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Sun, 04 Nov 2012, 17:12 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 3 Eliminations
By David Gerard





LAS VEGAS - Results of round 3 eliminations in Competition Eliminator 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                           77 Brian Fitzpatrick            
E3   ****WINNER****  3.043 15.965   NS                             No Time      
        I/SM Index: 9.68 (+/-):  6.285             H/D Index: 6.86 (+/-): 93.139
 Prior rounds:
E2                         No Time            (C Smiley    ) 0.355 14.116  7.256
E1    (S Graham    ) 0.091  9.173 -0.557      (R Jones     ) 0.060  6.356 -0.594
 Qualified:             #1  9.040 -0.690                       #20  6.433 -0.517
2:04 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 81 degrees, relative humidity 20 percent, barometer 28.02 inches, adjusted altitude 4,008 feet, track temperature 103 degrees.

Fitzpatrick is a no show and DePalma gets a free pass to round four. He stages and backs out.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    5 Clint Neff                             72 Alan Ellis                   
E3                   0.079  7.815 167.80     ****WINNER****  0.020  6.628 204.05
         K/A Index: 8.39 (+/-): -0.575            A/AA Index: 7.18 (+/-): -0.552
 Prior rounds:
E2    (R Wilson    ) 0.023  7.940 -0.450      (B Forrester ) 0.071  7.032 -0.148
E1    (D Maris     ) 0.020  7.882 -0.538      (D Carter    ) 0.051  6.711 -0.469
 Qualified:             #2  7.789 -0.631                       #13  6.619 -0.561
Clint Neff has a 0.03 CIC penalty. Great hole shot win for Ellis. He's out in front by nine feet at the top end.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    4 David Rampy                          406D Don Thomas                   
E3   ****WINNER****  0.006  7.391 172.65                     0.031  7.378 178.78
        A/EA Index: 7.88 (+/-): -0.489            C/ED Index: 7.87 (+/-): -0.492
 Prior rounds:
E2    (A Strong    ) 0.080  7.380 -0.550      (J Lamb      ) 0.062  7.363 -0.597
E1    (S Dunn      ) 0.020  7.455 -0.475      (D Smiley    ) 0.022  7.965  0.005
 Qualified:             #8  7.351 -0.579                       #11  7.390 -0.570
David Rampy has a 0.05 CIC penalty; Don Thomas has a 0.09 CIC penalty. Rampy scores a stellar 0.006 light for the six foot hole shot win. He will race Ellis in the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   10 Bo Butner                               6 Jeff Lane                    
E3                   0.021  8.623 144.74     ****WINNER****  0.027  8.116 165.76
        E/SM Index: 9.16 (+/-): -0.537           B/SMA Index: 8.66 (+/-): -0.544
 Prior rounds:
E2    (T Hogan     ) 0.030  8.651 -0.539      (S Hedlund   ) 0.056  8.151 -0.549
E1    (B Kent      ) 0.068  8.711 -0.479      (L Wofford   ) 0.037  8.259 -0.441
 Qualified:             #3  8.571 -0.619                       #14  8.140 -0.560
Just 0.006 at the green and 0.001 at the strip and Jeff Lane takes the win. MOV: 0.0011 seconds (approximately 3 inches).

He will race DePalma in the next round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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