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Sat, 16 Mar 2013, 17:40 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 2 Eliminations
By Michael L. Jex





GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 44th annual Amalie Oil NHRA Gatornationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1262 Kevin Houghtaling                      38 Robert Bailey                
E2                  -0.007  8.783 133.39     ****WINNER****  0.018  7.474 125.86
        F/SM Index: 9.13 (+/-): -0.347            A/ED Index: 7.16 (+/-):  0.314
 Prior rounds:
E1    (C Wentzel   ) 0.070  8.630 -0.670      (J Kimbrough ) 0.062  6.651 -0.559
 Qualified:            #16  8.651 -0.649                       #24  6.603 -0.607
5:35 p.m. After his read light, Bailey clicked it early at the top end of the track.Weather conditions: air temperature 79 degrees, relative humidity 35 percent, barometer 29.83 inches, adjusted altitude 1,903 feet, track temperature 104 degrees.



 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   13 Steve Szupka                         5622 Jim Greenheck                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.108  8.162 148.30                     0.112  7.311 183.49
        G/EA Index: 8.76 (+/-): -0.598            C/AA Index: 7.80 (+/-): -0.489
 Prior rounds:
E1    (A Hodges    ) 0.061  8.615 -0.145      (J Adkinson  ) 0.040  7.292 -0.618
 Qualified:            #14  8.093 -0.667                       #22  7.277 -0.633
Greenheck had a couple of big wiggles, Szupka dug deep into the CIC bag to take the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   37 Steve Ambrose                          25 Lee Sharp                    
E2   ****WINNER****  0.025  7.885 148.58                     0.057  8.440 139.07
        J/AA Index: 8.35 (+/-): -0.465           D/SMA Index: 8.80 (+/-): -0.360
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Eaton     ) 0.021  7.846 -0.544      (B Butner    ) 0.027  8.292 -0.658
 Qualified:            #13  7.723 -0.667                        #5  8.224 -0.726
There were a couple of throttle slaps at the top end, Ambrose rolls on - Steve Ambrose's MOV: 0.1377 seconds (approximately 28 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    3 Frank Aragona                        2112 Jenny Treadwell              
E2   ****WINNER****  0.023  8.374 120.81                           No Time      
        F/ED Index: 8.66 (+/-): -0.286            G/ED Index: 8.40 (+/-): 91.599
 Prior rounds:
E1    (K Robb      ) 0.068  8.219 -0.441      (T Pontillo  ) 0.031  7.900 -0.570
 Qualified:            #18  8.013 -0.647                       #10  7.785 -0.685
Treadwell did not make the call. Aragona ran it out to get some tuning data for round three, and clicked it early. He will race Szupka in round three.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  368 Fred Allen                           2347 Tony Terry                   
E2                  -0.010  9.576  98.58     ****WINNER****  0.089 10.247  87.17
        C/SR Index: 9.04 (+/-):  0.536            G/AA Index: 8.72 (+/-):  1.527
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Carpenter ) 0.041  9.035 -0.005      (A Martel    ) 0.022  8.216 -0.634
 Qualified:            #11  8.355 -0.685                       #19  8.207 -0.643
Terry took it easy after Allen's redlight.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 2126 Michael Hardee                        390 Ray Skillman                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.056  8.342 155.83                     0.055  8.491 160.40
        D/SM Index: 8.99 (+/-): -0.648           E/SMA Index: 8.90 (+/-): -0.409
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Rosentiel ) 0.008  8.510 -0.480      (G Kamplain  ) 0.023  8.400 -0.590
 Qualified:            #17  8.342 -0.648                       #25  8.394 -0.596
The winner will face Ambrose's JAA in round three....

Hardee took a hit - perhaps more than he needed to move into round three. Michael Hardee's MOV: 0.2384 seconds (approximately 56 feet).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   24 David Rampy                          213A Anthony Bertozzi             
E2                   0.013  7.230 165.19     ****WINNER****  0.028  7.757 159.99
        A/EA Index: 7.77 (+/-): -0.540            B/SR Index: 8.35 (+/-): -0.593
 Prior rounds:
E1    (G Treadwell ) 0.022  7.261 -0.579      (G Lewis     ) 0.009  7.842 -0.548
 Qualified:            #20  7.199 -0.641                       #12  7.710 -0.680
Bertozzi's roadster slays Rampy - Anthony Bertozzi's MOV: 0.0381 seconds (approximately 9 feet). He'll face Houghtaling tomorrow.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    1 Bruno Massel                         2211 Van Puckett                  
E2   ****WINNER****  0.105  6.727 170.15                     0.064  8.272 160.02
         I/D Index: 7.27 (+/-): -0.543            G/AA Index: 8.75 (+/-): -0.478
 Prior rounds:
E1    (P Williams  ) 0.074  8.018  0.748      (T Smith     ) 0.035  8.248 -0.602
 Qualified:            #15  6.612 -0.658                        #7  8.151 -0.699
Massel's light was less than stellar, but he had the horsepower to drive past Puckett for the "upset"... Bruno will race Terry in round three. Bruno Massel's MOV: 0.0244 seconds (approximately 6 feet).

5:48 p.m.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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