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Sun, 03 Nov 2013, 15:36 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 2 Eliminations
By David Gerard





LAS VEGAS - Results of round 2 eliminations in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division, Las Vegas Gambler Showdown Division 7 Finale:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7298 Scott Hedlund                        6618 Dale Giroux                  
E2   ****WINNER****  0.028  8.842 115.94                    -0.013  7.310 163.51
        A/SM Index: 8.47 (+/-):  0.372            B/AA Index: 7.61 (+/-): -0.300
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Withers   ) 0.103  8.338 -0.132      (M Lelchook  ) 0.042  7.107 -0.553
 Qualified:             #6  7.852 -0.618                       #23 11.167  3.507
12:23 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 73 degrees, relative humidity 24 percent, barometer 27.69 inches, adjusted altitude 3,871 feet, track temperature 101 degrees.

Giroux goes red and Hedlund gets an easy win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7023 Tyler Hogan                            42 Donald Thomas                
E2                   0.015  7.162 184.93     ****WINNER****  0.030  7.408 161.69
        C/DA Index: 7.65 (+/-): -0.488            C/ED Index: 7.93 (+/-): -0.522
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Huhtala   ) 0.060  7.246 -0.404      (D Smiley    ) 0.081  7.458 -0.472
 Qualified:            #16  7.151 -0.499                       #11  7.337 -0.593
Great light for Hogan, but Thomas stays out in front for the five foot win. He cards a little CIC too.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    7 Mike DePalma                         4208 James Caro                   
E2   ****WINNER****  0.080  9.318 126.12                     0.041  8.943 116.82
        I/SM Index: 9.63 (+/-): -0.312           A/SMA Index: 8.61 (+/-):  0.333
 Prior rounds:
E1                   0.004 10.427  0.797      (J Bailey    ) 0.014  8.485 -0.125
 Qualified:             #1  8.973 -0.657                       #18  8.142 -0.468
Caro drags the rear bumper at the green and falls like a rock. He is done.

DePalma goes on to round three.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   24 David Rampy                          6660 Adam Bowdish                 
E2                  -0.031  7.603 144.30     ****WINNER****  0.033  8.584 126.85
        A/EA Index: 7.94 (+/-): -0.337           B/SMA Index: 8.68 (+/-): -0.096
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Edwards   ) 0.003  7.523 -0.417      (J Keilers   ) 0.133  8.217 -0.463
 Qualified:             #4  7.298 -0.642                       #10  8.084 -0.596
Rampy gets a red light and Bowdish gets the win. He will see DePalma in the other lane next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   10 Alan Ellis                             38 Robert Bailey                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.084  6.838 166.17                     0.161  7.343 139.60
        A/AP Index: 7.30 (+/-): -0.462            A/ED Index: 7.24 (+/-):  0.103
 Prior rounds:
E1    (C Neff      ) 0.058  7.212 -0.088      (J Mozeris   ) 0.222  6.737 -0.553
 Qualified:             #3  6.654 -0.646                        #9  6.692 -0.598
Alan Ellis has no CIC penalty; Robert Bailey has a 0.05 CIC penalty.

Bailey slows on the top end after a late leave. Ellis dumps to ensure no CIC and will race Hedlund later.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7230 Randy Jones                          7189 Dean Carter                  
E2   ****WINNER****  0.006  9.153 144.19                     0.025  7.048 176.17
       I/SMA Index: 9.74 (+/-): -0.587            B/ND Index: 7.62 (+/-): -0.572
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Goff      ) 0.117  9.477 -0.263      (D Lambeck   ) 0.002  7.117 -0.533
 Qualified:             #8  9.135 -0.605                        #2  6.999 -0.651
Jones nails the tree with a 0.006 and holds off a charging Carter for the nine foot win. He'll take a big CIC hit.

12:30 p.m. He races Thomas next round

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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