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Sun, 15 Oct 2006, 02:51 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 3 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





DINWIDDIE, Va. - Results of round 3 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
 1780 Gerry Russo                           256 Blake Alexander
E3   ****WINNER****  0.056  8.824 121.16                    -0.147 12.201  95.22
      C/SMA Index: 8.87 (+/-): -0.046            A/AA Index: 7.36 (+/-):  4.841
 Prior rounds:
E2    (R Hope      ) 0.033  8.368 -0.552      (R Daniels   ) 0.008  6.890 -0.470
E1    (J Caliendo J) 0.047  8.415 -0.515      (M Kirkman   ) 0.002  6.915 -0.445
 Qualified:             #5  8.215 -0.715                       #25  6.873 -0.487
2:41 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 65 degrees, relative humidity 29 percent, barometer 30.12 inches, adjusted altitude 236 feet, track temperature 92 degrees.

Gerry Russo has a 0.06 CIC penalty; Blake Alexander has no CIC penalty.



 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   10 Frank Aragona                        1584 Arnie Martel Jr
E3                  -0.027  9.254 104.30     ****WINNER****  0.048 10.489  81.16
       G/EA Index: 8.97 (+/-):  0.284           G/SMA Index: 9.31 (+/-):  1.179
 Prior rounds:
E2    (K Houghtalin) 0.013  8.469 -0.631      (D Rampy     ) 0.080  8.809 -0.641
E1    (C Greco     ) 0.052  8.606 -0.494      (L Johnson   ) 0.061  8.947 -0.503
 Qualified:            #19  8.501 -0.599                       #15  8.797 -0.653
Frank Aragona has a 0.13 CIC penalty; Arnie Martel Jr has a 0.14 CIC penalty.

Martel races Russo in the semifinals.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   14 Pat Ross                              205 Rick Hord
E3                   0.093  8.159 155.72     ****WINNER****  0.042  7.650 150.65
        F/A Index: 8.60 (+/-): -0.441            BB/A Index: 8.15 (+/-): -0.500
 Prior rounds:
E2    (B Book      ) 0.067  8.096 -0.604      (J Coughlin  ) 0.106  8.013 -0.137
E1    (D Bilbray   ) 0.001  8.432 -0.268      (S Gladstone ) 0.087  7.931 -0.219
 Qualified:            #14  8.046 -0.654                        #2  7.417 -0.733
Pat Ross has a 0.10 CIC penalty; Rick Hord has no CIC penalty.

Hord had a lot of wheel spin on the launch, still ran Ross down. Rick Hord's MOV: 0.1106 seconds (approximately 25 feet).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1112 Erich Bollman                           3 Tony Stephenson
E3                   0.041  7.755 170.08     ****WINNER****  0.113  7.754 166.35
        E/A Index: 8.25 (+/-): -0.495            E/AA Index: 8.41 (+/-): -0.656
 Prior rounds:
E2    (G Wisecarver) 0.036  7.793 -0.597      (L Pritchett ) 0.066  8.443  0.033
E1    (A Mangrum   ) 0.070  7.919 -0.331      (G Bourke    ) 0.199  7.949 -0.461
 Qualified:            #16  7.742 -0.648                       #12  7.737 -0.673
Erich Bollman has a 0.14 CIC penalty; Tony Stephenson has no CIC penalty.

Well, he does now! Tony Stephenson's MOV: 0.0398 seconds (approximately 10 feet). He took a 0.15 CIC penalty for the event and a 0.05 permanent index reduction in order to make up the starting line deficit.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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