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Sun, 01 Sep 2013, 14:39 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 3 Eliminations
By David Gerard





BROWNSBURG, Ind. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 59th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    7 Mike DePalma                               Bye
E3   ****WINNER****  0.118  7.346 133.96     
       AA/AT Index: 6.90 (+/-):  0.446    
 Prior rounds:
E2    (J Greenheck ) 0.006  6.395 -0.545   
E1    (D Maris     ) 0.061  6.436 -0.604   
 Qualified:             #1  6.114 -0.926                     Bye
2:22 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 84 degrees, relative humidity 64 percent, barometer 28.88 inches, adjusted altitude 3,804 feet, track temperature 108 degrees.

Bye run for DePalma and he needs it, as he has already taken a 0.014 CIC hit for this race. He still has a ton more in the bag!

He leave hard and then clicks it early.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5248 Shaun Vincent                        3864 Scott Chamness               
E3   ****WINNER****  0.063  8.504 156.41                     0.081  6.765 199.85
        C/TA Index: 9.02 (+/-): -0.516             B/D Index: 7.22 (+/-): -0.455
 Prior rounds:
E2    (J Frech     ) 0.067  8.512 -0.518      (R Brown     ) 0.018  7.856  0.636
E1    (D Billingsle) 0.062  8.528 -0.502      (R Skillman  ) 0.069  6.719 -0.531
 Qualified:             #8  8.472 -0.558                       #15  6.723 -0.527
Shaun Vincent has a 0.01 CIC penalty; Scott Chamness has a 0.03 CIC penalty.

Vincent gets the starting line advantage and stays in front for the easy win. He takes another small CIC hit into round four, where he has the bye run.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  394 Greg Kamplain                        5212 Doug Engels                  
E3   ****WINNER****  0.016  7.102 172.85                     0.087  7.483 176.81
        C/DA Index: 7.55 (+/-): -0.448            D/DA Index: 7.92 (+/-): -0.437
 Prior rounds:
E2    (F Allen     ) 0.026  7.060 -0.490      (R Rosentiel ) 0.041  7.468 -0.452
E1    (A Martel    ) 0.022  7.048 -0.532      (J Treadwell ) 0.108  7.423 -0.497
 Qualified:            #31  7.125 -0.455                       #24  7.434 -0.486
Kamplain runs down Engels for the big win. He will race DeaPalma next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   24 David Rampy                           340 Terry Smith                  
E3   ****WINNER****  0.075  7.480 146.04                    -0.006  7.502 174.26
        A/EA Index: 7.84 (+/-): -0.360            D/DA Index: 7.92 (+/-): -0.418
 Prior rounds:
E2    (J Arnold    ) 0.047  7.589 -0.251      (M Lelchook  ) 0.037  9.326  1.406
E1    (D Robison   ) 0.032  7.390 -0.450      (P Carbery   ) 0.065  7.474 -0.446
 Qualified:             #7  7.267 -0.573                       #26  7.441 -0.479
Smith goes red by -0.006 to give the free pass to round four to Rampy. He lifts early.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  346 Mike Farrell                         199K Kyle Cultrera                
E3   ****WINNER****  0.025  7.415 178.50                     0.052  9.188 142.63
        A/EA Index: 7.84 (+/-): -0.425            H/EA Index: 9.61 (+/-): -0.422
 Prior rounds:
E2    (T Patterson ) 0.031  7.442 -0.398      (D Warren    ) 0.002  9.188 -0.422
E1    (R Bailey    ) 0.019  7.571 -0.269      (J Townsend  ) 0.021  9.182 -0.428
 Qualified:            #25  7.358 -0.482                       #19  9.091 -0.519
Farrell has a much better RT and quickly chases down Cultrera for the twenty foot plus win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  514 Clint Sallee                          557 Mark Kirkman                 
E3                  -0.006  7.510 132.90     ****WINNER****  0.046  6.957 149.78
         B/D Index: 7.25 (+/-):  0.260            A/DA Index: 7.11 (+/-): -0.153
 Prior rounds:
E2    (J Tanksley  ) 0.035  6.771 -0.479      (R Hord      ) -0.062  6.955 -0.155
E1    (J Bailey    ) 0.106  6.914 -0.336      (S Polhill   ) -0.046  6.629 -0.481
 Qualified:             #9  6.692 -0.558                       #16  6.584 -0.526
Mark Kirkman's MOV: opponent's -0.006 red light. He races Farrell next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   32 Jason Coan                              3 Frank Aragona                
E3   ****WINNER****  0.017  8.247 151.22                     0.039  8.219 160.56
        G/EA Index: 8.76 (+/-): -0.513            F/ED Index: 8.63 (+/-): -0.411
 Prior rounds:
E2    (K Duet      ) 0.022  8.287 -0.473      (B Massel    ) 0.008  8.472 -0.158
E1    (W Hutton    ) 0.038  8.363 -0.397      (V Puckett   ) -0.017  8.811  0.181
 Qualified:            #17  8.238 -0.522                       #49  8.980  0.350
Coan just nibbles at the CIC in taking the easy win. He will see Rampy in the next round.

2:33 p.m.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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