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Sat, 3 Nov 2007, 08:48 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 2 Eliminations
By Darryl Jackman





POMONA, Calif. - Results of round 2 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
    7 Dean Carter                          7230 Randy Jones                  
E2   ****WINNER****  0.036  7.021 159.53                     0.064  8.923 152.92
       A/ND Index: 7.50 (+/-): -0.479             H/A Index: 9.34 (+/-): -0.417
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Marshall  ) 0.027  7.035 -0.465      (R Brogdon   ) 0.063  8.906 -0.434
 Qualified:            #12  6.904 -0.596                       #20  8.781 -0.559
5:31 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 76 degrees, relative humidity 27 percent, barometer 28.92 inches, adjusted altitude 2,545 feet, track temperature 87 degrees.

Carter gets the RT advantage at the green and takes a safe lead to the finish line


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7109 Ross Wilson                          2000 Lee Sharp                    
E2                  -0.018  8.658 125.05     ****WINNER**** -0.006  9.619  87.49
      C/SMA Index: 8.87 (+/-): -0.212            D/AA Index: 8.23 (+/-):  1.389
 Prior rounds:
E1    (S Holloway  ) 0.096  8.743 -0.127      (J Edwards   ) 0.029  7.730 -0.570
 Qualified:            #13  8.282 -0.588                        #5  7.674 -0.626
Both cars go red, but Wilson got the first chance to give the win to Sharp.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1902 Robbie Hudlow                        6003 Dan Barton                   
E2   ****WINNER****  0.025  7.321 169.98                     0.024  8.844 152.87
      CC/AT Index: 7.76 (+/-): -0.439           G/SMA Index: 9.27 (+/-): -0.426
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Rampy     ) 0.033  7.251 -0.649      (J Lamb      ) 0.026  8.764 -0.596
 Qualified:            #24  7.354 -0.546                       #16  8.787 -0.573
Robbie Hudlow has a 0.14 CIC penalty; Dan Barton has a 0.09 CIC penalty.

Almost identical RT's and Hudlow wins the wheel race on the top end. He saves whats left of his index for tomorrow.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4487 Sean Dodd                             710 Doug Lambeck                 
E2                   0.151  7.097 194.21     ****WINNER****  0.038  8.475 159.25
       B/AA Index: 7.65 (+/-): -0.553           D/SMA Index: 8.95 (+/-): -0.475
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Payne     ) 0.110  7.372 -0.278      (A Freese    ) 0.045  8.444 -0.576
 Qualified:            #17  7.080 -0.570                        #9  8.417 -0.603
Dodd got a free one in round 1, but a 0.151 won't get it. Lambeck gets the win and doesn't hit his 0.07 CIC penalty.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    3 Jeff Taylor                          1160 Al Ackerman                  
E2                   0.064  8.563 156.14     ****WINNER****  0.036  8.117 163.37
       E/SM Index: 9.08 (+/-): -0.517             F/D Index: 8.63 (+/-): -0.513
 Prior rounds:
E1    (V Deceglie  ) 0.008  8.578 -0.582      (G Anderson  ) 0.046  8.126 -0.564
 Qualified:             #7  8.549 -0.611                       #15  8.110 -0.580
Ackerman left better than Taylor and then hold on for the win. Al Ackerman's MOV: 0.0246 seconds (approximately 6 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   72 Jim Cowan                            5250 Todd Patterson               
E2   ****WINNER****  0.044  8.282 162.22                     0.134  7.533 180.24
       I/AA Index: 8.74 (+/-): -0.458            C/AA Index: 7.98 (+/-): -0.447
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Gebhardt  ) 0.005  8.240 -0.610      (T Huggins   ) 0.009  7.475 -0.545
 Qualified:             #6  8.237 -0.613                       #30  7.495 -0.525
Patterson was really late and Cowan moves on.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  178 Dan Fletcher                         6180 Jirka Kaplan                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.013  8.695 120.09                    -0.071 11.650  70.92
       C/EA Index: 8.66 (+/-):  0.035           AA/AM Index: 7.11 (+/-):  4.540
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Butner    ) 0.015  8.157 -0.563      (L Zane      ) 0.044  7.005 -0.105
 Qualified:            #18  8.150 -0.570                       #10  6.512 -0.598
Kaplan spun the tires hard after redlighting. I don't think he missed much on that one.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   73 Tom Mettler                          6660 Adam Bowdish                 
E2   ****WINNER**** -0.028  7.802 136.39                    -0.007 10.003 100.17
        PST Index: 8.01 (+/-): -0.208            H/SM Index: 9.66 (+/-):  0.343
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Zink      ) 0.033  7.506 -0.504      (E Sigmon    ) 0.083  9.422 -0.238
 Qualified:            #11  7.414 -0.596                        #3  9.008 -0.652
Mettler goes red but Bowdish did that first! Next round it's: Lambeck vs Sharp; Mettler vs Ackerman; Fletcher vs Cowan and Carter vs Hudlow.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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