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Sat, 24 Feb 2007, 04:24 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 2 Eliminations
By Darryl Jackman





CHANDLER, Ariz. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 23rd annual Checker Schuck's Kragen NHRA Nationals presented by Castrol:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   58 Bruno Massel                         7916 Bryan Morrison
E2                  -0.061 No Time           ****WINNER****  0.067  8.191 152.88
      DD/AT Index: 7.93 (+/-): 92.069            F/AA Index: 8.65 (+/-): -0.459
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Miller    ) 0.085  7.430 -0.750      (T Schmidt   ) 0.006  8.145 -0.565
 Qualified:             #9  7.551 -0.629                       #17  8.135 -0.575
2:09 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 70 degrees, relative humidity 16 percent, barometer 29.05 inches, adjusted altitude 1,832 feet, track temperature 94 degrees.

Massel went red and had car problems. He coasted to a stop before the finish and Morrison gets the win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  500 Lou Ficco Jr.                        7265 Tom Brown
E2   ****WINNER****  0.060  7.274 152.88                     0.025  8.649 149.05
       B/AA Index: 7.73 (+/-): -0.456            F/ED Index: 8.91 (+/-): -0.261
 Prior rounds:
E1    (S Kent      ) 0.041 14.101  6.371      (R Jones     ) 0.079  8.678 -0.232
 Qualified:             #7  7.096 -0.634                       #31  8.551 -0.359
Brown had the better light but Ficco had the performance to take this meeting.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  717 Mike DePalma                           73 Tom Mettler
E2                   0.016 10.565  91.24     ****WINNER****  0.137  7.744 141.24
        F/A Index: 8.58 (+/-):  1.985             PST Index: 8.07 (+/-): -0.326
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Cowan     ) 0.022  8.077 -0.613      (D Howerton  ) 0.100  7.757 -0.313
 Qualified:            #20  8.128 -0.562                       #12  7.463 -0.607
Mettler had a horrible light but still caught DePalma before half track.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   75 Alan Ellis                            610 John Edwards
E2   ****WINNER****  0.043  6.917 158.95                     0.270  7.483 174.32
       A/AA Index: 7.31 (+/-): -0.393            C/AA Index: 8.04 (+/-): -0.557
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Fitzgerald) 0.047  6.805 -0.525      (C Sallee    ) 0.139  7.537 -0.513
 Qualified:            #13  6.726 -0.604                       #21  7.490 -0.560
Ellis with the win over a resting Edwards. He wasted no index this time. Next round it's Morrison vs Ellis.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   14 Frank Aragona                        7771 Ed Sigmon
E2                   0.016  8.510 145.13     ****WINNER****  0.061  8.611 151.61
       G/EA Index: 9.02 (+/-): -0.510            C/SR Index: 9.22 (+/-): -0.609
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Tanksley  ) 0.019  8.515 -0.555      (J Zink      ) 0.114  8.818 -0.402
 Qualified:            #11  8.453 -0.617                        #3  8.495 -0.725
Sigmon left nothing on the table and goes -.609 under the index. Aragona had a much better light and left him little choice. Sigmon vs Ficco in round three.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  600 Jeff Lane                              77 David Beckley
E2                   0.049  8.013 159.63     ****WINNER****  0.039  6.655 190.73
       B/SR Index: 8.48 (+/-): -0.467            A/AA Index: 7.15 (+/-): -0.495
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Mozeris   ) 0.038  7.975 -0.615      (S Hedlund   ) 0.082  6.642 -0.688
 Qualified:            #10  7.964 -0.626                        #2  6.598 -0.732
Beckley made it look easy as he drives around Lane at around 1000ft.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  178 Dan Fletcher                         7828 Wayne Ramay
E2                   0.083  8.174 151.41     ****WINNER****  0.023  7.013 189.63
       C/EA Index: 8.73 (+/-): -0.556            A/ND Index: 7.52 (+/-): -0.507
 Prior rounds:
E1    (W Hatcher   ) 0.088  8.229 -0.521      (B Morse     ) 0.056  7.064 -0.456
 Qualified:            #14  8.149 -0.601                       #22  6.962 -0.558
Ramay just catches Fletcher just before the finish. Wayne Ramay's MOV: 0.0119 seconds (approximately 3 feet). Ramay vs Beckley Sunday.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    7 Dean Carter                            62 Dave Barcelon
E2   ****WINNER****  0.000  7.202 150.48                     0.007  9.181 121.21
       A/ND Index: 7.51 (+/-): -0.308             G/A Index: 9.05 (+/-):  0.131
 Prior rounds:
E1    (S Holloway  ) 0.015  7.007 -0.513      (A Bresch    ) 0.049  8.648 -0.402
 Qualified:            #24  6.983 -0.537                       #16  8.475 -0.575
Barcelon cards a .007 light and is SECOND in this pair. Carter has a perfect light and gets to dump early as Barcelon shuts off. Carter vs Mettler.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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