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Sun, 30 Sep 2012, 13:50 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 2 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





MADISON, Ill. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, Inaugural AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5464 Mike Compton                          557 Mark Kirkman                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.020  8.504 159.80                    -0.033  6.563 185.18
        E/SM Index: 9.07 (+/-): -0.566            A/DA Index: 7.05 (+/-): -0.487
 Prior rounds:
E1    (T Gusso     ) 0.041  8.598 -0.472      (M De Palma  ) 0.032  6.542 -0.518
 Qualified:            #17  8.474 -0.596                       #23  6.526 -0.534
12:34 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 74 degrees, relative humidity 47 percent, barometer 29.47 inches, adjusted altitude 2,064 feet, track temperature 95 degrees.

Kirkman red-lights and gives the win to Compton. Compton stays on the throttle all the way through the run and will take a hit to his index in the next round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5814 Doug Hill                            3864 Scott Chamness               
E2   ****WINNER****  0.025 10.737  91.22                    -0.008  6.896 159.17
       I/SMA Index: 9.67 (+/-):  1.067             B/D Index: 7.18 (+/-): -0.284
 Prior rounds:
E1    (C Voges     ) 0.093  9.811  0.141      (T Ticel     ) 0.065  6.675 -0.565
 Qualified:            #13  9.042 -0.628                       #19  6.674 -0.566
It's another red-light, Chamness leaves just a little early and gives the win to Hill. hill backs off the throttle early.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  277 Larry Pritchett                        57 Jim Greenheck                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.069  8.752 111.01                    -0.006  7.389 183.42
        B/SM Index: 8.60 (+/-):  0.152            C/AA Index: 7.90 (+/-): -0.511
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Farrell   ) 0.024  8.104 -0.496      (B Massel    ) 0.145  7.395 -0.515
 Qualified:             #4  7.952 -0.648                       #22  7.363 -0.547


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5250 Todd Patterson                          4 David Rampy                  
E2                  -0.022 10.944  81.76     ****WINNER****  0.063  8.056 119.11
       A/SMA Index: 8.36 (+/-):  2.584            A/EA Index: 7.83 (+/-):  0.226
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Bailey    ) 0.029  7.856 -0.624      (P Ross Sr   ) 0.000  7.648 -0.182
 Qualified:             #3  7.822 -0.658                        #9  7.191 -0.639
Todd Patterson has a 0.12 CIC penalty from the first round.

Patterson turns on the red light and gives the win to Rampy.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    5 Clint Neff                             10 Bo Butner                    
E2   ****WINNER**** -0.337 10.122  85.04                    -0.020  9.145 107.04
         K/A Index: 8.36 (+/-):  1.762            E/SM Index: 9.07 (+/-):  0.075
 Prior rounds:
E1                   0.028  8.496  0.136      (D Robison   ) 0.048  9.000 -0.070
 Qualified:             #1  7.619 -0.741                        #8  8.428 -0.642
Five races, five red lights...make that six. Butner leaves too soon and gives the win to Neff.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  394 Greg Kamplain                          54 Matt Harris                  
E2   ****WINNER****  0.076  6.874 188.38                     0.084  7.659 176.63
        B/ED Index: 7.38 (+/-): -0.506             E/A Index: 8.14 (+/-): -0.481
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Graves    ) 0.039  6.878 -0.602      (J Frech     ) 0.069  7.638 -0.622
 Qualified:             #6  6.836 -0.644                       #12  7.632 -0.628
We finally get a pair without a red light. Kamplain gets a small advantage off the line and hangs on for the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
        Bye                                 358 David Billingsley            
E2                                            ****WINNER****  0.003  8.845 127.99
                                                  L/AA Index: 9.34 (+/-): -0.495
 Prior rounds:
E1                                           (C Haubiel   ) 0.001  8.951 -0.389
 Qualified:                                                      #14  8.713 -0.627
Billingsley is just 80 points behind Massel in the points and is adding to his total every round he wins here. He gets the bye on this run and will pick up 20 points.

In the next round it will be Neff vs. Compton, Billingsley vs. Kamplain, Pritchett vs. Hill, and Rampy will have a bye.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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