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Sat, 3 Nov 2007, 01:56 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 1 Eliminations
By David Gerard





POMONA, Calif. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 43nd annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   73 Tom Mettler                           720 J.D. Zink                    
E1   ****WINNER****  0.033  7.506 161.52                     0.188  6.912 191.76
        PST Index: 8.01 (+/-): -0.504            A/ND Index: 7.50 (+/-): -0.588
 Qualified:            #11  7.414 -0.596                       #27  6.961 -0.539
10:34 a.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 69 degrees, relative humidity 40 percent, barometer 29.02 inches, adjusted altitude 1,909 feet, track temperature 83 degrees.

Hole shot win for Mettler.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4487 Sean Dodd                             738 Jay Payne                    
E1   ****WINNER****  0.110  7.372 148.97                    -0.111  6.660 153.91
       B/AA Index: 7.65 (+/-): -0.278           AA/PM Index: 6.85 (+/-): -0.190
 Qualified:            #17  7.080 -0.570                        #1  6.085 -0.765
Dodd gets a free pass, as Payne goes way red and then gets way out of shape. The number one qualifier is out of here.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    3 Jeff Taylor                            76 Vinnie Deceglie              
E1   ****WINNER****  0.008  8.578 144.32                     0.076  6.547 203.25
       E/SM Index: 9.16 (+/-): -0.582             A/A Index: 7.11 (+/-): -0.563
 Qualified:             #7  8.549 -0.611                       #23  6.556 -0.554
Taylor wire to wire.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  751 Tom Huggins                          5250 Todd Patterson               
E1                   0.065  7.117 191.81     ****WINNER****  0.009  7.475 177.30
       B/AA Index: 7.65 (+/-): -0.533            C/AA Index: 8.02 (+/-): -0.545
 Qualified:            #14  7.070 -0.580                       #30  7.495 -0.525
Great light for Patterson.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6660 Adam Bowdish                         7771 Ed Sigmon                    
E1   ****WINNER****  0.083  9.422 116.98                    -0.046  8.874 114.46
       H/SM Index: 9.66 (+/-): -0.238            C/SR Index: 9.12 (+/-): -0.246
 Qualified:             #3  9.008 -0.652                       #19  8.559 -0.561
Red light win for Bowdish.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7109 Ross Wilson                          529Y Steve Holloway               
E1   ****WINNER****  0.096  8.743 125.12                     0.045 13.120  66.47
      C/SMA Index: 8.87 (+/-): -0.127            A/AA Index: 7.19 (+/-):  5.930
 Qualified:            #13  8.282 -0.588                       #29  6.659 -0.531
Holloway is away first and then the car made a hard move to the center line.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  710 Doug Lambeck                          718 Alan Freese                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.045  8.444 149.73                     0.056  8.568 119.19
      D/SMA Index: 9.02 (+/-): -0.576            C/AA Index: 8.02 (+/-):  0.548
 Qualified:             #9  8.417 -0.603                       #25  7.475 -0.545
Freeze slows on the top end.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  178 Dan Fletcher                            1 Bo Butner                    
E1   ****WINNER****  0.015  8.157 146.91                     0.017  7.098 168.62
       C/EA Index: 8.72 (+/-): -0.563            CC/A Index: 7.60 (+/-): -0.502
 Qualified:            #18  8.150 -0.570                        #2  6.940 -0.660
Two good lights and Butner can't catch Fletcher. Too much HP?

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1160 Al Ackerman                          6016 Gary Anderson                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.046  8.126 159.64                     0.021  8.817 155.04
        F/D Index: 8.69 (+/-): -0.564             H/A Index: 9.34 (+/-): -0.523
 Qualified:            #15  8.110 -0.580                       #31  8.819 -0.521
Al Ackerman's MOV: 0.0164 seconds (approximately 4 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4171 Rodger Brogdon                       7230 Randy Jones                  
E1                   0.024 No Time           ****WINNER****  0.063  8.906 154.05
        G/A Index: 9.03 (+/-): 90.969             H/A Index: 9.34 (+/-): -0.434
 Qualified:             #4  8.380 -0.650                       #20  8.781 -0.559
Brogdon breaks and stops on the track.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   72 Jim Cowan                            3737 Jacklyn Gebhardt             
E1   ****WINNER****  0.005  8.240 155.27                     0.049  6.710 201.52
       I/AA Index: 8.85 (+/-): -0.610            A/ED Index: 7.22 (+/-): -0.510
 Qualified:             #6  8.237 -0.613                       #22  6.663 -0.557
Cowan has a great light and nibbles at a permanent CIC.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  610 John Edwards                         2000 Lee Sharp                    
E1                   0.038  7.489 181.89     ****WINNER****  0.029  7.730 176.28
       C/AA Index: 8.02 (+/-): -0.531            D/AA Index: 8.30 (+/-): -0.570
 Qualified:            #21  7.462 -0.558                        #5  7.674 -0.626


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    5 Lee Zane                             6180 Jirka Kaplan                 
E1                  -0.019 12.590  90.58     ****WINNER****  0.044  7.005 132.11
       L/AA Index: 9.55 (+/-):  3.040           AA/AM Index: 7.11 (+/-): -0.105
 Qualified:            #26  9.011 -0.539                       #10  6.512 -0.598
Zane can't wait and gives Kaplan a free one.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6944 Bob Marshall                            7 Dean Carter                  
E1                   0.109  7.123 193.90     ****WINNER****  0.027  7.035 188.78
       B/AA Index: 7.65 (+/-): -0.527            A/ND Index: 7.50 (+/-): -0.465
 Qualified:            #28  7.116 -0.534                       #12  6.904 -0.596
Dean Carter's MOV: 0.0202 seconds (approximately 6 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6003 Dan Barton                           7474 Justin Lamb                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.026  8.764 154.02                     0.072  8.491 150.00
      G/SMA Index: 9.36 (+/-): -0.596           D/SMA Index: 9.02 (+/-): -0.529
 Qualified:            #16  8.787 -0.573                       #32  8.500 -0.520
Nice light for Barton and a bite at the CIC for the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    4 David Rampy                          1902 Robbie Hudlow                
E1                   0.020  7.307 170.69     ****WINNER****  0.033  7.251 173.14
       A/EA Index: 7.90 (+/-): -0.593           CC/AT Index: 7.90 (+/-): -0.649
 Qualified:             #8  7.292 -0.608                       #24  7.354 -0.546
Hudlow gets a permanent CIC in the heads up race. Rampy had the advantage off the line and Hudlow drove by early to take the win. David Rampy's incremental times: 60ft-1.028 sec., 330ft-2.961, 660ft-4.610/148.23mph, 1,000ft-6.050
Robbie Hudlow's incremental times: 60ft-1.105 sec., 330ft-3.021, 660ft-4.613/154.49mph, 1,000ft-5.990

10:47 a.m. Round Two: Dodd vs. Lambeck; Sharp vs. Wilson; Bowdish vs. Mettler; Taylor vs. Ackerman; Fletcher vs. Kaplan; Cowan vs. Patterson; Jones vs. Carter; and Hudlow vs. Barton.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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