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Sun, 13 Sep 2009, 02:04 PM

East Coast Pro Comp Round 1 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





EPPING, N.H. - Results of round 1 eliminations in East Coast Pro Comp at the 2009 Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series, Amalie Oil North American Nationals presented by New England Dodge Dealers:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3236 Roland Deering Jr.                   1923 Tim Steed                    
E1   ****WINNER****  0.073  6.208 231.44                     0.194  7.755 184.83
         PC Index: 6.20 (+/-):  0.008              PC Index: 6.20 (+/-):  1.555
 Qualified:             #1 12                                  #12 1            
1:39 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 76 degrees, relative humidity 64 percent, barometer 29.66 inches, adjusted altitude 2,179 feet, track temperature 96 degrees.

The East Coast Pro Comp Association runs a mixture of car types against a 6.20 index, breakouts not allowed. This pair, for example, is a 23-T altered against a rear-engined dragster. The altered shook, the dragster ran almost dead-on the 6.20 target ET for the win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  349 Jim Blake                            1340 James Leo                    
E1                   0.171  7.095 196.56     ****WINNER****  0.082  7.070 151.41
         PC Index: 6.20 (+/-):  0.895              PC Index: 6.20 (+/-):  0.870
 Qualified:             #6 7                                    #7 6            
Blake's car looks like it's a narrowed late-model Camaro body on an altered chassis, against a dragster. core two for the dragsters....the two dragsters will meet in round two.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 113D Frank Zeffiro                        901L Dave Bureau                  
E1                   0.076  6.440 221.05     ****WINNER****  0.045  6.386 213.50
         PC Index: 6.20 (+/-):  0.240              PC Index: 6.20 (+/-):  0.186
 Qualified:             #2 11                                  #11 2            
Two rear-engined diggers here....one blown, one a 707CI big block. Close race, Bureau's better light enough to hold off the quicker blown dragster.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 2006 Paul Conlon                          3143 Rich Borriello               
E1   ****WINNER****  0.125  7.169 200.56                           No Time      
         PC Index: 6.20 (+/-):  0.969              PC Index: 6.20 (+/-): 93.799
 Qualified:             #8 5                                    #5 8            
Borriello's RED flamed out on the burnout, giving the Toppolino-bodied altered a free pass to round two. Conlon shook, pedaled, and will be back to face Bureau next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 2009 Bill Sexton                                Bye
E1   ****WINNER****  0.062  6.946 190.22     
         PC Index: 6.20 (+/-):  0.746     
 Qualified:            #10 3                                 Bye
Since there was no qualifying, they drew for pairings and drew again for the bye run - Sexton got the bye. His entry is a '92 Cutlass-bodied Funny Car.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1777 Jonathan Wall                         130 Tom Steed                    
E1                  -0.004  6.523 209.59     ****WINNER****  0.512 10.864  74.41
         PC Index: 6.20 (+/-):  0.323              PC Index: 6.20 (+/-):  4.664
 Qualified:             #4 9                                    #9 4            
Steed's car is a nitro-burning, blown front-engined dragster, facing Wall's long-wheelbase Fiat-bodied altered.

Wall lit the red light and Steed was dead-late, losing traction to boot. Doesn't matter, the cackle car will be back to face Sexton in round two.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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