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Sun, 17 Mar 2013, 13:15 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 3 Eliminations
By Michael L. Jex





GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 44th annual Amalie Oil NHRA Gatornationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   13 Steve Szupka                            3 Frank Aragona                
E3                         No Time           ****WINNER****  0.074  8.248 129.14
        G/EA Index: 8.67 (+/-): 91.329            F/ED Index: 8.66 (+/-): -0.412
 Prior rounds:
E2    (J Greenheck ) 0.108  8.162 -0.598      (J Treadwell ) 0.023  8.374 -0.286
E1    (A Hodges    ) 0.061  8.615 -0.145      (K Robb      ) 0.068  8.219 -0.441
 Qualified:            #14  8.093 -0.667                       #18  8.013 -0.647
1:18 p.m. Szupka didn't make the call, so Aragona gathered up all the turning data he needed, and clicked it off before the finish line.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   37 Steve Ambrose                        2126 Michael Hardee               
E3   ****WINNER****  0.076  7.817 166.31                     0.007  8.404 147.13
        J/AA Index: 8.35 (+/-): -0.533            D/SM Index: 8.85 (+/-): -0.446
 Prior rounds:
E2    (L Sharp     ) 0.025  7.885 -0.465      (R Skillman  ) 0.056  8.342 -0.648
E1    (D Eaton     ) 0.021  7.846 -0.544      (R Rosentiel ) 0.008  8.510 -0.480
 Qualified:            #13  7.723 -0.667                       #17  8.342 -0.648
Ambrose had his hands full as his roadster danced all the way to the stripe. Steve Ambrose's MOV: 0.0188 seconds (approximately 4 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 2347 Tony Terry                              1 Bruno Massel                 
E3                   0.051  8.288 167.66     ****WINNER****  0.083  6.755 166.15
        G/AA Index: 8.72 (+/-): -0.432             I/D Index: 7.23 (+/-): -0.475
 Prior rounds:
E2    (F Allen     ) 0.089 10.247  1.527      (V Puckett   ) 0.105  6.727 -0.543
E1    (A Martel    ) 0.022  8.216 -0.634      (P Williams  ) 0.074  8.018  0.748
 Qualified:            #19  8.207 -0.643                       #15  6.612 -0.658
Massel had enough ECOTEC Turbo power to catch and then lift off the gas a little before the finish line to take out Terry. Bruno Massel's MOV: 0.0114 seconds (approximately 3 feet). Bruno will race Ambrose in round four.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   38 Robert Bailey                        213A Anthony Bertozzi             
E3   ****WINNER****  0.038  7.588 122.38                    -0.005 10.086  95.62
        A/ED Index: 7.16 (+/-):  0.428            B/SR Index: 8.26 (+/-):  1.826
 Prior rounds:
E2    (K Houghtalin) 0.018  7.474  0.314      (D Rampy     ) 0.028  7.757 -0.593
E1    (J Kimbrough ) 0.062  6.651 -0.559      (G Lewis     ) 0.009  7.842 -0.548
 Qualified:            #24  6.603 -0.607                       #12  7.710 -0.680
Bertozzi's day ends on the line - it's going to be an all dragster semi final round in Comp, and Bailey will take on Aragona's FED in the next round. 1:25 p.m.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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