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Sat, 27 Sep 2008, 04:12 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 1 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





MILLINGTON, Tenn. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 21st annual O'Reilly Mid-South Nationals presented by Pennzoil:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 450D Dean Howerton                        4441 Adam Hickey                  
E1                   0.053 11.088  73.88     ****WINNER****  0.065  8.825 110.02
        C/D Index: 7.50 (+/-):  3.588           C/SMA Index: 8.86 (+/-): -0.035
 Qualified:            #27  7.053 -0.447                       #11  8.254 -0.606
1:24 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 82 degrees, relative humidity 35 percent, barometer 29.70 inches, adjusted altitude 2,261 feet, track temperature 112 degrees.

Howerton rattles the tires off the line, gets about 200 feet out, then backs off the throttle.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   36 Chad Voges                            358 David Billingsley            
E1   ****WINNER****  0.013  8.012 151.89                     0.129  7.371 184.70
        K/A Index: 8.55 (+/-): -0.538            A/EA Index: 7.87 (+/-): -0.499
 Qualified:             #4  7.903 -0.647                       #20  7.338 -0.532
Voges gets a big holeshot and holds off Billingsley for the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4682 Jody Holland                          220 Jeff Taylor                  
E1                   0.180  9.242 142.63     ****WINNER****  0.057  9.203 122.20
       L/AA Index: 9.55 (+/-): -0.308           H/SMA Index: 9.56 (+/-): -0.357
 Qualified:            #32  9.249 -0.301                       #16  8.966 -0.594
Holland is late off the line, Taylor backs off the throttle early.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4171 Rodger Brogdon                       5019 Paul Pittman                 
E1                   0.094  8.485 145.44     ****WINNER****  0.080  7.122 192.82
       D/SM Index: 9.01 (+/-): -0.525            B/AA Index: 7.64 (+/-): -0.518
 Qualified:            #14  8.409 -0.601                       #30  7.232 -0.408
Paul Pittman's MOV: 0.0075 seconds (approximately 19 inches).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4440 Kevin Self                            452 Steven Kent                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.084  8.312 125.02                    -0.090  8.167 136.34
       F/EA Index: 8.65 (+/-): -0.338             E/A Index: 8.36 (+/-): -0.193
 Qualified:             #2  7.997 -0.653                       #18  7.787 -0.573
Kent leaves too quickly giving the win to Self. Self gets about 1000 feet out and clicks it off early.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   23 Larry Pritchett                      1136 Peter Biondo                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.007  7.909 171.08                     0.056  9.199 144.12
       A/SM Index: 8.43 (+/-): -0.521           I/SMA Index: 9.74 (+/-): -0.541
 Qualified:            #19  7.891 -0.539                        #3  9.091 -0.649


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4799 Bill Kent                              31 Robert Bailey                
E1                  -0.019  8.278 114.83     ****WINNER****  0.059  7.207 136.50
        C/D Index: 7.50 (+/-):  0.778            A/ED Index: 7.22 (+/-): -0.013
 Qualified:            #26  7.033 -0.467                       #10  6.613 -0.607
Kent leaves a little too soon and gives Bailey the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4251 Greg Porter                           211 Glen Treadwell               
E1   ****WINNER****  0.104  8.888 149.78                     0.077  8.210 150.87
      G/SMA Index: 9.36 (+/-): -0.472            F/EA Index: 8.65 (+/-): -0.440
 Qualified:            #24  8.867 -0.493                        #8  8.020 -0.630
Greg Porter's MOV: 0.0058 seconds (approximately 15 inches).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   45 Chase Williams                         16 Arnie Martel                 
E1                   0.321  7.499 176.81     ****WINNER****  0.062  7.874 149.17
        PST Index: 8.01 (+/-): -0.511            B/SR Index: 8.43 (+/-): -0.556
 Qualified:            #23  7.503 -0.507                        #7  7.789 -0.641
Williams is way late off the line, martel backs off the throttle early.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  330 Brian Browell                        4006 Mike Trumble                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.009  7.316 158.93                     0.029  8.058 169.78
        D/D Index: 7.82 (+/-): -0.504           A/SMA Index: 8.56 (+/-): -0.502
 Qualified:             #6  7.179 -0.641                       #22  8.051 -0.509
Browell gets a great light and drives around Trumble for the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 2467 Jim Kimbrough                         353 Bruno Massel                 
E1                   0.040  7.158 181.98     ****WINNER****  0.038  7.361 166.68
       C/DA Index: 7.63 (+/-): -0.472           DD/AT Index: 7.93 (+/-): -0.569
 Qualified:            #21  7.106 -0.524                        #5  7.284 -0.646


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4254 Scott Benham                          238 George Gallimore Jr          
E1   ****WINNER****  0.034  8.579 155.72                     0.000  6.841 197.36
       E/SM Index: 9.14 (+/-): -0.561            A/AP Index: 7.29 (+/-): -0.449
 Qualified:             #9  8.531 -0.609                       #25  6.804 -0.486
Gallimore gets a perfect light but can't run down Benham.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 2000 Lee Sharp                            6104 Brad Plourd                  
E1                   9.999 No Time                           9.999 No Time      
      D/SMA Index: 9.00 (+/-): 80.999            A/DA Index: 7.14 (+/-): 82.859
 Qualified:            #15  8.403 -0.597                       #31  6.752 -0.388
The tree malfunctioned in Sharp's lane and they will have a re-run.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   18 Charlie Greco                          43 Joey Tanksley                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.059  7.726 165.48                     0.053  7.281 179.04
       D/AA Index: 8.28 (+/-): -0.554            C/DA Index: 7.63 (+/-): -0.349
 Qualified:            #13  7.678 -0.602                       #29  7.209 -0.421


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3002 Pat Ross                             5250 Todd Patterson               
E1                   0.033  8.137 164.51     ****WINNER****  0.063  7.782 165.48
        F/A Index: 8.68 (+/-): -0.543             D/A Index: 8.36 (+/-): -0.578
 Qualified:            #17  8.087 -0.593                        #1  7.667 -0.693
Todd Patterson's MOV: 0.0059 seconds (approximately 17 inches).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4995 Ray Goodman                          2885 David Rampy                  
E1                  -0.029  8.486 109.86     ****WINNER****  0.044  7.418 147.57
       A/EA Index: 7.87 (+/-):  0.616            A/EA Index: 7.87 (+/-): -0.452
 Qualified:            #28  7.447 -0.423                       #12  7.266 -0.604
Goodman leaves a little too early and gives Rampy the win. Rampy backs off the throttle about 1200 feet out.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 2000 Lee Sharp                            6104 Brad Plourd                  
E1                  -0.207  9.717  84.58     ****WINNER****  0.039  7.785 117.12
      D/SMA Index: 9.00 (+/-):  0.717            A/DA Index: 7.14 (+/-):  0.645
 Qualified:            #15  8.403 -0.597                       #31  6.752 -0.388
3:05 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 84 degrees, relative humidity 38 percent, barometer 29.68 inches, adjusted altitude 2,552 feet, track temperature 114 degrees.

Sharp leaves way too early and gives the win to plourd.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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