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Sun, 1 Oct 2006, 03:31 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 3 Eliminations
By Dave Gerard





FONTANA, Calif. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA, Inaugural SPORTSnationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
        Bye                                7238 David Beckley                
E3                                            ****WINNER****  0.030  6.965 177.30
                                                 A/AA Index: 7.36 (+/-): -0.395
 Prior rounds:
E2                                           (J Lane      ) 0.039  6.858 -0.502
E1                                           (B Morrison  ) 0.082  6.936 -0.424
 Qualified:                                                       #1  6.813 -0.547
12:14 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 78 degrees, relative humidity 50 percent, barometer 28.79 inches, adjusted altitude 3,219 feet.

We are down to the last seven Comp cars and Beckley will get the Bye run into the next round. He leaves hard and runs it to near the top end before lifting.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7265 Tom Brown                              62 Dave Barcelon                
E3                   0.153  8.554 153.04     ****WINNER****  0.025  8.611 153.46
       F/ED Index: 8.91 (+/-): -0.356             G/A Index: 9.05 (+/-): -0.439
 Prior rounds:
E2    (R Goff      ) 0.155  8.594 -0.316      (D Carter    ) 0.011  8.640 -0.410
E1    (V Deceglie  ) 0.033  8.527 -0.383      (C Thomas    ) 0.031  8.986 -0.064
 Qualified:            #15  8.554 -0.356                        #8  8.595 -0.455
Brown is uncharacteristically late again and this time Barcelon is long gone to take the easy win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  710 Doug Lambeck                         7098 Tom Mettler                  
E3                   0.043  8.613 155.40     ****WINNER****  0.087  7.522 179.11
      D/SMA Index: 9.09 (+/-): -0.477             PST Index: 8.07 (+/-): -0.548
 Prior rounds:
E2    (J Mozeris   ) 0.053  8.606 -0.484      (R Wilson    ) 0.017  7.588 -0.482
E1    (A Freese    ) -0.104 16.350  7.260      (D Lee       ) 0.182  7.605 -0.465
 Qualified:             #7  8.608 -0.482                        #4  7.558 -0.512
Lambeck is away first and uses a lot of the lane off the line. Mettler has to dip his toe into the CIC waters to take the close win.Tom Mettler's MOV: 0.0273 seconds (approximately 6 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7828 Wayne Ramay                          7230 Randy Jones                  
E3   ****WINNER****  0.032  7.045 187.13                    -0.500 No Time      
       A/ND Index: 7.52 (+/-): -0.475            F/SM Index: 9.42 (+/-): 90.579
 Prior rounds:
E2    (S Hedlund   ) 0.000  7.052 -0.468      (R Hagerty   ) 0.063  9.034 -0.386
E1    (J Cowan     ) -0.029  7.056 -0.464      (P Adams     ) 0.069  8.993 -0.427
 Qualified:            #28 No Time                             #24  9.390 -0.030
Weird...Jones has problems and leaves before the green. Ramay makes another strong pass to improve on his ET.

Round 4 Pairings: Beckley vs. Ramay; Barcelon vs. Mettler.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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