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Sun, 4 Nov 2007, 03:40 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 3 Eliminations
By David Gerard





POMONA, Calif. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 43nd annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1160 Al Ackerman                            73 Tom Mettler                  
E3                  -0.001  9.027 107.93     ****WINNER****  0.068  7.745 139.11
        F/D Index: 8.62 (+/-):  0.407             PST Index: 8.01 (+/-): -0.265
 Prior rounds:
E2    (J Taylor    ) 0.036  8.117 -0.513      (A Bowdish   ) -0.028  7.802 -0.208
E1    (G Anderson  ) 0.046  8.126 -0.564      (J Zink      ) 0.033  7.506 -0.504
 Qualified:            #15  8.110 -0.580                       #11  7.414 -0.596
12:32 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 77 degrees, relative humidity 29 percent, barometer 29.02 inches, adjusted altitude 2,435 feet, track temperature 94 degrees.

Ackerman has a 0.07 CIC penalty; Tom Mettler has no CIC penalty. The traditional first pair Red Light for Ackerman and Mettler goes on.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1902 Robbie Hudlow                           7 Dean Carter                  
E3                  -0.019  8.049 121.76     ****WINNER****  0.048  7.304 133.22
      CC/AT Index: 7.76 (+/-):  0.289            A/ND Index: 7.50 (+/-): -0.196
 Prior rounds:
E2    (D Barton    ) 0.025  7.321 -0.439      (R Jones     ) 0.036  7.021 -0.479
E1    (D Rampy     ) 0.033  7.251 -0.649      (B Marshall  ) 0.027  7.035 -0.465
 Qualified:            #24  7.354 -0.546                       #12  6.904 -0.596
Robbie Hudlow has a 0.14 CIC penalty; Dean Carter has no CIC penalty. ...and again left lane red. Carter takes a easy one.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   72 Jim Cowan                             178 Dan Fletcher                 
E3   ****WINNER****  0.018  8.389 137.22                    -0.009  8.626 126.20
       I/AA Index: 8.74 (+/-): -0.351            C/EA Index: 8.66 (+/-): -0.034
 Prior rounds:
E2    (T Patterson ) 0.044  8.282 -0.458      (J Kaplan    ) 0.013  8.695  0.035
E1    (J Gebhardt  ) 0.005  8.240 -0.610      (B Butner    ) 0.015  8.157 -0.563
 Qualified:             #6  8.237 -0.613                       #18  8.150 -0.570
Jim Cowan has a 0.11 CIC penalty; Dan Fletcher has a 0.06 CIC penalty. I think I am seeing a pattern here. Fletcher goes red and Cowan will race Carter in round 4.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  710 Doug Lambeck                         2000 Lee Sharp                    
E3                   0.021  8.439 159.06     ****WINNER****  0.017  7.702 175.21
      D/SMA Index: 8.95 (+/-): -0.511            D/AA Index: 8.23 (+/-): -0.528
 Prior rounds:
E2    (S Dodd      ) 0.038  8.475 -0.475      (R Wilson    ) -0.006  9.619  1.389
E1    (A Freese    ) 0.045  8.444 -0.576      (J Edwards   ) 0.029  7.730 -0.570
 Qualified:             #9  8.417 -0.603                        #5  7.674 -0.626
Doug Lambeck has a 0.07 CIC penalty; Lee Sharp has a 0.07 CIC penalty, so no index advantage. Well, we finally get a race and it's a good one with a small starting line advantage for Sharp and he chases Lambeck down for the close win.Lee Sharp's MOV: 0.0214 seconds (approximately 5 feet). He'll face Mettler in the next round.

12:37 p.m.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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