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Mon, 1 Sep 2008, 01:08 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 4 Eliminations
By Darryl Jackman





CLERMONT, Ind. - Results of round 4 eliminations in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 54th annual Mac Tools U.S. Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    3 David Eaton                          4441 Adam Hickey                  
E4                   0.024  6.685 202.18     ****WINNER****  0.062  8.269 161.77
       A/AP Index: 7.22 (+/-): -0.535           C/SMA Index: 8.85 (+/-): -0.581
 Prior rounds:
E3    (B Massel    ) 0.065  8.147  0.927      (M Trumble   ) 0.035  8.342 -0.518
E2    (R Bailey    ) 0.010  6.711 -0.569      (T Patterson ) 0.025  8.826 -0.034
E1    (L Johnson   ) 0.057  6.775 -0.545      (M Johnson   ) 0.061  8.542 -0.318
 Qualified:             #6  6.673 -0.647                       #18  8.260 -0.600
12:51 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 85 degrees, relative humidity 34 percent, barometer 29.22 inches, adjusted altitude 3,137 feet, track temperature 116 degrees.

We're going to set the semifinals for Comp. Hickey takes the win over Eaton but will give up quite a bit to CIC in the semis.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5212 Doug Engels                           512 Bill Riemenapp               
E4   ****WINNER****  0.003  7.425 161.04                     0.046  8.206 164.71
       D/ED Index: 7.93 (+/-): -0.505            C/EA Index: 8.69 (+/-): -0.484
 Prior rounds:
E3    (R Brown     ) 0.008  7.422 -0.568      (A Martel    ) 0.079  8.196 -0.494
E2    (B Plourd    ) 0.053  7.607 -0.383      (M Hazlett   ) 0.044  8.217 -0.473
E1    (M Farrell   ) 0.014  7.633 -0.357      (J Coan      ) 0.022  8.181 -0.519
 Qualified:            #11  7.363 -0.627                       #47  8.216 -0.484
Engels with the great light and a win over Riemenapp that costs him almost nothing.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3361 Bo Butner                            7910 Frank Cervelli               
E4                   0.017  7.254 156.19     ****WINNER****  0.032  7.053 185.89
       CC/A Index: 7.42 (+/-): -0.166            C/DA Index: 7.63 (+/-): -0.577
 Prior rounds:
E3    (G Treadwell ) 0.044  6.913 -0.617      (P Miskovsky ) 0.005  7.185 -0.445
E2    (K Roberts   ) 0.082  7.021 -0.579      (S Gray      ) 0.071  7.563 -0.067
E1    (E Watson    ) 0.012  7.283 -0.317      (J Plant     ) 0.111  7.294 -0.336
 Qualified:            #25  7.046 -0.554                       #13  7.013 -0.617
Cervelli upholds the honor of the dragsters as he uses some CIC to beat Butner in the Cobalt. Cervelli gets Engels in one semi.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    4 Craig Bourgeois                       178 Dan Fletcher                 
E4   ****WINNER****  0.013  7.006 175.62                     0.038  8.079 159.48
       B/ND Index: 7.51 (+/-): -0.504            C/EA Index: 8.56 (+/-): -0.481
 Prior rounds:
E3    (L Pritchett ) 0.077  7.005 -0.535      (D Rampy     ) 0.034  8.056 -0.614
E2    (B Browell   ) 0.028  7.033 -0.567      (J Arnold    ) 0.038  8.161 -0.539
E1    (R Bamond    ) 0.001  7.173 -0.427      (C Watson Jr ) 0.028  8.220 -0.480
 Qualified:            #20  7.011 -0.589                       #16  8.092 -0.608
Bourgeois throws a light at Fletcher and takes the win at almost exactly -.50. Bourgeois and Hickey in the other semi.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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