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Sat, 13 Sep 2008, 06:44 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 2 Eliminations
By Jason Murray





CONCORD, N.C. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, Inaugural NHRA Carolinas Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    1 Frank Aragona Jr.                    1136 Peter Biondo                 
E2                   0.061  9.345 109.34     ****WINNER****  0.057  9.462 116.70
       G/EA Index: 8.88 (+/-):  0.465           I/SMA Index: 9.66 (+/-): -0.198
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Hemmingson) 0.029  8.874 -0.006      (P Ross      ) 0.039  9.156 -0.584
 Qualified:            #11  8.323 -0.557                        #3  9.108 -0.632
Weather conditions: air temperature 87 degrees, relative humidity 58 percent, barometer 29.30 inches, adjusted altitude 3,485 feet, track temperature 116 degrees.

6:28 p.m. Peter Biondo has a 0.08 CIC penalty. Biondo has a little advantage off the line, and he never looks back, Aragona lifts early.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  357 Rick Brown                            199 Gary Wisecarver              
E2   ****WINNER****  0.046  8.438 149.88                     0.038  9.169 146.40
       B/TA Index: 8.88 (+/-): -0.442            H/SM Index: 9.56 (+/-): -0.391
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Yates     ) 0.003  8.467 -0.413      (S Szupka    ) 0.051  9.197 -0.363
 Qualified:             #7  8.308 -0.572                       #34  9.131 -0.429
No CIC hits here. Wisecarver was out on Brown, but the truck comes from behind and takes the round win. Rick Brown's MOV: 0.0438 seconds (approximately 9 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 213A Anthony Bertozzi                     5450 Steve Matusek                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.040  7.535 154.90                     0.050  6.929 198.44
       D/ED Index: 7.99 (+/-): -0.455           BB/AT Index: 7.22 (+/-): -0.291
 Prior rounds:
E1    (V Puckett   ) 0.039  7.627 -0.363      (R Schonberge) 0.102  6.716 -0.654
 Qualified:             #9  7.422 -0.568                        #1  6.498 -0.872
Anthony Bertozzi has no CIC penalty; Steve Matusek has a 0.15 CIC penalty. Bertozzi gets the light and stays out in front, Bertozzi will go into Sunday with no CIC.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7910 Frank Cervelli                         23 Larry Pritchett              
E2                   0.159  7.070 187.29     ****WINNER****  0.044  7.924 171.27
       C/DA Index: 7.63 (+/-): -0.560            A/SM Index: 8.41 (+/-): -0.486
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Kimbrough ) 0.016  7.156 -0.474      (B Browell   ) 0.130  7.902 -0.528
 Qualified:            #12  7.074 -0.556                       #20  7.908 -0.522
Cervelli is late and its costs him. Pritchett was good on the tree, and he goes into Sunday with no CIC.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 2229 Lonnie Johnson                         16 Arnie Martel                 
E2                   0.063  7.242 190.86     ****WINNER****  0.037  7.872 162.37
       B/AA Index: 7.64 (+/-): -0.398            B/SR Index: 8.35 (+/-): -0.478
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Crimmins  ) 0.009  7.239 -0.401      (D Rampy     ) 0.057  7.847 -0.593
 Qualified:            #30  7.186 -0.454                        #6  7.863 -0.577
Lonnie Johnson has no CIC penalty; Arnie Martel has a 0.09 CIC penalty. Martel is solid in this round of Comp, and he will go into Sunday.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  373 Ray Vierheller III                    353 Bruno Massel                 
E2                   0.045  7.464 175.62     ****WINNER****  0.085  7.392 174.55
       D/ED Index: 7.95 (+/-): -0.486           DD/AT Index: 7.94 (+/-): -0.548
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Doll Jr   ) 0.106  7.449 -0.541      (M Costa     ) 0.021  8.208  0.268
 Qualified:            #10  7.425 -0.565                        #2  7.233 -0.707
Ray Vierheller III has a 0.04 CIC penalty; Bruno Massel has no CIC penalty. Vierheller gets the jump off the line, but Massel has the power to drive around the dragster, and Massel will take a CIC into tomorrow.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 2126 Michael Hardee                         17 Al Ackerman                  
E2                  -0.030  8.609 154.09     ****WINNER****  0.026  9.115 107.11
       E/SM Index: 9.06 (+/-): -0.451             F/D Index: 8.65 (+/-):  0.465
 Prior rounds:
E1    (G Treadwell ) 0.026  8.551 -0.589      (T Smith     ) 0.025  8.171 -0.479
 Qualified:            #21  8.620 -0.520                       #13  8.108 -0.542
Hardee is red. Ackerman moves into tomorrow with no CIC.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 2000 Lee Sharp                            1484 Allen Stanfield              
E2   ****WINNER****  0.127  8.530 152.23                     0.117  8.944 150.75
      D/SMA Index: 9.00 (+/-): -0.470            G/SM Index: 9.38 (+/-): -0.436
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Wright    ) 0.162  8.872 -0.128      (T Terry     ) 0.036  8.926 -0.454
 Qualified:            #16  8.468 -0.532                       #24  8.882 -0.498
Stanfield is better off the line but Sharp has the horsepower to charge around him at the top end. Sharp vs Pritchett, Massel vs Martel, Brown vs Biondo, Ackerman vs Bertozzi.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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