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Sat, 27 Sep 2003, 01:09 PM

Competition Eliminator Allstar Round 1 Eliminations
By Jonathan Adams





JOLIET, Ill. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Competition Eliminator Allstar at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 19th annual NHRA Jeg's Allstars:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)
    9 Doug Engels                            41 Robert Freeman
E1                  -0.035  8.487  0.477     ****WINNER****  0.063  9.242 -0.048
       D/ED Index: 8.01                         D/SMA Index: 9.29
 Qualified:             #5  7.407 -0.603                        #1  8.558 -0.732
Engels is the only dragster in the field, and will try to chase down Freeman, the number one qualifier.

Freeman with the freebie.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)
   31 Steve Ambrose                        1162 Sal Biondo
E1   ****WINNER****  0.040  9.180  0.720                    -0.009  8.545 -0.475
       J/AA Index: 8.46                          D/EA Index: 9.02
 Qualified:             #3  7.827 -0.633                        #7  8.463 -0.557
Biondo won Super Stock at the '95 Allstars. Not gonna happen here as he gives the win to Ambrose and Division 3.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)
 6016 Gary Anderson                        7771 Ed Sigmon
E1                   0.107  8.535 -0.615     ****WINNER****  0.020  8.698 -0.572
        G/A Index: 9.15                          C/SR Index: 9.27
 Qualified:             #2  8.470 -0.680                        #6  8.709 -0.561
These two West Coast racers drove all the way to Joliet, Illinois, just to race in round one of the Allstars.

Sigmon with the big holeshot, and he hangs on for the win.

Ed Sigmon's MOV: 0.0447 seconds (approximately 10 feet).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)
    1 Mike Saye                            4006 Mike Trumble Jr.
E1                   0.027  8.915 -0.555     ****WINNER****  0.028  8.109 -0.611
        H/A Index: 9.47                         A/SMA Index: 8.72
 Qualified:             #4  8.850 -0.620                        #8 28.000 19.280
Good one here, as Trumble, last year's Allstars champ, takes on defending national champ Saye. Trumble gets the big win, but takes a CIC hit.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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