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Sun, 15 Oct 2006, 01:35 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 2 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





DINWIDDIE, Va. - Results of round 2 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
   14 Pat Ross                              301 Robert Book
E2   ****WINNER****  0.067  8.096 155.65                     0.058  6.539 176.28
        F/A Index: 8.70 (+/-): -0.604             A/D Index: 7.10 (+/-): -0.561
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Bilbray   ) 0.001  8.432 -0.268      (P Hanratty  ) 0.137  6.878 -0.222
 Qualified:            #14  8.046 -0.654                        #6  6.396 -0.704
1:19 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 65 degrees, relative humidity 29 percent, barometer 30.12 inches, adjusted altitude 236 feet, track temperature 92 degrees.

This is the "heat of the afternoon" and the air is still pretty good, so indexes are still in peril. Neither driver has a CIC penalty.

Good drag race, Pat Ross' MOV: 0.0345 seconds (approximately 9 feet). He takes a 0.10 CIC for the rest of the day in order to get the win light.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 2067 Randy Daniels                         256 Blake Alexander
E2                  -0.002  7.762 139.41     ****WINNER****  0.008  6.890 176.56
        C/A Index: 7.88 (+/-): -0.118            A/AA Index: 7.36 (+/-): -0.470
 Prior rounds:
E1    (A Martel    ) 0.068  7.374 -0.626      (M Kirkman   ) 0.002  6.915 -0.445
 Qualified:            #17  7.360 -0.640                       #25  6.873 -0.487
Randy Daniels has a 0.12 CIC penalty; Blake Alexander has no CIC penalty.

Daniels went red and this was over quickly, Alexander with the laundry out early.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1262 Kevin Houghtaling                      10 Frank Aragona
E2                   0.050  9.082 140.71     ****WINNER****  0.013  8.469 150.72
       H/SM Index: 9.70 (+/-): -0.618            G/EA Index: 9.10 (+/-): -0.631
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Mann      ) 0.059  9.192 -0.548      (C Greco     ) 0.052  8.606 -0.494
 Qualified:            #11  9.049 -0.691                       #19  8.501 -0.599
Kevin Houghtaling has a 0.04 CIC penalty; Frank Aragona has no CIC penalty.

Aragona sawed the tree down, still had to reach way into the CIC pool to get the win. That cost him 0.13 for the event and 0.03 permanently, but Houghtaling got a permanent 0.05 adjustment in a losing effort. Tough business.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   25 Larry Pritchett                         3 Tony Stephenson
E2                   0.024 14.796  56.10     ****WINNER****  0.066  8.443 116.51
       B/SM Index: 8.76 (+/-):  6.036            E/AA Index: 8.41 (+/-):  0.033
 Prior rounds:
E1    (A Stanfield ) 0.072 14.010  5.250      (G Bourke    ) 0.199  7.949 -0.461
 Qualified:             #4  8.041 -0.719                       #12  7.737 -0.673
Neither driver has a CIC penalty.

Pritchett slowed before half track.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  399 Jeg Coughlin                          205 Rick Hord
E2                  -0.004  8.039 133.32     ****WINNER****  0.106  8.013 125.75
       E/AA Index: 8.41 (+/-): -0.371            BB/A Index: 8.15 (+/-): -0.137
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Surace    ) 0.081  7.905 -0.505      (S Gladstone ) 0.087  7.931 -0.219
 Qualified:            #10  7.718 -0.692                        #2  7.417 -0.733
Jeg went red and Hord took an easy run to the quarterfinals.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1780 Gerry Russo                           309 Ralph Hope
E2   ****WINNER****  0.033  8.368 143.40                     0.017  7.988 162.84
      C/SMA Index: 8.92 (+/-): -0.552             J/A Index: 8.48 (+/-): -0.492
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Caliendo J) 0.047  8.415 -0.515      (G Supinski J) 0.056  8.051 -0.429
 Qualified:             #5  8.215 -0.715                       #29  8.015 -0.465
Hord races Ross next round, by the way.

Gerry Russo has a 0.01 CIC penalty; Ralph Hope has no CIC penalty.

Gerry Russo's MOV: 0.0440 seconds (approximately 11 feet). He gave up another 0.05 in CIC to get the win, he races Alexander next round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  299 Gary Wisecarver                      1112 Erich Bollman
E2                   0.063  9.084 148.44     ****WINNER****  0.036  7.793 164.85
       H/SM Index: 9.65 (+/-): -0.566             E/A Index: 8.39 (+/-): -0.597
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Linebarrie) 0.098  9.143 -0.597      (A Mangrum   ) 0.070  7.919 -0.331
 Qualified:             #8  9.045 -0.695                       #16  7.742 -0.648
Gary Wisecarver has a 0.09 CIC penalty; Erich Bollman has no CIC penalty.

Erich Bollman's MOV: 0.0582 seconds (approximately 13 feet). He takes a 0.09 CIC hit for the event and races Stephenson next round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1584 Arnie Martel Jr                      2885 David Rampy
E2   ****WINNER****  0.080  8.809 150.15                     0.038  7.415 149.10
      G/SMA Index: 9.45 (+/-): -0.641            A/EA Index: 7.91 (+/-): -0.495
 Prior rounds:
E1    (L Johnson   ) 0.061  8.947 -0.503      (D Eberly    ) 0.009  7.975  0.065
 Qualified:            #15  8.797 -0.653                        #7  7.214 -0.696
Neither driver has a CIC penalty.

Martel destroyed his index to get the win, taking a 0.14 CIC penalty for the event and 0.04 permanently. Arnie Martel Jr's MOV: 0.1045 seconds (approximately 23 feet). He races Houghtaling in the quarterfinals.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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