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Sun, 06 Oct 2013, 15:08 PM

Competition Eliminator Final, Round 5 Eliminations
By Jim Samuel





MOHNTON, Pa. - Results of final, round 5 eliminations in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 29th annual Auto-Plus NHRA Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 2617 Russell Joly                           15 Calvin Hill                  
E5   ****WINNER****  0.075  7.407 165.66                           No Time      
        C/AA Index: 7.86 (+/-): -0.453            D/EA Index: 8.76 (+/-): 91.239
 Prior rounds:
E4    (P Ross Sr   ) 0.052  7.565 -0.295      (F Allen     ) 0.061  8.257 -0.513
E3    (M Hopkins   ) -0.057  7.878  0.018      (S Szupka    ) 0.079 11.142  2.372
E2    (M Kaufman   ) 0.066  7.358 -0.552      (E Bollman   ) 0.031  8.269 -0.531
E1    (R Schonberge) 0.023  7.731 -0.179      (D Algeri    ) 0.025  8.354 -0.446
 Qualified:            #15  7.369 -0.541                       #16  8.262 -0.538
3:03 p.m. - Weather conditions: air temperature 86 degrees, relative humidity 56 percent, barometer 29.40 inches, adjusted altitude 3,297 feet, track temperature 108 degrees.

Joly won at the 2012 four-wide nationals at Charlotte and was runner up at the 2011 Jegs Sports Nationals in Belle Rose. Hill won Comp Eliminator here last year and was runner up at Englishtown this year and Gainesville last year.

Hill was not able to get his car staged so Joly had a single run into the Comp Eliminator title.

In the post-race interview, Joly announced that he was going to donate his winnings today to the Susan G. Koman Foundation because his wife is a cancer survivor.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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