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Sat, 27 Sep 2008, 06:42 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 2 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





MILLINGTON, Tenn. - Results of round 2 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
 5019 Paul Pittman                          330 Brian Browell                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.123  8.530 110.03                    -0.004  7.809 126.03
       B/AA Index: 7.63 (+/-):  0.900             D/D Index: 7.82 (+/-): -0.011
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Brogdon   ) 0.080  7.122 -0.518      (M Trumble   ) 0.009  7.316 -0.504
 Qualified:            #30  7.232 -0.408                        #6  7.179 -0.641
5:14 p.m. Browell just misses the tree and gives the win to Pittman.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4441 Adam Hickey                            23 Larry Pritchett              
E2   ****WINNER****  0.052  8.281 161.05                    -0.034  7.938 161.81
      C/SMA Index: 8.86 (+/-): -0.579            A/SM Index: 8.41 (+/-): -0.472
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Howerton  ) 0.065  8.825 -0.035      (P Biondo    ) 0.007  7.909 -0.521
 Qualified:            #11  8.254 -0.606                       #19  7.891 -0.539
Pritchett leaves too soon, Hickey runs it out the back and will take a CIC hit in the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4251 Greg Porter                           220 Jeff Taylor                  
E2                   0.147  8.885 150.13     ****WINNER****  0.018  9.105 134.23
      G/SMA Index: 9.36 (+/-): -0.475           H/SMA Index: 9.56 (+/-): -0.455
 Prior rounds:
E1    (G Treadwell ) 0.104  8.888 -0.472      (J Holland   ) 0.057  9.203 -0.357
 Qualified:            #24  8.867 -0.493                       #16  8.966 -0.594
Taylor gets a big advantage off the line and holds off Porter to take the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   18 Charlie Greco                         353 Bruno Massel                 
E2                   0.013  7.681 174.35     ****WINNER****  0.030  7.291 176.81
       D/AA Index: 8.23 (+/-): -0.549           DD/AT Index: 7.87 (+/-): -0.579
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Tanksley  )       No Time            (J Kimbrough ) 0.038  7.361 -0.569
 Qualified:            #13  7.678 -0.602                        #5  7.284 -0.646
Massel runs down Greco but will take a permanent CIC adjustment.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   36 Chad Voges                           2885 David Rampy                  
E2                   0.003  8.042 163.43     ****WINNER****  0.045  7.338 167.78
        K/A Index: 8.52 (+/-): -0.478            A/EA Index: 7.87 (+/-): -0.532
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Billingsle) 0.013  8.012 -0.538      (R Goodman   ) 0.044  7.418 -0.452
 Qualified:             #4  7.903 -0.647                       #12  7.266 -0.604
Rampy is last off the line but is able to run down Voges for the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4440 Kevin Self                             31 Robert Bailey                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.042  8.727 110.92                    -0.017  7.116 143.38
       F/EA Index: 8.65 (+/-):  0.077            A/ED Index: 7.22 (+/-): -0.104
 Prior rounds:
E1    (S Kent      ) 0.084  8.312 -0.338      (B Kent      ) 0.059  7.207 -0.013
 Qualified:             #2  7.997 -0.653                       #10  6.613 -0.607
Bailey is a little quick out of the gate giving the win to Self.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4254 Scott Benham                         5250 Todd Patterson               
E2                   0.057  8.568 156.15     ****WINNER****  0.085  7.734 161.94
       E/SM Index: 9.08 (+/-): -0.512             D/A Index: 8.29 (+/-): -0.556
 Prior rounds:
E1    (G Gallimore ) 0.034  8.579 -0.561      (P Ross      ) 0.063  7.782 -0.578
 Qualified:             #9  8.531 -0.609                        #1  7.667 -0.693


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6104 Brad Plourd                            16 Arnie Martel                 
E2                         No Time           ****WINNER**** -0.033  8.837 101.90
       A/DA Index: 7.14 (+/-): 92.859            B/SR Index: 8.38 (+/-):  0.457
 Prior rounds:
E1    (L Sharp     )       No Time            (C Williams  ) 0.062  7.874 -0.556
 Qualified:            #31  6.752 -0.388                        #7  7.789 -0.641
Plourd develops a leak after the burnout and has to shut down.

In the next round it will be Patterson vs. massel, Hickey vs. Martel, Self vs. Pittman, and Rampy vs. Taylor.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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