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Sun, 1 Oct 2006, 02:45 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 3 Eliminations
By Jim Samuel





MOHNTON, Pa. - Results of round 3 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
 1262 Kevin Houghtaling                    1495 Dominic Surace               
E3   ****WINNER****  0.072  9.341 120.66                    -0.027  7.712 169.38
       H/SM Index: 9.69 (+/-): -0.349             PST Index: 8.07 (+/-): -0.358
 Prior rounds:
E2    (C Ippolito  ) 0.070  9.337 -0.353      (S Mackay    ) 0.031  7.670 -0.400
E1    (G Richard   ) 0.068  9.183 -0.557      (P Ross      ) 0.015  7.702 -0.368
 Qualified:            #10  9.144 -0.596                       #30  7.745 -0.325
2:38 p.m. - Surace went red so Houghtaling will be moving to the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1112 Erich Bollman                        1052 Arnie Martel                 
E3                   0.038  7.824 173.23     ****WINNER****  0.061  8.848 137.41
        E/A Index: 8.38 (+/-): -0.556           G/SMA Index: 9.44 (+/-): -0.592
 Prior rounds:
E2    (T Ciccarone )       No Time            (D Stewart   ) 0.083 10.545  1.105
E1    (P Stewart   ) 0.012  7.879 -0.511      (R Schonberge) 0.081  8.938 -0.512
 Qualified:            #13  7.808 -0.582                        #1  8.738 -0.712
Bollman was first off the line but Martel got the win. Arnie Martel's MOV: 0.0134 seconds (approximately 3 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   10 Frank Aragona                        1142 Bob Wise                     
E3                  -0.026  8.679 125.04     ****WINNER****  0.062 10.538  83.57
       G/EA Index: 9.07 (+/-): -0.391            B/AA Index: 7.69 (+/-):  2.848
 Prior rounds:
E2    (G Russo     ) 0.048  8.562 -0.538      (G Guarriello) 0.197  7.245 -0.445
E1    (J Carnascial) 0.015  8.912 -0.188      (G Horrocks  ) 0.168  7.188 -0.542
 Qualified:            #16  8.544 -0.556                       #12  7.147 -0.583
Aragona lit the red so he is done for the weekend. Wise will face off against Houghtaling in the fourth round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  178 Dan Fletcher                         1162 Sal Biondo                   
E3   ****WINNER****  0.035  8.887 138.33                     0.027  8.314 144.95
      G/SMA Index: 9.45 (+/-): -0.563            I/AA Index: 8.71 (+/-): -0.396
 Prior rounds:
E2    (V Barone    ) 0.072  9.359 -0.091      (L Zane      ) 0.018  8.206 -0.624
E1    (T Logan     ) 0.028  9.360 -0.090      (T Terry     ) 0.035  8.326 -0.574
 Qualified:             #7  8.843 -0.607                        #3  8.231 -0.669
Fletcher got the win and will meet Arnie Martel in the next round. Martel owns the car that Fletcher is driving today.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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