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Sat, 30 Mar 2013, 19:59 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 2 Eliminations
By David Gerard





LAS VEGAS - Results of round 2 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
    7 Mike DePalma                         6857 Ralph Van Paepeghem          
E2                   0.140  9.131 148.92     ****WINNER****  0.010  7.564 174.77
        I/SM Index: 9.62 (+/-): -0.489            A/EA Index: 7.94 (+/-): -0.376
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Giroux    ) 0.030  9.111 -0.579      (J Lee       ) 0.060  7.641 -0.299
 Qualified:             #1  9.089 -0.601                       #16  7.491 -0.449
3:47 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 94 degrees, relative humidity 12 percent, barometer 27.86 inches, adjusted altitude 4,697 feet, track temperature 125 degrees.

Winner gets a bye run next round.

Mike DePalma has a 0.07 CIC penalty; Ralph Van Paepeghem has no CIC penalty.

DePalma is late and Ralph Van Paepeghem cuts a 0.010 light for the close win. MOV: 0.0179 seconds (approximately 4 feet).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7298 Scott Hedlund                        7023 Tyler Hogan                  
E2                   0.043  7.932 171.73     ****WINNER****  0.074  7.154 184.27
        A/SM Index: 8.42 (+/-): -0.488            C/DA Index: 7.69 (+/-): -0.536
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Lelchook  ) 0.165  7.912 -0.558      (J Mozeris   ) 0.046  7.248 -0.442
 Qualified:             #2  7.876 -0.594                        #7  7.122 -0.568
Scott Hedlund has a 0.05 CIC penalty; Tyler Hogan has no CIC penalty.

Tyler Hogan is second off the line and gets the win, as Hedlund dumps in the lights. MOV: 0.0174 seconds (approximately 4 feet).

He gets a little CIC next round for his efforts.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7235 Scott McClay                           78 Steve Graham                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.030  7.595 160.67                     0.164  7.556 180.33
        C/ED Index: 7.97 (+/-): -0.375             C/A Index: 8.03 (+/-): -0.474
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Fitzpatric) 0.050  7.640 -0.330      (J Edwards   ) 0.118  7.844 -0.186
 Qualified:             #9  7.422 -0.548                       #14  7.535 -0.495
Graham is dead late and McClay gets the nine foot win.

He faces Hogan next round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7771 Ed Sigmon                            7667 Randy Goff                   
E2                   0.050  8.520 156.83     ****WINNER****  0.028  8.144 166.19
        D/EA Index: 8.95 (+/-): -0.430           A/SMA Index: 8.64 (+/-): -0.496
 Prior rounds:
E1    (A Strong    ) 0.011  8.586 -0.364      (A Ellis     ) 0.062  8.131 -0.519
 Qualified:            #20  9.232  0.282                       #15  8.183 -0.467
Ed Sigmon has no CIC penalty; Randy Goff has a 0.01 CIC penalty. Get gets a starting line advantage and is able to catch Sigmon without any additional CIC pain.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7230 Randy Jones                          7189 Dean Carter                  
E2                   0.019  8.668 154.51     ****WINNER****  0.012  7.133 169.13
        C/TA Index: 9.15 (+/-): -0.482            B/ND Index: 7.65 (+/-): -0.517
 Prior rounds:
E1    (H Stevens   ) 0.029  8.646 -0.524      (A Bowdish   ) 0.040  7.311 -0.339
 Qualified:             #8  8.619 -0.551                        #3  7.070 -0.580
Randy Jones has a 0.02 CIC penalty; Dean Carter has no CIC penalty.

Two good lights and Dean Carter runs Jones down for the win. MOV: 0.0427 seconds (approximately 10 feet).

3:53 p.m. He will race Goff in the next round with a small CIC hit.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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