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Sun, 28 Oct 2012, 18:55 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 4 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





LAS VEGAS - Results of round 4 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
 6660 Adam Bowdish                           10 Bo Butner                    
E4                   0.064  8.132 166.07     ****WINNER****  0.054  8.585 146.38
       B/SMA Index: 8.58 (+/-): -0.448            E/SM Index: 9.11 (+/-): -0.525
 Prior rounds:
E3    (J Lane      ) 0.012  8.125 -0.575      (R Jones     ) 0.064  8.603 -0.547
E2    (A Ellis     ) 0.031  8.080 -0.620      (D Lambeck   ) 0.036  8.646 -0.554
E1    (T Patterson ) 0.051  8.866  0.166      (S Hedlund   ) 0.076  9.423  0.223
 Qualified:             #3  8.033 -0.667                        #1  8.517 -0.683
3:51 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 85 degrees, relative humidity 19 percent, barometer 27.86 inches, adjusted altitude 4,445 feet, track temperature 96 degrees.

Adam Bowdish has a 0.12 CIC penalty; Bo Butner has a 0.09 CIC penalty.

Butner gets the hole shot and the win but will lose another .02 index adjustment.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    1 Lou Ficco                              34 Chuck Haubiel                
E4   ****WINNER****  0.049  7.040 183.12                     0.124  8.297 161.52
        B/AA Index: 7.51 (+/-): -0.470            C/SM Index: 8.75 (+/-): -0.453
 Prior rounds:
E3    (B Kent      ) 0.029  7.063 -0.447      (S Graham    ) 0.002  8.280 -0.470
E2    (T Mettler   ) 0.067  7.003 -0.617      (D Fletcher  ) 0.030  8.248 -0.542
E1    (M Lelchook  ) 0.042  7.191 -0.429      (D Rampy     ) 0.092  8.285 -0.605
 Qualified:            #10  6.980 -0.640                        #4  8.231 -0.659
Lou Ficco has a 0.11 CIC penalty; Chuck Haubiel has a 0.14 CIC penalty.

Haubiel is really late off the line and can't hold off Ficco.

Ficco will take on Butner in the final round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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