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Sat, 1 Sep 2007, 01:54 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 1 Eliminations - Revised
By David Gerard





CLERMONT, Ind. - Revised results of round 1 eliminations in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 53rd annual Mac Tools U.S. Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 2000 Lee Sharp                             512 Bill Riemenapp               
E1                   0.146 15.868  68.03     ****WINNER****  0.052  7.826 164.41
       D/AA Index: 8.31 (+/-):  7.558            B/EA Index: 8.39 (+/-): -0.564
 Qualified:             #4  7.683 -0.627                       #36  7.863 -0.527
10:14 a.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 74 degrees, relative humidity 47 percent, barometer 29.27 inches, adjusted altitude 2,015 feet, track temperature 87 degrees.

Sharp's Cobalt makes a big move towards the guard rail and he has to lift. Riemenapp tickles the CIC on a easy win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  301 Bob Book                             5413 Cordis Johnson               
E1   ****WINNER****  0.012  6.479 181.76                     0.014  8.717 152.88
        A/D Index: 7.05 (+/-): -0.571           F/SMA Index: 9.28 (+/-): -0.563
 Qualified:            #11  6.449 -0.601                       #43  8.765 -0.515
Almost identical RT's and under the index numbers, but Book's dragster gets the close win.Bob Book's MOV: 0.0101 seconds (approximately 2 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 2211 Van Puckett                          5450 Steve Matusek                
E1                   0.110  8.479 150.70     ****WINNER****  0.186  6.764 203.77
       G/AA Index: 8.96 (+/-): -0.481           BB/AT Index: 7.39 (+/-): -0.626
 Qualified:            #62  8.534 -0.426                       #30  6.843 -0.547
Matusek has to take a permanent CIC to come from behind and take the virtual tie win. Steve Matusek's MOV: 0.0000 seconds (approximately 0 inches).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4011 Royce Freeman                        3004 Don Winget                   
E1                   0.055  8.308 163.10     ****WINNER****  0.030  8.554 155.60
      B/SMA Index: 8.77 (+/-): -0.462           E/SMA Index: 9.03 (+/-): -0.476
 Qualified:            #31  8.223 -0.547                       #63  8.617 -0.413
Two good lights this time and a close car length win for Winget.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  358 David Billingsley                    3098 Douglas Stewart              
E1                   0.033  7.492 159.63     ****WINNER****  0.027  8.194 160.52
       A/EA Index: 7.91 (+/-): -0.418           B/SMA Index: 8.77 (+/-): -0.576
 Qualified:            #50  7.427 -0.483                       #18  8.194 -0.576
Stewart leaves first and finishes first. He get a small CIC in round two.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   48 Charles Watson                       4138 Michael Johnson              
E1   ****WINNER****  0.033  8.591 157.04                     0.048  8.830 140.02
       D/SM Index: 9.06 (+/-): -0.469           F/SMA Index: 9.28 (+/-): -0.450
 Qualified:            #57  8.620 -0.440                       #25  8.717 -0.563
Charles Watson's MOV: 0.0347 seconds (approximately 7 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4171 Rodger Brogdon                       3427 Jesse Plant                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.030  8.420 148.72                     0.147  7.426 169.02
       D/SM Index: 9.06 (+/-): -0.640            D/ED Index: 7.99 (+/-): -0.564
 Qualified:             #1  8.371 -0.689                       #33  7.447 -0.543
Plant is way late and can't chase down Brogdon.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3000 Jerry Arnold                          373 Ray Vierheller III           
E1   ****WINNER****  0.057  8.186 138.12                    -0.009  7.602 151.92
       G/ED Index: 8.66 (+/-): -0.474            D/ED Index: 7.99 (+/-): -0.388
 Qualified:            #26  8.100 -0.560                       #58  7.554 -0.436
Red light.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5212 Doug Engels                            33 Chad Voges                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.111  7.423 175.82                     0.101  8.095 159.25
       D/ED Index: 7.99 (+/-): -0.567             K/A Index: 8.62 (+/-): -0.525
 Qualified:            #29  7.441 -0.549                       #61  8.194 -0.426
Doug Engels' MOV: 0.0326 seconds (approximately 8 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3185 Bert Dawson                            54 Bill Morse                   
E1                   0.113  9.911  98.37     ****WINNER****  0.045  9.002 135.06
       F/AA Index: 8.64 (+/-):  1.271            G/SM Index: 9.43 (+/-): -0.428
 Qualified:            #54  8.175 -0.465                       #22  8.859 -0.571
Dawson is way late and can't catch Morse.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  394 Greg Kamplain                          10 Thomas Schmidt               
E1   ****WINNER****  0.012  7.334 180.16                     0.109  8.515 148.31
       C/ED Index: 7.87 (+/-): -0.536            C/SR Index: 9.12 (+/-): -0.605
 Qualified:            #47  7.375 -0.495                       #15  8.531 -0.589
Greg Kamplain's MOV: 0.0286 seconds (approximately 6 feet). Nice light!

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   77 David Beckley                        4165 Dick Maris                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.006  6.856 154.97                    -0.078  7.094 189.58
       A/AA Index: 7.19 (+/-): -0.334             C/D Index: 7.54 (+/-): -0.446
 Qualified:            #13  6.596 -0.594                       #45  7.040 -0.500
Maris goes red.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 2780 Grant Lewis                          3316 Michael Hazlett              
E1   ****WINNER****  0.004  8.976 149.08                     0.039  7.181 191.54
      H/SMA Index: 9.57 (+/-): -0.594             B/A Index: 7.69 (+/-): -0.509
 Qualified:            #16  8.985 -0.585                       #48  7.197 -0.493
Lewis smakes Hazlett with a 0.004 RT and then runs way under to take the win. Big CIC for next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5037 Richard Freeman                        41 Craig Bourgeois              
E1   ****WINNER****  0.164  7.950 133.34                    -0.044  7.727 121.62
       C/AA Index: 8.04 (+/-): -0.090            A/ND Index: 7.50 (+/-):  0.227
 Qualified:            #23  7.475 -0.565                       #55  7.040 -0.460
Freeman has a bum light and then the car gets out of the groove and still gets the win. Bourgeois red light spells "Good-By".

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 2229 Lonnie Johnson                         58 Bruno Massel                 
E1                   0.097  7.044 195.87     ****WINNER****  0.016  7.443 177.28
       B/AA Index: 7.67 (+/-): -0.626           DD/AT Index: 8.05 (+/-): -0.607
 Qualified:            #44  7.158 -0.512                       #12  7.454 -0.596
Both cars will get a big CIC. Johnson's will be permanent and a loss to boot. Massel's hole shot win will only cost him at this race.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3737 Jacklyn Gebhardt                     1052 Arnie Martel                 
E1                   0.121  6.626 201.58     ****WINNER****  0.032  7.437 172.01
       A/ED Index: 7.22 (+/-): -0.594            C/AA Index: 8.04 (+/-): -0.603
 Qualified:            #39  6.695 -0.525                        #7  7.433 -0.607
Gebhardt is late, but Martel still runs way under to get the big CIC in next round too.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3304 Wayne Henderson                       144 John Caliendo Jr             
E1                   0.198  6.772 186.54     ****WINNER****  0.034  7.812 172.08
       A/ED Index: 7.22 (+/-): -0.448            D/AA Index: 8.31 (+/-): -0.498
 Qualified:            #27  6.665 -0.555                       #59  7.877 -0.433
Caliendo makes his best run of the weekend with a great light. Henderson is late and it's all over.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5296 Pat Nahan                             330 Brian Browell                
E1                  -0.057  7.689 148.54     ****WINNER****  0.163 10.144  83.30
        E/D Index: 8.16 (+/-): -0.471             D/D Index: 7.82 (+/-):  2.324
 Qualified:            #41  7.643 -0.517                        #9  7.217 -0.603
Nahan is red and Browell will get the free ticket to the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    4 David Rampy                          5019 Paul Pittman                 
E1                   0.060  7.329 175.89     ****WINNER****  0.027  7.119 193.93
       A/EA Index: 7.91 (+/-): -0.581            B/AA Index: 7.67 (+/-): -0.551
 Qualified:            #17  7.326 -0.584                       #49  7.179 -0.491
Pittman has the better light with his best run of the weekend and Rampy is done.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5248 Shaun Vincent                        3629 Jason Coan                   
E1                   0.025  8.670 153.61     ****WINNER****  0.026  8.467 144.80
       C/TA Index: 9.17 (+/-): -0.500            G/EA Index: 8.99 (+/-): -0.523
 Qualified:            #51  8.687 -0.483                       #19  8.416 -0.574
Dead even RT's and Coan tickles the CIC too. Jason Coan's MOV: 0.0222 seconds (approximately 5 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   21 Glen Treadwell                        390 Dale Spencer                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.039  8.158 156.37                     0.122  8.364 156.28
       G/ED Index: 8.66 (+/-): -0.502            F/ED Index: 8.91 (+/-): -0.546
 Qualified:            #20  8.086 -0.574                       #52  8.429 -0.481
Good light for Treadwell and an easy win with just a tad of CIC for flavor.Glen Treadwell's MOV: 0.0394 seconds (approximately 9 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    1 Bo Butner                            4025 Joey Tanksley                
E1                   0.026  8.699 141.46     ****WINNER****  0.056  6.988 186.67
       E/SM Index: 9.16 (+/-): -0.461             C/D Index: 7.54 (+/-): -0.552
 Qualified:             #8  8.555 -0.605                       #40  7.020 -0.520
Butner is off the line first, but Tanksley nibbles the CIC to take the win

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3068 Steve Ambrose                        5266 Danny Gruninger              
E1                  -0.015  8.993 100.88     ****WINNER****  0.026  7.754 119.04
       J/AA Index: 8.40 (+/-):  0.593             B/A Index: 7.69 (+/-):  0.064
 Qualified:            #34  7.857 -0.543                        #2  7.037 -0.653
Ambrose is red by -0.015 and Gruninger goes on.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5250 Todd Patterson                         76 Vinnie Deceglie              
E1   ****WINNER****  0.043  7.945 165.62                     0.063  6.546 211.53
       B/SR Index: 8.54 (+/-): -0.595             A/A Index: 7.11 (+/-): -0.564
 Qualified:            #10  7.938 -0.602                       #42  6.593 -0.517
Fairly even off the line, but Patterson is out first and never headed. He'll take a significant CIC into round two.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  710 Doug Lambeck                          590 Clint Neff                   
E1                   0.043  8.461 154.88     ****WINNER****  0.068  7.995 159.49
      D/SMA Index: 9.02 (+/-): -0.559             K/A Index: 8.62 (+/-): -0.625
 Qualified:            #37  8.493 -0.527                        #5  7.998 -0.622
Neff is later than Lambeck off the line and has to take a permanent CIC to get the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3688 Fred Allen                           2933 Scott Richardson             
E1                   0.027  7.432 176.47     ****WINNER****  0.046  7.925 156.95
       D/ED Index: 7.99 (+/-): -0.558            B/SR Index: 8.54 (+/-): -0.615
 Qualified:            #56  7.537 -0.453                       #24  7.976 -0.564
Allen is out first and can't catch Richardson. It's expensive as B/SR will take a permanent hit on Tuesday.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1902 Robbie Hudlow                         189 Peter Hanratty               
E1                  -0.065  7.596 152.99     ****WINNER****  0.221  7.512 124.67
      CC/AT Index: 8.00 (+/-): -0.404            A/DA Index: 7.18 (+/-):  0.332
 Qualified:             #3  7.354 -0.646                       #35  6.646 -0.534
The Lexus goes red, so Hanratty goes on.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   23 Larry Pritchett                      3112 Mike Smith                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.020  7.829 172.78                     0.056  8.307 160.59
       A/SM Index: 8.46 (+/-): -0.631            G/AA Index: 8.96 (+/-): -0.653
 Qualified:            #46  7.961 -0.499                       #14  8.370 -0.590
Pritchett picks up a bunch to go with his better RT to just get by Smith in the lights. Another permanent CIC! Larry Pritchett's MOV: 0.0149 seconds (approximately 4 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   14 Frank Aragona Jr.                      37 Robert Bailey                
E1                   0.058  8.394 145.88     ****WINNER****  0.020  6.657 197.74
       G/EA Index: 8.99 (+/-): -0.596            A/ED Index: 7.22 (+/-): -0.563
 Qualified:             #6  8.378 -0.612                       #38  6.694 -0.526
WOW! Great race. Bailey gets the hole shot win with his best run of the weekend. Robert Bailey's MOV: 0.0054 seconds (approximately 14 inches).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  346 Mike Farrell                         1759 Ray Bamond                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.116  9.757  88.14                    -0.002  8.467 134.14
      F/SMA Index: 9.28 (+/-):  0.477           B/SMA Index: 8.77 (+/-): -0.303
 Qualified:            #32  8.734 -0.546                       #65  8.360 -0.410
Merrick is a no show and Bamond will be the alternant. He red lights by -0.002.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3864 Scott Chamness                        357 Rick Brown                   
E1                  -0.004 13.591  69.78     ****WINNER****  0.164  8.426 148.01
        A/D Index: 7.05 (+/-):  6.541            B/TA Index: 8.93 (+/-): -0.504
 Qualified:            #60  6.623 -0.427                       #28  8.378 -0.552
Brown is way late and then Chamness red lights by -0.004.

11:13 a.m. In round two: Brogdon vs. Pittman; Browell vs. Watson; Neff vs. Greco; Beckley vs. Engels; Hanratty vs. Coan; Book vs. Caliendo; Martel vs. Freeman; Kamplain vs. Winget; Gruninger vs. Stewart; Patterson vs. Arnold; Bailey vs. Morse; Pritchett vs. Matusek; Riemenapp vs. Treadwell; Massel vs. Brown; Tanksley vs. Richardson; and Lewis vs. Farrell.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 529Y Steve Holloway                         15 Charlie Greco                
E1                  -0.094  6.737 196.73     ****WINNER****  0.053  7.986 135.81
       A/AA Index: 7.19 (+/-): -0.453            D/AA Index: 8.31 (+/-): -0.324
 Qualified:            #53  6.709 -0.481                       #21  7.739 -0.571
REVISED: Holloway red lights and gives Greco the free ticket to the next round.

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