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Sun, 10 Nov 2013, 17:23 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 4 Eliminations
By David Gerard





POMONA, Calif. - Results of round 4 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                          710 Doug Lambeck                 
E4                  -0.156  8.691 105.77     ****WINNER****  0.044  8.931 116.89
        C/AA Index: 7.85 (+/-):  0.841           D/SMA Index: 8.87 (+/-):  0.061
 Prior rounds:
E3    (E Sigmon    ) 0.078  7.350 -0.560      (D Billingsle) 0.011  8.367 -0.573
E2    (K Hugger    ) 0.385  7.442 -0.468                     -0.005  9.770  0.830
E1    (M DePalma Jr) 0.152  8.892  0.982      (B Huhtala   ) 0.041  8.721 -0.219
 Qualified:            #16  7.349 -0.561                       #14  8.361 -0.579
2:15 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 80 degrees, relative humidity 19 percent, barometer 28.94 inches, adjusted altitude 2,870 feet, track temperature 102 degrees.

John Edwards has a 0.06 CIC penalty; Doug Lambeck has a 0.07 CIC penalty.

Edwards throws it away with a big red light. Lambeck gets the free trip to the final round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1781 Dan Fletcher                            8 Jeff Lane                    
E4                   0.046  8.018 167.82     ****WINNER****  0.024  8.157 164.87
        C/EA Index: 8.60 (+/-): -0.582           C/SMA Index: 8.73 (+/-): -0.573
 Prior rounds:
E3    (S Hedlund   ) 0.021  8.120 -0.480                     0.050  8.786  0.056
E2    (A Bowdish   ) 0.006  8.095 -0.525      (J Greenheck ) 0.039  8.306 -0.424
E1    (T Hogan     ) 0.044  8.113 -0.537      (T Mettler   ) 0.033  8.341 -0.389
 Qualified:             #7  8.030 -0.620                       #15  8.168 -0.562
Dan Fletcher has a 0.05 CIC penalty; Jeff Lane has no CIC penalty.

Lane gets the starting line advantage and holds off a charging Fletcher by just three feet to take the win.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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