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Sat, 22 Sep 2007, 07:38 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 2 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





ENNIS, Texas - Results of round 2 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
   58 Bruno Massel                          213 David Eaton                  
E2                   0.018  7.610 174.62     ****WINNER****  0.108  6.771 181.76
      DD/AT Index: 8.05 (+/-): -0.440            A/AP Index: 7.33 (+/-): -0.559
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Freeman   ) 0.045  7.568 -0.482      (M Johnson   ) 0.040  6.824 -0.536
 Qualified:            #15  7.528 -0.522                        #7  6.802 -0.558
6:21 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 84 degrees, relative humidity 45 percent, barometer 29.34 inches, adjusted altitude 2,532 feet, track temperature 114 degrees.

Massel gets the hole-shot but Eaton drives around to take the win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4171 Rodger Brogdon                       4441 Adam Hickey                  
E2   ****WINNER****  0.064  8.538 140.07                     0.146  8.522 151.66
       D/SM Index: 9.01 (+/-): -0.472           C/SMA Index: 8.86 (+/-): -0.338
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Klein     ) 0.035  8.876 -0.134      (P Stewart   ) 0.033  8.352 -0.518
 Qualified:             #8  8.455 -0.555                       #16  8.350 -0.520
Brogdon gets the hole-shot and hangs on for the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4799 Bill Kent                            4165 Dick Maris                   
E2                   0.048  7.050 191.84     ****WINNER****  0.051  7.012 186.87
        C/D Index: 7.54 (+/-): -0.490             C/D Index: 7.54 (+/-): -0.528
 Prior rounds:
E1    (C Bourgeois ) 0.013  7.065 -0.475      (G Lockman   ) 0.125  7.414 -0.126
 Qualified:            #21  7.041 -0.499                       #13  7.016 -0.524


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5266 Danny Gruninger                      5037 Richard Freeman              
E2   ****WINNER****  0.082  7.140 177.42                     0.090  7.484 181.89
        B/A Index: 7.69 (+/-): -0.550            C/AA Index: 8.04 (+/-): -0.556
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Fletcher  ) 0.031  7.533 -0.157      (J Richey    ) 0.100  8.365  0.325
 Qualified:             #1  7.066 -0.624                        #9  7.485 -0.555
Gruninger just gets by Freeman but uses a little index.

Danny Gruninger's incremental margins MOV: 0.0022 seconds (approximately 7 inches).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3098 Douglas Stewart                      5250 Todd Patterson               
E2   ****WINNER****  0.077  8.249 160.02                     0.132  7.953 152.92
      B/SMA Index: 8.77 (+/-): -0.521            B/SR Index: 8.45 (+/-): -0.497
 Prior rounds:
E1    (K Self      ) 0.046  8.261 -0.509      (C Sallee    ) 0.067  7.943 -0.587
 Qualified:            #11  8.230 -0.540                        #3  7.940 -0.590
Stewart gets the hole-shot and Patterson can't run him down.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4683 Brian Self                           4487 Sean Dodd                    
E2                  -0.002 15.711  52.66     ****WINNER****  0.023  7.790 136.44
       E/SM Index: 9.07 (+/-):  6.641            B/AA Index: 7.64 (+/-):  0.150
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Morse     ) 0.104  8.563 -0.597      (C Watson    ) 0.017  7.139 -0.511
 Qualified:             #4  8.573 -0.587                       #12  7.126 -0.524
Self leaves a little too early and gives the win to Dodd.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  357 Rick Brown                           457W Adam White                   
E2   ****WINNER****  0.270  8.590 139.37                           No Time      
       B/TA Index: 8.93 (+/-): -0.340            A/ND Index: 7.50 (+/-): 92.499
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Tanksley  ) 0.055  8.449 -0.481      (S Heckel    ) 0.125  7.042 -0.458
 Qualified:            #22  8.447 -0.483                       #30  7.062 -0.438
White could not make the call to the line.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4097 Pete Carbery                            4 David Rampy                  
E2                   0.000  7.127 192.36     ****WINNER****  0.009  7.338 176.03
        B/A Index: 7.69 (+/-): -0.563            A/EA Index: 7.91 (+/-): -0.572
 Prior rounds:
E1    (C Johnson   ) -0.084  7.697  0.007      (L Sharp     ) 0.030  7.472 -0.438
 Qualified:            #10  7.139 -0.551                        #2  7.318 -0.592
Carbery gets a perfect light but can't run down Rampy.

David Rampy's incremental margins MOV: 0.0004 seconds (approximately 1 inches).

In the next round it will be Gruninger taking on Maris, Stewart vs. Eaton, Rampy vs. Brown, and Dodd vs. Brogdon.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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