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Sun, 07 Apr 2013, 16:01 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 3 Eliminations
By Bob Orme





LAS VEGAS - Results of round 3 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
   64 Brandon Huhtala                       514 Clint Sallee                 
E3   ****WINNER****  0.013  7.475 178.52                     0.036  6.987 168.62
         C/A Index: 7.94 (+/-): -0.465             B/D Index: 7.27 (+/-): -0.283
 Prior rounds:
E2    (J Lane      ) 0.043  7.433 -0.597      (D Lambeck   ) 0.024  6.770 -0.580
E1    (H Stevens   ) 0.043  7.538 -0.492                     0.018  7.313 -0.037
 Qualified:             #5  7.421 -0.609                        #1  6.705 -0.645
12:51 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 81 degrees, relative humidity 18 percent, barometer 27.69 inches, adjusted altitude 4,416 feet, track temperature 108 degrees.

Huhtala moved to the right of the groove at about 100 feet and he stayed there for most of this pass. Brandon Huhtala's MOV: 0.2057 seconds (approximately 51 feet).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   10 Alan Ellis                           7009 Ross Wilson                  
E3                   0.049  6.691 200.44     ****WINNER****  0.010  8.426 159.31
        A/AA Index: 7.19 (+/-): -0.499            C/SM Index: 8.89 (+/-): -0.464
 Prior rounds:
E2    (R Van Paepeg) 0.086  6.937 -0.253      (J Roubicek  ) 0.032  8.880 -0.010
E1    (E Sigmon    ) 0.075  6.687 -0.533      (T Hogan     ) 0.115  8.570 -0.320
 Qualified:            #13  6.681 -0.539                       #23  8.566 -0.324
Ross Wilson's MOV: 0.0042 seconds (approximately 15 inches). He'll face Huhtala in round four.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6660 Adam Bowdish                         1781 Dan Fletcher                 
E3   ****WINNER****  0.012  8.246 164.99                     0.056  8.204 159.27
       B/SMA Index: 8.74 (+/-): -0.494            C/EA Index: 8.74 (+/-): -0.536
 Prior rounds:
E2    (S Hedlund   ) 0.083  8.338 -0.402      (S Graham    ) 0.045  8.233 -0.547
E1    (B Fitzpatric) 0.001  9.023  0.283      (S Dunn      ) 0.022  8.671 -0.109
 Qualified:            #11  8.184 -0.556                        #7  8.188 -0.592
Bowdish wins a close one. Adam Bowdish's MOV: 0.0028 seconds (approximately 8 inches).

Adam Bowdish's incremental times: 60ft-1.143 sec., 330ft-3.374, 660ft-5.249/128.60 mph, 1,000ft-6.870.
Dan Fletcher's incremental times: 60ft-1.128 sec., 330ft-3.326, 660ft-5.194/131.48 mph, 1,000ft-6.810.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  500 Lou Ficco Jr.                              Bye
E3   ****WINNER****  0.044  7.702 134.38     
        B/AA Index: 7.57 (+/-):  0.132    
 Prior rounds:
E2    (M De Palma  ) 0.041  7.064 -0.596   
E1    (J Mozeris   ) 0.053  7.335 -0.325   
 Qualified:             #9  7.089 -0.571                     Bye
Ficco will face Bowdish in round four.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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