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Sun, 2 Sep 2007, 09:26 AM

Competition Eliminator Round 2 Eliminations
By David Gerard





CLERMONT, Ind. - Results of round 2 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
   15 Charlie Greco                         590 Clint Neff                   
E2   ****WINNER****  0.541  7.852 145.33                     0.086  9.051 114.54
       D/AA Index: 8.31 (+/-): -0.458             K/A Index: 8.50 (+/-):  0.551
 Prior rounds:
E1    (S Holloway  ) 0.053  7.986 -0.324      (D Lambeck   ) 0.068  7.995 -0.625
 Qualified:            #21  7.739 -0.571                        #5  7.998 -0.622
8:55 a.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 74 degrees, relative humidity 48 percent, barometer 29.25 inches, adjusted altitude 2,055 feet, track temperature 78 degrees.

This is just weird! Greco misses the tree by over a bulb and then Neff slows.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3004 Don Winget                            394 Greg Kamplain                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.089  8.554 155.36                     0.030  8.233 160.92
      E/SMA Index: 9.03 (+/-): -0.476            C/ED Index: 7.84 (+/-):  0.393
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Freeman   ) 0.030  8.554 -0.476      (T Schmidt   ) 0.012  7.334 -0.536
 Qualified:            #63  8.617 -0.413                       #47  7.375 -0.495
Once again the right lane slows.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   48 Charles Watson                        330 Brian Browell                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.027  9.416 110.33                    -0.004 11.027  73.15
       D/SM Index: 9.06 (+/-):  0.356             D/D Index: 7.82 (+/-):  3.207
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Johnson   ) 0.033  8.591 -0.469      (P Nahan     ) 0.163 10.144  2.324
 Qualified:            #57  8.620 -0.440                        #9  7.217 -0.603
Browell goes red by -0.004 and Watson goes to round three.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5212 Doug Engels                            77 David Beckley                
E2                   0.077  7.451 168.64     ****WINNER****  0.061  6.656 189.50
       D/ED Index: 7.93 (+/-): -0.479            A/AA Index: 7.19 (+/-): -0.534
 Prior rounds:
E1    (C Voges     ) 0.111  7.423 -0.567      (D Maris     ) 0.006  6.856 -0.334
 Qualified:            #29  7.441 -0.549                       #13  6.596 -0.594
Doug Engels has a 0.06 CIC penalty and Beckley will take a little in chasing him down.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  301 Bob Book                              144 John Caliendo Jr             
E2                   0.131  6.432 209.69     ****WINNER****  0.040  7.817 171.73
        A/D Index: 6.98 (+/-): -0.548            D/AA Index: 8.31 (+/-): -0.493
 Prior rounds:
E1    (C Johnson   ) 0.012  6.479 -0.571      (W Henderson ) 0.034  7.812 -0.498
 Qualified:            #11  6.449 -0.601                       #59  7.877 -0.433
John Caliendo Jr's MOV: 0.0364 seconds (approximately 11 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   21 Glen Treadwell                        512 Bill Riemenapp               
E2   ****WINNER****  0.094  8.085 152.31                     0.111  7.819 170.64
       G/ED Index: 8.66 (+/-): -0.575            B/EA Index: 8.33 (+/-): -0.511
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Spencer   ) 0.039  8.158 -0.502      (L Sharp     ) 0.052  7.826 -0.564
 Qualified:            #20  8.086 -0.574                       #36  7.863 -0.527
Bill Riemenapp has a 0.06 CIC penalty. Treadwell is a three time champion here, with two in a row. He keeps it going with a little CIC hit to pass Riemenapp.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1052 Arnie Martel                         5037 Richard Freeman              
E2   ****WINNER****  0.007  7.440 167.38                     0.033  7.505 160.00
       C/AA Index: 8.04 (+/-): -0.600            C/AA Index: 8.04 (+/-): -0.535
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Gebhardt  ) 0.032  7.437 -0.603      (C Bourgeois ) 0.164  7.950 -0.090
 Qualified:             #7  7.433 -0.607                       #23  7.475 -0.565
Great 0.007 light for Martel, but a big CIC for the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 2780 Grant Lewis                           346 Mike Farrell                 
E2                  -0.003 11.158  83.64     ****WINNER****  0.217  9.792  87.70
      H/SMA Index: 9.48 (+/-):  1.678           F/SMA Index: 9.28 (+/-):  0.512
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Hazlett   ) 0.004  8.976 -0.594      (R Bamond    ) 0.116  9.757  0.477
 Qualified:            #16  8.985 -0.585                       #32  8.734 -0.546
Red light for Lewis.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   58 Bruno Massel                          357 Rick Brown                   
E2   ****WINNER****  0.376 10.847  82.94                    -0.012  8.476 136.18
      DD/AT Index: 7.95 (+/-):  2.897            B/TA Index: 8.93 (+/-): -0.454
 Prior rounds:
E1    (L Johnson   ) 0.016  7.443 -0.607      (S Chamness  ) 0.164  8.426 -0.504
 Qualified:            #12  7.454 -0.596                       #28  8.378 -0.552
Red light again.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  189 Peter Hanratty                       3629 Jason Coan                   
E2                   0.060  6.621 205.19     ****WINNER****  0.060  8.381 152.90
       A/DA Index: 7.18 (+/-): -0.559            G/EA Index: 8.97 (+/-): -0.589
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Hudlow    ) 0.221  7.512  0.332      (S Vincent   ) 0.026  8.467 -0.523
 Qualified:            #35  6.646 -0.534                       #19  8.416 -0.574
Jason Coan has a 0.02 CIC penalty. Identical lights and a close finish. Jason Coan's MOV: 0.0307 seconds (approximately 9 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5266 Danny Gruninger                      3098 Douglas Stewart              
E2                   0.127  7.205 162.57     ****WINNER****  0.113  8.191 157.30
        B/A Index: 7.69 (+/-): -0.485           B/SMA Index: 8.70 (+/-): -0.509
 Prior rounds:
E1    (S Ambrose   ) 0.026  7.754  0.064      (D Billingsle) 0.027  8.194 -0.576
 Qualified:             #2  7.037 -0.653                       #18  8.194 -0.576
Douglas Stewart has a 0.07 CIC penalty. Stewart has a little better light and runs better to take the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4171 Rodger Brogdon                       5019 Paul Pittman                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.041  8.371 160.46                     0.055  7.113 194.10
       D/SM Index: 8.92 (+/-): -0.549            B/AA Index: 7.62 (+/-): -0.507
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Plant     ) 0.030  8.420 -0.640      (D Rampy     ) 0.027  7.119 -0.551
 Qualified:             #1  8.371 -0.689                       #49  7.179 -0.491
Rodger Brogdon has a 0.14 CIC penalty; Paul Pittman has a 0.05 CIC penalty. Brogdon has all the numbers and takes another bite at the CIC.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   23 Larry Pritchett                      5450 Steve Matusek                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.084  8.305 128.60                    -0.066  7.110 175.27
       A/SM Index: 8.33 (+/-): -0.025           BB/AT Index: 7.27 (+/-): -0.160
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Smith     ) 0.020  7.829 -0.631      (V Puckett   ) 0.186  6.764 -0.626
 Qualified:            #46  7.961 -0.499                       #30  6.843 -0.547
Pritchett was a winner here in 2002 and 2003. Larry Pritchett has a 0.13 CIC penalty; Steve Matusek has a 0.12 CIC penalty. Matusek goes red.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   54 Bill Morse                             37 Robert Bailey                
E2                   0.064  8.898 136.10     ****WINNER****  0.010  6.642 197.19
       G/SM Index: 9.43 (+/-): -0.532            A/ED Index: 7.16 (+/-): -0.518
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Dawson    ) 0.045  9.002 -0.428      (F Aragona Jr) 0.020  6.657 -0.563
 Qualified:            #22  8.859 -0.571                       #38  6.694 -0.526
Bailey was the runner up here in 2001. He has a 0.06 CIC penalty. He takes the hole shot win. Robert Bailey's MOV: 0.0402 seconds (approximately 8 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 2933 Scott Richardson                     4025 Joey Tanksley                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.021  7.956 148.62                     0.094  7.190 158.93
       B/SR Index: 8.43 (+/-): -0.474             C/D Index: 7.49 (+/-): -0.300
 Prior rounds:
E1    (F Allen     ) 0.046  7.925 -0.615      (B Butner    ) 0.056  6.988 -0.552
 Qualified:            #24  7.976 -0.564                       #40  7.020 -0.520
Richardson is a three time winner: Stock; Super Stock; Super Comp. Scott Richardson has a 0.11 CIC penalty; Joey Tanksley has a 0.05 CIC penalty.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5250 Todd Patterson                       3000 Jerry Arnold                 
E2                   0.019  8.158 143.60     ****WINNER****  0.029  8.122 145.03
       B/SR Index: 8.45 (+/-): -0.292            G/ED Index: 8.66 (+/-): -0.538
 Prior rounds:
E1    (V Deceglie  ) 0.043  7.945 -0.595      (R Vierheller) 0.057  8.186 -0.474
 Qualified:            #10  7.938 -0.602                       #26  8.100 -0.560
Patterson was the 1993 and Arnold was the runner up in 2002. Todd Patterson has a 0.09 CIC penalty.

Patterson has the RT advantage and slows.

9:18 a.m. Round Three: Brogdon vs. Watson; Greco vs. Beckley; Coan vs. Caliendo; Martel vs. Winget; Stewart vs. Arnold; Bailey vs. Pritchett; Treadwell vs. Massel; and Richardson vs Farrell.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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