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Sun, 14 Sep 2008, 05:22 PM

Competition Eliminator Final, Round 5 Eliminations
By Jason Murray





CONCORD, N.C. - Results of final, round 5 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
 213A Anthony Bertozzi                       16 Arnie Martel                 
E5                   0.026  7.409 178.71     ****WINNER****  0.011  7.841 169.00
       D/ED Index: 7.91 (+/-): -0.501            B/SR Index: 8.33 (+/-): -0.489
 Prior rounds:
E4    (R Brown     ) 0.013  7.417 -0.493      (L Pritchett ) 0.021  7.834 -0.496
E3    (A Ackerman  ) 0.051  7.403 -0.587      (B Massel    ) 0.040  7.828 -0.522
E2    (S Matusek   ) 0.040  7.535 -0.455      (L Johnson   ) 0.037  7.872 -0.478
E1    (V Puckett   ) 0.039  7.627 -0.363      (D Rampy     ) 0.057  7.847 -0.593
 Qualified:             #9  7.422 -0.568                        #6  7.863 -0.577
Weather conditions: air temperature 88 degrees, relative humidity 50 percent, barometer 29.17 inches, adjusted altitude 3,689 feet, track temperature 120 degrees.

Anthony Bertozzi has a 0.08 CIC penalty; Arnie Martel has a 0.11 CIC penalty coming into the final round. Bertozzi has never been to a Comp final, but he is 4 - 4 all time in final rounds in other classes. Martel is 7 - 3 all time in final rounds, he is 7 - 1 in Comp. Bertozzi is driving the car that won Indy.

Martel has the better reaction time, and he stays out front the whole way down the track. Bertozzi need some more track to catch Martel but that won't happen.

Arnie Martel's MOV: 0.0036 seconds (approximately 11 inches).

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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