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Sat, 16 Feb 2013, 17:15 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 2 Eliminations
By David Gerard





POMONA, Calif. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 53rd annual O'Reilly NHRA Winternationals presented by Super Start Batteries:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7235 Scott McClay                         7189 Dean Carter                  
E2   ****WINNER**** -0.030  7.777 130.09                           No Time      
        C/ED Index: 7.87 (+/-): -0.093            B/ND Index: 7.56 (+/-): 92.439
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Mozeris   ) 0.003  7.675 -0.195      (S Hedlund   ) 0.103  7.396 -0.164
 Qualified:             #9  7.256 -0.614                       #15  6.987 -0.573
2:01 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 78 degrees, relative humidity 18 percent, barometer 28.94 inches, adjusted altitude 2,684 feet, track temperature 109 degrees.

Carter can't make the call, so McClay will get a single to round three. The car moves out of the groove at the green and he drives it back to the center of the lane before lifting.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7771 Ed Sigmon                            7098 Tom Mettler                  
E2   ****WINNER****  0.069  8.452 156.44                    -0.044  7.981 124.66
        C/SR Index: 8.94 (+/-): -0.488             PST Index: 7.91 (+/-):  0.071
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Fletcher  ) 0.029  8.440 -0.600      (M Lelchook  ) 0.018  7.406 -0.594
 Qualified:            #13  8.455 -0.585                        #7  7.377 -0.623
Sigmon gets the red light win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7230 Randy Jones                          7009 Ross Wilson                  
E2                   0.093  8.553 155.36     ****WINNER****  0.039  8.264 166.95
        C/TA Index: 9.03 (+/-): -0.477            C/SM Index: 8.76 (+/-): -0.496
 Prior rounds:
E1    (G Ross      ) 0.081  8.522 -0.528      (C Rumis     ) 0.035  8.268 -0.492
 Qualified:             #4  8.411 -0.639                       #10  8.150 -0.610
Randy Jones has a 0.02 CIC penalty.

Wilson drives on by for the win and will race Sigmon next round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  500 Lou Ficco Jr.                          10 Alan Ellis                   
E2                   0.107  7.024 172.61     ****WINNER****  0.002  6.628 192.25
        B/AA Index: 7.55 (+/-): -0.526            A/AA Index: 7.15 (+/-): -0.522
 Prior rounds:
E1    (S Graham    ) 0.083  7.043 -0.527      (B Fitzpatric) 0.062  6.661 -0.489
 Qualified:             #5  6.932 -0.638                       #11  6.548 -0.602
Lou Ficco Jr. has a 0.02 CIC penalty.

Ellis gets the hole shot win and a small CIC hit for round three.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7023 Tyler Hogan                            62 Aaron Strong                 
E2                   0.069  7.005 189.73     ****WINNER****  0.025  8.309 164.57
        C/DA Index: 7.60 (+/-): -0.595             G/A Index: 8.93 (+/-): -0.621
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Roubicek  ) 0.081  7.907  0.307      (J Edwards   ) 0.124  9.161  0.231
 Qualified:             #8  6.982 -0.618                        #2  8.279 -0.651
Strong has the better RT, but runs way into a permanent CIC hit in getting the 20 foot win. Ouch!

He will race Ellis next round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    9 Justin Lamb                           710 Doug Lambeck                 
E2                   0.018  9.199 110.71     ****WINNER****  0.052  8.612 128.89
       F/SMA Index: 9.08 (+/-):  0.119           D/SMA Index: 8.95 (+/-): -0.338
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Lane      ) 0.002  8.577 -0.603      (R Weems     ) 0.093  8.704 -0.246
 Qualified:            #18  8.684 -0.496                       #12  8.348 -0.602
Justin Lamb has a 0.10 CIC penalty.

Lamb is first off the line, but lifts early on the top end. Lambeck takes it easy for the win and will face McClay next round.

2:12 p.m.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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