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Sun, 21 Sep 2008, 03:38 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 2 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





HEBRON, Ohio - Results of round 2 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
  357 Rick Brown                           3068 Steve Ambrose                
E2                   0.025  8.323 150.85     ****WINNER****  0.085  7.862 166.37
       B/TA Index: 8.78 (+/-): -0.457            J/AA Index: 8.40 (+/-): -0.538
 Prior rounds:
E1    (S Biondo    ) 0.028  8.275 -0.605      (M Rose      ) 0.067  8.384 -0.016
 Qualified:             #4  8.281 -0.599                       #12  7.856 -0.544
3:23 p.m. Brown made Ambrose give up a bit of CIC to get the win. Steve Ambrose's MOV: 0.0218 seconds (approximately 5 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   14 Stephen Szupka                       308R Jeff Wright                  
E2   ****WINNER****  0.047  8.299 159.17                     0.022  7.240 191.02
       F/ED Index: 8.83 (+/-): -0.531            B/AA Index: 7.64 (+/-): -0.400
 Prior rounds:
E1    (S Messina   ) 0.067  8.405 -0.425      (B Butner    ) 0.043  7.201 -0.439
 Qualified:            #11  8.285 -0.545                       #19  7.158 -0.482
Szupka gave up a bit to CIC and Wright could not run him down.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   17 Al Ackerman                          3316 Mike Hazlett                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.031  8.185 151.24                     0.084  7.186 192.28
        F/D Index: 8.64 (+/-): -0.455             B/A Index: 7.64 (+/-): -0.454
 Prior rounds:
E1    (F Affronti  ) 0.089  8.132 -0.518      (J Coan      ) 0.010  8.267  0.627
 Qualified:             #9  8.093 -0.557                       #17  7.132 -0.508
Both cars were in and out of the groove, but Ackerman was able to win without giving up any m,ore of his index. Al Ackerman's MOV: 0.0547 seconds (approximately 15 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3557 Nick Morgan                           330 Brian Browell                
E2                  -0.039  7.807 140.33     ****WINNER****  0.072  8.741 101.25
       B/AP Index: 7.87 (+/-): -0.063             D/D Index: 7.82 (+/-):  0.921
 Prior rounds:
E1    (T Smith     ) -0.028  7.364 -0.516      (M Graves    ) 0.016  7.564 -0.256
 Qualified:            #13  7.337 -0.543                        #5  7.223 -0.597
Morgan went red and Browell lifted early. He races Ackerman next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   31 Robert Bailey                        3640 Richard Barga                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.163  7.513 127.58                    -0.005  7.845 135.32
       A/ED Index: 7.22 (+/-):  0.293           CC/AT Index: 7.82 (+/-):  0.025
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Winget    ) 0.038  6.847 -0.373      (J Berberich ) 0.058  7.558 -0.262
 Qualified:             #7  6.633 -0.587                       #15  7.297 -0.523
Barga spooled the turbo up and left a few thousandths early. Bailey races Szupka next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5250 Todd Patterson                          9 Lee Zane                     
E2   ****WINNER****  0.142  7.994 140.18                     0.028 14.183  84.03
        D/A Index: 8.36 (+/-): -0.366            L/AA Index: 9.55 (+/-):  4.633
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Yates     ) 0.044  8.154 -0.206      (L Sharp     ) 0.020  9.438 -0.112
 Qualified:             #2  7.751 -0.609                       #26  9.178 -0.372
Zane's car spun the tires on the launch and it was over almost immediately.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  394 Greg Kamplain                        143Y Doug Doll Jr.                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.025  7.116 172.74                     0.056  8.338 156.19
       C/DA Index: 7.63 (+/-): -0.514            F/ED Index: 8.83 (+/-): -0.492
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Peto      ) 0.069  7.527 -0.103      (F Aragona   ) 0.016  8.343 -0.487
 Qualified:            #14  7.090 -0.540                       #22  8.407 -0.423
Good race, Kamplain with the better light and the power to run Doll down. Greg Kamplain's MOV: 0.0532 seconds (approximately 12 feet). Kamplain races Patterson next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  220 Jeff Taylor                          1780 Gerry Russo                  
E2   ****WINNER****  0.065  9.074 141.88                     0.135  8.402 160.92
      H/SMA Index: 9.56 (+/-): -0.486           C/SMA Index: 8.86 (+/-): -0.458
 Prior rounds:
E1    (S Chamness  ) 0.046  9.408 -0.152      (J Frech     ) 0.108  8.504 -0.356
 Qualified:             #8  8.977 -0.583                       #16  8.351 -0.509
Russo's car was sluggish at the start and Taylor races Ambrose next round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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