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Sun, 28 Sep 2003, 02:13 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 3 Eliminations
By Jonathan Adams





JOLIET, Ill. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, Third annual CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)
  330 Brian Browell                         252 Jerry Hemmingson
E3                   0.053  7.264 -0.566     ****WINNER****  0.016  7.204 -0.596
        D/D Index: 7.83                           B/A Index: 7.80
 Prior rounds:
E2    (M Hazlett   ) 0.025  7.394 -0.436      (D Rampy     ) 0.084  7.313 -0.487
E1    (J Coan      ) 0.105  7.947  0.117      (R Vierheller) 0.025  7.302 -0.498
 Qualified:             #4  7.161 -0.669                       #16  7.203 -0.597
1:05 p.m. Both drivers come in with their indexes intact. Hemmingson was moving around a lot, but still gets the win and a .09 CIC hit.

Jerry Hemmingson's MOV: 0.0677 seconds (approximately 16 feet).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)
 1498 Santo Volpe                            34 Robert Bailey
E3                  -0.009  8.787  0.207     ****WINNER****  0.113  7.239 -0.051
       A/SR Index: 8.58                          A/ED Index: 7.29
 Prior rounds:
E2    (S Szupka    ) 0.011  8.080 -0.550      (G Anderson  ) 0.031  8.484  1.194
E1    (G Supinski J) 0.122  8.563 -0.067      (R Bohn      ) 0.082  6.984 -0.306
 Qualified:             #7  7.998 -0.632                       #11  6.671 -0.619
Bailey's index is intact, while Volpe has lost .05. Bailey gets the gift and cruises into the semi's.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)
    9 Doug Engels                            41 Robert Freeman
E3   ****WINNER****  0.026  7.474 -0.536                     0.036  8.649 -0.461
       D/ED Index: 8.01                         D/SMA Index: 9.11
 Prior rounds:
E2    (T Schmidt   ) 0.084  7.501 -0.509      (P Ross      ) 0.127  8.610 -0.580
E1    (T Logan     ) 0.012  7.624 -0.386      (B Butner    ) 0.067  8.686 -0.604
 Qualified:            #13  7.407 -0.603                        #1  8.558 -0.732
Freeman has lost .18 off his index. He ran out of horsepower and Engels rolls on to face Bailey.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)
    1 Mike Saye                            1162 Sal Biondo
E3                   0.028  8.861 -0.499     ****WINNER****  0.017  8.408 -0.512
        H/A Index: 9.36                          D/EA Index: 8.92
 Prior rounds:
E2    (B Stufflebea) 0.030  8.860 -0.530      (R Dorsey    ) 0.056  8.965  0.045
E1    (D Stewart   ) 0.075  8.888 -0.582      (S Ambrose   ) 0.015  8.417 -0.603
 Qualified:            #10  8.850 -0.620                       #22  8.463 -0.557
Great race here between two former national champs. It's Biondo in a close one, and he loses another hundredth. He'll face Hemmingson for the right to go to the final.

Sal Biondo's MOV: 0.0244 seconds (approximately 5 feet).

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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