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Sat, 6 Oct 2001, 10:40 PM

READING - Comp Eliminator Round 2 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





MOHNTON, Pa. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Comp Eliminator at the 17th annual Pep Boys NHRA Nationals presented by Greased Lightning:

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
   5 Arnie Martel        8.370 -0.650 Q   21 Bob Rossi           6.792 -0.488
     E/SMA Index: 8.94                         A/A Index: 7.24
   (D Eckel III ) 0.517  8.437 -0.583 E1   (F Aragona Jr) 0.533  6.739 -0.541
 *****WINNER***** 0.518  9.170  0.230 E2                  0.460  6.775 -0.465
6:15 PM

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
  31 Joe Carnasciale     8.962 -0.378 Q   15 Doug Harris         7.624 -0.586
      B/SM Index: 9.34                         A/T Index: 8.21
   (J Taylor    ) 0.522  8.943 -0.397 E1   (T Ekroth    ) 0.606  8.416  0.206
                  0.522  8.988 -0.352 E2 *****WINNER***** 0.518  7.699 -0.511
Harris got out of round one with no CIC, but he gives up 0.01 seconds for the rest of the event for the win here. Margin of victory = 0.163 seconds (approximately 35 feet).

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
   8 Gerry Russo         8.834 -0.636 Q    9 Dave Northrop       7.863 -0.627
     B/SMA Index: 9.47                         D/A Index: 8.49
   (N Whitlock  ) 0.665 17.915  8.445 E1   (T Logan     ) 0.588  8.614  0.124
                  0.491  9.180 -0.290 E2 *****WINNER***** 0.595  8.658  0.168


 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
  26 Jim Pursglove       8.467 -0.433 Q   10 Richard Schonberge  9.286 -0.624
       E/A Index: 8.83                        G/SM Index: 9.91
   (J Caliendo J) 0.508  8.330 -0.570 E1   (K Houghtalin) 0.556  9.977  0.067
                  0.622  8.331 -0.499 E2 *****WINNER***** 0.513  9.306 -0.604
Schonberger avoided the CIC in round one, but gives up a "dime" for the rest of this event, apparently not aware of how far back Pursglove was.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
   1 Larry Pritchett     7.993 -0.707 Q   16 Frank Affronti      7.586 -0.584
      D/SM Index: 8.59                         C/A Index: 8.08
   (S Szupka    ) 0.508  8.083 -0.617 E1   (P Ross      ) 0.565  7.579 -0.591
 *****WINNER***** 0.561  8.065 -0.525 E2                  0.599  7.572 -0.508
Pritchett lost 0.11 seconds in round one and adds another 0.02 to that here. Margin of victory = 0.055 seconds (approximately 14 feet). Affronti also took a CIC in round one, 0.09 seconds, so the race was a fairly even matchup.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
  19 Greg Kozera         7.452 -0.558 Q    3 Scott Perin         7.520 -0.690
      D/ED Index: 8.01                         A/T Index: 8.19
   (M Hardee    ) 0.597  7.592 -0.418 E1   (E Bollman   ) 0.507  7.687 -0.523
                  0.531  7.432 -0.578 E2 *****WINNER***** 0.528  7.507 -0.683
Perin clobbered the A-Truck index here to get the win, adding 0.18 seconds to his 0.02 seconds first-round penalty and hitting the class index a full tenth on Monday. Margin of victory = 0.108 seconds (approximately 27 feet).

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
  11 Rob Slavinski       7.272 -0.598 Q   27 Chip Banney Jr.     9.090 -0.430
      B/AA Index: 7.87                         G/A Index: 9.50
   (C Miller Jr.) 0.482  8.671  0.801 E1   (M Costa     ) 0.537  8.991 -0.529
                  0.250  8.027  0.157 E2 *****WINNER***** 0.504  9.097 -0.403
Slavinski was very early and Banney avoided any further CIC penalty.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
  20 Jules Schonberger   8.392 -0.508 Q    4 Allyn Armstrong     9.210 -0.670
       E/A Index: 8.87                         K/A Index: 9.88
   (A Ackerman  ) 0.554  8.367 -0.533 E1   (M Hopkins   ) 0.501  9.779 -0.101
                  0.000 No Time       E2 *****WINNER***** 0.584 18.689  8.809
Schonberger was a no-show and Armstrong slowed at half track.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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