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Fri, 01 Mar 2013, 20:58 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 2 Eliminations
By David Gerard





CHANDLER, Ariz. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division, event at Firebird International Raceway:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  500 Lou Ficco Jr.                          10 Alan Ellis                   
E2   ****WINNER****  0.078  7.008 171.95                     0.097  6.657 188.23
        B/AA Index: 7.57 (+/-): -0.562            A/AA Index: 7.15 (+/-): -0.493
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Wilson    ) 0.123  7.113 -0.457      (A Hodges    ) 0.099  7.270  0.120
 Qualified:             #2  6.916 -0.654                        #7  6.568 -0.582
6:46 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 77 degrees, relative humidity 16 percent, barometer 28.93 inches, adjusted altitude 2,515 feet, track temperature 86 degrees.

Ficco gets a starting line advantage and Ellis must have clicked it early. Ficco still takes a little CIC hit into round three. He gets the bye run to boot.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7023 Tyler Hogan                          7634 Kurt Hugger                  
E2   ****WINNER****  0.108  7.101 172.36                     0.225  7.386 183.02
        C/DA Index: 7.60 (+/-): -0.499             PST Index: 8.00 (+/-): -0.614
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Bailey    ) 0.115  7.138 -0.462      (B Fitzpatric) 0.024  7.529 -0.471
 Qualified:             #4  6.989 -0.611                        #9  7.431 -0.569
Hogan is late, but Hugger is even later.

Tyler Hogan gets the close win MOV: 0.0027 seconds (approximately 9 inches).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7230 Randy Jones                            38 Robert Bailey                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.037  8.425 152.49                     0.054  6.638 202.21
        C/TA Index: 9.02 (+/-): -0.595            A/ED Index: 7.21 (+/-): -0.572
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Lelchook  ) 0.011  8.513 -0.537      (R Goff      ) 0.402 11.420  4.210
 Qualified:             #3  8.418 -0.632                        #8  6.630 -0.580
Jones gets the win, but takes another big CIC hit into the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    8 Jeff Lane                               7 Mike DePalma                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.073  8.299 137.29                     0.049  9.532 113.18
       B/SMA Index: 8.62 (+/-): -0.321            I/SM Index: 9.53 (+/-):  0.002
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Kent      ) 0.034  8.125 -0.495                     0.027  9.782  0.252
 Qualified:             #6  8.035 -0.585                        #1  8.874 -0.656
DePalma gets the head start and hits the tree well, but clicks it off early.

Lane gets the easy win and will race Hogan next round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7098 Tom Mettler                          7189 Dean Carter                  
E2                  -0.096  8.778 105.32     ****WINNER****  0.068  8.457 133.04
         PST Index: 8.00 (+/-):  0.778            B/ND Index: 7.56 (+/-):  0.897
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Mozeris   ) 0.005  7.720 -0.280      (E Gilbert   ) 0.064  7.211 -0.349
 Qualified:             #5  7.405 -0.595                       #10  6.993 -0.567
Mettler is way red and Carter gets the free pass to the next round, where he will face Jones.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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