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Sun, 27 Oct 2013, 18:09 PM

Competition Eliminator Final, Round 5 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





LAS VEGAS - Results of final, round 5 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
 6857 Ralph Van Paepeghem                  1781 Dan Fletcher                 
E5                   0.033  7.402 178.12     ****WINNER****  0.013  8.197 161.17
        A/EA Index: 7.91 (+/-): -0.508            C/EA Index: 8.70 (+/-): -0.503
 Prior rounds:
E4    (J Lane      ) 0.059  7.510 -0.400      (A Martel    ) 0.037  8.208 -0.492
E3    (C Sallee    ) 0.011  7.407 -0.533      (M DePalma Jr) 0.029  8.430 -0.270
E2    (A Bowdish   ) 0.041  7.523 -0.417      (C Neff      ) 0.034  8.195 -0.535
E1    (T Patterson ) 0.163  9.437  1.497      (D Giroux    ) 0.008  8.227 -0.553
 Qualified:            #18  7.369 -0.571                        #5  8.135 -0.645
3:06 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 84 degrees, relative humidity 22 percent, barometer 27.62 inches, adjusted altitude 4,765 feet, track temperature 111 degrees.

Fletcher has 86 national event wins, 15 in Comp. This is Van Paepeghem's first ever final.

Fletcher gets the advantage off the line and holds off Paepeghem for his 87th win.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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