F/SM Index: 9.42 (+/-): -0.386            A/PM Index: 7.07 (+/-): 92.929
 Prior rounds:
E1    (P Adams     ) 0.069  8.993 -0.427      (A Bresch    ) -0.135  6.683 -0.387
 Qualified:            #24  9.390 -0.030                       #16  6.722 -0.348
Hagerty goes waaay red and then shakes really hard off the line. To add insult to injury, the chute rattles out as he slows. Jones completes his run without drama.

10:28 a.m. Round 3: Beckley has a Bye; Ramay vs. Jones; Barcelon vs. Brown; and Mettler vs.Lambeck.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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