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Sun, Nov 15, 03:28 PM

POMONA - Comp Eliminator Round 2 Eliminations
By Rick Green





POMONA, Calif. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Comp Eliminator at the 34th annual NHRA Winston Finals:
 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
   5 Bryan Morrison      8.798 -0.582  Q   9 Ruben Celedon       7.967 -0.573
   B/SM   Index:  9.31                     D/A    Index:  8.52 
   (M Robinson  ) 0.519  8.810 -0.570 E1   (R Howell    ) 0.552  8.018 -0.522
                  0.539  8.831 -0.479 E2 *****WINNER***** 0.536  7.605 -0.915
 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
  15 John Johnston       8.601 -0.539  Q   7 Jim Kennedy         8.564 -0.576
   E/ED   Index:  9.14                     F/A    Index:  9.14 
   (B Wagner    ) 0.597  8.785 -0.355 E1   (M Wharram   ) 0.546  8.691 -0.449
 *****WINNER***** 0.554  8.815 -0.325 E2                  0.606 (Broke)      

Kennedy makes a move toward the centerline and can not save it and crosses over and gets real close to Johnston.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
   1 Steve Ambrose       7.984 -0.616  Q   9 Ruben Celedon       7.967 -0.573
   I/A    Index:  8.60                     D/A    Index:  8.52 
   (J Fairleigh ) 0.578  8.634  0.034 E1   (R Howell    ) 0.552  8.018 -0.522
 *****WINNER***** 0.667  9.659  1.059 E2                  0.000 (Broke)      

Celedon breaks in the water box, so Ambrose takes advantage of the freebie.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
  18 Mike Saye           8.943 -0.537  Q  10 Alan Freese         8.278 -0.572
   G/A    Index:  9.42                     C/EA   Index:  8.79 
   (R Jones     ) 0.511  8.913 -0.567 E1   (A Manna     ) 0.568  8.289 -0.561
 *****WINNER***** 0.514  9.011 -0.409 E2                  1.408 16.420  7.630

Freese breaks on the launch, and Saye gets the easy win here.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
   4 Rick Houser         8.735 -0.595  Q  12 Rick Braun          7.961 -0.559
   C/SR   Index:  9.28                     B/EA   Index:  8.52 
   (C Sallee    ) 0.505  8.774 -0.556 E1   (R Robinson  ) 0.600  8.043 -0.477
                  0.490  8.790 -0.490 E2 *****WINNER***** 0.523  8.104 -0.416

Houser leaves the big red bulb on giving Braun the freebie.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
  32 Clint Neff          7.449 -0.251  Q   8 Darren Davis        8.275 -0.575
   C/D    Index:  7.70                     C/EA   Index:  8.85 
   (L Ficco     ) 0.514  7.354 -0.346 E1   (J Edwards   ) 0.648  8.544  8.544
 *****WINNER***** 0.489  7.812  0.112 E2                  0.496  8.334 -0.516

Neff gets the freebie when Davis leaves 0.004 too quick.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
  27 Donnie Hedrick      8.053 -0.467  Q   3 Larry Pritchett     8.186 -0.604
   B/EA   Index:  8.52                     D/SM   Index:  8.67 
   (J Gillette  ) 0.531  8.053 -0.467 E1   (S Volpe     ) 0.564  8.161 -0.629
                  0.679  8.063 -0.457 E2 *****WINNER***** 0.522  8.199 -0.471

We finally have a drag race, and Pritchett holds Hedrick off for a 0.171 seconds win.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
  14 David Myers         8.303 -0.547  Q   6 Rob Slavinski       7.380 -0.580
   C/EA   Index:  8.85                     B/A    Index:  7.96 
   (J Lion      ) 0.518  8.359 -0.491 E1   (P Cocuzza   ) 0.674  7.548 -0.412
                  0.490  8.394 -0.456 E2 *****WINNER***** 0.628  7.553 -0.407

Another freebie here.







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