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Sat, 06 Oct 2012, 17:13 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 2 Eliminations
By Jim Samuel





MOHNTON, Pa. - Results of round 2 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
 1086 Mark Hopkins                           16 Calvin Hill                  
E2                   0.039  7.797 175.34     ****WINNER****  0.040  8.136 158.37
         D/A Index: 8.23 (+/-): -0.433            I/AA Index: 8.65 (+/-): -0.514
 Prior rounds:
E1    (G Mannix    ) 0.089  7.877 -0.353      (B Darcy     ) 0.022  8.146 -0.514
 Qualified:            #28  7.837 -0.393                        #4  8.067 -0.593
5:00 p.m. - Weather conditions: air temperature 67 degrees, relative humidity 57 percent, barometer 29.32 inches, adjusted altitude 1,814 feet, track temperature 75 degrees.



 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   18 Al Ackerman                          3002 Pat Ross                     
E2   ****WINNER****  0.016  7.960 165.60                     0.077  7.959 170.00
         F/D Index: 8.58 (+/-): -0.620             F/A Index: 8.54 (+/-): -0.581
 Prior rounds:
E1    (C Miller    ) 0.014  8.254 -0.326      (K Robb      ) 0.034  8.036 -0.524
 Qualified:            #14  8.073 -0.507                        #6  7.999 -0.561


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1422 Allyn Armstrong                      1034 Chip Ippolito                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.071  8.763 143.75                     0.058  8.298 155.20
         L/A Index: 9.29 (+/-): -0.527            PSTA Index: 8.22 (+/-):  0.078
 Prior rounds:
E1    (L Sharp     ) 0.051  8.790 -0.530      (S Sandhaus  ) 0.082  7.913 -0.307
 Qualified:            #19  8.833 -0.487                       #11  7.676 -0.544


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1250 Joe Carnasciale                      2788 Tony Mangrum                 
E2                   0.009  9.136 150.30     ****WINNER****  0.000  6.589 211.16
        I/SM Index: 9.57 (+/-): -0.434             A/A Index: 7.06 (+/-): -0.471
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Bauder    ) 0.037  9.572  0.002      (D Hughes    ) 0.009  6.662 -0.398
 Qualified:            #31  9.246 -0.324                       #23  6.618 -0.442
Mangrum will race Armstrong in round three.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1262 Kevin Houghtaling                    1107 Mike Miscovsky               
E2                   0.183  9.938  96.64     ****WINNER****  0.014  7.436 136.70
        G/SM Index: 9.28 (+/-):  0.658            C/DA Index: 7.55 (+/-): -0.114
 Prior rounds:
E1    (T Logan     ) 0.165  8.935 -0.345      (S Benham    ) 0.083  7.229 -0.321
 Qualified:            #21  8.814 -0.466                       #13  7.035 -0.515


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   22 Fred Allen                              2 Sal Biondo                   
E2                   0.114  8.435 148.30     ****WINNER****  0.027  8.294 152.92
        C/SR Index: 8.96 (+/-): -0.525            D/EA Index: 8.77 (+/-): -0.476
 Prior rounds:
E1    (E Mannino   ) 0.099  8.458 -0.582      (A Niemczyk  ) 0.047  8.274 -0.496
 Qualified:             #9  8.482 -0.558                       #17  8.272 -0.498
Biondo will race Miskovsky in the third round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  104 Frank Affronti                         23 Arnie Martel                 
E2                   0.030  7.713 174.62     ****WINNER****  0.051  7.687 173.36
        B/EA Index: 8.31 (+/-): -0.597            B/EA Index: 8.31 (+/-): -0.623
 Prior rounds:
E1    (W Scott     ) 0.161  8.514  0.204      (R Schonberge) 0.073  7.873 -0.437
 Qualified:            #10  7.766 -0.544                        #2  7.679 -0.631
Heads-up! Martel got the win and will race Ackerman next time out. Arnie Martel's MOV: 0.0055 seconds (approximately 17 inches).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   35 Ray Vierheller                       114F Ronnie Boyd                  
E2   ****WINNER****  0.060  7.439 151.36                           No Time      
        D/ED Index: 7.91 (+/-): -0.471            A/ED Index: 7.16 (+/-): 92.839
 Prior rounds:
E1    (T Ekroth    ) 0.031  7.545 -0.365      (C Wentzel   ) 0.071  6.956 -0.204
 Qualified:             #8  7.351 -0.559                       #32  7.254  0.094
Boyd did not answer the call so Vierheller had a solo run into a third round matchup with Hill.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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