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Sun, 31 Oct 1999, 02:29 PM

HOUSTON - Comp Eliminator Round 2 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





BAYTOWN, Texas - Results of round 2 eliminations in Comp Eliminator at the 3rd annual Matco Tools SuperNationals presented by Racing Champions:
  
 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
   7 Frank Affronti      7.656 -0.574 Q   31 Shane Heckel        7.098 -0.472
       C/A Index: 8.23                        B/ED Index: 7.55
   (D Custer    ) 0.654  8.393  0.163 E1   (A Martel    ) 0.615  7.043 -0.527
 *****WINNER***** 0.522  7.639 -0.591 E2                  0.528  7.077 -0.473
12:51 PM Heckel gave up a couple hundredths to a CIC in round one. It wouldn't have helped here, the margin of victory = 0.124 seconds (approximately 34 feet) for Affronti, who took a 0.09 CIC hit here to insure the victory.
  
 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
   5 Jeff McClintic      6.923 -0.577 Q   29 Maryann Austin      7.508 -0.482
       B/D Index: 7.50                        C/ED Index: 7.91
   (D Smiley    ) 0.607  7.245 -0.255 E1   (M Trumble   ) 0.517  7.408 -0.582
                  0.618  7.003 -0.497 E2 *****WINNER***** 0.525  7.419 -0.491
Austin gave up 0.08 seconds to a first-round CIC. However, with almost a tenth of a second in the bank on a holeshot, she didn't miss them.
  
 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
   6 Pete Carbery        7.265 -0.575 Q   30 Charlie Watson      8.661 -0.479
       B/A Index: 7.82                         F/A Index: 9.07
   (L Doggett   ) 0.625  7.315 -0.525 E1   (R Slavinski ) 0.830  8.561 -0.579
                  0.679  7.222 -0.598 E2 *****WINNER***** 0.509  8.566 -0.504
Carbery gave up 0.02 in round one, Watson 0.07. Here Watson nailed Carbery to the tree and won easily, Carbery earning a permanent CIC adjustment with a cumulative -0.62 under losing run
  
 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
   8 Taylor Lastor       7.662 -0.568 Q   32 Greg Williams       8.664 -0.456
       C/A Index: 8.11                        A/SM Index: 9.12
   (C Stewart   ) 0.629  7.606 -0.624 E1   (G Treadwell ) 0.534  8.654 -0.466
                  0.426  7.580 -0.530 E2 *****WINNER***** 0.539  8.655 -0.465
Lastor gave up 0.12 seconds in round one and went deep red trying to make it up at the tree.
  
 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
   4 Ben Coates          6.990 -0.580 Q   12 John Linton         7.440 -0.550
      B/ED Index: 7.57                        C/ED Index: 7.91
   (F Gross     ) 0.584  7.217 -0.353 E1   (J Shalkowski) 0.610  7.409 -0.581
 *****WINNER***** 0.587  6.963 -0.607 E2                  0.637  7.403 -0.507
Linton sacrificed 0.08 to the CIC gods in round one. Coates gave up an even 0.1 here to win by a margin of victory = 0.150 seconds (approximately 37 feet).
  
 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
  26 Rob Smith           7.593 -0.507 Q    2 Buddy Nickens       7.640 -0.590
      D/ED Index: 8.08                         C/A Index: 8.15
   (L Mayes     ) 0.664  7.573 -0.527 E1   (D Kilheffer ) 0.564  7.643 -0.587
                  0.478 12.770  4.690 E2 *****WINNER***** 0.524  7.843 -0.307
Smith gave up 0.02 to the CIC in round one, Nickens 0.08. Not a factor when one car redlights.
  
 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
   1 David Cook          6.909 -0.591 Q    9 David Rampy         7.007 -0.563
       B/D Index: 7.50                        B/ED Index: 7.57
   (B Nickens   ) 0.525  7.099 -0.401 E1   (J Kennedy   ) 0.560  7.098 -0.472
 *****WINNER***** 0.588  6.779 -0.721 E2                  0.550  6.990 -0.580
No CICs for these two in round one, so both had the full index available to work with. This was a good one, Cook killing the B Dragster index for the win and a huge CIC penalty next round, 0.22 seconds, and a 0.12 second adjustment on Monday.
  
 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
  19 Joey Tanksley       7.048 -0.522 Q   27 Clint Neff          7.198 -0.492
      B/ED Index: 7.49                         C/D Index: 7.62
   (D Engels    ) 0.553  6.985 -0.585 E1   (M Johnson   ) 0.504  7.116 -0.574
 *****WINNER***** 0.546  7.071 -0.419 E2                  0.535  7.227 -0.393
Both these two took big CIC hits in round one, Tanksley 0.07 and Neff 0.08.





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