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Sun, 15 Oct 2006, 04:11 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 4 Eliminations
By Dan Bennett





DINWIDDIE, Va. - Results of round 4 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
  205 Rick Hord                               3 Tony Stephenson              
E4                   0.150  7.604 163.49     ****WINNER****  0.011  7.733 166.48
       BB/A Index: 8.15 (+/-): -0.546            E/AA Index: 8.26 (+/-): -0.527
 Prior rounds:
E3    (P Ross      ) 0.042  7.650 -0.500      (E Bollman   ) 0.113  7.754 -0.656
E2    (J Coughlin  ) 0.106  8.013 -0.137      (L Pritchett ) 0.066  8.443  0.033
E1    (S Gladstone ) 0.087  7.931 -0.219      (G Bourke    ) 0.199  7.949 -0.461
 Qualified:             #2  7.417 -0.733                       #12  7.737 -0.673
Old vs new as the ex-Bob Phelps midyear Corvette meets the high tech Pro Stock lookalike in the right lane.

Rick Hord has no CIC penalty; Tony Stephenson has a 0.15 CIC penalty.

Hord is dead late. It shows on the results.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1780 Gerry Russo                          1584 Arnie Martel Jr              
E4   ****WINNER****  0.164  8.243 155.15                     0.023  8.863 151.43
      C/SMA Index: 8.87 (+/-): -0.627           G/SMA Index: 9.31 (+/-): -0.447
 Prior rounds:
E3    (B Alexander ) 0.056  8.824 -0.046      (F Aragona Jr) 0.048 10.489  1.179
E2    (R Hope      ) 0.033  8.368 -0.552      (D Rampy     ) 0.080  8.809 -0.641
E1    (J Caliendo J) 0.047  8.415 -0.515      (L Johnson   ) 0.061  8.947 -0.503
 Qualified:             #5  8.215 -0.715                       #15  8.797 -0.653
Killer light for the young Martel. But it's not enough for the win as Russo runs him down.

Gerry Russo has a 0.06 CIC penalty; Arnie Martel Jr has a 0.14 CIC penalty.

Russo gets a permanent .05 hit for the class.

Gerry Russo's MOV: 0.0398 seconds (approximately 9 feet).

He meets Stevenson in the final with a .17 hit on his index.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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