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Sun, 21 Sep 2008, 10:50 AM

Competition Eliminator Round 2 Eliminations (Revised)
By Rick Green





ENNIS, Texas - (Revised) Results of round 2 eliminations in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 23rd annual O'Reilly Super Start Batteries NHRA Fall Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4548 Keith Mawhee                         4254 Scott Benham                 
E2                   0.054  8.258 163.51     ****WINNER****  0.056  8.595 147.02
       F/AA Index: 8.64 (+/-): -0.382            E/SM Index: 9.08 (+/-): -0.485
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Shook     ) 0.078  8.378 -0.262      (D Cook Jr   ) 0.159  8.574 -0.566
 Qualified:            #16  8.157 -0.483                        #8  8.562 -0.578
Weather conditions: air temperature 91 degrees, relative humidity 38 percent, barometer 29.45 inches, adjusted altitude 3,378 feet, track temperature 121 degrees.



 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4097 Pete Carbery                         730G Shane Gray                   
E2                   0.065  7.310 161.75     ****WINNER****  0.176  7.115 192.25
        B/A Index: 7.64 (+/-): -0.330             B/A Index: 7.64 (+/-): -0.525
 Prior rounds:
E1    (C Williams  ) 0.010  7.102 -0.538      (B Waddle    ) 0.045  7.209 -0.431
 Qualified:            #10  7.067 -0.573                        #2  7.020 -0.620


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 415F Jason Richey                         440D Scott Cashio                 
E2                   0.086  8.728 123.94     ****WINNER****  0.080  9.056 127.51
       F/EA Index: 8.69 (+/-):  0.038           G/SMA Index: 9.36 (+/-): -0.304
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Holland   ) 0.218  9.279  0.589      (G Porter    ) 0.107  8.883 -0.477
 Qualified:            #20  8.247 -0.443                       #12  8.846 -0.514


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4006 Mike Trumble                          527 Brad Klein                   
E2   ****WINNER****  0.021  8.098 165.38                     0.090  7.414 183.74
      A/SMA Index: 8.56 (+/-): -0.462            B/AP Index: 7.88 (+/-): -0.466
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Maris     ) 0.019  8.118 -0.442      (R Brogdon   ) 0.076  7.401 -0.479
 Qualified:            #14  8.061 -0.499                       #22  7.451 -0.429


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4440 Kevin Self                             53 Tom Schmidt                  
E2   ****WINNER****  0.165  8.106 151.85                     0.118  8.423 150.58
       F/EA Index: 8.69 (+/-): -0.584             C/T Index: 8.94 (+/-): -0.517
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Johnson   ) 0.011  8.235 -0.455      (D Smiley    ) 0.081  8.886 -0.054
 Qualified:             #1  8.027 -0.663                        #9  8.364 -0.576
Kevin Self's MOV: 0.0202 seconds (approximately 4 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  429 Raymond Martin                       5776 Bub Miller                   
E2                   0.093  7.815 153.13     ****WINNER****  0.056  9.279 144.60
       K/AA Index: 8.38 (+/-): -0.565           I/SMA Index: 9.74 (+/-): -0.461
 Prior rounds:
E1    (C Johnson   ) 0.031  7.995 -0.385      (C Smiley    ) 0.041  9.270 -0.470
 Qualified:             #7  7.799 -0.581                       #31  9.516 -0.224
Miller gets the starting line advantage, but Martin chases him down. apparently Martin got on the brakes hard at the finish line and the car went out of control. The word from the top end is Martin is out of the car and walking around. After some investigation and discussion it was ruled Martin had excessive braking and was DQ'ed and Miller reinstated in eliminations.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 2885 David Rampy                          4487 Sean Dodd                    
E2   ****WINNER****  0.041  7.387 168.68                     0.029  7.184 195.28
       A/EA Index: 7.87 (+/-): -0.483             B/A Index: 7.64 (+/-): -0.456
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Warren    ) 0.033  7.483 -0.387      (A White     ) -0.083  7.365 -0.275
 Qualified:             #3  7.262 -0.608                       #11  7.089 -0.551
David Rampy's MOV: 0.0155 seconds (approximately 4 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4799 Bill Kent                             484 Stephen Rosen                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.059  7.300 151.00                    -0.006  8.816 114.81
        C/D Index: 7.50 (+/-): -0.200            G/ED Index: 8.63 (+/-):  0.186
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Self      ) 0.082  7.094 -0.406      (D Howerton  ) 0.012  9.500  0.870
 Qualified:            #13  6.994 -0.506                        #5  8.042 -0.588
Self vs. Kent, Rampy vs. Miller, Gray vs. Trumble, and Cashio vs. Benham

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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