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Sat, 29 Sep 2001, 03:31 PM

CHICAGO-2 - Comp Eliminator Round 1 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





JOLIET, Ill. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Comp Eliminator at the Inaugural NHRA Nationals:

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
  18 Jeff Perrella       7.426 -0.554 Q   15 Jerry Arnold        8.513 -0.617
      A/EA Index: 7.98                        E/EA Index: 9.13
                  0.000 No Time       E1 *****WINNER***** 0.564  8.918 -0.212
Perrella was a no-show.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
  11 David Cook Jr.      6.810 -0.630 Q   22 Dan Kilheffer       7.388 -0.522
       B/D Index: 7.44                        C/ED Index: 7.91
 *****WINNER***** 0.545  7.278 -0.162 E1                  0.551 No Time
Kilheffer broke about 100 feet out and shut down.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
   1 Hurley Blakeney     6.606 -0.794 Q   32 Doug Auxier         7.798 -0.412
     AA/AT Index: 7.40                         C/A Index: 8.21
 *****WINNER***** 0.566  7.160 -0.240 E1                  0.421  7.797 -0.413
Auxier turned on the red-light giving Blakeney the easy win.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
  23 Glen Treadwell      8.608 -0.522 Q   10 David Billingsley   7.505 -0.635
      E/EA Index: 9.13                        C/AA Index: 8.14
                  0.611  8.639 -0.491 E1 *****WINNER***** 0.501  7.725 -0.415
Margin of victory = 0.034 seconds (approximately 7 feet).

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
   6 Brian Browell       7.331 -0.679 Q   27 Fred Allen          7.486 -0.494
       D/D Index: 8.01                        A/EA Index: 7.98
 *****WINNER***** 0.543  7.562 -0.448 E1                  0.653  7.497 -0.483


 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
  16 Steve Kalkowski     7.253 -0.617 Q   17 Mike Saye           8.926 -0.614
       B/A Index: 7.87                         G/A Index: 9.54
                  0.870  7.253 -0.617 E1 *****WINNER***** 0.557  8.971 -0.569
Kalkowski takes a CIC hit in a losing effort.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
  29 Bill Zaskowski      9.128 -0.482 Q    4 Santo Volpe         6.847 -0.703
      C/SM Index: 9.61                        AA/A Index: 7.55
                  0.466  9.210 -0.400 E1 *****WINNER***** 0.565  7.162 -0.388


 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
  13 Doug Engels         7.388 -0.622 Q   20 Mike Lund           8.225 -0.525
      D/ED Index: 8.01                        B/SR Index: 8.75
 *****WINNER***** 0.605  7.415 -0.595 E1                  0.595  8.183 -0.567
Margin of victory = 0.018 seconds (approximately 4 feet).

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
  14 Steve Ambrose       7.870 -0.620 Q   19 John Fairleigh      7.336 -0.534
      I/AA Index: 8.49                         B/A Index: 7.87
 *****WINNER***** 0.633  8.409 -0.081 E1                  0.487  7.330 -0.540


 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
  25 Tom Schmidt         8.414 -0.516 Q   37 Robert Gillings     8.164 -0.296
      C/EA Index: 8.93                        D/AA Index: 8.46
 *****WINNER***** 0.531  8.436 -0.494 E1                  0.583  8.129 -0.331


 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
  30 Steve Johnson       8.430 -0.470 Q    3 Bo Butner           8.057 -0.733
       E/A Index: 8.90                        E/AA Index: 8.79
                  0.515  9.706  0.806 E1 *****WINNER***** 0.622  8.962  0.172


 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
  26 Dave Fiore          7.506 -0.504 Q    7 Mike Hazlett        7.199 -0.671
       D/D Index: 8.01                         B/A Index: 7.87
                  0.578  7.527 -0.483 E1 *****WINNER***** 0.677  7.201 -0.669
Hazlett runs down Fiore but takes a CIC hit in the process. Margin of victory = 0.087 seconds (approximately 22 feet).

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
   9 Frank Affronti      7.574 -0.636 Q   24 Jim Pursglove       8.384 -0.516
       C/A Index: 8.21                         E/A Index: 8.90
 *****WINNER***** 0.522  7.604 -0.606 E1                  0.515  8.424 -0.476
Affronti takes a CIC hit with the win.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
   2 Jeff Taylor         7.453 -0.757 Q   31 Rob Slavinski       7.424 -0.446
       C/A Index: 8.21                        B/AA Index: 7.87
 *****WINNER***** 0.524  7.585 -0.625 E1                  0.519  7.363 -0.507


 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
   5 David Rampy         7.191 -0.679 Q   28 Brian Stufflebeam   7.378 -0.492
      B/AA Index: 7.87                        B/AA Index: 7.87
 *****WINNER***** 0.516  7.731 -0.139 E1                  0.437  7.373 -0.497


 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
  12 Robert Bailey       6.725 -0.625 Q   21 Pat Ross            8.375 -0.525
      A/ED Index: 7.35                         E/A Index: 8.90
 *****WINNER***** 0.537  6.772 -0.578 E1                  0.519  8.342 -0.558
Bailey gives Ross the jump off the line but runs him down to win by a margin of victory = 0.002 seconds (approximately 6 inches).

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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