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Sat, 27 Oct 2001, 01:58 PM

LAS VEGAS 2 - Comp Eliminator Round 1 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





LAS VEGAS - Results of round 1 eliminations in Comp Eliminator at the Inaugural AC Delco Las Vegas NHRA Nationals:

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
  24 Robert Baldwin      8.982 -0.518 Q    9 Ed Sigmon           8.906 -0.604
      B/SM Index: 9.50                        C/SR Index: 9.51
 *****WINNER***** 0.580  9.176 -0.324 E1                  0.490  9.056 -0.454
9:56 PM

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
   7 Wayne Ramay         7.391 -0.619 Q   26 Al Bresch           9.269 -0.511
      A/ND Index: 8.01                        C/SM Index: 9.78
 *****WINNER***** 0.576  7.562 -0.448 E1                  0.762  9.259 -0.521
Margin of victory = 0.113 seconds (approximately 24 feet).

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
  16 Sean Dodd           7.677 -0.563 Q   17 Clint Sallee        6.987 -0.563
      C/AA Index: 8.24                         B/D Index: 7.55
                  0.586  7.652 -0.588 E1 *****WINNER***** 0.529  7.002 -0.548
Margin of victory = 0.017 seconds (approximately 4 feet). Sallee takes a 0.04 CIC "hit" for the win.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
  10 Edward Joe Shalkow  8.567 -0.603 Q   23 Brett Brown         8.771 -0.519
      F/ED Index: 9.17                        E/EA Index: 9.29
 *****WINNER***** 0.579  8.542 -0.628 E1                  0.552  9.067 -0.223
Margin of victory = 0.378 seconds (approximately 68 feet). Shalkowski takes a 0.12 temporary CIC penalty and a permanent 0.02 index adjustment on this one.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
   6 Scott Hedlund       8.592 -0.628 Q   27 Tom Schmidt         8.593 -0.487
      A/SM Index: 9.22                        C/EA Index: 9.08
 *****WINNER***** 0.507  8.591 -0.629 E1                  0.518  8.594 -0.486
Margin of victory = 0.154 seconds (approximately 35 feet). Hedlund matches Shalkowski's CIC penalties to ensure the win.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
  14 Todd Movius         7.428 -0.582 Q   19 Dean Howerton       7.214 -0.546
      A/ND Index: 8.01                         C/D Index: 7.76
 *****WINNER***** 0.667  7.407 -0.603 E1                  0.578  7.251 -0.509
Margin of victory = 0.005 seconds (approximately 16 inches). Movius avoids a permanent CIC , but earns a "dime hit" for the rest of the event.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
  12 Charlie Stewart     6.884 -0.596 Q   21 Alan Freese         8.542 -0.538
      A/ED Index: 7.48                        C/EA Index: 9.08
 *****WINNER***** 0.564  6.886 -0.594 E1                  0.545  8.556 -0.524
Margin of victory = 0.051 seconds (approximately 12 feet). Stewart also takes a big temporary penalty for the win, a 0.09 adjustment for the rest of the event.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
  11 Fred Gross          8.452 -0.598 Q   22 Brad Wagner         8.553 -0.527
       E/A Index: 9.05                        C/EA Index: 9.08
 *****WINNER***** 0.493  9.670  0.620 E1                  0.000 No Data
Wagner broke in the water.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
  20 Tom Huggins         7.404 -0.546 Q   13 Steve Kalkowski     7.359 -0.591
       B/A Index: 7.95                         B/A Index: 7.95
 *****WINNER***** 0.514  7.424 -0.526 E1                  0.597  7.371 -0.579
Margin of victory = 0.030 seconds (approximately 8 feet). Huggins takes a relatively small 0.02 temporary penalty for the win.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
  31 Dean Carter         7.577 -0.433 Q    2 Jeff Taylor         7.649 -0.661
      A/ND Index: 8.01                         C/A Index: 8.31
 *****WINNER***** 0.509  7.604 -0.406 E1                  0.539 22.236 13.926
Taylor broke, coasting to a stop just past the finish line. The car was removed on a flatbed, so the breakage was bad enough that the car could not be towed.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
   8 Adam Bowdish        9.175 -0.605 Q   25 Jeff Gillette       7.122 -0.518
      C/SM Index: 9.78                        B/ED Index: 7.64
 *****WINNER***** 0.560  9.538 -0.242 E1                  0.461  7.486 -0.154


 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
  18 Bill Kent           7.205 -0.555 Q   15 Phil Cocuzza        8.108 -0.572
       C/D Index: 7.76                        B/EA Index: 8.68
 *****WINNER***** 0.559  7.190 -0.570 E1                  0.526  8.176 -0.504
Margin of victory = 0.033 seconds (approximately 8 feet). Kent takes a 0.07 temporary CIC penalty for the win.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
  30 Clarence Thomas     7.555 -0.455 Q    3 Bo Butner           7.957 -0.653
      B/AA Index: 8.01                        D/AA Index: 8.61
                  0.574  8.464  0.454 E1 *****WINNER***** 0.562  8.382 -0.228
Thomas had problems on the top end and slowed.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
   5 Doug Engels         7.514 -0.636 Q   28 Steve Wilmoth       7.530 -0.480
      D/ED Index: 8.15                        B/AA Index: 8.01
 *****WINNER***** 0.549  7.664 -0.486 E1                  0.726  7.543 -0.467


 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
   1 David Rampy         7.272 -0.738 Q   32 Chris Lane          6.579 -0.431
      B/AA Index: 8.01                       AA/PM Index: 7.01
 *****WINNER***** 0.576  7.972 -0.038 E1                  0.134 13.218  6.208
Lane was very early and then went into severe shake.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
   4 Rob Slavinski       7.371 -0.639 Q   29 Russ Kelly          7.022 -0.458
      B/AA Index: 8.01                        A/ED Index: 7.48
                  0.544  7.978 -0.032 E1 *****WINNER***** 0.564  7.102 -0.378
Slavinski had Kelly covered, but Slavinski's Grand Prix got very loose at half track and he had to lift.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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