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Sun, 21 Sep 2008, 04:42 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 3 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





HEBRON, Ohio - Results of round 3 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
   14 Stephen Szupka                         31 Robert Bailey                
E3                  -0.017  8.875 116.29     ****WINNER****  0.057  7.496 127.67
       F/ED Index: 8.80 (+/-):  0.075            A/ED Index: 7.22 (+/-):  0.276
 Prior rounds:
E2    (J Wright    ) 0.047  8.299 -0.531      (R Barga     ) 0.163  7.513  0.293
E1    (S Messina   ) 0.067  8.405 -0.425      (D Winget    ) 0.038  6.847 -0.373
 Qualified:            #11  8.285 -0.545                        #7  6.633 -0.587
4:33 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 79 degrees, relative humidity 38 percent, barometer 29.28 inches, adjusted altitude 2,626 feet, track temperature 114 degrees.

Stephen Szupka has a 0.03 CIC penalty; Robert Bailey has no CIC penalty.

Bailey gets a free pass to the semifinals, his index intact.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   17 Al Ackerman                           330 Brian Browell                
E3                   0.055  8.125 150.26     ****WINNER****  0.010  7.232 169.98
        F/D Index: 8.64 (+/-): -0.515             D/D Index: 7.82 (+/-): -0.588
 Prior rounds:
E2    (M Hazlett   ) 0.031  8.185 -0.455      (N Morgan    ) 0.072  8.741  0.921
E1    (F Affronti  ) 0.089  8.132 -0.518      (M Graves    ) 0.016  7.564 -0.256
 Qualified:             #9  8.093 -0.557                        #5  7.223 -0.597
Al Ackerman has a 0.01 CIC penalty; Brian Browell has no CIC penalty.

Browell tattooed the tree and took an eight0hundredths CIC for the win. Brian Browell's MOV: 0.1187 seconds (approximately 26 feet). He faces Bailey in the semifinals.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  220 Jeff Taylor                          3068 Steve Ambrose                
E3   ****WINNER****  0.017  9.535 108.09                    -0.016  8.341 126.07
      H/SMA Index: 9.56 (+/-): -0.025            J/AA Index: 8.37 (+/-): -0.029
 Prior rounds:
E2    (G Russo     ) 0.065  9.074 -0.486      (R Brown     ) 0.085  7.862 -0.538
E1    (S Chamness  ) 0.046  9.408 -0.152      (M Rose      ) 0.067  8.384 -0.016
 Qualified:             #8  8.977 -0.583                       #12  7.856 -0.544
Jeff Taylor has no CIC penalty; Steve Ambrose has a 0.03 CIC penalty.

Ambrose went red and Taylor saved his index for another round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  394 Greg Kamplain                        5250 Todd Patterson               
E3   ****WINNER****  0.026  7.371 148.43                     0.150 No Time      
       C/DA Index: 7.62 (+/-): -0.249             D/A Index: 8.36 (+/-): 91.639
 Prior rounds:
E2    (D Doll      ) 0.025  7.116 -0.514      (L Zane      ) 0.142  7.994 -0.366
E1    (J Peto      ) 0.069  7.527 -0.103      (B Yates     ) 0.044  8.154 -0.206
 Qualified:            #14  7.090 -0.540                        #2  7.751 -0.609
Patterson's car dumped fluid inder the rear tire and turned sideways. He managed to get it stopped before hitting anything and Kamplain marched to the semifinals to race Taylor. The fluid evaporated quickly, probably fuel.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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