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Sat, 09 Nov 2013, 17:39 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 2 Eliminations
By David Gerard





POMONA, Calif. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 49th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  610 John Edwards                         7634 Kurt Hugger                  
E2   ****WINNER****  0.385  7.442 166.03                     0.028  8.354 123.44
        C/AA Index: 7.91 (+/-): -0.468             PST Index: 7.99 (+/-):  0.364
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M DePalma Jr) 0.152  8.892  0.982      (A Strong    ) -0.043  8.539  0.549
 Qualified:            #16  7.349 -0.561                        #9  7.378 -0.612
2:24 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 80 degrees, relative humidity 20 percent, barometer 28.91 inches, adjusted altitude 2,892 feet, track temperature 104 degrees.

Hugger slows and gives Edwards an easy win, after a terrible light.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    2 David Billingsley                    6618 Dale Giroux                  
E2   ****WINNER****  0.086  8.886 127.85                    -0.006  9.170  99.80
        L/AA Index: 9.31 (+/-): -0.424            B/AA Index: 7.57 (+/-):  1.600
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Weems     ) 0.018  8.909 -0.401      (B Browell   ) 0.033  7.764  0.194
 Qualified:            #11  8.712 -0.598                       #18  7.024 -0.546
Giroux goes red by -0.006 and gives the free pass to round three to Billingsley.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   10 Alan Ellis                           7298 Scott Hedlund                
E2                   0.025  7.680 127.35     ****WINNER****  0.077  7.791 166.58
        A/AP Index: 7.22 (+/-):  0.460            A/SM Index: 8.35 (+/-): -0.559
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Wilson    ) 0.020  7.122 -0.098      (J Lamb      ) 0.060  8.290 -0.060
 Qualified:             #4  6.572 -0.648                       #10  7.740 -0.610
Hedlund was late off the line, but Ellis' altered made a hard move towards the centerline down track and had to lift. The World Champ is out of here!

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5622 Jim Greenheck                           8 Jeff Lane                    
E2                   4.941 No Time           ****WINNER****  0.039  8.306 135.21
        C/AA Index: 7.86 (+/-): 92.139           C/SMA Index: 8.73 (+/-): -0.424
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Roubicek  ) 0.019  7.360 -0.550      (T Mettler   ) 0.033  8.341 -0.389
 Qualified:             #8  7.296 -0.614                       #15  8.168 -0.562
Greenheck had problems after the burnout and just sits in the lights at the green.

Lane makes a clean run and will have the bye run later today.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6660 Adam Bowdish                         1781 Dan Fletcher                 
E2                   0.080  8.019 158.41     ****WINNER****  0.006  8.095 159.38
       B/SMA Index: 8.56 (+/-): -0.541            C/EA Index: 8.62 (+/-): -0.525
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Fitzpatric) 0.111  8.618  0.058      (T Hogan     ) 0.044  8.113 -0.537
 Qualified:            #13  7.980 -0.580                        #7  8.030 -0.620
Fletcher nails the tree with a 0.006 light and takes the hole shot win by 14 feet.

He will race Hedlund in round three.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7771 Ed Sigmon                              24 David Rampy                  
E2   ****WINNER****  0.021  8.479 153.30                     0.040  7.274 166.85
        C/SR Index: 8.99 (+/-): -0.511            A/EA Index: 7.80 (+/-): -0.526
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Warter    ) 0.028  8.515 -0.475      (S Mc Clay   ) 0.000  7.296 -0.544
 Qualified:            #25  8.649 -0.341                        #6  7.209 -0.631
Sigmon takes the holeshot win by just thirteen inches over Rampy.

He will face Edwards later.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  710 Doug Lambeck                               Bye
E2   ****WINNER**** -0.005  9.770 103.23     
       D/SMA Index: 8.94 (+/-):  0.830    
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Huhtala   ) 0.041  8.721 -0.219   
 Qualified:            #14  8.361 -0.579                     Bye
Bye run for Lambeck and he tests the tree and then dumps down track. He races Billingsley in the next round.

2:35 p.m.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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