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Sun, 14 Sep 2008, 03:32 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 4 Eliminations
By Jason Murray





CONCORD, N.C. - Results of round 4 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
  357 Rick Brown                           213A Anthony Bertozzi             
E4                   0.025  8.375 161.17     ****WINNER****  0.013  7.417 174.98
       B/TA Index: 8.87 (+/-): -0.495            D/ED Index: 7.91 (+/-): -0.493
 Prior rounds:
E3    (P Biondo    ) 0.062  8.367 -0.513      (A Ackerman  ) 0.051  7.403 -0.587
E2    (G Wisecarver) 0.046  8.438 -0.442      (S Matusek   ) 0.040  7.535 -0.455
E1    (B Yates     ) 0.003  8.467 -0.413      (V Puckett   ) 0.039  7.627 -0.363
 Qualified:             #7  8.308 -0.572                        #9  7.422 -0.568
Weather conditions: air temperature 88 degrees, relative humidity 52 percent, barometer 29.20 inches, adjusted altitude 3,637 feet, track temperature 119 degrees.

The wind has really pickup here. Rick Brown has a 0.01 CIC penalty; Anthony Bertozzi has a 0.08 CIC penalty. Bertozzi gets the jump at the start, and he is able to run down the truck of Brown.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   23 Larry Pritchett                        16 Arnie Martel                 
E4                   0.025  7.922 171.86     ****WINNER****  0.021  7.834 168.91
       A/SM Index: 8.41 (+/-): -0.488            B/SR Index: 8.33 (+/-): -0.496
 Prior rounds:
E3    (L Sharp     ) 0.035  7.976 -0.434      (B Massel    ) 0.040  7.828 -0.522
E2    (F Cervelli  ) 0.044  7.924 -0.486      (L Johnson   ) 0.037  7.872 -0.478
E1    (B Browell   ) 0.130  7.902 -0.528      (D Rampy     ) 0.057  7.847 -0.593
 Qualified:            #20  7.908 -0.522                        #6  7.863 -0.577
Larry Pritchett has a 0.02 CIC penalty; Arnie Martel has a 0.11 CIC penalty. Martel gets the edge off the line and is abel to stay take the win and he will face Bertozzi in the final round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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