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Sun, 23 Oct 2005, 04:17 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 3 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





LAS VEGAS - Results of round 3 eliminations in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, Fifth annual ACDelco Las Vegas NHRA Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  433 Bill Morse                            717 Mike DePalma                 
E3                  -0.033  9.191 147.09     ****WINNER****  0.055  7.465 155.52
       G/SM Index: 9.72 (+/-): -0.529             B/A Index: 7.83 (+/-): -0.365
 Prior rounds:
E2    (T Huggins   ) 0.074 11.173  1.453      (K Justice   ) 0.083  8.192  0.362
E1    (A Ackerman  ) 0.006 10.130  0.410      (C Mikel     ) 0.003  7.326 -0.544
 Qualified:            #32  9.187 -0.533                       #28  7.300 -0.570
12:35 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 71 degrees, relative humidity 37 percent, barometer 28.34 inches, adjusted altitude 2,847 feet, track temperature 99 degrees.

Bill Morse has no CIC penalty; Mike DePalma has a 0.04 CIC penalty. Morse went red and DePalma got a free pass to the final four.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    5 Vinnie Deceglie                         1 Dean Carter                  
E3                  -0.007  6.653 208.49     ****WINNER****  0.043  7.314 142.52
        A/A Index: 7.16 (+/-): -0.507            A/ND Index: 7.58 (+/-): -0.266
 Prior rounds:
E2    (R Freeman   ) 0.057  6.656 -0.534      (S Hedlund   ) 0.064  7.284 -0.296
E1    (S Biondo    ) 0.010  6.681 -0.629      (D Mikel     ) 0.000  7.080 -0.590
 Qualified:             #3  6.654 -0.656                        #7  7.056 -0.614
Vinnie Deceglie has a 0.15 CIC penalty; Dean Carter has a 0.09 CIC penalty. Another red light, Carter backed off and saved his index.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    8 David Rampy                           600 Jeff Lane                    
E3   ****WINNER****  0.077  7.521 154.07                    -0.002  8.130 161.46
       A/EA Index: 7.97 (+/-): -0.449            B/SR Index: 8.68 (+/-): -0.550
 Prior rounds:
E2    (J Tanksley  ) 0.093  7.469 -0.621      (D Barcelon  ) 0.036  8.204 -0.476
E1    (C Bourgeois ) 0.027  7.829 -0.261      (P Anderson  ) 0.030  8.180 -0.570
 Qualified:             #1  7.432 -0.658                        #5  8.116 -0.634
David Rampy has a 0.12 CIC penalty; Jeff Lane has a 0.07 CIC penalty. lane goes red - three reds in a row this round. Rampy will face Carter next round - that ought to be worth watching.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   10 Bo Butner III                         220 Jeff Taylor                  
E3   ****WINNER**** -0.019  8.910 130.44                           No Time      
       D/SM Index: 9.27 (+/-): -0.360            E/SM Index: 9.38 (+/-): 90.619
 Prior rounds:
E2    (J Gebhardt  ) 0.052  8.780 -0.490      (E Sigmon    ) 0.031  8.931 -0.449
E1    (J Mihovetz  ) 0.024  8.761 -0.599      (T Patterson ) 0.008  8.871 -0.559
 Qualified:             #2  8.703 -0.657                       #22  8.852 -0.578
Taylor put his car in the trailer and was a no-show. Butner will race DePalma in the semifinals.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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