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Sun, 30 Sep 2007, 12:50 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 1 Eliminations
By Bob Orme





HEBRON, Ohio - Results of round 1 eliminations in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA, Third annual Jeg's Northern SPORTSnationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   58 Bruno Massel                          301 Bob Book                     
E1   ****WINNER****  0.040  7.469 168.98                     0.107  6.441 209.30
      DD/AT Index: 8.05 (+/-): -0.581             A/D Index: 7.04 (+/-): -0.599
 Qualified:            #20  7.579 -0.471                        #4  6.396 -0.644
12:21 p.m. A big difference at the tree. Bruno Massel's MOV: 0.0495 seconds (approximately 15 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    4 David Rampy                          3316 Mike Hazlett                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.060  7.446 164.03                     0.141  7.150 192.06
       A/EA Index: 7.90 (+/-): -0.454             B/A Index: 7.67 (+/-): -0.520
 Qualified:             #5  7.257 -0.643                       #21  7.204 -0.466
Another late leave in the right lane. David Rampy's MOV: 0.0158 seconds (approximately 4 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3427 Jesse Plant                          3308 John Frech                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.213  7.447 162.27                     0.028  8.399 154.35
       D/ED Index: 7.99 (+/-): -0.543             F/D Index: 8.69 (+/-): -0.291
 Qualified:             #9  7.368 -0.622                       #25  8.316 -0.374
Plant is very late but he still gets the win. Jesse Plant's MOV: 0.0673 seconds (approximately 15 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1784 Scott Talarowski                     143Y Doug Doll Jr.                
E1                   0.046  9.669  89.88     ****WINNER****  0.044  8.560 130.80
       A/ED Index: 7.22 (+/-):  2.449            F/ED Index: 8.90 (+/-): -0.340
 Qualified:            #27  6.875 -0.345                       #11  8.301 -0.599
Talarowski's engine didn't sound good at all.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3000 Jerry Arnold                         3864 Scott Chamness               
E1   ****WINNER****  0.045  8.107 153.58                     0.051  6.786 179.21
       G/ED Index: 8.66 (+/-): -0.553             A/D Index: 7.04 (+/-): -0.254
 Qualified:             #3  8.009 -0.651                       #19  6.557 -0.483
Chamness spun the tires on the hit. Arnold will face Doll in round two.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  358 David Billingsley                     351 Larry Morgan                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.178  7.367 168.58                     0.017  7.408 166.93
       A/EA Index: 7.90 (+/-): -0.533             B/A Index: 7.67 (+/-): -0.262
 Qualified:            #17  7.377 -0.523                        #1  6.966 -0.704
Morgan was well off his qualifying pace. David Billingsley's MOV: 0.1105 seconds (approximately 27 feet). He'll face Plant in round two.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3505 Mike Graves                           330 Brian Browell                
E1                  -0.033  8.096 169.68     ****WINNER****  0.022  7.987 117.00
        D/A Index: 8.36 (+/-): -0.264             D/D Index: 7.82 (+/-):  0.167
 Qualified:            #23  7.939 -0.421                        #7  7.183 -0.637
Graves leaves early and Browell advances.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3606 John Peto                               1 Bo Butner                    
E1                   0.121  8.240 159.01     ****WINNER****  0.038  7.559 145.52
       J/AA Index: 8.40 (+/-): -0.160            CC/A Index: 7.64 (+/-): -0.081
 Qualified:            #31  8.248 -0.152                       #15  7.104 -0.536
Bo Butner's MOV: 0.0047 seconds (approximately 13 inches). He'll face Browell in round two.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  357 Rick Brown                            350 John Berberich Jr            
E1   ****WINNER****  0.062  8.423 144.12                     0.208  7.691 171.40
       B/TA Index: 8.93 (+/-): -0.507            C/ED Index: 7.87 (+/-): -0.179
 Qualified:            #14  8.389 -0.541                       #30  7.670 -0.200
A huge advantage at the tree for Brown.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    3 Jeff Taylor                          308R Jeff Wright                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.001  8.655 138.05                     0.011  7.233 191.95
       E/SM Index: 9.16 (+/-): -0.505            B/AA Index: 7.65 (+/-): -0.417
 Qualified:             #2  8.508 -0.652                       #18  7.152 -0.498
Taylor is almost perfect at the tree.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1892 Chris Bozic                             2 Sal Biondo                   
E1                   0.082  7.130 189.15     ****WINNER****  0.073  8.303 143.98
        C/D Index: 7.54 (+/-): -0.410            I/AA Index: 8.85 (+/-): -0.547
 Qualified:            #24  7.147 -0.393                        #8  8.221 -0.629
Sal Biondo's MOV: 0.1465 seconds (approximately 41 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  300 Mauri Rose                           5250 Todd Patterson               
E1                         No Time           ****WINNER****  0.085  8.418 119.03
        C/D Index: 7.54 (+/-): 92.459            B/SR Index: 8.53 (+/-): -0.112
 Qualified:            #22  7.114 -0.426                        #6  7.890 -0.640
Rose was a no show. Patterson lifted at about 1100 feet. He will face Brown in round two.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  373 Ray Vierheller                       3293 John Staley                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.013  7.542 146.43                           No Time      
       D/ED Index: 7.99 (+/-): -0.448           CC/AT Index: 8.00 (+/-): 91.999
 Qualified:            #10  7.381 -0.609                       #26  7.651 -0.349
Staley was a no show. Vierheller was off the throttle before the finish. He'll face Taylor in round two.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3121 Jim Browder                          1160 Al Ackerman                  
E1                         No Time           ****WINNER****  0.058  8.377 131.81
       J/AA Index: 8.40 (+/-): 91.599             F/D Index: 8.69 (+/-): -0.313
 Qualified:            #28  8.129 -0.271                       #12  8.092 -0.598
Browder was a no show. Ackerman will face Massel in round two.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3068 Steve Ambrose                         388 Brian Stufflebeam            
E1   ****WINNER****  0.114  8.380 121.35                           No Time      
       J/AA Index: 8.40 (+/-): -0.020            B/AA Index: 7.65 (+/-): 92.349
 Qualified:            #16  7.869 -0.531                       #32  7.877  0.227
Stufflebeam was a no show. Ambrose was off the throttle at about the 1000-foot mark. He'll face Biondo in round two.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1170 Steve Levine                          394 Greg Kamplain                
E1                         No Time           ****WINNER****  0.053  7.763 130.47
      AA/AM Index: 7.11 (+/-): 92.889            C/ED Index: 7.87 (+/-): -0.107
 Qualified:            #29  6.850 -0.260                       #13  7.291 -0.579
Levine was a no show. Kamplain lifted well before the finish. He will face Rampy in round two.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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