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Sun, 03 Mar 2013, 17:46 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
 4799 Bill Kent                            7098 Tom Mettler                  
E2                  -0.014  8.387 111.02     ****WINNER****  0.034  7.728 138.37
         B/D Index: 7.27 (+/-):  1.117             PST Index: 7.99 (+/-): -0.262
 Prior rounds:
E1    (A Hodges    ) 0.106  7.242 -0.028      (D Giroux    ) 0.015  7.621 -0.369
 Qualified:             #5  6.745 -0.525                        #2  7.424 -0.566
3:15 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 77 degrees, relative humidity 23 percent, barometer 28.67 inches, adjusted altitude 2,851 feet, track temperature 100 degrees.

Kent is red by -0.014 and Mettler lifts early


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
        Bye                                7023 Tyler Hogan                  
E2                                            ****WINNER****  0.015  7.127 165.15
                                                  C/DA Index: 7.57 (+/-): -0.443
 Prior rounds:
E1                                           (R Wilson    ) 0.011  7.065 -0.535
 Qualified:                                                       #1  7.021 -0.579
Bye run for number one qualifier Hogan.

He leaves hard and then clicks it early to save any CIC hit.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    8 Jeff Lane                            7230 Randy Jones                  
E2   ****WINNER****  0.031  8.076 158.93                     0.057  8.468 156.83
       B/SMA Index: 8.62 (+/-): -0.544            C/TA Index: 9.03 (+/-): -0.562
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Fitzpatric) 0.048  8.237 -0.383      (K Hugger    ) 0.045  8.841 -0.189
 Qualified:             #4  8.094 -0.526                        #7  8.518 -0.512
Close race in the lights withLane getting the RT advantage and just catching Jones at the finish line. He picks up a little CIC for round three.

He will see Mettler in the next round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7189 Dean Carter                           500 Lou Ficco Jr.                
E2                   0.041  7.018 187.52     ****WINNER****  0.043  7.063 173.27
        B/ND Index: 7.52 (+/-): -0.502            B/AA Index: 7.57 (+/-): -0.507
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Lelchook  ) 0.092  7.014 -0.546      (J Mozeris   ) 0.086  7.102 -0.468
 Qualified:             #6  7.039 -0.521                        #3  7.006 -0.564
Just 0.050 difference in index, 0.002 difference in RT, and 0.005 difference to their indexes gets you a close race. Lots of pedaling in the lights and Lou Ficco Jr. gets the win. MOV: 0.0037 seconds (approximately 12 inches).

He'll race Hogan later.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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