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Sun, 21 Sep 2008, 01:26 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 1 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





HEBRON, Ohio - Results of round 1 eliminations in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA, Fourth annual Jeg's Northern SPORTSnationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3557 Nick Morgan                          3718 Terry Smith                  
E1   ****WINNER**** -0.028  7.364 186.41                    -0.046  7.516 174.62
       B/AP Index: 7.88 (+/-): -0.516            D/ED Index: 7.99 (+/-): -0.474
 Qualified:            #13  7.337 -0.543                       #29  7.885 -0.105
12:48 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 77 degrees, relative humidity 48 percent, barometer 29.32 inches, adjusted altitude 2,524 feet, track temperature 102 degrees.

Smith went red and "Larry's kid" got the win light the easy way, but CIC'ed himself a hundredth with his best ET of the weekend.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3640 Richard Barga                         350 John Berberich Jr            
E1   ****WINNER****  0.058  7.558 159.61                     0.353  7.879 166.60
      CC/AT Index: 7.82 (+/-): -0.262            C/ED Index: 7.87 (+/-):  0.009
 Qualified:            #15  7.297 -0.523                       #31  7.850 -0.020
Two greens, Berberich very, very green.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3068 Steve Ambrose                         300 Mauri Rose                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.067  8.384 116.83                    -0.042  7.172 185.51
       J/AA Index: 8.40 (+/-): -0.016             C/D Index: 7.50 (+/-): -0.328
 Qualified:            #12  7.856 -0.544                       #28  7.166 -0.334
Ambrose saw the win light and lifted.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  357 Rick Brown                              8 Sal Biondo                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.028  8.275 154.05                     0.035  7.502 162.80
       B/TA Index: 8.88 (+/-): -0.605            D/ED Index: 7.99 (+/-): -0.488
 Qualified:             #4  8.281 -0.599                       #20  7.530 -0.460
Brown had the better light, took a lot of stripe and a dime CIC for the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   17 Al Ackerman                           104 Frank Affronti               
E1   ****WINNER****  0.089  8.132 150.31                     0.106  7.867 172.43
        F/D Index: 8.65 (+/-): -0.518            D/AA Index: 8.28 (+/-): -0.413
 Qualified:             #9  8.093 -0.557                       #25  7.902 -0.378
Ackerman also took a bit too much stripe and gave up a small CIC for the win. Al Ackerman's MOV: 0.1223 seconds (approximately 31 feet).

We'll be down a few minutes, "stuff" in the right lane near the turnoff.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   31 Robert Bailey                        3004 Don Winget                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.038  6.847 157.80                     0.076  8.536 139.26
       A/ED Index: 7.22 (+/-): -0.373           B/SMA Index: 8.70 (+/-): -0.164
 Qualified:             #7  6.633 -0.587                       #23  8.280 -0.420


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3505 Mike Graves                           330 Brian Browell                
E1                  -0.018  7.876 171.75     ****WINNER****  0.016  7.564 140.80
        D/A Index: 8.36 (+/-): -0.484             D/D Index: 7.82 (+/-): -0.256
 Qualified:            #21  7.917 -0.443                        #5  7.223 -0.597
Browell had the instant win and his car then flirted with the centerline, so he lifted.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3864 Scott Chamness                        220 Jeff Taylor                  
E1                   0.066 14.952  75.87     ****WINNER****  0.046  9.408 111.81
        A/D Index: 7.04 (+/-):  7.912           H/SMA Index: 9.56 (+/-): -0.152
 Qualified:            #24  6.636 -0.404                        #8  8.977 -0.583
Chamness' car shook hard and went silent on the launch.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   14 Stephen Szupka                       3998 Steve Messina                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.067  8.405 144.27                     0.222  7.683 176.01
       F/ED Index: 8.83 (+/-): -0.425            C/AA Index: 8.02 (+/-): -0.337
 Qualified:            #11  8.285 -0.545                       #27  7.656 -0.364


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    1 Frank Aragona Jr.                    143Y Doug Doll Jr.                
E1                   0.110  8.326 152.23     ****WINNER****  0.016  8.343 156.06
       G/EA Index: 8.88 (+/-): -0.554            F/ED Index: 8.83 (+/-): -0.487
 Qualified:             #6  8.292 -0.588                       #22  8.407 -0.423
Half an angine in each lane, half a hemi in Aragona's Bantam and half a Pontiac in Doll's dragster.

Aragona must have been distracted and Doll made it look easy. Doug Doll Jr.'s MOV: 0.0275 seconds (approximately 6 feet).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3606 John Peto                             394 Greg Kamplain                
E1                   0.082  8.397 156.86     ****WINNER****  0.069  7.527 159.99
       J/AA Index: 8.40 (+/-): -0.003            C/DA Index: 7.63 (+/-): -0.103
 Qualified:            #30  8.298 -0.102                       #14  7.090 -0.540


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 308R Jeff Wright                          3361 Bo Butner                    
E1   ****WINNER****  0.043  7.201 188.99                     0.022  7.137 199.64
       B/AA Index: 7.64 (+/-): -0.439            CC/A Index: 7.55 (+/-): -0.413
 Qualified:            #19  7.158 -0.482                        #3  6.942 -0.608
Butner was away first, but started rattling the tires and had to get out of the throttle. He almost caught Wright, but came up short. Jeff Wright's MOV: 0.0054 seconds (approximately 19 inches).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 2000 Lee Sharp                               9 Lee Zane                     
E1                  -0.107  8.893 117.37     ****WINNER****  0.020  9.438 104.99
      D/SMA Index: 9.00 (+/-): -0.107            L/AA Index: 9.55 (+/-): -0.112
 Qualified:            #10  8.451 -0.549                       #26  9.178 -0.372
Zane got an easy win...

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5250 Todd Patterson                       3015 Bill Yates                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.044  8.154 138.56                           No Time      
        D/A Index: 8.36 (+/-): -0.206            A/ED Index: 7.22 (+/-): 92.779
 Qualified:             #2  7.751 -0.609                       #18  6.718 -0.502
Yates was a no-show.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    5 Jason Coan                           3316 Mike Hazlett                 
E1                         No Time           ****WINNER****  0.010  8.267 118.52
       G/EA Index: 8.88 (+/-): 91.119             B/A Index: 7.64 (+/-):  0.627
 Qualified:             #1  8.266 -0.614                       #17  7.132 -0.508
#1 qualifier Coan broke in the final qualifying session yesterday and was a no-show today.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3308 John Frech                           1780 Gerry Russo                  
E1                         No Time           ****WINNER****  0.108  8.504 142.79
        F/D Index: 8.65 (+/-): 91.349           C/SMA Index: 8.86 (+/-): -0.356
 Qualified:            #32 11.737  3.087                       #16  8.351 -0.509
Frech broke his dragster on his very first run of the weekend.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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