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Sun, 14 Sep 2008, 02:10 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 3 Eliminations
By Jason Murray





CONCORD, N.C. - Results of round 3 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
   17 Al Ackerman                          213A Anthony Bertozzi             
E3                   0.072  8.055 165.48     ****WINNER****  0.051  7.403 178.66
        F/D Index: 8.65 (+/-): -0.595            D/ED Index: 7.99 (+/-): -0.587
 Prior rounds:
E2    (M Hardee    ) 0.026  9.115  0.465      (S Matusek   ) 0.040  7.535 -0.455
E1    (T Smith     ) 0.025  8.171 -0.479      (V Puckett   ) 0.039  7.627 -0.363
 Qualified:            #13  8.108 -0.542                        #9  7.422 -0.568
Weather conditions: air temperature 88 degrees, relative humidity 50 percent, barometer 29.23 inches, adjusted altitude 3,602 feet, track temperature 118 degrees.

Neither driver has a CIC penalty coming into this round of eliminations, Bertozzi will take his first CIC of the weekend. This was a great race. Anthony Bertozzi's MOV: 0.0139 seconds (approximately 3 feet).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  357 Rick Brown                           1136 Peter Biondo                 
E3   ****WINNER****  0.062  8.367 158.28                     0.037  9.204 147.17
       B/TA Index: 8.88 (+/-): -0.513           I/SMA Index: 9.66 (+/-): -0.456
 Prior rounds:
E2    (G Wisecarver) 0.046  8.438 -0.442      (F Aragona Jr) 0.057  9.462 -0.198
E1    (B Yates     ) 0.003  8.467 -0.413      (P Ross      ) 0.039  9.156 -0.584
 Qualified:             #7  8.308 -0.572                        #3  9.108 -0.632
Rick Brown has no CIC penalty; Peter Biondo has a 0.08 CIC penalty. The winner of the pair will take on Bertozzi in the next round. Biondo leaves first but doesn't have enough car to hold off Brown as the truck is able to run him down. Rick Brown's MOV: 0.0323 seconds (approximately 7 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  353 Bruno Massel                           16 Arnie Martel                 
E3                   0.140  7.329 186.74     ****WINNER****  0.040  7.828 169.34
      DD/AT Index: 7.90 (+/-): -0.571            B/SR Index: 8.35 (+/-): -0.522
 Prior rounds:
E2    (R Vierheller) 0.085  7.392 -0.548      (L Johnson   ) 0.037  7.872 -0.478
E1    (M Costa     ) 0.021  8.208  0.268      (D Rampy     ) 0.057  7.847 -0.593
 Qualified:             #2  7.233 -0.707                        #6  7.863 -0.577
Bruno Massel has a 0.04 CIC penalty; Arnie Martel has a 0.09 CIC penalty. Martel has the advantage on the line and he keeps at the finish line. Massel was just dead late and it cost him the round win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 2000 Lee Sharp                              23 Larry Pritchett              
E3                   0.076  8.560 159.25     ****WINNER****  0.035  7.976 161.59
      D/SMA Index: 9.00 (+/-): -0.440            A/SM Index: 8.41 (+/-): -0.434
 Prior rounds:
E2    (A Stanfield ) 0.127  8.530 -0.470      (F Cervelli  ) 0.044  7.924 -0.486
E1    (J Wright    ) 0.162  8.872 -0.128      (B Browell   ) 0.130  7.902 -0.528
 Qualified:            #16  8.468 -0.532                       #20  7.908 -0.522
Good race here as Pritchett gets the edge off the start, Sharp is really trying to run him down before the finish but it won't happen. Pritchett will face Martel in the semi-finals. Larry Pritchett's MOV: 0.0359 seconds (approximately 8 feet).

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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