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Sat, 06 Oct 2012, 10:51 AM

Competition Eliminator Round 1 Eliminations
By Jim Samuel





MOHNTON, Pa. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, 28th annual Auto-Plus NHRA Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   22 Fred Allen                           105K Elio Mannino                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.099  8.458 154.46                     0.046  7.071 194.69
        C/SR Index: 9.04 (+/-): -0.582            B/AA Index: 7.53 (+/-): -0.459
 Qualified:             #9  8.482 -0.558                       #25  7.103 -0.427
10:18 a.m. - Weather conditions: air temperature 69 degrees, relative humidity 69 percent, barometer 29.24 inches, adjusted altitude 2,118 feet, track temperature 77 degrees.



 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 140X Brian Darcy                            16 Calvin Hill                  
E1                   0.149  6.924 191.57     ****WINNER****  0.022  8.146 164.19
        A/ND Index: 7.42 (+/-): -0.496            I/AA Index: 8.66 (+/-): -0.514
 Qualified:            #20  6.933 -0.487                        #4  8.067 -0.593


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1414 Kevin Robb                           3002 Pat Ross                     
E1                   0.046  7.846 167.07     ****WINNER****  0.034  8.036 162.47
        B/SR Index: 8.34 (+/-): -0.494             F/A Index: 8.56 (+/-): -0.524
 Qualified:            #22  7.875 -0.465                        #6  7.999 -0.561


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 X169 Chris Wentzel                        114F Ronnie Boyd                  
E1                  -0.116  8.168 118.22     ****WINNER****  0.071  6.956 165.13
        A/EA Index: 7.83 (+/-):  0.338            A/ED Index: 7.16 (+/-): -0.204
 Qualified:            #16  7.332 -0.498                       #32  7.254  0.094


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1107 Mike Miscovsky                       4254 Scott Benham                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.083  7.229 157.78                     0.063  8.481 150.58
        C/DA Index: 7.55 (+/-): -0.321             B/T Index: 8.70 (+/-): -0.219
 Qualified:            #13  7.035 -0.515                       #29  8.310 -0.390


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1055 Carl Miller                            18 Al Ackerman                  
E1                   0.070  8.220 164.05     ****WINNER****  0.014  8.254 148.01
         F/A Index: 8.56 (+/-): -0.340             F/D Index: 8.58 (+/-): -0.326
 Qualified:            #30  8.206 -0.354                       #14  8.073 -0.507
Ackerman was runner up here in 1999 and 2007.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 2788 Tony Mangrum                         1203 Dave Hughes                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.009  6.662 208.91                    -0.081  6.508 213.30
         A/A Index: 7.06 (+/-): -0.398             A/A Index: 7.06 (+/-): -0.552
 Qualified:            #23  6.618 -0.442                        #7  6.500 -0.560
Heads-up!

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1909 Greg Mannix                          1086 Mark Hopkins                 
E1                   0.100 11.923  64.63     ****WINNER****  0.089  7.877 174.12
        B/ED Index: 7.48 (+/-):  4.443             D/A Index: 8.23 (+/-): -0.353
 Qualified:            #33  7.586  0.106                       #28  7.837 -0.393


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   35 Ray Vierheller                        145 Tom Ekroth                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.031  7.545 144.35                    -0.001  7.528 179.16
        D/ED Index: 7.91 (+/-): -0.365             C/A Index: 7.93 (+/-): -0.402
 Qualified:             #8  7.351 -0.559                       #24  7.491 -0.439


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3903 Stu Sandhaus                         1034 Chip Ippolito                
E1                  -0.021  6.988 182.38     ****WINNER****  0.082  7.913 144.71
        A/ND Index: 7.42 (+/-): -0.432            PSTA Index: 8.22 (+/-): -0.307
 Qualified:            #27  7.009 -0.411                       #11  7.676 -0.544


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1262 Kevin Houghtaling                    1049 Todd Logan                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.165  8.935 133.76                     0.094  8.034 166.50
        G/SM Index: 9.28 (+/-): -0.345            A/EA Index: 7.83 (+/-):  0.204
 Qualified:            #21  8.814 -0.466                       #34  8.040  0.210
Houghtaling was runner up at this race in 2002.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    2 Sal Biondo                           1801 Anthony Niemczyk             
E1   ****WINNER****  0.047  8.274 159.23                     0.009  6.921 172.98
        D/EA Index: 8.77 (+/-): -0.496             I/D Index: 7.27 (+/-): -0.349
 Qualified:            #17  8.272 -0.498                        #1  6.631 -0.639
Biondo is a three time winner here: 1995, 1996, 2007. He was runner up in 2011.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1422 Allyn Armstrong                       207 Lee Sharp                    
E1   ****WINNER****  0.051  8.790 146.00                     0.156  8.475 139.57
         L/A Index: 9.32 (+/-): -0.530           D/SMA Index: 8.94 (+/-): -0.465
 Qualified:            #19  8.833 -0.487                        #3  8.323 -0.617


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1867 Richard Schonberger                    23 Arnie Martel                 
E1                   0.076  9.169 144.16     ****WINNER****  0.073  7.873 154.55
        I/SM Index: 9.57 (+/-): -0.401            B/EA Index: 8.31 (+/-): -0.437
 Qualified:            #18  9.076 -0.494                        #2  7.679 -0.631
Martel won here in 2006. Schonberger was runner up in 2001.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  151 Darrin Bauder                        1250 Joe Carnasciale              
E1                  -0.018 10.701  84.84     ****WINNER****  0.037  9.572 116.62
         C/A Index: 7.93 (+/-):  2.771            I/SM Index: 9.57 (+/-):  0.002
 Qualified:            #15  7.429 -0.501                       #31  9.246 -0.324


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1127 William Scott                         104 Frank Affronti               
E1                  -0.123  6.966 191.95     ****WINNER****  0.161  8.514 119.55
        B/DA Index: 7.36 (+/-): -0.394            B/EA Index: 8.31 (+/-):  0.204
 Qualified:            #26  6.947 -0.413                       #10  7.766 -0.544

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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