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Sun, 20 May 2012, 12:12 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 1 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





NORWALK, Ohio - Results of round 1 eliminations in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, North Central Division, B'laster Cavalcade of Stars presented by Budweiser:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  340 Terry Smith                          1213 Jake Savani                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.062  7.649 137.62                    -0.037  8.171 165.97
        D/DA Index: 7.92 (+/-): -0.271             D/A Index: 8.23 (+/-): -0.059
 Qualified:            #16  7.421 -0.499                       #31  8.581  0.351
11:42 a.m. Savani went red to open the round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1913 Charlie Yannetti                       36 Brian Browell                
E1                  -0.084  9.223 141.82     ****WINNER****  0.095  7.810 123.46
        H/EA Index: 9.62 (+/-): -0.397             D/D Index: 7.79 (+/-):  0.020
 Qualified:            #22  9.180 -0.440                        #7  7.234 -0.556
Yannetti continues the red-light tradition...

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   18 Al Ackerman                          3073 Jeremy Bailey                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.032  8.637 116.62                     1.211  7.688 132.10
         F/D Index: 8.60 (+/-):  0.037            C/DA Index: 7.55 (+/-):  0.138
 Qualified:             #9  8.049 -0.551                       #24  7.170 -0.380
Bailey was very late, giving Ackerman an easy win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3505 Mike Graves                           394 Greg Kamplain                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.042  7.771 174.71                     0.147  6.930 191.65
         D/A Index: 8.23 (+/-): -0.459            B/ED Index: 7.48 (+/-): -0.550
 Qualified:            #19  7.752 -0.478                        #4  6.912 -0.568
Kamplain spotted Graves an extra tenth at the green. Mike Graves' MOV: 0.0141 seconds (approximately 4 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7910 Frank Cervelli                       1892 Chris Bozic                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.161  6.876 193.18                    -0.007  7.015 192.38
        B/DA Index: 7.36 (+/-): -0.484             C/D Index: 7.36 (+/-): -0.345
 Qualified:            #10  6.817 -0.543                       #25  7.040 -0.320


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3304 Jim Primozic                           37 Robert Bailey                
E1                   0.050  9.219 147.50     ****WINNER****  0.185  6.857 160.59
        G/AA Index: 8.87 (+/-):  0.349            A/ED Index: 7.16 (+/-): -0.303
 Qualified:            #29  8.813 -0.057                       #14  6.647 -0.513
Primozic's Cavalier had a lot of tire spin on the launch, driving him to the right.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1781 Dan Fletcher                         3185 Bert Dawson                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.056  8.106 127.57                     0.024 10.972  86.30
        B/EA Index: 8.31 (+/-): -0.204            B/EA Index: 8.31 (+/-):  2.662
 Qualified:            #13  7.793 -0.517                       #28  8.128 -0.182
Heads-up! Dawson was off the line first, but could not keep pace after that.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  277 Larry Pritchett                        35 Ray Vierheller               
E1   ****WINNER****  0.112  8.078 158.99                     0.065  7.461 176.19
        B/SM Index: 8.64 (+/-): -0.562            D/DA Index: 7.92 (+/-): -0.459
 Qualified:             #3  8.059 -0.581                       #18  7.441 -0.479
Pritchett left a lot on the tree, but Vierheller could not reel him in. Pritchett took a 0.06 CIC penalty to stay out in front. Larry Pritchett's MOV: 0.0568 seconds (approximately 15 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  357 Rick Brown                           3553 Tony Pontillo                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.052  8.301 146.53                     0.079  7.061 173.47
        B/TA Index: 8.78 (+/-): -0.479            B/DA Index: 7.36 (+/-): -0.299
 Qualified:             #5  8.216 -0.564                       #20  6.898 -0.462
Brown faces Fletcher next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   38 Steve Ambrose                        3000 Jerry Arnold                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.102  7.988 133.26                     0.033  9.343 139.88
        J/AA Index: 8.39 (+/-): -0.402            H/EA Index: 9.62 (+/-): -0.277
 Qualified:            #11  7.853 -0.537                       #26  9.320 -0.300
Steve Ambrose's MOV: 0.0562 seconds (approximately 12 feet). He races Pritchett in round two.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  390 Ray Skillman                          358 David Billingsley            
E1                   0.007  8.662 158.80     ****WINNER****  0.027  8.881 135.47
       E/SMA Index: 8.94 (+/-): -0.278            L/AA Index: 9.34 (+/-): -0.459
 Qualified:            #21  8.489 -0.451                        #6  8.780 -0.560
Skillman had a bit of tire spin at the start and that negated his great light. David Billingsley's MOV: 0.1613 seconds (approximately 38 feet). He races Robert Bailey in round two.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
        Bye                                3629 Jason Coan                   
E1                                            ****WINNER****  0.034  8.382 123.16
                                                  F/ED Index: 8.71 (+/-): -0.328
 Qualified:                                                       #1  8.066 -0.644
Coan is the scheduled bye run. He faces Ackerman in round two.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  346 Mike Farrell                           34 Chuck Haubiel                
E1                         No Time           ****WINNER****  0.072  8.937 109.73
        A/EA Index: 7.84 (+/-): 92.159            C/SM Index: 8.76 (+/-):  0.177
 Qualified:            #17  7.351 -0.489                        #2  8.141 -0.619
Farrell was a no-show. Haubiel races Cervelli in round two.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   57 Jim Greenheck                         336 Michael Lyons                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.011  7.503 165.66                           No Time      
        C/AA Index: 7.91 (+/-): -0.407            B/ED Index: 7.48 (+/-): 92.519
 Qualified:            #15  7.408 -0.502                       #30  7.561  0.081
Lyons was also a no-show. Greenheck races Browell next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3002 Pat Ross                              331 Ed Bennett                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.000  8.557 126.57                           No Time      
         F/A Index: 8.58 (+/-): -0.023             A/D Index: 7.03 (+/-): 92.969
 Qualified:            #12  8.060 -0.520                       #27  6.773 -0.257
Bennett was also a no-show. Ross races Graves in round two.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  104 Frank Affronti                       3308 John Frech                   
E1   ****WINNER**** -0.020  8.455 116.60                           No Time      
        B/EA Index: 8.31 (+/-):  0.145             F/D Index: 8.60 (+/-): 91.399
 Qualified:             #8  7.755 -0.555                       #23  8.167 -0.433
Add John Frech's name to the list of no-shows. Frech takes the single to complete the round. He will race Smith in round two.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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