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Sun, 14 Nov 2010, 04:02 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 2 Eliminations
By David Gerard





POMONA, Calif. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, 46th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    3 Mike DePalma                          670 Mark Wolfe                   
E2                   0.001  8.266 157.21     ****WINNER****  0.059  6.481 210.50
        C/T Index: 8.70 (+/-): -0.434           AA/AT Index: 7.04 (+/-): -0.559
 Prior rounds:
E1    (S Hedlund   ) 0.002  8.193 -0.567      (P Biondo    ) 0.019  6.740 -0.300
 Qualified:             #5  8.095 -0.665                       #29  6.530 -0.510
Super 0.001 RT for DePalma and then another chance, when Wolfe's Thunderbird starts to move around his lane. Wolfe gets the turbo can straightened out and powers on by for the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7771 Ed Sigmon                               2 Dan Fletcher                 
E2                   0.053  8.595 139.43     ****WINNER****  0.030  7.892 148.87
       C/SR Index: 9.00 (+/-): -0.405            B/EA Index: 8.34 (+/-): -0.448
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Lambeck   ) 0.023  8.492 -0.598      (R Jones     ) 0.047  8.417  0.077
 Qualified:             #3  8.423 -0.667                       #11  7.702 -0.638
Ed Sigmon has a 0.09 CIC penalty; Dan Fletcher has no CIC penalty.

Sigmon is late and can't match Fletcher's pace. No CICeither.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   73 Justin Lamb                            76 Dean Carter                  
E2   ****WINNER****  0.044  8.740 153.74                     0.099  6.949 189.07
      G/SMA Index: 9.26 (+/-): -0.520            B/ND Index: 7.51 (+/-): -0.561
 Prior rounds:
E1    (A Bowdish   ) 0.011  8.753 -0.547      (J Edwards   ) 0.235  7.155 -0.355
 Qualified:            #12  8.671 -0.629                       #20  6.902 -0.608
Justin Lamb has a 0.04 CIC penalty; Dean Carter has no CIC penalty.

Big hole shot win for Lamb to go into round two


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7777 Phil Cocuzza                          600 Jeff Lane                    
E2                   1.708 10.072  89.06     ****WINNER****  0.077  8.161 141.74
      A/SMA Index: 8.48 (+/-):  1.592           B/SMA Index: 8.55 (+/-): -0.389
 Prior rounds:
E1    (T Spargo    ) 0.143  8.892  0.412      (C Bourgeois ) 0.073  8.047 -0.583
 Qualified:            #15  7.862 -0.618                        #7  7.977 -0.653
Phil Cocuzza has no CIC penalty; Jeff Lane has a 0.08 CIC penalty.

Cocuzza is dead late and sits on the line at the green. Lane pays attention and takes the easy win without a CIC.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  452 Steven Kent                          7522 Brian Fitzpatrick            
E2   ****WINNER****  0.094  7.789 156.70                     0.028  6.535 215.55
        E/A Index: 8.31 (+/-): -0.521             H/D Index: 6.97 (+/-): -0.435
 Prior rounds:
E1    (C Yannetti  ) 0.107  7.813 -0.497      (B Perkinson ) 0.009 16.334  9.364
 Qualified:             #2  7.635 -0.675                       #26  6.406 -0.564
Big head start for Kent and Fitzpatrick isn't up to the pace. Steven Kent's MOV: 0.0207 seconds (approximately 7 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   13 Vinny Barone                            8 David Rampy                  
E2   ****WINNER****  0.173  8.542 118.63                    -0.006  7.722 129.55
       A/SR Index: 8.38 (+/-):  0.162            A/EA Index: 7.84 (+/-): -0.118
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Marshall  ) 0.078  8.002 -0.378      (F Cervelli  ) 0.012  8.352  0.512
 Qualified:             #8  7.730 -0.650                       #16  7.224 -0.616
Neither driver has a CIC penalty. OH, WOW! Rampy goes red by -0.006 to give the free pass to round three to Barone.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7235 Scott McClay                           77 Alan Ellis                   
E2                  -0.009  7.497 147.36     ****WINNER****  0.063  7.140 133.24
       C/ED Index: 7.84 (+/-): -0.343            A/AA Index: 7.10 (+/-):  0.040
 Prior rounds:
E1    (T Mettler   ) 0.072  7.333 -0.537      (M Trumble   ) 0.036  6.597 -0.513
 Qualified:             #6  7.216 -0.654                       #14  6.491 -0.619
Div. & match up. Scott McClay has a 0.03 CIC penalty; Alan Ellis has a 0.01 CIC penalty.

It's McClay's turn to go red by -0.009 and Ellis lifts.

12:57 p.m. In round three he will face Kent. In other parings, Hogan vs. Wolfe; Fletcher vs. Lane; and Lamb vs. Barone

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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