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Sun, 10 Nov 2002, 07:51 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 1 Eliminations
By Rick Green





POMONA, Calif. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 38th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals:

Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
   6 Ed Sigmon           8.685 -0.655 Q   21 Joe Mozeris         6.977 -0.533
      C/SR Index: 9.34                        B/ED Index: 0.00
 *****WINNER***** 0.505  9.013 -0.327 E1                  0.474  7.390  7.390


Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
  12 Mike De Palma Jr    7.469 -0.601 Q   27 Ray Goodman         7.638 -0.392
       C/A Index: 8.07                        A/EA Index: 8.03
 *****WINNER***** 0.590  8.034 -0.036 E1                  0.461  7.605 -0.425


Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
   8 Rodger Brogdon      7.953 -0.607 Q   23 Steve Kalkowski     7.299 -0.501
      A/SM Index: 8.56                         B/A Index: 7.80
 *****WINNER***** 0.566  7.981 -0.579 E1                  0.541  7.249 -0.551

Kalkowski with the starting line advantage, but Brogdon was able to chase him down for the win by about a foot. Brogdon will take a 0.07 hit into the next round.

Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
  10 Bob Panella Jr      8.278 -0.602 Q   25 Charlie Stewart     6.836 -0.464
      C/EA Index: 8.88                        A/ED Index: 7.30
                  0.488  8.499 -0.381 E1 *****WINNER***** 0.719  9.183  1.883

Stewart clicked it early after Panella turned on the red light.

Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
  11 Scott Hedlund       8.239 -0.601 Q   26 Scott McClay        7.559 -0.451
      B/SM Index: 8.84                        C/ED Index: 8.01
 *****WINNER***** 0.541  8.291 -0.549 E1                  0.527  7.581 -0.429


Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
  20 Mike Saye           8.653 -0.537 Q    5 Brian Browell       7.222 -0.658
       G/A Index: 9.19                         D/D Index: 7.88
                  0.545  8.682 -0.508 E1 *****WINNER***** 0.554  7.266 -0.614

Browell will take a permanent hit and the win here. Saye will have to just watch now to see if he will hold on to for the championship.

Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
  22 Vincent Deceglie    6.753 -0.527 Q    7 Fred Gross          8.558 -0.632
       A/A Index: 7.28                         G/A Index: 9.19
                  0.600  6.733 -0.547 E1 *****WINNER***** 0.534  8.578 -0.612

Gross with the starting line advantage and will take a permanent hit here and the win.

Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
  29 Brett Brown         8.843 -0.247 Q   14 Scott Tidwell       7.790 -0.590
      E/EA Index: 9.09                        D/AA Index: 8.38
                  0.473  8.822 -0.268 E1 *****WINNER***** 0.558  8.119 -0.261


Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
  19 Andy Manna Jr       8.792 -0.548 Q    4 Buddy Nickens       8.477 -0.663
      C/SR Index: 9.34                        B/TA Index: 9.14
                  0.521  8.816 -0.524 E1 *****WINNER***** 0.604  8.512 -0.628

Nickens with a permanent hit here and the win by about five feet.

Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
   2 Wayne Ramay         7.101 -0.689 Q   17 Doug Engels         7.452 -0.558
      A/ND Index: 7.79                        D/ED Index: 8.01
 *****WINNER***** 0.598  7.546 -0.244 E1                  0.645 19.510 11.500

Engels broke right off the starting line.

Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
  30 John Chamberlin     7.177 -0.223 Q   15 Bob Lambeck         8.760 -0.590
       B/D Index: 7.40                       D/SMA Index: 9.35
 *****WINNER***** 0.608  7.225 -0.175 E1                  0.472 10.128  0.778


Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
   3 Gary Carter         7.103 -0.687 Q   18 Brian Self          7.542 -0.558
      A/ND Index: 7.79                         PST Index: 8.10
 *****WINNER***** 0.535  7.223 -0.567 E1                  0.537  7.551 -0.549

With almost identical lights Carter will take a hit into the next round but got the win by about five feet.

Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
  13 Adam Bowdish        8.670 -0.590 Q   28 David Beckley       7.022 -0.258
      D/SM Index: 9.26                         A/A Index: 7.28
 *****WINNER***** 0.549  8.895 -0.365 E1                  0.584  7.347  0.067


Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
  24 Jeff Gillette       7.027 -0.483 Q    9 Don Stratton Jr     8.026 -0.604
      B/ED Index: 7.51                        B/SR Index: 8.63
                  0.584  7.033 -0.477 E1 *****WINNER***** 0.520  8.075 -0.555

Stratton keeps his championship hopes alive with a win here. He needs to go to the semifinal to win the championship.

Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
  31 Mike Trumble       10.881  2.131 Q   16 Lucky Snyder        8.289 -0.581
     A/SMA Index: 8.75                         F/A Index: 8.87
                  0.000 No Data       E1 *****WINNER***** 0.646  8.813 -0.057

Trumble was not able to make the call.

Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
        Bye                           Q    1 Jeff Taylor         8.388 -0.722
                                             C/SMA Index: 9.11
                                     E1 *****WINNER***** 0.522  8.866 -0.244

Taylor vs. Stratton; Browell vs. Bowdish; Carter vs. Hedlund; Gross vs.Lambeck; Ramay vs. Stewart; Sigmon vs. Tidwell; Nickens vs. DePalma; and Brogdon vs. Snyder in round two.





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