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Sun, 24 Oct 1999, 02:55 PM

DALLAS - Comp Eliminator Round 2 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





ENNIS, Texas - Results of round 2 eliminations in Comp Eliminator at the 14th annual O'Reilly Fall Nationals presented by Castrol Syntec:
  
 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
  15 Jeff McClintic      7.006 -0.494 Q    7 Doug Engels         7.560 -0.540
       B/D Index: 7.50                        D/ED Index: 8.10
   (K Hall      ) 0.515  7.056 -0.444 E1   (C Stewart   ) 0.615  8.246  0.146
                  0.548  7.008 -0.492 E2 *****WINNER***** 0.558  7.522 -0.578
1:25 PM Today these cars get to race in the daylight! The margin of victory = 0.076 seconds (approximately 21 feet) for this pair.
  
 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
  22 Russ Kelly          6.916 -0.454 Q   14 Rob Slavinski       7.336 -0.504
      A/ED Index: 7.37                         B/A Index: 7.84
   (P Carbery   ) 0.520  6.867 -0.503 E1   (J Fairleigh ) 0.568  7.417  7.417
 *****WINNER***** 0.570  6.816 -0.554 E2                  0.577  7.305 -0.535
Kelly had to take a 0.05 CIC hit for next round to win by a margin of victory = 0.026 seconds (approximately 7 feet).
  
 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
  16 Ben Coates          7.079 -0.491 Q    8 Buddy Nickens       7.691 -0.539
      B/ED Index: 7.52                         C/A Index: 8.23
   (D Custer    ) 0.549  7.015 -0.555 E1   (R Smith     ) 0.480  7.970 -0.260
                  0.519  7.569  0.049 E2 *****WINNER***** 0.579  7.650 -0.580
Coates earned a 0.05 CIC penalty in the first round but it wasn't a factor here, Coates shutting the dragster down well before the finish line. Buddy earns a 0.08 penalty for this one.
  
 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
  10 John Linton         7.465 -0.525 Q    2 David Rampy         7.015 -0.555
      C/ED Index: 7.90                        B/ED Index: 7.57
   (T Huggins   ) 0.608  7.391 -0.599 E1   (D Kilheffer ) 0.552  7.173 -0.397
                  0.557  7.402 -0.498 E2 *****WINNER***** 0.571  7.023 -0.547
Linton was carrying a 0.09 "hit" from round one, but won easily anyway.
  
 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
   3 Doug Stewart        7.016 -0.554 Q   27 Dennis Smiley       7.149 -0.421
      B/ED Index: 0.00                        B/ED Index: 0.00
   (F Affronti  ) 0.600  7.269 -0.301 E1   (F Allen     ) 0.540  7.182 -0.388
 *****WINNER***** 0.517  6.971  6.971 E2                  0.577  7.075  7.075
Heads-up! The margin of victory = 0.164 seconds (approximately 43 feet).
  
 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
   3 Doug Stewart        7.016 -0.554 Q   20 Joey Tanksley       7.104 -0.466
      B/ED Index: 8.73                        B/ED Index: 7.57
   (F Affronti  ) 0.600  7.269 -0.301 E1   (R Braun     ) 0.567  7.289 -0.281
                  0.475  8.251 -0.479 E2 *****WINNER***** 0.557  7.253 -0.317

  
 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
  13 Glen Treadwell      7.526 -0.504 Q    5 Larry Pritchett     8.205 -0.545
      A/EA Index: 8.03                        D/SM Index: 8.75
   (D Robison   ) 0.614  7.585 -0.445 E1   (M Austin    ) 0.507  8.883  0.133
                  0.525  7.490 -0.540 E2 *****WINNER***** 0.543  8.178 -0.572
These two were held in the water while an "invisible dirt devil" moved through the starting line area, carrying a funnel cloud of paper wrappers and other trash.
  
 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
   9 Arnie Martel        7.038 -0.532 Q   34 Alan Swindoll       7.503 -0.337
      B/ED Index: 7.57                         B/A Index: 7.84
   (D Myers     ) 0.593  7.199 -0.371 E1   (D Maris     ) 0.524  7.586 -0.254
                        No Time       E2 *****WINNER***** 0.518  7.376 -0.464
Swindoll got to the finish line and then there was an explosion in the intake that blew the air intake scoop off the top of the engine. He was an easy winner, Martel taking out the 1,000-foot marker and disqualifying his run.




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