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Sat, 07 Sep 2013, 17:17 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 1 Eliminations
By David Gerard





EARLVILLE, Iowa - Results of round 1 eliminations in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, West Central Division, event at Tri-State Raceway:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3354 Pete Pawlak                          5212 Doug Engels                  
E1                  -0.500  9.763  95.96     ****WINNER****  0.085  7.839 136.30
        C/AA Index: 7.91 (+/-):  1.853            D/ED Index: 7.92 (+/-): -0.081
 Qualified:            #14  8.040  0.130                        #7  7.414 -0.506
3:56 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 92 degrees, relative humidity 44 percent, barometer 28.80 inches, adjusted altitude 4,005 feet, track temperature 123 degrees.

Matt Harris is leading the Div. 5 Comp points, but crashed recently and isn't here this weekend. Both Massel [-10 points] and Greenheck [-44 points] are here will try and get past him. Pat Nahan was the Comp. winner here in 2012. Doug Engels goes to round two on an easy win. MOV: opponent's BIG red light.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   34 Brian Browell                        3505 Mike Graves                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.053  7.362 163.04                     0.009  7.897 172.41
         D/D Index: 7.79 (+/-): -0.428             D/A Index: 8.28 (+/-): -0.383
 Qualified:             #2  7.218 -0.572                        #9  7.814 -0.466
Graves takes the starting line with a strong 0.009 light, but Brian Browell takes the close win. MOV: 0.0017 seconds (approximately 5 inches).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   55 Will Hatcher                         5248 Shaun Vincent                
E1                   0.054  6.693 203.22     ****WINNER****  0.013  8.587 142.78
        A/DA Index: 7.11 (+/-): -0.417            C/TA Index: 9.03 (+/-): -0.443
 Qualified:            #10  6.651 -0.459                        #3  8.471 -0.559
Hatcher's dragster doesn't want to back up and it takes a while to get it going. Vincent waited before doing his burnout, so no foul!

Vincent cards a strong 0.013 light and stays in front for the easy win. He will race Engles in round two.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   58 Terry Ticel                           394 Greg Kamplain                
E1                   0.059 No Time           ****WINNER****  0.065  7.213 157.28
        G/AA Index: 8.85 (+/-): 91.149            C/DA Index: 7.58 (+/-): -0.367
 Qualified:            #12  8.433 -0.417                        #5  7.039 -0.541
Ticel's GXP leaves on the green and the engine immediately goes silent and he pulls over to the guard rail.

Kamplain extends his run for the Championship with an easy win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    2 David Billingsley                    5168 Randy Beyer                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.043  8.899 148.18                     0.007  8.856 153.20
        L/AA Index: 9.31 (+/-): -0.411            C/EA Index: 8.65 (+/-):  0.206
 Qualified:             #8  8.813 -0.497                       #15  8.869  0.219
Two twenty year old race cars come to the line.

Beyer gets a big RT advantage and then slows. Billingsley takes the easy win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   52 Pat Nahan                            3553 Tony Pontillo                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.166  8.196 118.41                    -0.010  7.010 189.18
         E/D Index: 7.88 (+/-):  0.316            B/DA Index: 7.39 (+/-): -0.380
 Qualified:             #6  7.374 -0.506                       #13  7.050 -0.340
Pontillo is too quick at the green by -0.010 and Nahan gets the win. He will face Browell tomorrow.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
        Bye                                   1 Bruno Massel                 
E1                                            ****WINNER****  0.041  7.518 134.86
                                                 DD/AT Index: 7.62 (+/-): -0.102
 Qualified:                                                       #1  6.978 -0.642
Massel gets the bye run and will race Kamplain next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5622 Jim Greenheck                        5814 Doug Hill                    
E1   ****WINNER****  0.951 20.002   NS                             No Time      
        C/AA Index: 7.91 (+/-): 12.092           I/SMA Index: 9.62 (+/-): 90.379
 Qualified:             #4  7.360 -0.550                       #11  9.200 -0.420
Hill is a no show. Greenheck takes the green and backs out for the win. He races Billingsley in round two.

4:11 p.m.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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