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Sun, 20 May 2012, 15:23 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 2 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





NORWALK, Ohio - Results of round 2 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                           104 Frank Affronti               
E2   ****WINNER****  0.091  7.438 175.46                     0.166  7.772 172.45
        D/DA Index: 7.92 (+/-): -0.482            B/EA Index: 8.31 (+/-): -0.538
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Savani    ) 0.062  7.649 -0.271      (J Frech     ) -0.020  8.455  0.145
 Qualified:            #16  7.421 -0.499                        #8  7.755 -0.555
3:10 p.m. Smith had a big advantage at the green and was able to lift early and save his index for later rounds. Terry Smith's MOV: 0.0191 seconds (approximately 5 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   36 Brian Browell                          57 Jim Greenheck                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.117  7.230 171.42                     0.013  7.470 182.55
         D/D Index: 7.79 (+/-): -0.560            C/AA Index: 7.91 (+/-): -0.440
 Prior rounds:
E1    (C Yannetti  ) 0.095  7.810  0.020      (M Lyons     ) 0.011  7.503 -0.407
 Qualified:             #7  7.234 -0.556                       #15  7.408 -0.502
Browell's dragster spun the tires on the launch and he had to take a 0.06 CIC penalty to catch Greenheck and get the win. Brian Browell's MOV: 0.0162 seconds (approximately 4 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3505 Mike Graves                          3002 Pat Ross                     
E2   ****WINNER****  0.112  7.746 175.30                     0.112  8.103 166.74
         D/A Index: 8.23 (+/-): -0.484             F/A Index: 8.58 (+/-): -0.477
 Prior rounds:
E1    (G Kamplain  ) 0.042  7.771 -0.459      (E Bennett II) 0.000  8.557 -0.023
 Qualified:            #19  7.752 -0.478                       #12  8.060 -0.520
Identical (bad) lights and a close race. Mike Graves' MOV: 0.0076 seconds (approximately 22 inches). He races Smith in the quarterfinals.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   34 Chuck Haubiel                        7910 Frank Cervelli               
E2   ****WINNER****  0.081  9.167 111.01                    -0.029  7.060 158.28
        C/SM Index: 8.76 (+/-):  0.407            B/DA Index: 7.36 (+/-): -0.300
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Farrell   ) 0.072  8.937  0.177      (C Bozic     ) 0.161  6.876 -0.484
 Qualified:             #2  8.141 -0.619                       #10  6.817 -0.543
Cervelli went red and Haubiel lifted way before the stripe.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   18 Al Ackerman                          3629 Jason Coan                   
E2                   0.016  8.121 166.72     ****WINNER****  0.034  8.204 152.19
         F/D Index: 8.60 (+/-): -0.479            F/ED Index: 8.71 (+/-): -0.506
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Bailey    ) 0.032  8.637  0.037                     0.034  8.382 -0.328
 Qualified:             #9  8.049 -0.551                        #1  8.066 -0.644
Two dragsters, eight cylinders between them. Ackerman had the better light, but Coan was able to hold him off for the win. Jason Coan's MOV: 0.0090 seconds (approximately 2 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  277 Larry Pritchett                        38 Steve Ambrose                
E2                   0.027  8.127 158.02     ****WINNER****  0.091  7.782 166.70
        B/SM Index: 8.58 (+/-): -0.453            J/AA Index: 8.39 (+/-): -0.608
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Vierheller) 0.112  8.078 -0.562      (J Arnold    ) 0.102  7.988 -0.402
 Qualified:             #3  8.059 -0.581                       #11  7.853 -0.537
Larry Pritchett has a 0.06 CIC penalty; Steve Ambrose has no CIC penalty.

Ambrose left second and took a "dime" CIC penalty to get the win light. Steve Ambrose's MOV: 0.0913 seconds (approximately 21 feet). He faces Browell in the quarters.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   37 Robert Bailey                         358 David Billingsley            
E2                   0.020  6.694 195.14     ****WINNER****  0.056  8.820 144.53
        A/ED Index: 7.16 (+/-): -0.466            L/AA Index: 9.34 (+/-): -0.520
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Primozic J) 0.185  6.857 -0.303      (R Skillman  ) 0.027  8.881 -0.459
 Qualified:            #14  6.647 -0.513                        #6  8.780 -0.560
Bailey had the better light, but could not catch Billingsley. David Billingsley's MOV: 0.0185 seconds (approximately 5 feet). He races Haubiel next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  357 Rick Brown                           1781 Dan Fletcher                 
E2                   0.026  8.238 162.39     ****WINNER****  0.034  7.750 166.79
        B/TA Index: 8.78 (+/-): -0.542            B/EA Index: 8.31 (+/-): -0.560
 Prior rounds:
E1    (T Pontillo  ) 0.052  8.301 -0.479      (B Dawson    ) 0.056  8.106 -0.204
 Qualified:             #5  8.216 -0.564                       #13  7.793 -0.517
Last pair.

Braun had a small advantage at the green, but Fletcher ran him down, taking a 0.06 CIC penalty to get the win. Dan Fletcher's MOV: 0.0108 seconds (approximately 3 feet). He races Coan next round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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