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Sun, 4 Nov 2007, 08:18 PM

Competition Eliminator Final, Round 5 Eliminations
By David Gerard





POMONA, Calif. - Results of final, round 5 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
    7 Dean Carter                            73 Tom Mettler                  
E5                   0.169  6.954 177.35     ****WINNER****  0.103  7.456 180.12
       A/ND Index: 7.44 (+/-): -0.486             PST Index: 8.01 (+/-): -0.554
 Prior rounds:
E4    (J Cowan     ) 0.021  6.932 -0.568      (L Sharp     ) 0.002  7.785 -0.225
E3    (R Hudlow    ) 0.048  7.304 -0.196      (A Ackerman  ) 0.068  7.745 -0.265
E2    (R Jones     ) 0.036  7.021 -0.479      (A Bowdish   ) -0.028  7.802 -0.208
E1    (B Marshall  ) 0.027  7.035 -0.465      (J Zink      ) 0.033  7.506 -0.504
 Qualified:            #12  6.904 -0.596                       #11  7.414 -0.596
5:13 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 73 degrees, relative humidity 47 percent, barometer 28.93 inches, adjusted altitude 2,329 feet, track temperature 78 degrees.

Mettler has two National event wins, the latest at Sonoma this year. Carter has seven wins to his credit. Dean Carter has a 0.06 CIC penalty; Tom Mettler has no CIC penalty.

Mettler has the better of the two bad lights and stays in from of a slowing Carter to take the 2007 World Finals Championship.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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