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Sat, 07 Sep 2013, 17:29 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 1 Eliminations
By Jim Samuel





ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northeast Division, event at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1034 Chip Ippolito                        1909 Greg Mannix                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.085  7.809 149.66                    -0.005  6.998 189.82
        PSTA Index: 8.22 (+/-): -0.411            B/ED Index: 7.47 (+/-): -0.472
 Qualified:            #10  7.568 -0.652                       #26  6.937 -0.533
4:58 p.m. - Mannix went red so Ippolito got the easy win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3002 Pat Ross                             1422 Allyn Armstrong              
E1   ****WINNER****  0.126  7.757 158.28                    -0.003  8.912 126.89
         E/A Index: 8.28 (+/-): -0.523             L/A Index: 9.29 (+/-): -0.378
 Qualified:             #9  7.616 -0.664                       #25  8.756 -0.534
Armstrong went red, Ross will move on to the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  112 Erich Bollman                        X169 Chris Wentzel                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.035  7.700 168.51                     0.037  7.369 178.21
         D/A Index: 8.28 (+/-): -0.580            A/EA Index: 7.84 (+/-): -0.471
 Qualified:             #7  7.595 -0.685                       #23  7.286 -0.554


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1890 Michael Hanratty                       17 Al Ackerman                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.120  7.929 140.27                     0.008  9.176 100.05
         K/A Index: 8.28 (+/-): -0.351             F/D Index: 8.59 (+/-):  0.586
 Qualified:            #11  7.629 -0.651                       #27  8.067 -0.523
Ackerman had the better light by far, but Hanratty was quicker on the track to take the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   19 Anthony Niemczyk                     1270 Rich LoCicero                
E1                  -0.020  7.983 103.21     ****WINNER****  0.027  8.519 160.08
         I/D Index: 7.24 (+/-):  0.743            D/SM Index: 8.94 (+/-): -0.421
 Qualified:             #8  6.576 -0.664                       #24  8.391 -0.549
Niemczyk went red and trailed a lot of smoke as he traveled down the track.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  113 Ken Voight                           1203 Dave Hughes                  
E1   ****WINNER****  1.326 No Time                                 No Time      
        G/SM Index: 9.23 (+/-): 90.769             A/A Index: 7.11 (+/-): 92.889
 Qualified:            #29  8.726 -0.504                       #13  6.479 -0.631
Hughes did his burnout and his car kept going down the track. Voight took the tree and backed up to drive down the return road.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  189 Pete Hanratty                        1571 Michele Costa                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.023  7.539 128.74                     0.013 No Time      
        A/DA Index: 7.11 (+/-):  0.429            G/EA Index: 8.74 (+/-): 91.259
 Qualified:            #15  6.488 -0.622                       #31  8.281 -0.459
Costa's car launched, got out about a hundred feet and then slowed. Hanratty saw what was going on and took an easy trip down the quarter mile for the win. Hanratty will race Bollman in round two.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1985 Don Eckel III                        1164 Robert Fitzsimmons           
E1   ****WINNER****  0.132  7.293 142.04                    -0.049  7.877 172.01
        C/DA Index: 7.11 (+/-):  0.183            E/AA Index: 8.31 (+/-): -0.433
 Qualified:            #16  6.960 -0.620                       #32  7.862 -0.448
Eckel will race LoCicero in round two.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1090 Gary Guarriello                       104 Frank Affronti               
E1   ****WINNER****  0.131  7.282 181.40                     0.226  7.695 173.09
        C/ED Index: 7.83 (+/-): -0.548            B/EA Index: 8.30 (+/-): -0.605
 Qualified:            #22  7.259 -0.571                        #6  7.603 -0.697


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   15 Calvin Hill                           151 Darrin Bauder                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.047  8.193 161.85                     0.110  7.321 185.69
        D/EA Index: 8.80 (+/-): -0.607             C/A Index: 7.89 (+/-): -0.569
 Qualified:             #2  8.066 -0.734                       #18  7.298 -0.592
Hill will race Ippolito in the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 A179 Donny Algieri                        4254 Scott Benham                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.143  8.245 159.51                     0.069  8.543 159.68
        F/ED Index: 8.63 (+/-): -0.385             B/T Index: 8.75 (+/-): -0.207
 Qualified:            #34  8.236 -0.394                        #5  8.046 -0.704
Algieri is in the field as an alternate for Tom Stalba. He got the win and will race Voight in the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1086 Mark Hopkins                          106 Vinny Barone                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.025  7.770 175.00                     0.047  8.355 156.43
         D/A Index: 8.28 (+/-): -0.510            D/EA Index: 8.80 (+/-): -0.445
 Qualified:            #19  7.698 -0.582                        #3  8.075 -0.725
Hopkins will race Michael Hanratty in the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1055 Carl Miller                             3 Frank Aragona                
E1                   0.089 14.483  58.44     ****WINNER****  0.024  8.298 128.33
         F/A Index: 8.54 (+/-):  5.943            F/ED Index: 8.63 (+/-): -0.332
 Qualified:            #33  8.118 -0.422                       #12  7.993 -0.637
Miller's car slowed about 300 feet out.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1144 Bill Griffin Jr.                     1867 Richard Schonberger          
E1                   0.292  7.727 174.53     ****WINNER****  0.119  9.006 148.18
        E/AA Index: 8.31 (+/-): -0.583            I/SM Index: 9.51 (+/-): -0.504
 Qualified:            #14  7.681 -0.629                       #30  9.027 -0.483
Schonberger will race Guarriello in round two.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 199K Kyle Cultrera                        1251 Joe Carnasciale              
E1   ****WINNER****  0.038 10.777  82.81                    -0.341 13.344  66.57
        H/EA Index: 9.61 (+/-):  1.167           I/SMA Index: 9.62 (+/-):  3.724
 Qualified:             #1  8.870 -0.740                       #17  9.022 -0.598
Cultrera got the win and will race Pat Ross in round two.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   13 Steve Szupka                         1414 Kevin Robb                   
E1                  -0.001  8.550 120.13     ****WINNER****  0.020  8.558 106.87
        G/EA Index: 8.74 (+/-): -0.190            B/SR Index: 8.38 (+/-):  0.178
 Qualified:            #20  8.161 -0.579                        #4  7.673 -0.707
Robb will race Aragona in the next round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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