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Sun, 28 Oct 2012, 17:55 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 3 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





LAS VEGAS - Results of round 3 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
 4799 Bill Kent                               1 Lou Ficco                    
E3                   0.041  6.893 194.83     ****WINNER****  0.029  7.063 182.18
         B/D Index: 7.21 (+/-): -0.317            B/AA Index: 7.51 (+/-): -0.447
 Prior rounds:
E2    (B Huhtala   ) 0.099  6.705 -0.575      (T Mettler   ) 0.067  7.003 -0.617
E1    (M Hartford  ) 0.179  6.773 -0.547      (M Lelchook  ) 0.042  7.191 -0.429
 Qualified:            #30 10.182  2.862                       #10  6.980 -0.640
2:46 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 83 degrees, relative humidity 20 percent, barometer 27.87 inches, adjusted altitude 4,341 feet, track temperature 103 degrees.

Both of these drivers have been hit pretty hard with CIC adjustments, 0.11 each.

Ficco gets off the line first and holds off Kent for the win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   73 Steve Graham                           34 Chuck Haubiel                
E3                   0.090  7.531 181.32     ****WINNER****  0.002  8.280 162.04
         C/A Index: 8.00 (+/-): -0.469            C/SM Index: 8.75 (+/-): -0.470
 Prior rounds:
E2    (B Fitzpatric) 0.125  7.499 -0.531      (D Fletcher  ) 0.030  8.248 -0.542
E1    (C Neff      ) 0.069  7.625 -0.405      (D Rampy     ) 0.092  8.285 -0.605
 Qualified:            #24  7.602 -0.428                        #4  8.231 -0.659
Steve Graham has a 0.03 CIC penalty; Chuck Haubiel has a 0.14 CIC penalty.

Haubiel gets a big advantage off the line and is able tohold off Graham without further damage to his index.

Haubiel will take on Ficco in the next round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7230 Randy Jones                            10 Bo Butner                    
E3                   0.027  8.698 131.31     ****WINNER****  0.064  8.603 147.41
        C/TA Index: 9.07 (+/-): -0.372            E/SM Index: 9.15 (+/-): -0.547
 Prior rounds:
E2    (M De Palma  ) 0.047  8.750 -0.320      (D Lambeck   ) 0.036  8.646 -0.554
E1    (J Lamb      ) 0.078  8.561 -0.619      (S Hedlund   ) 0.076  9.423  0.223
 Qualified:             #5  8.525 -0.655                        #1  8.517 -0.683
Randy Jones has a 0.11 CIC penalty; Bo Butner has a 0.05 CIC penalty.

Butner gives up a little off the line but is able to hold off Jones to take the win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    6 Jeff Lane                            6660 Adam Bowdish                 
E3                   0.022  8.151 165.27     ****WINNER****  0.012  8.125 163.89
       B/SMA Index: 8.70 (+/-): -0.549           B/SMA Index: 8.70 (+/-): -0.575
 Prior rounds:
E2    (S Dunn      ) 0.043  8.124 -0.576      (A Ellis     ) 0.031  8.080 -0.620
E1    (P Carbery   ) 0.075  8.336 -0.364      (T Patterson ) 0.051  8.866  0.166
 Qualified:            #15  8.079 -0.621                        #3  8.033 -0.667
Bowdish gets the holeshot and takes the win.

Butner will take on Bowdish in the next round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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