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Sun, 31 Oct 1999, 06:46 PM

HOUSTON - Comp Eliminator Final, Round 5 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





BAYTOWN, Texas - Results of final, round 5 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---(+/-)
  19 Joey Tanksley       7.048 -0.522 Q    2 Buddy Nickens       7.640 -0.590
      B/ED Index: 7.49                         C/A Index: 8.12
   (D Engels    ) 0.553  6.985 -0.585 E1   (D Kilheffer ) 0.564  7.643 -0.587
   (C Neff      ) 0.546  7.071 -0.419 E2   (R Smith     ) 0.524  7.843 -0.307
   (F Affronti  ) 0.506  6.987 -0.503 E3   (C Watson    ) 0.471  8.469  0.319
   (M Austin    ) 0.506  6.986 -0.504 E4   (G Williams  ) 0.549  7.618 -0.532
 *****WINNER***** 0.559  6.931 -0.559 E5                  0.606  7.605 -0.515
5:20 PM Both drivers had big CIC hits earlier today, Tanksley losing 0.08 and Nickens 0.11 seconds. The outcome, however, was mostly decided at the starting line, Tanksley using a 0.047 second reaction time advantage to hold off Nickens for the win, the margin of victory = 0.091 seconds (approximately 22 feet). Both drivers added to the cumulative index busting on this run and both C Altered and B Econo Dragster will have new indexes for Pomona.




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