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Sun, 28 Sep 2008, 05:00 PM

Competition Eliminator Final, Round 5 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





MILLINGTON, Tenn. - Results of final, round 5 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
 4440 Kevin Self                             16 Arnie Martel                 
E5                   0.075  8.239 128.32     ****WINNER****  0.018  7.897 147.02
       F/EA Index: 8.52 (+/-): -0.281            B/SR Index: 8.33 (+/-): -0.433
 Prior rounds:
E4    (J Taylor    ) 0.013  8.016 -0.634      (T Patterson ) 0.032  7.822 -0.508
E3    (P Pittman   ) 0.120  8.438 -0.212      (A Hickey    ) 0.114  7.828 -0.552
E2    (R Bailey    ) 0.042  8.727  0.077      (B Plourd    ) -0.033  8.837  0.457
E1    (S Kent      ) 0.084  8.312 -0.338      (C Williams  ) 0.062  7.874 -0.556
 Qualified:             #2  7.997 -0.653                        #7  7.789 -0.641
3:56 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 85 degrees, relative humidity 37 percent, barometer 29.75 inches, adjusted altitude 2,540 feet, track temperature 114 degrees.

Kevin Self has a 0.13 CIC penalty; Arnie Martel has a 0.10 CIC penalty. Martel has eight wins, two this year. Self has one win, the Sportsnationals earlier this year.

Martel gets a big hole-shot and holds off Self to get his third win this year.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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