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Sun, 06 May 2012, 15:45 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 1 Eliminations
By Jason Murray





BOISE, Idaho - Results of round 1 eliminations in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northwest Division, 42nd Annual NAPA Auto Parts Ignitor at Firebird Raceway:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6857 Ralph Van Paepeghem                    66 Aaron Strong                 
E1                   0.229  9.496 124.08     ****WINNER****  0.073  8.707 112.79
        A/EA Index: 8.01 (+/-):  1.486             F/A Index: 8.78 (+/-): -0.073
 Qualified:             #8  8.789  0.779                        #4  8.171 -0.609
1:35 pm. Paepeghem is late off the line, Strong takes the easy win to move into 2nd round. Paepeghem said earlier that the team is using this race as a test with the new car.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 604A Tom Kirkman                          6618 Dale Giroux                  
E1                         No Time           ****WINNER****  0.203  8.223 123.10
        E/EA Index: 9.13 (+/-): 90.869            B/AA Index: 7.70 (+/-):  0.523
 Qualified:             #7  9.652  0.522                        #3  7.068 -0.632
Kirkman rolls thru the beams and Giroux takes the win and lifts at the 1000ft.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   72 Alan Ellis                              6 Jeff Lane                    
E1                   0.066  6.702 202.65     ****WINNER****  0.047  8.251 148.39
        A/AA Index: 7.25 (+/-): -0.548           B/SMA Index: 8.82 (+/-): -0.569
 Qualified:             #5  6.680 -0.570                        #1  8.076 -0.744
Ellis with a little bit of tire spin at 300ft and he just didn't have enough to catch Lane.

Jeff Lane's MOV: 0.0404 seconds (approximately 12 feet).

Alan Ellis' incremental times: 60ft-1.017 sec., 330ft-2.807, 660ft-4.295/163.60 mph, 1,000ft-5.596.
Jeff Lane's incremental times: 60ft-1.134 sec., 330ft-3.338, 660ft-5.200/132.86 mph, 1,000ft-6.810.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7477 Andy Neyer                           6088 Ryan Warter                  
E1   ****WINNER**** -0.064  6.713 193.46                    -0.029  9.107 128.79
       AA/PM Index: 6.86 (+/-): -0.147            F/SM Index: 9.48 (+/-): -0.373
 Qualified:             #6  6.589 -0.271                        #2  8.841 -0.639
Warter has a new engine combination this season and so far it has worked. Warter turns the red light on and Neyer will take the win. Neyer vs Strong and Lane vs Giroux in the next round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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