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Sat, 22 Sep 2001, 09:28 PM

FMDRS 6-6 - Comp Eliminator Round 1 Eliminations
By Michael L. Jex





MEDFORD, Ore. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Comp Eliminator at the Snap On Tools Valley Thunder Weekend:

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
   3 Jeff Lane           8.245 -0.585 Q   22 Mike Cherry         8.976 -0.004
      B/SR Index: 8.83                         E/A Index: 8.98
 *****WINNER***** 0.589  8.400 -0.430 E1                  0.787  9.152  0.172
2:04 PM An emotional moment here in Medford for everyone as the National Anthem was played to get Eliminations underway. Our thoughts are prayers are also with Jim Yates - we hope all will be well.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
  24 Larry Joslin       18.187  8.557 Q    1 Brian Hyerstey      9.403 -0.717
       G/A Index: 9.63                         G/D Index: 10.12
                  0.000 No Time       E1 *****WINNER***** 0.608  9.926 -0.194
Joslin was a no-show, Hyerstey clicked it early.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
  10 Ed Sigmon           8.912 -0.518 Q   15 Danny Anderson      7.628 -0.352
      C/SR Index: 9.43                        C/ED Index: 7.98
 *****WINNER***** 0.634  8.927 -0.503 E1                  0.566  7.648 -0.332
Margin of victory = 0.103 seconds (approximately 27 feet).

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
  14 Kevin Osman         9.579 -0.391 Q   11 Jim Warter          8.917 -0.503
       K/A Index: 9.97                        B/SM Index: 9.42
                  0.674  9.643 -0.327 E1 *****WINNER***** 0.593  9.035 -0.385
Osman's altered is sporting a Pontiac "Iron Duke" 4 cylinder powerplant in K Altered, but he didn't have enough ponies to take out Warter's screaming small block.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
  18 Joe Young           8.759 -0.251 Q    7 Maureen Jondahl     9.135 -0.545
      C/EA Index: 9.01                        G/AA Index: 9.68
                  0.655  8.859 -0.151 E1 *****WINNER***** 0.530  9.278 -0.402
Bit of a staging duel ensues - the drivers finally go in. No upset here, in fact none thus far...

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
  13 Alan Freese         8.575 -0.435 Q   12 David Beckley       6.928 -0.482
      C/EA Index: 9.01                         A/A Index: 7.41
 *****WINNER***** 0.556  8.641 -0.369 E1                  0.770 No Time
Beckley's Vette made a Varupp!!! sound, then moved just a few inches at the green light. Freese was long gone by then, he had a big headstart against the six second capable AA Corvette.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
  19 Steve Bowers        9.072 -0.218 Q    6 Mike Pessemier      6.995 -0.565
       F/A Index: 9.29                         B/D Index: 7.56
                  0.416  9.132 -0.158 E1 *****WINNER***** 0.599  8.526  0.966
Pessemier coasted through after Bower's lit up the dreaded red light.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
  21 Brian Sisson        7.380 -0.200 Q    4 Tom Tucker          8.710 -0.580
      B/ED Index: 7.58                         F/A Index: 9.29
                  0.593  7.408 -0.172 E1 *****WINNER***** 0.793  8.839 -0.451
Margin of victory = 0.079 seconds (approximately 21 feet).

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
  20 Wade Edwards        7.728 -0.202 Q    5 Fred Gross          8.411 -0.569
      B/AA Index: 7.93                         E/A Index: 8.98
 *****WINNER***** 0.454 12.105  4.175 E1                  0.488 11.674  2.694
Gross red lighted first - Edwards marched into round two with a leisurely drive.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
   8 Adam Bowdish        9.163 -0.537 Q   17 Nick Drzayich       7.112 -0.298
      C/SM Index: 9.70                         A/A Index: 7.41
 *****WINNER***** 0.547  9.302 -0.398 E1                  0.603  7.182 -0.228
Bowdish is locked in a tight points battle for the Division championship - this is a must win situation for Adam. He made it look pretty easy in his white Firebird.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
  16 Dean Lindvig        7.951 -0.329 Q    9 Jeff Gillette       7.059 -0.521
       C/A Index: 8.28                        B/ED Index: 7.58
                  0.000 No Time       E1 *****WINNER***** 0.606  7.746  0.166
Lindvig is a no-show, so Gillette will get a single. Jeff clicked it early and still ran in the sevens...

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
  23 Chuck Smithfield    9.901  1.671 Q    2 Andy Manna Jr.      8.518 -0.592
      BB/A Index: 8.23                        D/EA Index: 9.11
                  0.000 No Time       E1 *****WINNER***** 0.566  8.669 -0.441
Smithfield's blown Beretta was another no-show. 2:23 PM

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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