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Sun, 28 Sep 2003, 11:53 AM

Competition Eliminator Round 2 Eliminations
By Jonathan Adams





JOLIET, Ill. - Results of round 2 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-- (+/-)
 6016 Gary Anderson                          34 Robert Bailey
E2                  -0.001 11.087  1.937     ****WINNER****  0.031  8.484  1.194
        G/A Index: 9.15                          A/ED Index: 7.29
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Frech     ) 0.042  8.708 -0.442      (R Bohn      ) 0.082  6.984 -0.306
 Qualified:             #3  8.470 -0.680                       #11  6.671 -0.619
10:38 a.m. With these weather conditions, we could see a lot of CICs this round. Anderson just misses, and Bailey saves his index.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)
  388 Brian Stufflebeam                       1 Mike Saye
E2                   0.135  7.197 -0.523     ****WINNER****  0.030  8.860 -0.530
       B/AA Index: 7.72                           H/A Index: 9.39
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Johnson   ) 0.144  7.212 -0.588      (D Stewart   ) 0.075  8.888 -0.582
 Qualified:            #18  7.216 -0.584                       #10  8.850 -0.620
Both of these drivers took a .08 CIC hit in round one. Saye with the big holeshot and the win, and a .03 CIC.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)
 3002 Pat Ross                               41 Robert Freeman
E2                   0.037  8.377 -0.463     ****WINNER****  0.127  8.610 -0.580
        F/A Index: 8.84                         D/SMA Index: 9.19
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Nahan     ) 0.081  8.354 -0.486      (B Butner    ) 0.067  8.686 -0.604
 Qualified:            #25  8.310 -0.530                        #1  8.558 -0.732
Freeman won the Allstars yesterday, and comes into this round with .10 CIC hit. Ross' index is intact. Ross drills Freeman but doesn't have enough power, and Freeman loses another eight hundredths.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)
 3316 Michael Hazlett                       330 Brian Browell
E2                   0.145  7.356 -0.444     ****WINNER****  0.025  7.394 -0.436
        B/A Index: 7.80                           D/D Index: 7.83
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Olson     ) 0.043  7.320 -0.480      (J Coan      ) 0.105  7.947  0.117
 Qualified:            #12  7.194 -0.606                        #4  7.161 -0.669
Bad light for Hazlett and Browell wins on the holeshot.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)
    9 Doug Engels                          5731 Tom Schmidt
E2   ****WINNER****  0.084  7.501 -0.509                     0.033  8.823 -0.347
       D/ED Index: 8.01                          C/SR Index: 9.17
 Prior rounds:
E1    (T Logan     ) 0.012  7.624 -0.386      (E Sigmon    ) 0.030  8.663 -0.607
 Qualified:            #13  7.407 -0.603                        #5  8.634 -0.636
Engels advances to the quarters with his index intact. He'll race Freeman in the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)
 3397 Rod Dorsey                           1162 Sal Biondo
E2                  -0.113  9.345 -0.535     ****WINNER****  0.056  8.965  0.045
      H/SMA Index: 9.88                          D/EA Index: 8.92
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Riemenapp ) 0.004  9.378 -0.522      (S Ambrose   ) 0.015  8.417 -0.603
 Qualified:            #30  9.410 -0.490                       #22  8.463 -0.557
Biondo with the freebie, and he'll face Saye in a battle of former national champs.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)
 1981 Stephen Szupka                       1498 Santo Volpe
E2                   0.096  7.429 -0.521     ****WINNER****  0.011  8.080 -0.550
       C/ED Index: 7.95                          A/SR Index: 8.63
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Lund      ) 0.036  7.449 -0.511      (G Supinski J) 0.122  8.563 -0.067
 Qualified:            #31  7.484 -0.476                        #7  7.998 -0.632
Volpe with the great light and the win. He loses .05 for the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)
 2885 David Rampy                           252 Jerry Hemmingson
E2                   0.017  7.575 -0.385     ****WINNER****  0.084  7.313 -0.487
       A/EA Index: 7.96                           B/A Index: 7.80
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Eckel III ) 0.030  7.456 -0.534      (R Vierheller) 0.025  7.302 -0.498
 Qualified:             #8  7.358 -0.632                       #16  7.203 -0.597
Last pair of the round. Rampy lost .03 in round one, while Hemmingson's index is intact. Rampy with his usual stellar light, but his car was a handful at half track, and Hemmingson drives around him. He'll face Browell in the quarters.

10:50 a.m.

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