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Sun, 21 Jul 2013, 14:11 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 1 Eliminations
By David Gerard





SONOMA, Calif. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division, event at Sonoma Raceway presented by Korbel California Champagne:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   64 Brandon Huhtala                            Bye
E1   ****WINNER****  0.049  7.607 144.03     
         C/A Index: 7.92 (+/-): -0.313    
 Qualified:             #1  7.236 -0.684                     Bye
10:58 a.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 62 degrees, relative humidity 73 percent, barometer 29.73 inches, adjusted altitude 748 feet, track temperature 72 degrees.

Huhtala takes it easy on his bye run to round two.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7634 Kurt Hugger                          7235 Scott McClay                 
E1                  -0.048  7.385 174.84     ****WINNER****  0.197  9.249  91.51
         PST Index: 7.99 (+/-): -0.605            C/ED Index: 7.83 (+/-):  1.419
 Qualified:             #2  7.355 -0.635                        #6  7.281 -0.549
Number two qualifier, Hugger, goes red and gives a slowing McClay a free pass to round two, where he gets the bye run.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   78 Steve Graham                         7063 Mark Lelchook                
E1                   0.077  7.942 134.70     ****WINNER****  0.178  7.558 150.10
         C/A Index: 7.92 (+/-):  0.022            D/ED Index: 7.92 (+/-): -0.362
 Qualified:             #8  7.421 -0.499                        #4  7.339 -0.581
Graham has issues after a good leave and Lelchook gets an easy win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7230 Randy Jones                          7023 Tyler Hogan                  
E1                   0.064 10.025 131.34     ****WINNER****  0.034  7.186 158.69
       I/SMA Index: 9.67 (+/-):  0.355            C/DA Index: 7.58 (+/-): -0.394
 Qualified:             #3  9.067 -0.603                        #7  7.074 -0.506
Hogan has a better RT and is past a slowing Jones to take a decisive win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  710 Doug Lambeck                         7280 Chuck Moore                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.065  8.428 145.96                     0.111  6.523 215.51
       D/SMA Index: 8.94 (+/-): -0.512           AA/AM Index: 6.97 (+/-): -0.447
 Qualified:             #5  8.363 -0.577                        #9  6.532 -0.438
Moore makes his best run of the weekend, but is late at the green.

Lambeck leads from start to finish and just nips at a CIC for round two.

11:06 a.m. Round Two Pairing: Huhtala vs. Lelchook; Hogan vs. Lambeck; and McClay gets the Bye Run.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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