Drag Race Central - NHRA
Sat, 17 Sep 2005, 11:21 AM

Competition Eliminator Round 1 Eliminations
By Jim Samuel



MOHNTON, Pa. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 21st annual Toyo Tires NHRA Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  106 Vinny Barone                          373 Ray Vierheller III           
E1   ****WINNER****  0.083  8.026 155.40                     0.084  8.468 158.59
       A/SR Index: 8.52 (+/-): -0.494            I/AA Index: 8.90 (+/-): -0.432
 Qualified:            #11  7.994 -0.526                       #27  8.451 -0.449
10:48 a.m. - Weather conditions: air temperature 73 degrees, relative humidity 65 percent, barometer 29.83 inches, adjusted altitude 1,313 feet, track temperature 105 degrees.

These two got off the line with almost the same reaction times. They stayed close but Barone steadily pulled ahead to take the win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1718 Tommy Ciccarone Jr.                  2211 Van Puckett                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.041  8.672 147.63                     0.119  8.525 156.61
      E/SMA Index: 9.21 (+/-): -0.538            G/AA Index: 9.01 (+/-): -0.485
 Qualified:             #5  8.642 -0.568                       #21  8.543 -0.467
Puckett was slower getting off the starting line and was not able to make up the difference.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1250 Joe Carnasciale                      1411 George Supinski Jr.          
E1   ****WINNER****  0.079  8.797 150.10                     0.519  8.284 162.72
       E/SM Index: 9.31 (+/-): -0.513             B/T Index: 8.70 (+/-): -0.416
 Qualified:            #14  8.800 -0.510                       #30  8.281 -0.419
Supinski was late at the line, so Carnasciale got the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3380 David Allen                          1686 Dennis Bartucci              
E1   ****WINNER****  0.049  8.405 161.27                     0.269  7.282 186.90
        F/A Index: 8.76 (+/-): -0.355            B/AA Index: 7.80 (+/-): -0.518
 Qualified:            #31  8.349 -0.411                       #15  7.305 -0.495
A bad start by Bartucci made it easy for Allen to take the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1422 Allyn Armstrong                        16 Don Eckel                    
E1                  -0.048  9.649 104.77     ****WINNER**** -0.034  7.338 156.83
        L/A Index: 9.65 (+/-): -0.001             C/D Index: 7.61 (+/-): -0.272
 Qualified:             #1  9.054 -0.596                       #17  7.134 -0.476
Armstrong lost this one on a red light.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   17 Pat Ross Sr.                           11 Al Ackerman                  
E1                   0.046  8.336 160.92     ****WINNER****  0.035  8.244 145.97
        F/A Index: 8.76 (+/-): -0.424             F/D Index: 8.73 (+/-): -0.486
 Qualified:            #28  8.316 -0.444                       #12  8.209 -0.521
Ackerman had the better start and he took advantage of it to get the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  121 Scott MacKay                         3094 Jeb Stewart                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.060  7.562 173.56                           No Time      
       D/ED Index: 8.00 (+/-): -0.438           E/SMA Index: 9.21 (+/-): 90.789
 Qualified:            #25  7.545 -0.455                        #9  8.666 -0.544
Stewart was staging but then the car shut down and had to be pushed back.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3068 Steve Ambrose                        3096 Patrick Stewart              
E1   ****WINNER****  0.064  7.888 154.95                     0.045  7.464 175.30
       J/AA Index: 8.44 (+/-): -0.552            C/ED Index: 7.94 (+/-): -0.476
 Qualified:             #3  7.861 -0.579                       #19  7.467 -0.473
Ambrose got the win in a close one.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1136 Peter Biondo                         1466 Charlie Greco                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.032  8.288 146.27                     0.016  7.965 171.29
       G/ED Index: 8.75 (+/-): -0.462             D/A Index: 8.36 (+/-): -0.395
 Qualified:             #6  8.182 -0.568                       #22  7.898 -0.462


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  193 Frank Aragona Jr                     1058 Frank Affronti               
E1                  -0.008  9.149 109.03     ****WINNER****  0.038  9.652  97.74
       G/EA Index: 9.17 (+/-): -0.021             C/A Index: 8.00 (+/-):  1.652
 Qualified:             #2  8.590 -0.580                       #18  7.526 -0.474
A red light by Aragona gave the win to Affronti.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1780 Gerry Russo                           299 Gary Wisecarver              
E1   ****WINNER****  0.054  8.674 148.33                     0.035  9.248 141.59
      E/SMA Index: 9.21 (+/-): -0.536            H/SM Index: 9.74 (+/-): -0.492
 Qualified:             #8  8.660 -0.550                       #24  9.284 -0.456
Russo had the slower start but got by Wisecarver to take the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1210 Jonathan Aloisio                       15 Michele Costa                
E1                   0.035  8.052 167.41     ****WINNER****  0.039  9.096 137.81
       A/SM Index: 8.51 (+/-): -0.458             G/D Index: 9.67 (+/-): -0.574
 Qualified:            #23  8.050 -0.460                        #7  9.109 -0.561


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  144 John Caliendo                        1937 Lee Zane                     
E1                   0.036  7.935 169.44     ****WINNER****  0.053  9.260 139.17
       D/AA Index: 8.35 (+/-): -0.415            L/AA Index: 9.77 (+/-): -0.510
 Qualified:            #32  7.955 -0.395                       #16  9.276 -0.494


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1262 Kevin Houghtaling                    3308 John Frech                   
E1                   0.093  9.283 143.02     ****WINNER****  0.174  8.143 151.90
       H/SM Index: 9.74 (+/-): -0.457             F/D Index: 8.73 (+/-): -0.587
 Qualified:            #29  9.302 -0.438                       #13  8.219 -0.521


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3098 Doug Stewart                         3112 Mike Smith                   
E1                   0.031  8.319 160.46     ****WINNER****  0.108  8.454 157.87
      B/SMA Index: 8.79 (+/-): -0.471            G/AA Index: 9.01 (+/-): -0.556
 Qualified:            #20  8.318 -0.472                        #4  8.441 -0.569
Mike Smith's MOV: 0.0084 seconds (approximately 24 inches).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   13 Sal Biondo                           1142 Bob Wise                     
E1                   0.054  8.534 155.76     ****WINNER****  0.001  7.261 179.68
       D/EA Index: 8.99 (+/-): -0.456            B/AA Index: 7.80 (+/-): -0.539
 Qualified:            #26  8.539 -0.451                       #10  7.265 -0.535
Wise had a good light and took advantage of it to take the win.

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