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Sun, 15 Sep 2013, 14:56 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 3 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





CONCORD, N.C. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, Sixth annual Carlyle Tools NHRA Carolina Nationals presented by NAPA Auto Parts:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3308 John Frech                             13 Steve Szupka                 
E3                   0.109  8.031 162.29     ****WINNER****  0.046  8.224 157.36
         F/D Index: 8.50 (+/-): -0.469            G/EA Index: 8.67 (+/-): -0.446
 Prior rounds:
E2    (J Carnascial) 0.009  7.998 -0.592      (A Ackerman  ) 0.019  8.162 -0.578
E1    (R Carpenter ) 0.076  8.108 -0.482      (V Puckett   ) 0.061  8.684 -0.056
 Qualified:            #12  7.985 -0.605                       #32  8.822  0.082
2:49 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 81 degrees, relative humidity 55 percent, barometer 29.48 inches, adjusted altitude 2,730 feet, track temperature 107 degrees.

Szupka gets a big hole-shot and holds off Frech for the win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  277 Larry Pritchett                       361 Bo Butner                    
E3   ****WINNER****  0.056  8.066 165.23                     0.016  8.453 161.09
        B/SM Index: 8.60 (+/-): -0.534            E/SM Index: 8.92 (+/-): -0.467
 Prior rounds:
E2    (F Allen     ) 0.021  8.296 -0.304      (A Bertozzi  ) 0.017  8.418 -0.582
E1    (M Moreland  )       No Time            (A Mangrum   ) 0.057  8.567 -0.433
 Qualified:            #15  8.007 -0.593                       #11  8.381 -0.619
Butner has taken a big CIC hit this race and it cost him on this pass. Pritchett leaves second but is able to run down Butner for the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    5 Arnie Martel                           24 David Rampy                  
E3   ****WINNER****  0.027  8.838 109.32                    -0.006  7.809 130.92
        B/EA Index: 8.18 (+/-):  0.658            A/EA Index: 7.77 (+/-):  0.039
 Prior rounds:
E2    (R Brown     ) 0.126  7.672 -0.628      (C Hill      ) 0.013  9.707  1.937
E1    (C Haubiel   ) 0.067  8.586  0.286      (L Sharp     ) 0.013  7.270 -0.570
 Qualified:             #2  7.628 -0.672                        #6  7.209 -0.631
Arnie Martel has a 0.12 CIC penalty; David Rampy has a 0.07 CIC penalty.

Rampy leaves a little too early giving Martel the win. martel gets about 1000 feet out and clicks it off.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   21 Glen Treadwell                       199K Kyle Cultrera                
E3   ****WINNER****  0.024  8.306 151.36                     0.033  9.081 137.32
        E/EA Index: 8.89 (+/-): -0.584            H/EA Index: 9.61 (+/-): -0.529
 Prior rounds:
E2    (V Barone    ) 0.016  8.384 -0.556      (L Johnson   ) 0.022  9.656  0.046
E1    (B Scott     ) 0.156  8.944  0.004      (A Rose      ) 0.042  9.229 -0.381
 Qualified:             #9  8.320 -0.620                       #13  9.008 -0.602
Treadwell gets the advantage off the line but takes a pretty big CIC hit in the win.

In the next round it will be Martel vs. Szupka and Pritchett vs. Treadwell.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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