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Sun, 31 Oct 1999, 03:32 PM

HOUSTON - Comp Eliminator Round 3 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





BAYTOWN, Texas - Results of round 3 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---(+/-)
   2 Buddy Nickens       7.640 -0.590 Q   30 Charlie Watson      8.661 -0.479
       C/A Index: 8.15                         F/A Index: 9.07
   (D Kilheffer ) 0.564  7.643 -0.587 E1   (R Slavinski ) 0.830  8.561 -0.579
   (R Smith     ) 0.524  7.843 -0.307 E2   (P Carbery   ) 0.509  8.566 -0.504
 *****WINNER***** 0.471  8.469  0.319 E3                        No Time      
2:22 PM Watson broke and was pushed away before staging.
  
 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
  19 Joey Tanksley       7.048 -0.522 Q    7 Frank Affronti      7.656 -0.574
      B/ED Index: 7.49                         C/A Index: 8.14
   (D Engels    ) 0.553  6.985 -0.585 E1   (D Custer    ) 0.654  8.393  0.163
   (C Neff      ) 0.546  7.071 -0.419 E2   (S Heckel    ) 0.522  7.639 -0.591
 *****WINNER***** 0.506  6.987 -0.503 E3                  0.520  7.660 -0.480
Both drivers gave up a bunch to the CIC in earlier rounds, Tanksley 0.08 and Affronti 0.09. Tanksley incurs no further penalty here, winning by a margin of victory = 0.037 seconds (approximately 9 feet).
  
 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
   4 Ben Coates          6.990 -0.580 Q   32 Greg Williams       8.664 -0.456
      B/ED Index: 7.47                        A/SM Index: 9.12
   (F Gross     ) 0.584  7.217 -0.353 E1   (G Treadwell ) 0.534  8.654 -0.466
   (J Linton    ) 0.587  6.963 -0.607 E2   (T Lastor    ) 0.539  8.655 -0.465
                  0.606  6.965 -0.505 E3 *****WINNER***** 0.562  8.640 -0.480
Coates lost a dime last round, Williams hasn't been "hit" yet. Williams continues untouched, winning by a margin of victory = 0.019 seconds (approximately 5 feet).
  
 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
   1 David Cook          6.909 -0.591 Q   29 Maryann Austin      7.508 -0.482
       B/D Index: 7.28                        C/ED Index: 7.91
   (B Nickens   ) 0.525  7.099 -0.401 E1   (M Trumble   ) 0.517  7.408 -0.582
   (D Rampy     ) 0.588  6.779 -0.721 E2   (J McClintic ) 0.525  7.419 -0.491
                  0.584  6.840 -0.440 E3 *****WINNER***** 0.508  7.445 -0.465
Cook took a huge 0.22 second hit last round, Austin gave up 0.08 in round one. Maryann wins by a margin of victory = 0.101 seconds (approximately 29 feet).




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