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Sun, 30 Jun 2013, 15:10 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 4 Eliminations
By Rick Green





JOLIET, Ill. - Results of round 4 eliminations in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 16th annual O'Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by Super Start Batteries:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 199K Kyle Cultrera                           7 Mike DePalma                 
E4                   0.103  9.063 136.97     ****WINNER****  0.053  8.902 148.76
        H/EA Index: 9.61 (+/-): -0.547            I/SM Index: 9.45 (+/-): -0.548
 Prior rounds:
E3    (R Skillman  ) -0.007  9.817  0.207      (J Coan      ) 0.012  8.942 -0.508
E2    (T Gusso     ) 0.072  9.182 -0.428      (C Neff      ) 0.014  8.944 -0.586
E1    (S Chamness  ) 0.031  9.207 -0.403      (D Engels    ) 0.048 10.714  1.184
 Qualified:             #4  8.962 -0.648                        #6  8.897 -0.633
Weather conditions: air temperature 81 degrees, relative humidity 47 percent, barometer 29.18 inches, adjusted altitude 2,940 feet, track temperature 110 degrees.

DePalma keeps his hopes of doubling up alive with the win here. Mike DePalma's MOV: 0.0516 seconds (approximately 10 feet).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3308 John Frech                             13 Steve Szupka                 
E4   ****WINNER****  0.029  9.749  92.70                    -0.031  8.768 114.42
         F/D Index: 8.54 (+/-):  1.209            G/EA Index: 8.75 (+/-):  0.018
 Prior rounds:
E3    (S Ambrose   ) 0.006  8.049 -0.491      (J Tanksley  ) 0.024  8.249 -0.511
E2    (C Haubiel   ) 0.059  8.035 -0.525      (P Ross Sr   ) 0.051  8.749 -0.011
E1    (T Stalba    ) 0.064  8.053 -0.537      (D Rampy     ) 0.064  8.288 -0.472
 Qualified:            #13  8.013 -0.577                        #7  8.129 -0.631
Szupka turns on the red light and Frech goes to the final.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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