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Sat, 22 Sep 2007, 12:00 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 1 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





ENNIS, Texas - Results of round 1 eliminations in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 22nd annual O'Reilly NHRA Fall Nationals presented by Castrol Syntec:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   48 Charles Watson                       4487 Sean Dodd                    
E1                   0.050  8.743 153.58     ****WINNER****  0.017  7.139 183.87
       E/SM Index: 9.16 (+/-): -0.417            B/AA Index: 7.65 (+/-): -0.511
 Qualified:            #28  8.707 -0.453                       #12  7.126 -0.524
10:41 a.m. Dodd gets a big hole-shot and drives around Watson for the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3096 Patrick Stewart                      4441 Adam Hickey                  
E1                   0.020  7.472 175.89     ****WINNER****  0.033  8.352 154.39
       C/ED Index: 7.87 (+/-): -0.398           C/SMA Index: 8.87 (+/-): -0.518
 Qualified:            #32  7.463 -0.407                       #16  8.350 -0.520
Stewart gets the advantage off the line but can't reel in Hickey.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4440 Kevin Self                           3098 Douglas Stewart              
E1                   0.060  8.294 158.69     ****WINNER****  0.046  8.261 151.83
       F/EA Index: 8.69 (+/-): -0.396           B/SMA Index: 8.77 (+/-): -0.509
 Qualified:            #27  8.236 -0.454                       #11  8.230 -0.540


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4002 Shane Heckel                         457W Adam White                   
E1                   0.107  6.843 197.65     ****WINNER****  0.125  7.042 189.04
        B/D Index: 7.26 (+/-): -0.417            A/ND Index: 7.50 (+/-): -0.458
 Qualified:            #14  6.737 -0.523                       #30  7.062 -0.438
Both are a little late off the line, White hangs on for the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4052 Jason Richey                         5037 Richard Freeman              
E1                  -0.004  8.144 161.09     ****WINNER****  0.100  8.365 117.30
       F/EA Index: 8.69 (+/-): -0.546            C/AA Index: 8.04 (+/-):  0.325
 Qualified:            #25  8.216 -0.474                        #9  7.485 -0.555
Richey leaves a tick too quick, Freeman gets the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5793 Gery Lockman                         4165 Dick Maris                   
E1                  -0.500  8.853 177.95     ****WINNER****  0.125  7.414 158.43
        B/A Index: 7.69 (+/-):  1.163             C/D Index: 7.54 (+/-): -0.126
 Qualified:            #29  7.250 -0.440                       #13  7.016 -0.524
Lockman leaves way too early, Maris shuts it off early.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4171 Rodger Brogdon                        527 Brad Klein                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.035  8.876 113.11                    -0.500 12.159  73.70
       D/SM Index: 9.01 (+/-): -0.134            B/AP Index: 7.98 (+/-):  4.179
 Qualified:             #8  8.455 -0.555                       #24  7.502 -0.478
Klein leaves way too early, Brogdon gets the easy win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4799 Bill Kent                              41 Craig Bourgeois              
E1   ****WINNER****  0.013  7.065 176.35                     0.023  7.312 146.45
        C/D Index: 7.54 (+/-): -0.475            A/ND Index: 7.50 (+/-): -0.188
 Qualified:            #21  7.041 -0.499                        #5  6.927 -0.573


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   58 Bruno Massel                         4011 Royce Freeman                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.045  7.568 166.05                     0.051  8.312 162.02
      DD/AT Index: 8.05 (+/-): -0.482           B/SMA Index: 8.77 (+/-): -0.458
 Qualified:            #15  7.528 -0.522                       #31  8.338 -0.432
Massel gets a slight advantage off the line and he drives around Freeman for the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5250 Todd Patterson                         51 Clint Sallee                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.067  7.943 163.04                     0.103  6.891 192.03
       B/SR Index: 8.53 (+/-): -0.587            B/DA Index: 7.39 (+/-): -0.499
 Qualified:             #3  7.940 -0.590                       #19  6.883 -0.507
Patterson gets the hole-shot, the win, and a CIC for the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5413 Cordis Johnson                       4097 Pete Carbery                 
E1                  -0.463  8.819 154.79     ****WINNER**** -0.084  7.697 141.15
      F/SMA Index: 9.28 (+/-): -0.461             B/A Index: 7.69 (+/-):  0.007
 Qualified:            #26  8.821 -0.459                       #10  7.139 -0.551
Johnson turns on the red bulb and gives Carbery the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 2000 Lee Sharp                               4 David Rampy                  
E1                   0.180  7.740 174.50     ****WINNER****  0.030  7.472 168.47
       D/AA Index: 8.30 (+/-): -0.560            A/EA Index: 7.91 (+/-): -0.438
 Qualified:            #18  7.793 -0.507                        #2  7.318 -0.592


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  213 David Eaton                          4138 Michael Johnson              
E1   ****WINNER****  0.040  6.824 185.33                     0.046  8.799 152.06
       A/AP Index: 7.36 (+/-): -0.536           F/SMA Index: 9.28 (+/-): -0.481
 Qualified:             #7  6.802 -0.558                       #23  8.798 -0.482
Eaton drives around Johnson and he will take a small CIC into the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  357 Rick Brown                           4025 Joey Tanksley                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.055  8.449 147.86                     0.186  6.941 192.38
       B/TA Index: 8.93 (+/-): -0.481             C/D Index: 7.54 (+/-): -0.599
 Qualified:            #22  8.447 -0.483                        #6  6.979 -0.561
Tanksley runs his quickest of the weekend but can't run down Brown.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4683 Brian Self                             54 Bill Morse                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.104  8.563 157.06                     0.007  8.935 150.98
       E/SM Index: 9.16 (+/-): -0.597            G/SM Index: 9.43 (+/-): -0.495
 Qualified:             #4  8.573 -0.587                       #20  8.930 -0.500
Brian Self's MOV: 0.0053 seconds (approximately 14 inches).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5266 Danny Gruninger                       178 Dan Fletcher                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.031  7.533 139.16                    -0.011  8.657 125.33
        B/A Index: 7.69 (+/-): -0.157            C/EA Index: 8.72 (+/-): -0.063
 Qualified:             #1  7.066 -0.624                       #17  8.208 -0.512
Fletcher too early, Gruninger makes a 1000 foot burst.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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