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Sat, 14 Oct 2006, 03:25 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 1 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





DINWIDDIE, Va. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, Inaugural Torco Racing Fuels NHRA Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1495 Dominic Surace                        399 Jeg Coughlin
E1                   0.040  7.611 177.42     ****WINNER****  0.081  7.905 153.32
        PST Index: 8.07 (+/-): -0.459            E/AA Index: 8.41 (+/-): -0.505
 Qualified:            #26  7.585 -0.485                       #10  7.718 -0.692
2:58 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 63 degrees, relative humidity 29 percent, barometer 29.89 inches, adjusted altitude 365 feet, track temperature 92 degrees.

Jeg Coughlin's MOV: 0.0052 seconds (approximately 16 inches).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 2788 Tony Mangrum                         1112 Erich Bollman
E1                  -0.273  6.826 201.94     ****WINNER****  0.070  7.919 152.45
        A/A Index: 7.16 (+/-): -0.334             E/A Index: 8.25 (+/-): -0.331
 Qualified:            #32  6.796 -0.364                       #16  7.742 -0.648


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  299 Gary Wisecarver                       212 Mark Linebarrier
E1   ****WINNER****  0.098  9.143 135.12                     0.103  7.572 176.53
       H/SM Index: 9.74 (+/-): -0.597             C/A Index: 8.00 (+/-): -0.428
 Qualified:             #8  9.045 -0.695                       #24  7.493 -0.507
Wisecarver had a huge lead, did not lift, loses 0.09 in CIC for the event. He faces Bollman in round two.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 2229 Lonnie Johnson                       1584 Arnie Martel Jr
E1                   0.054  7.294 188.94     ****WINNER****  0.061  8.947 148.59
       B/AA Index: 7.73 (+/-): -0.436           G/SMA Index: 9.45 (+/-): -0.503
 Qualified:            #31  7.335 -0.395                       #15  8.797 -0.653
Arnie Martel Jr's MOV: 0.0606 seconds (approximately 17 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1484 Allen Stanfield                        25 Larry Pritchett
E1                  -0.024  9.304 122.78     ****WINNER****  0.072 14.010  59.71
       H/SM Index: 9.74 (+/-): -0.436            B/SM Index: 8.76 (+/-):  5.250
 Qualified:            #20  9.157 -0.583                        #4  8.041 -0.719
Pritchett launched, then lifted after seeing the red light.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   14 Pat Ross                             2710 Doc Bilbrey
E1   ****WINNER****  0.001  8.432 135.10                    -0.058  7.699 174.05
        F/A Index: 8.70 (+/-): -0.268             PST Index: 8.07 (+/-): -0.371
 Qualified:            #14  8.046 -0.654                       #30  7.668 -0.402
Nice reaction time for Ross!

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1262 Kevin Houghtaling                    2990 Rick Mann
E1   ****WINNER****  0.059  9.192 136.12                     0.044  7.622 178.95
       H/SM Index: 9.74 (+/-): -0.548             C/A Index: 8.00 (+/-): -0.378
 Qualified:            #11  9.049 -0.691                       #27  7.533 -0.467
Houghtaling won by about 40 feet, took a 0.04 CIC to the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 2067 Randy Daniels                        1052 Arnie Martel
E1   ****WINNER****  0.068  7.374 175.78                     0.048  8.918 151.73
        C/A Index: 8.00 (+/-): -0.626           G/SMA Index: 9.45 (+/-): -0.532
 Qualified:            #17  7.360 -0.640                        #1  8.693 -0.757
Nice matchup between a couple of veteran drivers. Daniels got the win, Martel forced him to dip way into the CIC bank to get it. Randy Daniels' MOV: 0.0746 seconds (approximately 17 feet) and he loses 0.12 for the event, 0.02 permanently.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  557 Mark Kirkman                          256 Blake Alexander
E1                  -0.061  7.687 143.08     ****WINNER****  0.002  6.915 190.62
       B/AA Index: 7.73 (+/-): -0.043            A/AA Index: 7.36 (+/-): -0.445
 Qualified:             #9  7.038 -0.692                       #25  6.873 -0.487
Nice light by Alexander, even if he didn't need it. He faces Daniels next round and will have all of his index to work with.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   10 Frank Aragona                        1466 Charlie Greco
E1   ****WINNER****  0.052  8.606 147.60                     0.098  7.857 150.26
       G/EA Index: 9.10 (+/-): -0.494             E/A Index: 8.39 (+/-): -0.533
 Qualified:            #19  8.501 -0.599                        #3  7.667 -0.723
Frank Aragona's MOV: 0.0076 seconds (approximately 20 inches) and he avoids a CIC penalty.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1230 Glenn Bourke                            3 Tony Stephenson
E1                  -0.097  8.557 153.65     ****WINNER****  0.199  7.949 136.46
       F/ED Index: 8.91 (+/-): -0.353            E/AA Index: 8.41 (+/-): -0.461
 Qualified:            #28  8.443 -0.467                       #12  7.737 -0.673
Stephenson races Pritchett next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  309 Ralph Hope                           1411 George Supinski Jr.
E1   ****WINNER****  0.056  8.051 160.19                     0.442  8.933 109.25
        J/A Index: 8.48 (+/-): -0.429            C/SM Index: 8.86 (+/-):  0.073
 Qualified:            #29  8.015 -0.465                       #13  8.202 -0.658


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1550 Skip Gladstone                        205 Rick Hord
E1                  -0.029  8.743 110.42     ****WINNER****  0.087  7.931 128.40
       F/ED Index: 8.91 (+/-): -0.167            BB/A Index: 8.15 (+/-): -0.219
 Qualified:            #18  8.279 -0.631                        #2  7.417 -0.733
Hord got a freebie and will race Coughlin in round two.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1780 Gerry Russo                           144 John Caliendo Jr
E1   ****WINNER****  0.047  8.415 139.98                     0.107  7.829 168.53
      C/SMA Index: 8.93 (+/-): -0.515            D/AA Index: 8.35 (+/-): -0.521
 Qualified:             #5  8.215 -0.715                       #21  7.772 -0.578
Gerry Russo's MOV: 0.0541 seconds (approximately 13 feet), with a minimum CIC hit. He races Hope next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   27 Don Eberly                           2885 David Rampy
E1                         No Time           ****WINNER****  0.009  7.975 117.57
       F/AA Index: 8.71 (+/-): 91.289            A/EA Index: 7.91 (+/-):  0.065
 Qualified:            #23  8.187 -0.523                        #7  7.214 -0.696
Eberly was a no-show. Rampy practiced against the tree. He will Martel Jr. next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  189 Peter Hanratty                        301 Robert Book
E1                         No Time           ****WINNER****  0.137  6.878 130.52
       A/ED Index: 7.23 (+/-): 92.769             A/D Index: 7.10 (+/-): -0.222
 Qualified:            #22  6.661 -0.569                        #6  6.396 -0.704
Book gets a free pass and will race Ross next round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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