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Mon, 3 Sep 2001, 01:55 PM

INDY - Comp Eliminator Round 4 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





CLERMONT, Ind. - Results of final, round 4 eliminations in Comp Eliminator at the 47th annual Mac Tools U.S. Nationals:

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
   1 Bo Butner           8.236 -0.654 Q    8 Brian Browell       7.422 -0.588
      E/AA Index: 8.76                         D/D Index: 8.01
   (T Little    ) 0.638  8.456 -0.434 E1   (J Plant     ) 0.579  8.074  0.064
   (D Robison   ) 0.555  8.339 -0.551 E2   (D Billingsle) 0.532  7.507 -0.503
   (D Engels    ) 0.568  8.256 -0.584 E3   (S Ambrose   ) 0.577  7.524 -0.486
 *****WINNER***** 0.528  8.244 -0.516 E4                  0.563  7.466 -0.544
2:00 PM Browell got this far with no CIC penalties, Butner lost 0.13 seconds in prior rounds. Margin of victory = 0.007 seconds (approximately 22 inches), Butner earning another -.01 for the win light.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
   3 David Rampy         7.251 -0.619 Q   22 Santo Volpe         7.028 -0.522
      B/AA Index: 7.78                        AA/A Index: 7.54
   (W Hutton    ) 0.572  7.454 -0.416 E1   (B Burk      ) 0.508  7.209 -0.341
   (A Bresch    ) 0.537  7.307 -0.563 E2   (J Treadwell ) 0.577  7.037 -0.513
   (D Cook Jr.  ) 0.532  7.271 -0.539 E3   (B Olson     ) 0.538  7.256 -0.284
                  0.525  7.324 -0.456 E4 *****WINNER***** 0.555  6.973 -0.567
Rampy came in with a 0.09 CIC load, Volpe just 0.01. Volpe overcame Rampy's better light with a 185 mph top-end charge, earning an additional 0.01 penalty in the process.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
  12 Robert Bailey       6.822 -0.558 Q    4 Don Stratton Jr     8.134 -0.616
      A/ED Index: 7.28                        B/SR Index: 8.65
   (G Merrick   ) 0.688  7.219 -0.161 E1   (D Auxier    ) 0.555  8.318 -0.432
   (B Huff      ) 0.539  6.791 -0.589 E2   (R Hope      ) 0.586  8.228 -0.522
   (S Johnson   ) 0.626  6.776 -0.524 E3   (L Morgan    ) 0.524  8.149 -0.581
 *****WINNER***** 0.510  6.822 -0.458 E4                  0.567  8.164 -0.486
Both drivers came in "a dime light" from prior CIC penalties. Margin of victory = 0.029 seconds (approximately 7 feet), Bailey avoiding any further penalty.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
  10 Mike Smith          8.324 -0.566 Q    2 Jeff Taylor         7.950 -0.650
      E/AA Index: 8.76                         D/A Index: 8.39
   (S Heckel    ) 0.721  8.446 -0.444 E1   (D Maris     ) 0.555  8.407 -0.193
   (W Henderson ) 0.636  8.273 -0.617 E2   (C Stewart   ) 0.560  7.890 -0.710
   (E Shalkowski) 0.561  8.256 -0.524 E3   (C Watson Jr.) 0.578  8.011 -0.379
                  0.699  8.276 -0.484 E4 *****WINNER***** 0.537  8.023 -0.367
Smith came in with -0.13 in prior CICs, Taylor a whopping -0.21. However, Taylor's great light overcame the CIC disadvantage and he won handily with no further penalty. Margin of victory = 0.045 seconds (approximately 11 feet).

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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