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Sun, 28 Oct 2012, 19:57 PM

Competition Eliminator Final, Round 5 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





LAS VEGAS - Results of final, round 5 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
    1 Lou Ficco                              10 Bo Butner                    
E5                   0.014  7.010 196.22     ****WINNER****  0.041  8.540 158.39
        B/AA Index: 7.51 (+/-): -0.500            E/SM Index: 9.09 (+/-): -0.550
 Prior rounds:
E4    (C Haubiel   ) 0.049  7.040 -0.470      (A Bowdish   ) 0.054  8.585 -0.525
E3    (B Kent      ) 0.029  7.063 -0.447      (R Jones     ) 0.064  8.603 -0.547
E2    (T Mettler   ) 0.067  7.003 -0.617      (D Lambeck   ) 0.036  8.646 -0.554
E1    (M Lelchook  ) 0.042  7.191 -0.429      (S Hedlund   ) 0.076  9.423  0.223
 Qualified:            #10  6.980 -0.640                        #1  8.517 -0.683
4:53 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 81 degrees, relative humidity 20 percent, barometer 27.85 inches, adjusted altitude 4,227 feet, track temperature 92 degrees.

Butner is 9-9 in final rounds and was the '06 World Champion.

Ficco is 5-8 in finals and is the current champion.

Ficco gets off the line with the advantage but Butner holds him off and takes the win.

Butner is the 13th driver to double-up. It has been done 24 times, four times this year.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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