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Sun, 25 Feb 2007, 02:42 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 3 Eliminations
By Darryl Jackman





CHANDLER, Ariz. - Results of round 3 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
 7916 Bryan Morrison                         75 Alan Ellis
E3                   0.102  8.176 153.61     ****WINNER****  0.020  6.815 169.21
       F/AA Index: 8.65 (+/-): -0.474            A/AA Index: 7.31 (+/-): -0.495
 Prior rounds:
E2    (B Massel    ) 0.067  8.191 -0.459      (J Edwards   ) 0.043  6.917 -0.393
E1    (T Schmidt   ) 0.006  8.145 -0.565      (B Fitzgerald) 0.047  6.805 -0.525
 Qualified:            #17  8.135 -0.575                       #13  6.726 -0.604
12:32 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 61 degrees, relative humidity 21 percent, barometer 28.95 inches, adjusted altitude 1,443 feet, track temperature 86 degrees.

Much better conditions for the third round of Comp this morning. This will set the semi-finals for the class. Ellis hits the tree and takes a shutoff win at the top end.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7771 Ed Sigmon                             500 Lou Ficco Jr.
E3                   0.062  8.628 152.62     ****WINNER****  0.098  7.114 166.21
       C/SR Index: 9.12 (+/-): -0.492            B/AA Index: 7.73 (+/-): -0.616
 Prior rounds:
E2    (F Aragona   ) 0.061  8.611 -0.609      (T Brown     ) 0.060  7.274 -0.456
E1    (J Zink      ) 0.114  8.818 -0.402      (S Kent      ) 0.041 14.101  6.371
 Qualified:             #3  8.495 -0.725                        #7  7.096 -0.634
Sigmon will have to wait for that national event win again. His last win was at the Winternationals in 1969 and Ficco puts him on the trailer here.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   73 Tom Mettler                             7 Dean Carter
E3   ****WINNER****  0.024  7.450 175.52                     0.049  6.996 175.96
        PST Index: 8.07 (+/-): -0.620            A/ND Index: 7.51 (+/-): -0.514
 Prior rounds:
E2    (M DePalma   ) 0.137  7.744 -0.326      (D Barcelon  ) 0.000  7.202 -0.308
E1    (D Howerton  ) 0.100  7.757 -0.313      (S Holloway  ) 0.015  7.007 -0.513
 Qualified:            #12  7.463 -0.607                       #24  6.983 -0.537
Mettler hangs .02 on Carter at the tree then proceeds to go .62 under for a perm CIC. Tom Mettler's MOV: 0.1312 seconds (approximately 34 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   77 David Beckley                        7828 Wayne Ramay
E3                   0.069  7.353 173.76     ****WINNER****  0.046  7.096 186.98
       A/AA Index: 7.15 (+/-):  0.203            A/ND Index: 7.52 (+/-): -0.424
 Prior rounds:
E2    (J Lane      ) 0.039  6.655 -0.495      (D Fletcher  ) 0.023  7.013 -0.507
E1    (S Hedlund   ) 0.082  6.642 -0.688      (B Morse     ) 0.056  7.064 -0.456
 Qualified:             #2  6.598 -0.732                       #22  6.962 -0.558
Beckley was way off the pace and Ramay gets the win. In the semis it's Ramay vs Mettler and Ellis vs Ficco.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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