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Fri, 02 Nov 2012, 15:42 PM

Mountain Mike's Comp Shootout Round 1 Eliminations
By David Gerard





LAS VEGAS - Results of round 1 eliminations in Mountain Mike's Comp Shootout at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division, Short line Express Gambler Shootout at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  717 Mike DePalma                         7009 Ross Wilson                  
E1                   0.006 11.359  84.26     ****WINNER****  0.147  8.772 125.51
        I/SM Index: 9.73 (+/-):  1.629            C/SM Index: 8.89 (+/-): -0.118
 Qualified:             #3 6                                    #7 2            
12:14 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 74 degrees, relative humidity 24 percent, barometer 27.88 inches, adjusted altitude 3,723 feet, track temperature 93 degrees.

This is a bonus race for the top in-division qualifiers over the past year. Times for this round and the final round will also count for qualifying.

Wilson is way late, but DePalma's engine goes silent before the top end.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   76 Tyler Hogan                            77 Brian Fitzpatrick            
E1   ****WINNER****  0.108  7.064 181.98                     0.276  7.994 162.65
        C/DA Index: 7.64 (+/-): -0.576             H/D Index: 6.95 (+/-):  1.044
 Qualified:             #4 5                                    #8 1            
Fitzpatrick's turbo engine isn't happy at the green and the car struggles off the line.

Hogan had the better light and takes the easy win to round two.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  610 John Edwards                            5 Clint Neff                   
E1                   0.089  7.474 182.75     ****WINNER****  0.054  7.789 163.02
        C/AA Index: 8.01 (+/-): -0.536             K/A Index: 8.42 (+/-): -0.631
 Qualified:             #2 7                                    #6 3            
Neff gets a big starting line advantage and stays out in front for the win in our first actual race of the session.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1214 Matt Hartford                          71 Justin Lamb                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.002  6.841 196.93                     0.027  8.809 151.87
        B/DA Index: 7.44 (+/-): -0.599           F/SMA Index: 9.31 (+/-): -0.501
 Qualified:            #99 100                                  #5 4            
Hartford is in as an alternate for Justin Lee.

Hartford nails the tree and flies on past Lamb to take the twenty foot plus win. He will take a big CIC into round two. In round two, Hartford will race Wilson and Neff will race Hogan.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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