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Sat, 26 Oct 2013, 13:46 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 1 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





LAS VEGAS - Results of round 1 eliminations in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 13th annual NHRA Toyota Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    4 Clint Neff                           5065 Mitch Withers                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.057  8.456 118.27                    -0.017  6.724 198.58
        K/AA Index: 8.40 (+/-):  0.056             A/A Index: 7.18 (+/-): -0.456
 Qualified:            #13  7.807 -0.593                       #29  6.745 -0.435
10:24 a.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 73 degrees, relative humidity 25 percent, barometer 28.06 inches, adjusted altitude 3,479 feet.

Withers turns on the red light and gives the win to Neff.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5622 Jim Greenheck                        7230 Randy Jones                  
E1                   0.091  7.502 181.76     ****WINNER****  0.081  9.180 143.95
        C/AA Index: 8.01 (+/-): -0.508           I/SMA Index: 9.74 (+/-): -0.560
 Qualified:             #7  7.376 -0.634                       #23  9.205 -0.535
Jones gets the holeshot and chews up a little index in the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   34 Brian Browell                        4006 Mike Trumble                 
E1                   0.017  7.306 174.66     ****WINNER****  0.043  8.007 168.53
         D/D Index: 7.89 (+/-): -0.584           A/SMA Index: 8.65 (+/-): -0.643
 Qualified:             #4  7.242 -0.648                       #20  8.093 -0.557
Trumble is a little behind off the line and has to use up a lot of index to take the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3073 Jeremy Bailey                        7298 Scott Hedlund                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.018 11.070  74.26                    -0.004  8.699 119.51
        B/DA Index: 7.47 (+/-):  3.600            A/SM Index: 8.47 (+/-):  0.229
 Qualified:            #25  6.942 -0.528                        #9  7.863 -0.607
Hedlund just misses the tree giving the win to Bailey.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    7 Mike DePalma                           42 Donald Thomas                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.044  6.385 192.66                     0.039  7.343 172.92
       AA/AT Index: 7.03 (+/-): -0.645            C/ED Index: 7.93 (+/-): -0.587
 Qualified:             #1  6.120 -0.910                       #17  7.358 -0.572
DePalma takes the win but will take a big hit to his index.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7023 Tyler Hogan                           710 Doug Lambeck                 
E1                  -0.019  7.260 157.43     ****WINNER****  0.048  9.049 110.54
        C/DA Index: 7.65 (+/-): -0.390           D/SMA Index: 9.08 (+/-): -0.031
 Qualified:            #31  7.240 -0.410                       #15  8.497 -0.583
Hogan turns on the red light and gives the win to Lambeck.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   65 Ryan Warter                            64 Brandon Huhtala              
E1   ****WINNER****  0.130  9.245 117.38                    -0.025  9.686  97.08
         H/A Index: 9.41 (+/-): -0.165             C/A Index: 7.99 (+/-):  1.696
 Qualified:            #30  8.977 -0.433                       #14  7.405 -0.585
Huhtala leaves a little early and gives Warter the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    2 David Billingsley                    7098 Tom Mettler                  
E1                   0.041  8.915 148.84     ****WINNER****  0.072  7.481 172.92
        L/AA Index: 9.46 (+/-): -0.545             PST Index: 8.09 (+/-): -0.609
 Qualified:            #28  8.973 -0.487                       #12  7.488 -0.602
Mettler is a little behind off the line and has to use a little index to run down Billingsley.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7980 Joe Roubicek                         6660 Adam Bowdish                 
E1                   0.028  6.612 208.84     ****WINNER****  0.014  8.077 162.84
        A/AA Index: 7.16 (+/-): -0.548           B/SMA Index: 8.68 (+/-): -0.603
 Qualified:            #26  6.642 -0.518                       #10  8.074 -0.606
Roubicek makes his quickest pass of the weekend but can't run down Bowdish.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  514 Clint Sallee                          610 John Edwards                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.047  8.115 115.67                    -0.071  7.889 138.60
         B/D Index: 7.33 (+/-):  0.785            C/AA Index: 8.01 (+/-): -0.121
 Qualified:             #6  6.691 -0.639                       #22  7.458 -0.552
Edwards leaves too early; Sallee backs off the throttle early.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6857 Ralph Van Paepeghem                  5250 Todd Patterson               
E1   ****WINNER****  0.163  9.437  96.23                    -0.006  8.748 110.40
        A/EA Index: 7.94 (+/-):  1.497           A/SMA Index: 8.65 (+/-):  0.098
 Qualified:            #18  7.369 -0.571                        #2  7.990 -0.660
Patterson just misses the tree and gives the win to Paepeghem.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  703 Joe Mozeris                             8 Jeff Lane                    
E1                   0.094  7.193 184.52     ****WINNER****  0.015  8.422 140.17
        B/ED Index: 7.56 (+/-): -0.367           C/SMA Index: 8.86 (+/-): -0.438
 Qualified:            #32  7.230 -0.330                       #16  8.279 -0.581


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   38 Robert Bailey                         368 Fred Allen                   
E1                   0.039  6.703 194.24     ****WINNER****  0.065  7.871 156.10
        A/ED Index: 7.29 (+/-): -0.587            B/SR Index: 8.50 (+/-): -0.629
 Qualified:            #19  6.720 -0.570                        #3  7.846 -0.654
Allen is a little behind off the line and has to use up a lot of index in the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7063 Mark Lelchook                           5 Arnie Martel                 
E1                   0.008  7.472 176.33     ****WINNER****  0.021  7.784 165.29
        D/DA Index: 8.02 (+/-): -0.548            B/EA Index: 8.39 (+/-): -0.606
 Qualified:            #27  7.525 -0.495                       #11  7.786 -0.604


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7771 Ed Sigmon                              24 David Rampy                  
E1                   0.036  8.597 151.61     ****WINNER****  0.037  7.389 160.31
        C/SR Index: 9.13 (+/-): -0.533            A/EA Index: 7.94 (+/-): -0.551
 Qualified:            #24  8.602 -0.528                        #8  7.321 -0.619


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6618 Dale Giroux                          1781 Dan Fletcher                 
E1                   0.069  7.085 194.74     ****WINNER****  0.008  8.227 155.51
        B/AA Index: 7.66 (+/-): -0.575            C/EA Index: 8.78 (+/-): -0.553
 Qualified:            #21  7.105 -0.555                        #5  8.135 -0.645
Fletcher gets out of the gate first and holds off Giroux for the win.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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