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Sun, 27 Oct 2013, 17:01 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 4 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





LAS VEGAS - Results of round 4 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
    5 Arnie Martel                         1781 Dan Fletcher                 
E4                   0.088  7.811 172.12     ****WINNER****  0.037  8.208 154.90
        B/EA Index: 8.29 (+/-): -0.479            C/EA Index: 8.70 (+/-): -0.492
 Prior rounds:
E3    (R Jones     ) 0.050  8.511  0.221      (M DePalma Jr) 0.029  8.430 -0.270
E2    (F Allen     ) 0.008  7.983 -0.307      (C Neff      ) 0.034  8.195 -0.535
E1    (M Lelchook  ) 0.021  7.784 -0.606      (D Giroux    ) 0.008  8.227 -0.553
 Qualified:            #11  7.786 -0.604                        #5  8.135 -0.645
1:57 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 83 degrees, relative humidity 21 percent, barometer 27.67 inches, adjusted altitude 4,596 feet, track temperature 106 degrees.

Fletcher getsw a big holeshot and holds off Martel for the win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    8 Jeff Lane                            6857 Ralph Van Paepeghem          
E4                   0.046  8.634 132.41     ****WINNER****  0.059  7.510 158.56
       C/SMA Index: 8.81 (+/-): -0.176            A/EA Index: 7.91 (+/-): -0.400
 Prior rounds:
E3    (M Trumble   ) 0.029  8.360 -0.450      (C Sallee    ) 0.011  7.407 -0.533
E2    (D Rampy     ) 0.035  8.301 -0.559      (A Bowdish   ) 0.041  7.523 -0.417
E1    (J Mozeris   ) 0.015  8.422 -0.438      (T Patterson ) 0.163  9.437  1.497
 Qualified:            #16  8.279 -0.581                       #18  7.369 -0.571
Lane gets out of shape at the hit, makes a hard move to the right and loses a lot of momentum. Paepeghem goes around him quickly and is off the throttle early.

It will be Fletcher vs. Paepeghem in the next round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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