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Sat, 26 Oct 2013, 17:58 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 2 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





LAS VEGAS - Results of round 2 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
 7098 Tom Mettler                          4006 Mike Trumble                 
E2                   0.060  7.538 179.85     ****WINNER****  0.034  8.048 165.48
         PST Index: 7.99 (+/-): -0.452           A/SMA Index: 8.51 (+/-): -0.462
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Billingsle) 0.072  7.481 -0.609      (B Browell   ) 0.043  8.007 -0.643
 Qualified:            #12  7.488 -0.602                       #20  8.093 -0.557
2:48 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 89 degrees, relative humidity 20 percent, barometer 27.96 inches, adjusted altitude 4,666 feet.

Trumble got out of the gate with the advantage and held off Mettler for the win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    7 Mike DePalma                         3073 Jeremy Bailey                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.054  6.495 182.97                     0.015  7.363 163.65
       AA/AT Index: 6.89 (+/-): -0.395            B/DA Index: 7.47 (+/-): -0.107
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Thomas    ) 0.044  6.385 -0.645      (S Hedlund   ) 0.018 11.070  3.600
 Qualified:             #1  6.120 -0.910                       #25  6.942 -0.528
Bailey backed off the throttle early, not sure why.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   65 Ryan Warter                           514 Clint Sallee                 
E2                   0.089  8.883 151.02     ****WINNER****  0.022  6.817 172.96
         H/A Index: 9.41 (+/-): -0.527             B/D Index: 7.33 (+/-): -0.513
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Huhtala   ) 0.130  9.245 -0.165      (J Edwards   ) 0.047  8.115  0.785
 Qualified:            #30  8.977 -0.433                        #6  6.691 -0.639
Sallee got the advantage off the line and drove around Warter for the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6857 Ralph Van Paepeghem                  6660 Adam Bowdish                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.041  7.523 176.72                     0.074  8.138 154.53
        A/EA Index: 7.94 (+/-): -0.417           B/SMA Index: 8.58 (+/-): -0.442
 Prior rounds:
E1    (T Patterson ) 0.163  9.437  1.497      (J Roubicek  ) 0.014  8.077 -0.603
 Qualified:            #18  7.369 -0.571                       #10  8.074 -0.606
Ralph Van Paepeghem's MOV: 0.0087 seconds (approximately 24 inches).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  710 Doug Lambeck                         7230 Randy Jones                  
E2                   0.040  8.547 161.63     ****WINNER****  0.025  9.161 144.36
       D/SMA Index: 9.08 (+/-): -0.533           I/SMA Index: 9.68 (+/-): -0.519
 Prior rounds:
E1    (T Hogan     ) 0.048  9.049 -0.031      (J Greenheck ) 0.081  9.180 -0.560
 Qualified:            #15  8.497 -0.583                       #23  9.205 -0.535
Randy Jones' MOV: 0.0018 seconds (approximately 5 inches).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    8 Jeff Lane                              24 David Rampy                  
E2   ****WINNER****  0.035  8.301 162.18                     0.042  7.375 165.90
       C/SMA Index: 8.86 (+/-): -0.559            A/EA Index: 7.89 (+/-): -0.515
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Mozeris   ) 0.015  8.422 -0.438      (E Sigmon    ) 0.037  7.389 -0.551
 Qualified:            #16  8.279 -0.581                        #8  7.321 -0.619
Lane gets a small advantage off the line and hangs on to take the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    4 Clint Neff                           1781 Dan Fletcher                 
E2                   0.105  7.828 166.23     ****WINNER****  0.034  8.195 157.89
        K/AA Index: 8.40 (+/-): -0.572            C/EA Index: 8.73 (+/-): -0.535
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Withers   ) 0.057  8.456  0.056      (D Giroux    ) 0.008  8.227 -0.553
 Qualified:            #13  7.807 -0.593                        #5  8.135 -0.645
Fletcher gets the holeshot and uses up a little more index in the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  368 Fred Allen                              5 Arnie Martel                 
E2                  -0.500 13.591 100.91     ****WINNER****  0.008  7.983 138.60
        B/SR Index: 8.38 (+/-):  5.211            B/EA Index: 8.29 (+/-): -0.307
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Bailey    ) 0.065  7.871 -0.629      (M Lelchook  ) 0.021  7.784 -0.606
 Qualified:             #3  7.846 -0.654                       #11  7.786 -0.604
Allen rolls trough the lights giving Martel the win.

In the next round it will be DePalma vs. Fletcher, Martel vs. jones, Paepeghem vs. Sallee, and Trumble vs. Lane.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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