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Mon, 4 Sep 2000, 04:22 PM

INDY - Comp Eliminator Round 5 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





CLERMONT, Ind. - Results of round 5 eliminations in Comp Eliminator at the 46th annual U.S. Nationals:

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
  14 Doug Engels         7.620 -0.500 Q    7 Jeff Taylor         8.009 -0.551
      D/ED Index: 8.05                         D/A Index: 8.53
   (G Merrick   ) 0.552  7.624 -0.496 E2   (J Bowman    ) 0.536  8.428 -0.132
   (L Pritchett ) 0.524  7.601 -0.519 E3   (S Ambrose   ) 0.556  8.057 -0.503
   (B Browell   ) 0.562  7.544 -0.566 E4   (F Aragona   ) 0.607  8.023 -0.537
                  0.526  8.158  0.108 E5 *****WINNER***** 0.526  8.013 -0.517
3:17 PM Engels slowed on the top end, couldn't see why.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
   1 David Dupps         7.977 -0.703 Q   12 Joey Tanksley       7.043 -0.507
       J/A Index: 8.49                        B/ED Index: 7.55
   (D Stratton  ) 0.651  8.125 -0.555 E2   (T Smith     ) 0.539  7.068 -0.482
   (B Huff      ) 0.514  8.064 -0.566 E3   (J Arnold    ) 0.532  7.064 -0.486
   (D Billingsle) 0.545  7.986 -0.584 E4   (J Frech     ) 0.522  7.050 -0.500
                  0.531  8.058 -0.432 E5 *****WINNER***** 0.543  7.031 -0.519
Dupps has already given up 0.19 in CIC today and a tenth on Monday, so he was at a big disadvantage here. It was a good race, but the accumulated penalties were more than Dupps could handle and Tanksley wins by a Margin of victory = 0.075 seconds (approximately 18 feet) to meet Taylor in the finals.




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