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Sun, 28 Sep 2008, 01:40 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 3 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





MILLINGTON, Tenn. - Results of round 3 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                         4440 Kevin Self                   
E3                  -0.006  7.120 192.93     ****WINNER****  0.120  8.438 118.59
       B/AA Index: 7.63 (+/-): -0.510            F/EA Index: 8.65 (+/-): -0.212
 Prior rounds:
E2    (B Browell   ) 0.123  8.530  0.900      (R Bailey    ) 0.042  8.727  0.077
E1    (R Brogdon   ) 0.080  7.122 -0.518      (S Kent      ) 0.084  8.312 -0.338
 Qualified:            #30  7.232 -0.408                        #2  7.997 -0.653
12:30 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 85 degrees, relative humidity 40 percent, barometer 29.80 inches, adjusted altitude 2,499 feet, track temperature 111 degrees.

Pittman leaves a little too quickly and gives the win to Self.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5250 Todd Patterson                        353 Bruno Massel                 
E3   ****WINNER****  0.044  7.655 168.66                     0.038  7.357 155.49
        D/A Index: 8.24 (+/-): -0.585           DD/AT Index: 7.80 (+/-): -0.443
 Prior rounds:
E2    (S Benham    ) 0.085  7.734 -0.556      (C Greco     ) 0.030  7.291 -0.579
E1    (P Ross      ) 0.063  7.782 -0.578      (J Kimbrough ) 0.038  7.361 -0.569
 Qualified:             #1  7.667 -0.693                        #5  7.284 -0.646
Todd Patterson has a 0.12 CIC penalty; Bruno Massel has a 0.13 CIC penalty.

Patterson gets the win but will take another big CIC adjustment.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  220 Jeff Taylor                          2885 David Rampy                  
E3   ****WINNER****  0.027  9.100 124.96                     0.045  8.419 105.75
      H/SMA Index: 9.56 (+/-): -0.460            A/EA Index: 7.84 (+/-):  0.579
 Prior rounds:
E2    (G Porter    ) 0.018  9.105 -0.455      (C Voges     ) 0.045  7.338 -0.532
E1    (J Holland   ) 0.057  9.203 -0.357      (R Goodman   ) 0.044  7.418 -0.452
 Qualified:            #16  8.966 -0.594                       #12  7.266 -0.604
Taylor beat Rampy here in the finals in '01. Taylor gets the holeshot, then Rampy backs off the throttle.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   16 Arnie Martel                         4441 Adam Hickey                  
E3   ****WINNER****  0.114  7.828 158.84                     0.014  8.370 154.53
       B/SR Index: 8.38 (+/-): -0.552           C/SMA Index: 8.79 (+/-): -0.420
 Prior rounds:
E2    (B Plourd    ) -0.033  8.837  0.457      (L Pritchett ) 0.052  8.281 -0.579
E1    (C Williams  ) 0.062  7.874 -0.556      (D Howerton  ) 0.065  8.825 -0.035
 Qualified:             #7  7.789 -0.641                       #11  8.254 -0.606
Arnie Martel has a 0.05 CIC penalty; Adam Hickey has a 0.07 CIC penalty.

martel is really late off the line and has to take another big CIC hit to take the win.

In the next round it will be Patterson vs. Martel and Self vs. Taylor.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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