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Sun, 10 Nov 2013, 15:51 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 3 Eliminations
By David Gerard





POMONA, Calif. - Results of round 3 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
  710 Doug Lambeck                            2 David Billingsley            
E3   ****WINNER****  0.011  8.367 156.01                     0.035  8.730 152.09
       D/SMA Index: 8.94 (+/-): -0.573            L/AA Index: 9.31 (+/-): -0.580
 Prior rounds:
E2                   -0.005  9.770  0.830      (D Giroux    ) 0.086  8.886 -0.424
E1    (B Huhtala   ) 0.041  8.721 -0.219      (R Weems     ) 0.018  8.909 -0.401
 Qualified:            #14  8.361 -0.579                       #11  8.712 -0.598
12:42 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 79 degrees, relative humidity 23 percent, barometer 28.97 inches, adjusted altitude 2,777 feet, track temperature 98 degrees.

No CIC hits for either driver.

Lambeck gets the starting line advantage and uses a little CIC to take the four foot win over Billingsley


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7771 Ed Sigmon                             610 John Edwards                 
E3                   0.088  8.473 154.00     ****WINNER****  0.078  7.350 185.18
        C/SR Index: 8.98 (+/-): -0.507            C/AA Index: 7.91 (+/-): -0.560
 Prior rounds:
E2    (D Rampy     ) 0.021  8.479 -0.511      (K Hugger    ) 0.385  7.442 -0.468
E1    (R Warter    ) 0.028  8.515 -0.475      (M DePalma Jr) 0.152  8.892  0.982
 Qualified:            #25  8.649 -0.341                       #16  7.349 -0.561
Winner will face Lambeck next round.

Edwards uses some CIC too to run down Sigmon down for the fourteen foot win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1781 Dan Fletcher                         7298 Scott Hedlund                
E3   ****WINNER****  0.021  8.120 155.97                     0.104  7.798 172.61
        C/EA Index: 8.60 (+/-): -0.480            A/SM Index: 8.30 (+/-): -0.502
 Prior rounds:
E2    (A Bowdish   ) 0.006  8.095 -0.525      (A Ellis     ) 0.077  7.791 -0.559
E1    (T Hogan     ) 0.044  8.113 -0.537      (J Lamb      ) 0.060  8.290 -0.060
 Qualified:             #7  8.030 -0.620                       #10  7.740 -0.610
Hedlund is late and gives the easy win to Fletcher.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
        Bye                                   8 Jeff Lane                    
E3                                            ****WINNER****  0.050  8.786 110.81
                                                 C/SMA Index: 8.73 (+/-):  0.056
 Prior rounds:
E2                                           (J Greenheck ) 0.039  8.306 -0.424
E1                                           (T Mettler   ) 0.033  8.341 -0.389
 Qualified:                                                      #15  8.168 -0.562
Bye run for Lane. He races Fletcher in round four.

12:48 p.m.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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