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Sun, 27 Oct 2013, 15:39 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 3 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





LAS VEGAS - Results of round 3 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
    7 Mike DePalma                         1781 Dan Fletcher                 
E3                  -0.008  6.281 207.08     ****WINNER****  0.029  8.430 126.07
       AA/AT Index: 6.89 (+/-): -0.609            C/EA Index: 8.70 (+/-): -0.270
 Prior rounds:
E2    (J Bailey    ) 0.054  6.495 -0.395      (C Neff      ) 0.034  8.195 -0.535
E1    (D Thomas    ) 0.044  6.385 -0.645      (D Giroux    ) 0.008  8.227 -0.553
 Qualified:             #1  6.120 -0.910                        #5  8.135 -0.645
12:30 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 79 degrees, relative humidity 22 percent, barometer 27.75 inches, adjusted altitude 4,236 feet, track temperature 98 degrees.

Mike DePalma has a 0.14 CIC penalty; Dan Fletcher has a 0.08 CIC penalty.

DePalma leaves a little too soon and gives the win to Fletcher.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    8 Jeff Lane                            4006 Mike Trumble                 
E3   ****WINNER****  0.029  8.360 162.63                     0.042  8.069 168.07
       C/SMA Index: 8.81 (+/-): -0.450           A/SMA Index: 8.51 (+/-): -0.441
 Prior rounds:
E2    (D Rampy     ) 0.035  8.301 -0.559      (T Mettler   ) 0.034  8.048 -0.462
E1    (J Mozeris   ) 0.015  8.422 -0.438      (B Browell   ) 0.043  8.007 -0.643
 Qualified:            #16  8.279 -0.581                       #20  8.093 -0.557
Jeff Lane has a 0.05 CIC penalty; Mike Trumble has a 0.14 CIC penalty.

Lane gets the advantage off the line and holds off Trumble to take the win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    5 Arnie Martel                         7230 Randy Jones                  
E3   ****WINNER****  0.050  8.511 118.66                     0.170 22.339  34.60
        B/EA Index: 8.29 (+/-):  0.221           I/SMA Index: 9.67 (+/-): 12.669
 Prior rounds:
E2    (F Allen     ) 0.008  7.983 -0.307      (D Lambeck   ) 0.025  9.161 -0.519
E1    (M Lelchook  ) 0.021  7.784 -0.606      (J Greenheck ) 0.081  9.180 -0.560
 Qualified:            #11  7.786 -0.604                       #23  9.205 -0.535
Jones has problems early and the car noses over, not sure why. Martel will take on Fletcher in the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  514 Clint Sallee                         6857 Ralph Van Paepeghem          
E3                   0.060  6.759 191.05     ****WINNER****  0.011  7.407 177.32
         B/D Index: 7.32 (+/-): -0.561            A/EA Index: 7.94 (+/-): -0.533
 Prior rounds:
E2    (R Warter    ) 0.022  6.817 -0.513      (A Bowdish   ) 0.041  7.523 -0.417
E1    (J Edwards   ) 0.047  8.115  0.785      (T Patterson ) 0.163  9.437  1.497
 Qualified:             #6  6.691 -0.639                       #18  7.369 -0.571
Van Paepeghem gets a big advantage off the line and is able to hold off Sallee for the win. He will take on Lane in the next round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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