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Sun, 11 Nov 2012, 19:21 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 3 Eliminations
By David Gerard





POMONA, Calif. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, 48th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  710 Doug Lambeck                         7230 Randy Jones                  
E3   ****WINNER****  0.040  8.448 141.06                     0.097  8.561 132.82
       D/SMA Index: 8.89 (+/-): -0.442            C/TA Index: 8.90 (+/-): -0.339
 Prior rounds:
E2    (C Neff      ) 0.041  8.381 -0.559      (G Ross      ) 0.032  8.398 -0.522
E1    (J Roubicek  ) 0.121  8.526 -0.414      (R Wilson    ) 0.084  8.412 -0.628
 Qualified:            #11  8.360 -0.580                       #15  8.472 -0.568
4:05 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 67 degrees, relative humidity 23 percent, barometer 29.09 inches, adjusted altitude 1,818 feet, track temperature 75 degrees.

Doug Lambeck has a 0.05 CIC penalty; Randy Jones has a 0.14 CIC penalty.

Big advantage off the line for Lambeck and he gets the win, as Jones slows down track.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  717 Mike DePalma                            6 Jeff Lane                    
E3                   0.618  9.379 117.20     ****WINNER****  0.072  8.452 136.25
        I/SM Index: 9.43 (+/-): -0.051           B/SMA Index: 8.58 (+/-): -0.128
 Prior rounds:
E2                   0.057  9.327 -0.103      (S Hedlund   ) 0.016  8.103 -0.477
E1    (D Fletcher  ) 0.049  8.921 -0.649      (C Rumis     ) 0.118  8.107 -0.473
 Qualified:             #1  8.852 -0.718                       #12  8.001 -0.579
Mike DePalma has a 0.14 CIC penalty; Jeff Lane has no CIC penalty.

DePalma is well over one bulb late and throws away a change for a win.

Lane takes it easy for the win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   76 Tyler Hogan                             4 David Rampy                  
E3   ****WINNER****  0.118  7.390 142.15                     0.006  8.457 115.45
        C/DA Index: 7.54 (+/-): -0.150            A/EA Index: 7.83 (+/-):  0.627
 Prior rounds:
E2    (M Lelchook  ) 0.059  7.032 -0.518      (L Ficco     ) 0.030  7.396 -0.434
E1    (P Cocuzza   ) 0.049  7.676  0.126      (C Haubiel   ) 0.036  8.733  0.903
 Qualified:            #28  8.620  1.070                       #17  7.267 -0.563
Tyler Hogan has a 0.01 CIC penalty; David Rampy has no CIC penalty.

Hogan is late this time and gives the easy win to Rampy.

He will race Lambeck next round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   10 Bo Butner                              72 Alan Ellis                   
E3   ****WINNER****  0.020  8.413 141.91                     0.052  7.276 147.23
        E/SM Index: 8.89 (+/-): -0.477            A/AA Index: 7.11 (+/-):  0.166
 Prior rounds:
E2    (T Mettler   ) 0.006  8.381 -0.659      (J Edwards   ) -0.008  7.095 -0.015
E1    (E Sigmon    ) 0.020  8.531 -0.519      (A Strong    ) 0.016  7.207  0.097
 Qualified:             #3  8.404 -0.646                       #22  6.612 -0.498
Bo Butner has a 0.16 CIC penalty; Alan Ellis has no CIC penalty.

Butner gets the starting line advantage and holds off Ellis, as the alter gets way loose down track.

He will see Lane later today.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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