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Sun, 23 Sep 2007, 01:52 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 3 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





ENNIS, Texas - Results of round 3 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
 4487 Sean Dodd                            4171 Rodger Brogdon               
E3                  -0.037  8.179 121.31     ****WINNER****  0.055  8.917 110.38
       B/AA Index: 7.64 (+/-):  0.539            D/SM Index: 9.01 (+/-): -0.093
 Prior rounds:
E2    (B Self      ) 0.023  7.790  0.150      (A Hickey    ) 0.064  8.538 -0.472
E1    (C Watson    ) 0.017  7.139 -0.511      (B Klein     ) 0.035  8.876 -0.134
 Qualified:            #12  7.126 -0.524                        #8  8.455 -0.555
12:42 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 81 degrees, relative humidity 59 percent, barometer 29.40 inches, adjusted altitude 2,389 feet, track temperature 102 degrees.

Dodd leaves a little too early and gives the win to Brogdon.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3098 Douglas Stewart                       213 David Eaton                  
E3                   0.068  8.228 164.07     ****WINNER****  0.041  6.768 195.45
      B/SMA Index: 8.75 (+/-): -0.522            A/AP Index: 7.28 (+/-): -0.512
 Prior rounds:
E2    (T Patterson ) 0.077  8.249 -0.521      (B Massel    ) 0.108  6.771 -0.559
E1    (K Self      ) 0.046  8.261 -0.509      (M Johnson   ) 0.040  6.824 -0.536
 Qualified:            #11  8.230 -0.540                        #7  6.802 -0.558
Douglas Stewart has a 0.02 CIC penalty; David Eaton has a 0.08 CIC penalty.

Eaton gets a hole-shot and is able to run down Stewart to take the win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5266 Danny Gruninger                      4165 Dick Maris                   
E3   ****WINNER****  0.020  7.173 171.29                     0.060  8.442 111.56
        B/A Index: 7.64 (+/-): -0.467             C/D Index: 7.52 (+/-):  0.922
 Prior rounds:
E2    (R Freeman   ) 0.082  7.140 -0.550      (B Kent      ) 0.051  7.012 -0.528
E1    (D Fletcher  ) 0.031  7.533 -0.157      (G Lockman   ) 0.125  7.414 -0.126
 Qualified:             #1  7.066 -0.624                       #13  7.016 -0.524
Maris was moving around in the middle of the run, makes a move toward the center-line, then wisely backs off the throttle.

Gruninger will take on Eaton in the next round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  357 Rick Brown                              4 David Rampy                  
E3                   0.135  8.353 160.02     ****WINNER****  0.045  7.335 166.15
       B/TA Index: 8.93 (+/-): -0.577            A/EA Index: 7.84 (+/-): -0.505
 Prior rounds:
E2    (A White     ) 0.270  8.590 -0.340      (P Carbery   ) 0.009  7.338 -0.572
E1    (J Tanksley  ) 0.055  8.449 -0.481      (L Sharp     ) 0.030  7.472 -0.438
 Qualified:            #22  8.447 -0.483                        #2  7.318 -0.592
Rick Brown has no CIC penalty; David Rampy has a 0.07 CIC penalty. Rampy gets the big hole-shot, gets the win and saves his index.

Rampy will take on Brogdon in the next round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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