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Sun, 07 Apr 2013, 14:08 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 2 Eliminations
By Bob Orme





LAS VEGAS - Results of round 2 eliminations in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 14th annual SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   10 Alan Ellis                           6857 Ralph Van Paepeghem          
E2   ****WINNER****  0.086  6.937 149.35                    -0.017  7.452 176.67
        A/AA Index: 7.19 (+/-): -0.253            A/EA Index: 7.94 (+/-): -0.488
 Prior rounds:
E1    (E Sigmon    ) 0.075  6.687 -0.533      (J Edwards   ) 0.022  7.681 -0.259
 Qualified:            #13  6.681 -0.539                       #19  7.442 -0.498
10:30 a.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 75 degrees, relative humidity 24 percent, barometer 27.73 inches, adjusted altitude 3,991 feet, track temperature 102 degrees.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    7 Mike DePalma                          500 Lou Ficco Jr.                
E2                   0.018  9.120 147.42     ****WINNER****  0.041  7.064 192.52
        I/SM Index: 9.66 (+/-): -0.540            B/AA Index: 7.66 (+/-): -0.596
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Carter    ) 0.072  9.154 -0.536      (J Mozeris   ) 0.053  7.335 -0.325
 Qualified:             #2  9.070 -0.620                        #9  7.089 -0.571
Lou Ficco Jr.'s MOV: 0.0331 seconds (approximately 7 feet). He'll have a bye run in round three.

Mike DePalma's incremental times: 60ft-1.259 sec., 330ft-3.724, 660ft-5.796/118.11 mph, 1,000ft-7.595.
Lou Ficco Jr.'s incremental times: 60ft-1.022 sec., 330ft-2.929, 660ft-4.527/154.12 mph, 1,000ft-5.901.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  710 Doug Lambeck                          514 Clint Sallee                 
E2                   0.054  8.482 161.83     ****WINNER****  0.024  6.770 176.21
       D/SMA Index: 9.09 (+/-): -0.608             B/D Index: 7.35 (+/-): -0.580
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Weems     ) 0.161  9.120  0.030                     0.018  7.313 -0.037
 Qualified:             #8  8.517 -0.573                        #1  6.705 -0.645
Clint Sallee's MOV: 0.0024 seconds (approximately 7 inches).

Doug Lambeck's incremental times: 60ft-1.191 sec., 330ft-3.450, 660ft-5.387/122.38 mph, 1,000ft-7.055.
Clint Sallee's incremental times: 60ft-1.046 sec., 330ft-2.806, 660ft-4.294/164.79 mph, 1,000ft-5.592.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7009 Ross Wilson                          7980 Joe Roubicek                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.032  8.880 123.86                    -0.035  6.801 164.03
        C/SM Index: 8.89 (+/-): -0.010            A/AA Index: 7.22 (+/-): -0.419
 Prior rounds:
E1    (T Hogan     ) 0.115  8.570 -0.320      (T Mettler   ) 0.126  7.101 -0.119
 Qualified:            #23  8.566 -0.324                        #3  6.601 -0.619
Wilson will face Ellis in round three.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   64 Brandon Huhtala                         8 Jeff Lane                    
E2   ****WINNER****  0.043  7.433 181.74                     0.062  8.145 164.41
         C/A Index: 8.03 (+/-): -0.597           B/SMA Index: 8.74 (+/-): -0.595
 Prior rounds:
E1    (H Stevens   ) 0.043  7.538 -0.492      (C Thomas    ) 0.048  8.350 -0.390
 Qualified:             #5  7.421 -0.609                       #12  8.193 -0.547
Brandon Huhtala's MOV: 0.0217 seconds (approximately 5 feet). He'll face Sallee in round three.

Brandon Huhtala's incremental times: 60ft-1.062 sec., 330ft-3.056, 660ft-4.743/145.56 mph, 1,000ft-6.201.
Jeff Lane's incremental times: 60ft-1.144 sec., 330ft-3.325, 660ft-5.176/133.05 mph, 1,000ft-6.782.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   78 Steve Graham                         1781 Dan Fletcher                 
E2                   0.028  7.532 181.64     ****WINNER****  0.045  8.233 153.88
         C/A Index: 8.03 (+/-): -0.498            C/EA Index: 8.78 (+/-): -0.547
 Prior rounds:
E1    (A Strong    ) 0.080  8.659  0.629      (S Dunn      ) 0.022  8.671 -0.109
 Qualified:            #14  7.497 -0.533                        #7  8.188 -0.592
Dan Fletcher's MOV: 0.0321 seconds (approximately 9 feet).

Steve Graham's incremental times: 60ft-1.091 sec., 330ft-3.116, 660ft-4.821/144.09 mph, 1,000ft-6.292.
Dan Fletcher's incremental times: 60ft-1.113 sec., 330ft-3.301, 660ft-5.164/131.77 mph, 1,000ft-6.782.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6660 Adam Bowdish                         7298 Scott Hedlund                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.083  8.338 138.57                           No Time      
       B/SMA Index: 8.74 (+/-): -0.402            A/SM Index: 8.44 (+/-): 91.559
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Fitzpatric) 0.001  9.023  0.283      (M Lelchook  ) 0.070  7.935 -0.535
 Qualified:            #11  8.184 -0.556                        #4  7.861 -0.609
Hedlund was an expected no show after putting his car into the wall past the finish line yesterday. Bowdish will face Fletcher in round three.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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