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Sat, 27 Sep 2003, 11:15 AM

Competition Eliminator Round 1 Eliminations
By Bob Orme





JOLIET, Ill. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, Third annual CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)
 5601 Mike Nahan                           3002 Pat Ross
E1                   0.384  7.876 -0.284     ****WINNER****  0.081  8.354 -0.486
        E/D Index: 8.16                           F/A Index: 8.84
 Qualified:             #9  7.533 -0.627                       #25  8.310 -0.530
Current weather conditions: 51 degrees, 83 percent relative humidity, the barometer 29.63 inches.

Nahan was very late at the tree.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)
 7771 Ed Sigmon                            5731 Tom Schmidt
E1                   0.040  8.761 -0.509     ****WINNER****  0.030  8.663 -0.607
       C/SR Index: 9.27                          C/SR Index: 9.27
 Qualified:            #21  8.709 -0.561                        #5  8.634 -0.636
Tom Schmidt's MOV: 0.1086 seconds (approximately 22 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)
   49 Mike Johnson                          388 Brian Stufflebeam
E1                   0.088  9.033 -0.517     ****WINNER****  0.144  7.212 -0.588
      F/SMA Index: 9.55                          B/AA Index: 7.80
 Qualified:             #2  8.823 -0.727                       #18  7.216 -0.584
Stufflebeam will get a .08-second CIC hit in round two. Brian Stufflebeam's MOV: 0.0151 seconds (approximately 3 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)
    1 Mike Saye                            3098 Douglas Stewart
E1   ****WINNER****  0.075  8.888 -0.582                     0.056  8.497 -0.503
        H/A Index: 9.47                         C/SMA Index: 9.00
 Qualified:            #10  8.850 -0.620                       #26  8.480 -0.520
Saye will get a .08-second CIC hit in round two. Mike Saye's MOV: 0.0602 seconds (approximately 14 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)
 3316 Michael Hazlett                      3311 Brian Olson
E1   ****WINNER****  0.043  7.320 -0.480                     0.103  7.509 -0.191
        B/A Index: 7.80                          A/ND Index: 7.70
 Qualified:            #12  7.194 -0.606                       #28  7.200 -0.500
Michael Hazlett's MOV: 0.3495 seconds (approximately 74 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)
 1411 George Supinski Jr.                  1498 Santo Volpe
E1                  -0.166 11.523  2.813     ****WINNER****  0.122  8.563 -0.067
        B/T Index: 8.71                          A/SR Index: 8.63
 Qualified:            #23  8.177 -0.533                        #7  7.998 -0.632
Supinski was off the throttle at half track.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)
 3629 Jason Coan                            330 Brian Browell
E1                  -0.035  8.876 -0.114     ****WINNER****  0.105  7.947  0.117
       F/ED Index: 8.99                           D/D Index: 7.83
 Qualified:            #20  8.424 -0.566                        #4  7.161 -0.669
Browell gets the red light win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)
  373 Ray Vierheller III                    252 Jerry Hemmingson
E1                   0.035  8.399 -0.501     ****WINNER****  0.025  7.302 -0.498
       I/AA Index: 8.90                           B/A Index: 7.80
 Qualified:            #32  8.435 -0.465                       #16  7.203 -0.597
Hemmingston wins a close race here. Jerry Hemmingson's MOV: 0.0074 seconds (approximately 20 inches).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)
   34 Robert Bailey                        3363 Ron Bohn
E1   ****WINNER****  0.082  6.984 -0.306                    -0.017  8.672 -0.488
       A/ED Index: 7.29                          G/AA Index: 9.16
 Qualified:            #11  6.671 -0.619                       #27  8.647 -0.513
Bohn left just a little bit early.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)
 3361 Bo Butner                              41 Robert Freeman
E1                   0.046  7.723 -0.567     ****WINNER****  0.067  8.686 -0.604
       PSTA Index: 8.29                         D/SMA Index: 9.29
 Qualified:            #17  7.696 -0.594                        #1  8.558 -0.732
Freeman will get a .10-second CIC in round two. Robert Freeman's MOV: 0.0162 seconds (approximately 4 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)
  512 Bill Riemenapp                       3397 Rod Dorsey
E1                   0.082  8.264 -0.576     ****WINNER****  0.004  9.378 -0.522
       C/EA Index: 8.84                         H/SMA Index: 9.90
 Qualified:            #14  8.238 -0.602                       #30  9.410 -0.490
Dorsey is almost perfect at the tree. Rod Dorsey's MOV: 0.0247 seconds (approximately 6 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)
 1049 Todd Logan                              9 Doug Engels
E1                   0.174  7.555 -0.435     ****WINNER****  0.012  7.624 -0.386
       A/EA Index: 7.99                          D/ED Index: 8.01
 Qualified:            #29  7.495 -0.495                       #13  7.407 -0.603
Logan needed a good light to win this one, but he was a little late. Doug Engels' MOV: 0.1138 seconds (approximately 29 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)
 1981 Stephen Szupka                        302 Mike Lund
E1   ****WINNER****  0.036  7.449 -0.511                     0.052  8.114 -0.516
       C/ED Index: 7.96                          A/SR Index: 8.63
 Qualified:            #31  7.484 -0.476                       #15  8.029 -0.601
Szupka will get a .01-second CIC hit in round two after winning a close one. Stephen Szupka's MOV: 0.0111 seconds (approximately 3 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)
 2885 David Rampy                          1985 Don Eckel III
E1   ****WINNER****  0.030  7.456 -0.534                     0.053  7.092 -0.518
       A/EA Index: 7.99                           C/D Index: 7.61
 Qualified:             #8  7.358 -0.632                       #24  7.079 -0.531
Rampy will get a .03-second CIC hit in round two. Eckel didn't have quite enough power to win this one. David Rampy's MOV: 0.0395 seconds (approximately 11 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)
   31 Steve Ambrose                        1162 Sal Biondo
E1                   0.092  7.850 -0.610     ****WINNER****  0.015  8.417 -0.603
       J/AA Index: 8.46                          D/EA Index: 9.02
 Qualified:             #6  7.827 -0.633                       #22  8.463 -0.557
Biondo's win will get him a .10-second CIC hit in round two. Sal Biondo's MOV: 0.0705 seconds (approximately 16 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)
 3308 John Frech                           6016 Gary Anderson
E1                   0.180  8.282 -0.488     ****WINNER****  0.042  8.708 -0.442
        F/D Index: 8.77                           G/A Index: 9.15
 Qualified:            #33  8.330 -0.440                        #3  8.470 -0.680
John Frech was in as an alternate. Gary Anderson's MOV: 0.0929 seconds (approximately 21 feet).

Second round pairs will be: Freeman vs Ross; Schmidt vs Engels; Anderson vs Bailey; Volpe vs Szupka; Stufflebeam vs Saye; Biondo vs Dorsey; Browell vs Hazlett; Rampy vs Hemmingson

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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