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Sat, 19 Oct 2019, 19:41 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 2 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





ENNIS, Texas - Results of round 2 eliminations in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 34th annual AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5210 Duane Robison                        4799 Bill Kent                    
E2                   0.011  7.472 152.97     ****WINNER****  0.047  6.647 196.93
         C/A Index: 7.95 (+/-): -0.478             B/D Index: 7.21 (+/-): -0.563
 Prior rounds:
E1    (S Benham    ) 0.110  7.633 -0.317      (R Brown     ) 0.035  6.709 -0.531
 Qualified:             #3  7.240 -0.710                       #11  6.598 -0.642
6:21 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 85 degrees, relative humidity 38 percent, barometer 29.12 inches, adjusted altitude 3,211 feet, track temperature 102 degrees.

Robison gets the holeshot but looks like he may have spun a little off the line. Kent is able to reel him in and go around for the win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4025 Joey Tanksley                           4 Craig Bourgeois              
E2   ****WINNER****  0.007  7.054 167.84                     0.083  8.560  97.99
         C/D Index: 7.48 (+/-): -0.426            A/ND Index: 7.42 (+/-):  1.140
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Clegg     ) 0.069  7.350 -0.130      (S Vincent   ) 0.053  7.455  0.035
 Qualified:            #16  6.873 -0.607                       #23  6.845 -0.575
Tanksley gets a big holeshot and pulls away for the win. Bourgeois was out of power early, not sure why.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  429 Raymond Martin                       4065 Chase Williams               
E2   ****WINNER****  0.007  7.636 170.06                     0.097  6.732 198.50
        K/AA Index: 8.19 (+/-): -0.554            B/DA Index: 7.36 (+/-): -0.628
 Prior rounds:
E1    (S Dodd      ) 0.016  7.690 -0.550      (G Schenck   ) 0.051  7.519  0.159
 Qualified:            #19  7.647 -0.593                       #12  6.723 -0.637
Martin gets a great light and is able to hold off Williams for the win.

Martin will take on Tanksley in the next round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5212 Doug Engels                          440D Scott Cashio                 
E2                  -0.007  9.608  91.69     ****WINNER****  0.013  8.488 126.64
        D/DA Index: 8.00 (+/-):  1.608           A/SMA Index: 8.53 (+/-): -0.042
 Prior rounds:
E1    (A Hudson    ) 0.005  7.607 -0.393                     -0.006  8.375 -0.155
 Qualified:             #9  7.339 -0.661                        #1  7.788 -0.742
Engels misses the tree on the wrong side and goes red giving the win to Cashio.

Cashio backs off the throttle early.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  330 Brian Browell                         353 Bruno Massel                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.032  7.192 173.76                     0.028  6.582 202.00
         D/D Index: 7.82 (+/-): -0.628             I/D Index: 7.18 (+/-): -0.598
 Prior rounds:
E1    (L Carson    ) 0.011  7.712 -0.108      (B Forrester ) 0.043  6.675 -0.595
 Qualified:            #15  7.207 -0.613                        #7  6.604 -0.666
A coin flip off the line, Browell is able to hold off Massel but will take a big hit to his index in the next round.

Browell will take on Kent in the next round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  205 Ed Federkeil Jr                        54 Don Thomas                   
E2                   0.184  7.094 187.36     ****WINNER****  0.078  6.842 188.73
        B/AA Index: 7.62 (+/-): -0.526            B/ED Index: 7.35 (+/-): -0.508
 Prior rounds:
E1    (C Smiley    ) 0.036  7.660  0.040      (K Mawhee    ) 0.045  6.841 -0.609
 Qualified:            #17  7.015 -0.605                       #10  6.807 -0.643
Thomas gets the holeshot and goes around Federkeil for the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4116 Justin Hutto                            7 Troy Galbraith               
E2                   0.001  6.831 185.31     ****WINNER****  0.027  6.737 187.52
        B/DA Index:     (+/-):                        B/DA Index:      (+/-):       
 Prior rounds:
E1    (K Hall      ) 0.033  6.825 -0.575      (J Granier   ) 0.039  6.730 -0.570
 Qualified:            #20  6.809 -0.591                       #13  6.667 -0.633
Hutto is almost perfect off the line but he can't hold off Galbraith in the heads-up race.

Galbraith will take on Cashio in the next round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4165 Dick Maris                              3 David Rampy                  
E2                   0.139  8.676  98.68     ****WINNER****  0.034  7.378 150.08
        C/DA Index: 7.53 (+/-):  1.146            A/EA Index: 7.74 (+/-): -0.362
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Smiley    ) 0.103  7.497 -0.033      (A Hickey    ) 0.039  7.234 -0.586
 Qualified:            #14  6.910 -0.620                        #6  7.154 -0.666
Maris leaves the line and gets out of the groove. he makes a hard move to the right, swerves back to the left, then gets up on two wheels when he tries to get it back toward the center of the lane. Rampy backs off the throttle early to save his index.

Rampy will take on Thomas in the next round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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