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Sun, 03 Nov 2013, 17:04 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 3 Eliminations
By David Gerard





LAS VEGAS - Results of round 3 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
 7230 Randy Jones                            42 Donald Thomas                
E3                   0.079  9.172 143.87     ****WINNER****  0.053  7.375 178.40
       I/SMA Index: 9.66 (+/-): -0.488            C/ED Index: 7.91 (+/-): -0.535
 Prior rounds:
E2    (D Carter    ) 0.006  9.153 -0.587      (T Hogan     ) 0.030  7.408 -0.522
E1    (R Goff      ) 0.117  9.477 -0.263      (D Smiley    ) 0.081  7.458 -0.472
 Qualified:             #8  9.135 -0.605                       #11  7.337 -0.593
1:55 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 76 degrees, relative humidity 22 percent, barometer 27.64 inches, adjusted altitude 4,166 feet, track temperature 102 degrees.

Randy Jones has a 0.08 CIC penalty; Donald Thomas has a 0.02 CIC penalty. Winner gets the bye run to the finals.

Donald Thomas' MOV: 0.0739 seconds (approximately 16 feet).

Thomas has the better numbers and takes another CIC hit to take the sixteen foot win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7298 Scott Hedlund                          10 Alan Ellis                   
E3                   0.095  8.026 151.04     ****WINNER****  0.058  6.777 179.16
        A/SM Index: 8.47 (+/-): -0.444            A/AP Index: 7.30 (+/-): -0.523
 Prior rounds:
E2    (D Giroux    ) 0.028  8.842  0.372      (R Bailey    ) 0.084  6.838 -0.462
E1    (M Withers   ) 0.103  8.338 -0.132      (C Neff      ) 0.058  7.212 -0.088
 Qualified:             #6  7.852 -0.618                        #3  6.654 -0.646
Ellis runs down Hedlund and just nips at the CIC.

Scott Hedlund's incremental times: 60ft-1.146 sec., 330ft-3.265, 660ft-5.049/137.08 mph, 1,000ft-6.600.
Alan Ellis' incremental times: 60ft-1.040 sec., 330ft-2.815, 660ft-4.307/164.03 mph, 1,000ft-5.607.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6660 Adam Bowdish                            7 Mike DePalma                 
E3   ****WINNER****  0.101  8.275 137.98                           No Time      
       B/SMA Index: 8.68 (+/-): -0.405            I/SM Index: 9.63 (+/-): 90.369
 Prior rounds:
E2    (D Rampy     ) 0.033  8.584 -0.096      (J Caro      ) 0.080  9.318 -0.312
E1    (J Keilers   ) 0.133  8.217 -0.463                     0.004 10.427  0.797
 Qualified:            #10  8.084 -0.596                        #1  8.973 -0.657
DePalma can't make the call, so Bowdish will get a single. He faces Ellis next round.

2:00 p.m.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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