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Sun, 01 Sep 2013, 21:25 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 4 Eliminations
By David Gerard





BROWNSBURG, Ind. - Results of round 4 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
        Bye                                5248 Shaun Vincent                
E4                                            ****WINNER****  0.068  9.239 101.07
                                                  C/TA Index: 9.01 (+/-):  0.229
 Prior rounds:
E3                                           (S Chamness  ) 0.063  8.504 -0.516
E2                                           (J Frech     ) 0.067  8.512 -0.518
E1                                           (D Billingsle) 0.062  8.528 -0.502
 Qualified:                                                       #8  8.472 -0.558
9:14 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 80 degrees, relative humidity 71 percent, barometer 28.86 inches, adjusted altitude 3,573 feet, track temperature 78 degrees.

Vincent takes the bye at the start of the round so he can start getting ready for Monday just a little bit earlier.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   32 Jason Coan                             24 David Rampy                  
E4   ****WINNER****  0.025  8.174 157.17                     0.066  7.324 178.52
        G/EA Index: 8.75 (+/-): -0.576            A/EA Index: 7.84 (+/-): -0.516
 Prior rounds:
E3    (F Aragona Jr) 0.017  8.247 -0.513      (T Smith     ) 0.075  7.480 -0.360
E2    (K Duet      ) 0.022  8.287 -0.473      (J Arnold    ) 0.047  7.589 -0.251
E1    (W Hutton    ) 0.038  8.363 -0.397      (D Robison   ) 0.032  7.390 -0.450
 Qualified:            #17  8.238 -0.522                        #7  7.267 -0.573
Rampy is a little late and can't catch Coan. Coan will take a another CIC hit into the next round.

He will race Vincent tomorrow.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  346 Mike Farrell                          557 Mark Kirkman                 
E4   ****WINNER****  0.013  8.072 123.61                    -0.019  7.420 111.49
        A/EA Index: 7.84 (+/-):  0.232            A/DA Index: 7.11 (+/-):  0.310
 Prior rounds:
E3    (K Cultrera  ) 0.025  7.415 -0.425      (C Sallee    ) 0.046  6.957 -0.153
E2    (T Patterson ) 0.031  7.442 -0.398      (R Hord      ) -0.062  6.955 -0.155
E1    (R Bailey    ) 0.019  7.571 -0.269      (S Polhill   ) -0.046  6.629 -0.481
 Qualified:            #25  7.358 -0.482                       #16  6.584 -0.526
Mike Farrell's MOV: opponent's -0.019 red light.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  394 Greg Kamplain                           7 Mike DePalma                 
E4                  -0.009  7.604 132.61     ****WINNER****  0.045 12.480  68.45
        C/DA Index: 7.55 (+/-):  0.054           AA/AT Index: 6.90 (+/-):  5.580
 Prior rounds:
E3    (D Engels    ) 0.016  7.102 -0.448                     0.118  7.346  0.446
E2    (F Allen     ) 0.026  7.060 -0.490      (J Greenheck ) 0.006  6.395 -0.545
E1    (A Martel    ) 0.022  7.048 -0.532      (D Maris     ) 0.061  6.436 -0.604
 Qualified:            #31  7.125 -0.455                        #1  6.114 -0.926
Greg Kamplain has a 0.03 CIC penalty; Mike DePalma has a 0.14 CIC penalty.

Kamplain gives DePalma a big gift by red lighting by just -0.009. DePalma is able to save any potential additional CIC penalty on a shut off pass.

He will see Farrell in the next round.

9:18 p.m.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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