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Sat, 14 Sep 2013, 19:54 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 1 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





BAYTOWN, Texas - Results of round 1 eliminations in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, South Central Division, NHRA Texas Sportsman Shootout:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4097 Pete Carbery                           42 Donald Thomas                
E1                   0.180 40.056  40.40     ****WINNER****  0.069  7.360 158.58
        B/AA Index: 7.57 (+/-): 32.486            C/ED Index: 7.83 (+/-): -0.470
 Qualified:            #13  7.184 -0.386                        #4  7.259 -0.571
Carbery's Altered was slow from the start and he barely coasted across the stripe.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4440 Kevin Self                            429 Raymond Martin               
E1   ****WINNER****  0.072  7.771 169.76                     0.002  7.717 170.04
        F/EA Index: 8.47 (+/-): -0.699            K/AA Index: 8.29 (+/-): -0.573
 Qualified:             #1  7.831 -0.639                       #10  7.845 -0.445
Martin did all he could do, with a psychic light and a strong run, well over a tenth quicker than he qualified, but Self ran him down - at a big price. That will cost him .19 in CIC for the event and a permanent .05 on Monday. He also gets a bye to the quarterfinals.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    4 Clint Neff                             46 Keith Hall                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.099  7.844 156.10                     0.061  8.539 163.51
        K/AA Index: 8.29 (+/-): -0.446            D/SM Index: 8.94 (+/-): -0.401
 Qualified:             #5  7.758 -0.532                       #14  8.556 -0.384
Clint Neff's MOV: 0.0073 seconds (approximately 21 inches).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4270 Justin Rosen                         440D Scott Cashio                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.062  7.734 152.11                     0.044  8.567 155.15
         J/D Index: 8.25 (+/-): -0.516           E/SMA Index: 8.98 (+/-): -0.413
 Qualified:             #2  7.623 -0.627                       #11  8.538 -0.442
Justin Rosen's MOV: 0.0854 seconds (approximately 19 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4799 Bill Kent                            461C Charlie Stewart              
E1                   0.008  6.753 201.46     ****WINNER****  0.012  7.659 173.07
         B/D Index: 7.25 (+/-): -0.497             J/D Index: 8.25 (+/-): -0.591
 Qualified:             #8  6.759 -0.491                       #17  8.352  0.102
Both drivers had nice lights, but Kent faded on the top end.Stewart kept his foot in it and will lose 0.09 in CIC for the event. He races Stewart next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5210 Duane Robison                        4650 Dennis Smiley                
E1                   0.437  7.636 155.19     ****WINNER****  0.102  7.454 185.95
         C/A Index: 7.89 (+/-): -0.254           BB/AM Index: 7.40 (+/-):  0.054
 Qualified:             #9  7.435 -0.455                       #18  7.595  0.195
Robison was extremely late, giving almost all of his handicap back to Smiley and Smiley didn't even break a sweat to get the win. He faces Neff in round two.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 457W Adam White                           4548 Keith Mawhee                 
E1                  -0.030 10.958  71.68     ****WINNER****  0.075  7.870 174.77
        A/ND Index: 7.43 (+/-):  3.528             D/A Index: 8.28 (+/-): -0.410
 Qualified:             #6  6.900 -0.530                       #15  7.958 -0.322
Mawhee races Rosen in round two.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  405 Del Segura                           4165 Dick Maris                   
E1                  -0.051  9.163 140.85     ****WINNER****  0.112  7.377 147.88
         F/D Index: 8.59 (+/-):  0.573            C/DA Index: 7.58 (+/-): -0.203
 Qualified:            #16  8.320 -0.270                        #7  7.055 -0.525


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4441 Adam Hickey                            41 Clark Smiley                 
E1                   0.031  8.327 163.65     ****WINNER****  0.044  7.537 157.74
       C/SMA Index: 8.73 (+/-): -0.403            BB/A Index: 7.99 (+/-): -0.453
 Qualified:            #12  8.315 -0.415                        #3  7.372 -0.618
Last pair.

Kickey's car made a couple of hard moves right off the starting line, letting Smiley go by for the win. Clark Smiley's MOV: 0.0374 seconds (approximately 9 feet). He will face Maris in round two.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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