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Sun, 28 Oct 2012, 13:29 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 2 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





LAS VEGAS - Results of round 2 eliminations in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, 12th annual Big O Tires NHRA Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 751D Skip Dunn                               6 Jeff Lane                    
E2                   0.054  7.110 192.49     ****WINNER****  0.043  8.124 152.80
        B/AA Index: 7.61 (+/-): -0.500           B/SMA Index: 8.70 (+/-): -0.576
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Wilson    ) 0.070  7.105 -0.515      (P Carbery   ) 0.075  8.336 -0.364
 Qualified:            #23  7.065 -0.555                       #15  8.079 -0.621
10:16 a.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 68 degrees, relative humidity 26 percent, barometer 27.96 inches, adjusted altitude 3,258 feet, track temperature 84 degrees.

Lane gets out of the gate first and takes the win. He will lose .07 off his index in the next round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    1 Lou Ficco                              74 Tom Mettler                  
E2   ****WINNER****  0.067  7.003 195.51                     0.035  7.736 173.90
        B/AA Index: 7.62 (+/-): -0.617            PSTA Index: 8.32 (+/-): -0.584
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Lelchook  ) 0.042  7.191 -0.429      (C Sallee    ) 0.123  7.817 -0.513
 Qualified:            #10  6.980 -0.640                       #18  7.718 -0.612
Lou Ficco's MOV: 0.0017 seconds (approximately 5 inches).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   62 Brandon Huhtala                      4799 Bill Kent                    
E2                   0.012  7.609 153.39     ****WINNER****  0.099  6.705 199.52
         C/A Index: 8.03 (+/-): -0.421             B/D Index: 7.28 (+/-): -0.575
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Forrester ) 0.005  8.159  0.129      (M Hartford  ) 0.179  6.773 -0.547
 Qualified:             #6  7.379 -0.651                       #30 10.182  2.862
Kent is late off the line and has to take another CIC adjustment to his index to take the win.

Ficco will take on Kent in the next round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  717 Mike DePalma                         7230 Randy Jones                  
E2                  -0.009  9.180 126.33     ****WINNER****  0.047  8.750 125.68
        I/SM Index: 9.73 (+/-): -0.550            C/TA Index: 9.07 (+/-): -0.320
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Giroux    ) 0.014  9.466 -0.264      (J Lamb      ) 0.078  8.561 -0.619
 Qualified:            #13  9.098 -0.632                        #5  8.525 -0.655
DePalma leaves a little too quickly and gives the win to Jones.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6660 Adam Bowdish                           72 Alan Ellis                   
E2   ****WINNER****  0.031  8.080 166.50                     0.107  6.584 204.73
       B/SMA Index: 8.70 (+/-): -0.620            A/AA Index: 7.18 (+/-): -0.596
 Prior rounds:
E1    (T Patterson ) 0.051  8.866  0.166      (L Wofford   ) -0.003  7.346  0.166
 Qualified:             #3  8.033 -0.667                       #11  6.543 -0.637
Bowdish gets a big advantage off the line and pulls away for the win.

Bowdish will take on Lane in the next round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   77 Brian Fitzpatrick                      73 Steve Graham                 
E2                   0.122  7.360 175.73     ****WINNER****  0.125  7.499 167.41
         H/D Index: 6.95 (+/-):  0.410             C/A Index: 8.03 (+/-): -0.531
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Edwards   ) 0.062  8.501  1.551      (C Neff      ) 0.069  7.625 -0.405
 Qualified:            #32 13.102  6.152                       #24  7.602 -0.428


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  710 Doug Lambeck                           10 Bo Butner                    
E2                   0.070  8.476 151.09     ****WINNER****  0.036  8.646 140.78
       D/SMA Index: 9.01 (+/-): -0.534            E/SM Index: 9.20 (+/-): -0.554
 Prior rounds:
E1    (E Sigmon    ) 0.092  8.509 -0.571      (S Hedlund   ) 0.076  9.423  0.223
 Qualified:             #9  8.431 -0.649                        #1  8.517 -0.683
Butner gets the hole shot and takes the win. he will take on Jones in the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1781 Dan Fletcher                           34 Chuck Haubiel                
E2                   0.012  7.898 174.64     ****WINNER****  0.030  8.248 162.29
        B/EA Index: 8.40 (+/-): -0.502            C/SM Index: 8.79 (+/-): -0.542
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Billingsle) 0.054  7.964 -0.436      (D Rampy     ) 0.092  8.285 -0.605
 Qualified:            #28  8.519  0.119                        #4  8.231 -0.659
Haubiel will take on Graham in the next round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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