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Sun, 1 Oct 2006, 07:01 PM

Competition Eliminator Final, Round 5 Eliminations
By Dave Gerard





FONTANA, Calif. - Results of final, round 5 eliminations in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA, Inaugural SPORTSnationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7238 David Beckley                        7098 Tom Mettler                  
E5   ****WINNER****  0.055  6.839 203.37                     0.000  7.585 178.45
       A/AA Index: 7.36 (+/-): -0.521             PST Index: 8.03 (+/-): -0.445
 Prior rounds:
E4    (W Ramay     ) 0.099  6.908 -0.452      (D Barcelon  ) 0.023  7.532 -0.498
E3                   0.030  6.965 -0.395      (D Lambeck   ) 0.087  7.522 -0.548
E2    (J Lane      ) 0.039  6.858 -0.502      (R Wilson    ) 0.017  7.588 -0.482
E1    (B Morrison  ) 0.082  6.936 -0.424      (D Lee       ) 0.182  7.605 -0.465
 Qualified:             #1  6.813 -0.547                        #4  7.558 -0.512
3:53 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 76 degrees, relative humidity 54 percent, barometer 28.75 inches, adjusted altitude 3,165 feet.

Tom Mettler has a 0.04 CIC penalty coming into the round. He is away first with a perfect RT and stays in front almost to the finish line. Beckley thunders on by to take the win by about six feet.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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