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Sat, 30 Mar 2013, 15:09 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 1 Eliminations
By David Gerard





LAS VEGAS - Results of round 1 eliminations in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division, event at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6660 Adam Bowdish                         7189 Dean Carter                  
E1                  -0.006  8.310 141.59     ****WINNER****  0.040  7.311 143.78
       B/SMA Index: 8.74 (+/-): -0.430            B/ND Index: 7.65 (+/-): -0.339
 Qualified:            #13  8.216 -0.524                        #3  7.070 -0.580
11:36 a.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 79 degrees, relative humidity 21 percent, barometer 27.90 inches, adjusted altitude 3,766 feet, track temperature 105 degrees.

Bowdish misses the green by just -0.006 and gives the easy win to Carter.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7298 Scott Hedlund                        7063 Mark Lelchook                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.165  7.912 163.77                     0.024  7.619 175.39
        A/SM Index: 8.47 (+/-): -0.558            D/DA Index: 8.02 (+/-): -0.401
 Qualified:             #2  7.876 -0.594                       #12  7.495 -0.525
Hedlund is late and still takes the win, as Lelchook slows from his qualifying times. A little CIC for round 2 to boot

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   10 Alan Ellis                           7667 Randy Goff                   
E1                   0.092  6.728 206.20     ****WINNER****  0.062  8.131 165.94
        A/AA Index: 7.22 (+/-): -0.492           A/SMA Index: 8.65 (+/-): -0.519
 Qualified:             #5  6.645 -0.575                       #15  8.183 -0.467
Goff makes his best run of the weekend and Ellis makes his worst.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7023 Tyler Hogan                           703 Joe Mozeris                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.046  7.248 157.34                     0.069  7.315 182.18
        C/DA Index: 7.69 (+/-): -0.442            B/ED Index: 7.61 (+/-): -0.295
 Qualified:             #7  7.122 -0.568                       #17  7.213 -0.397
Hogan gets the starting line advantage and gets the easy win, as Mozeris slows.

Hogan will face Hedlund next round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  610 John Edwards                           78 Steve Graham                 
E1                  -0.007  8.090 132.97     ****WINNER****  0.118  7.844 139.08
        C/AA Index: 8.01 (+/-):  0.080             C/A Index: 8.03 (+/-): -0.186
 Qualified:             #4  7.435 -0.575                       #14  7.535 -0.495
Just 0.02 difference in indexes, but Edwards goes red by -0.007.

Graham gets the easy win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7235 Scott McClay                         7522 Brian Fitzpatrick            
E1   ****WINNER****  0.050  7.640 143.75                     0.163  7.538 196.33
        C/ED Index: 7.97 (+/-): -0.330             H/D Index: 6.96 (+/-):  0.578
 Qualified:             #9  7.422 -0.548                       #19  6.753 -0.207
Fitzpatrick's car bogs off the line and gives the easy win to McClay.

He races Graham in the next round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 769Y Joshua Lee                           6857 Ralph Van Paepeghem          
E1                  -0.027  9.413 122.14     ****WINNER****  0.060  7.641 148.92
        H/EA Index: 9.78 (+/-): -0.367            A/EA Index: 7.94 (+/-): -0.299
 Qualified:             #6  9.205 -0.575                       #16  7.491 -0.449
Van Paepeghem gets his altered dead sideways in the burnout and almost hits the barrier in the center.

Looks like it shook up Lee, as he goes red and gives the win to the A/EA.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    7 Mike DePalma                         6618 Dale Giroux                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.030  9.111 142.81                     0.058  7.158 192.28
        I/SM Index: 9.69 (+/-): -0.579            B/AA Index: 7.66 (+/-): -0.502
 Qualified:             #1  9.089 -0.601                       #11  7.122 -0.538
It's DePalma from start to finish with a wheels up leave. He'll get a CIC hit next round.

He will see Van Paepeghem in round two.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7230 Randy Jones                          6990 Howie Stevens                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.029  8.646 153.81                    -0.009  7.625 174.84
        C/TA Index: 9.17 (+/-): -0.524             C/A Index: 8.03 (+/-): -0.405
 Qualified:             #8  8.619 -0.551                       #18  7.634 -0.396
Randy Jones gets to race Carter next round. MOV: opponent's -0.009 red light.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   62 Aaron Strong                         7771 Ed Sigmon                    
E1                   0.067  8.660 141.64     ****WINNER****  0.011  8.586 152.92
         B/T Index: 8.88 (+/-): -0.220            D/EA Index: 8.95 (+/-): -0.364
 Qualified:            #10  8.337 -0.543                       #20  9.232  0.282
Great 0.011 light for Sigmon and the win, as Strong slows.

11:51 a.m. Goff will be in the other lane next round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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