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Mon, 02 Sep 2013, 14:56 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 5 Eliminations
By David Gerard





BROWNSBURG, Ind. - Results of round 5 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
   32 Jason Coan                           5248 Shaun Vincent                
E5   ****WINNER****  0.018  8.140 155.54                     0.022  8.498 156.35
        G/EA Index: 8.68 (+/-): -0.540            C/TA Index: 9.01 (+/-): -0.512
 Prior rounds:
E4    (D Rampy     ) 0.025  8.174 -0.576                     0.068  9.239  0.229
E3    (F Aragona Jr) 0.017  8.247 -0.513      (S Chamness  ) 0.063  8.504 -0.516
E2    (K Duet      ) 0.022  8.287 -0.473      (J Frech     ) 0.067  8.512 -0.518
E1    (W Hutton    ) 0.038  8.363 -0.397      (D Billingsle) 0.062  8.528 -0.502
 Qualified:            #17  8.238 -0.522                        #8  8.472 -0.558
2:41 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 81 degrees, relative humidity 56 percent, barometer 28.95 inches, adjusted altitude 3,386 feet, track temperature 108 degrees.

Jason Coan has a 0.08 CIC penalty; Shaun Vincent has a 0.02 CIC penalty.

Close lights at the green and Coan takes another CIC hit to get in front of Vincent for the eight foot win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  346 Mike Farrell                            7 Mike DePalma                 
E5   ****WINNER****  0.040  7.349 179.90                     0.063 No Time      
        A/EA Index: 7.84 (+/-): -0.491           AA/AT Index: 6.90 (+/-): 93.099
 Prior rounds:
E4    (M Kirkman   ) 0.013  8.072  0.232      (G Kamplain  ) 0.045 12.480  5.580
E3    (K Cultrera  ) 0.025  7.415 -0.425                     0.118  7.346  0.446
E2    (T Patterson ) 0.031  7.442 -0.398      (J Greenheck ) 0.006  6.395 -0.545
E1    (R Bailey    ) 0.019  7.571 -0.269      (D Maris     ) 0.061  6.436 -0.604
 Qualified:            #25  7.358 -0.482                        #1  6.114 -0.926
We have a brief delay to wait for Farrell, as he is still working on a "double up", also running in Super Stock. Mike Farrell has no CIC penalty; Mike DePalma has a 0.14 CIC penalty.

2:46 p.m. DePalma gets away second and puts the power down to chase down a flying Farrell. Sometimes too much power is a bad thing and the car gets way loose and drives across the center time. That's a big DQ and Farrell gets the easy win and a trip to the final round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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