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Sat, 08 Feb 2014, 20:43 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, 54th annual Circle K NHRA Winternationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    1 Alan Ellis                            705 Tony Mandella                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.045  6.654 175.57                     0.131  9.037 146.18
        A/AP Index: 7.22 (+/-): -0.566           I/SMA Index: 9.58 (+/-): -0.543
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Carter    ) 0.005  6.798 -0.422      (S Mc Clay   ) 0.029  9.112 -0.468
 Qualified:             #5  6.591 -0.629                        #9  8.986 -0.594
5:36 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 65 degrees, relative humidity 57 percent, barometer 29.08 inches, adjusted altitude 1,913 feet, track temperature 69 degrees.

Mandella gives up a lot of RT and Alan Ellis takes a some CIC into round three for the win. MOV: 0.1095 seconds (approximately 23 feet).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  717 Mike DePalma                         7098 Tom Mettler                  
E2   ****WINNER****  0.026  8.215 157.06                     0.112  7.368 183.49
         C/T Index: 8.81 (+/-): -0.595             PST Index: 7.93 (+/-): -0.562
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Giroux    ) 0.055  9.716  0.906      (J Lee       ) 0.008  7.424 -0.566
 Qualified:             #2  8.152 -0.658                        #6  7.363 -0.627
Mettler is late this time and 5:37 p.m. DePalma takes a big CIC hit to boot! He will have the bye run next round though.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7298 Scott Hedlund                          67 Aaron Strong                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.141  7.832 157.36                     0.039  8.394 147.41
        A/SM Index: 8.26 (+/-): -0.428             B/T Index: 8.59 (+/-): -0.196
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Van Paepeg) 0.088  7.755 -0.595      (M Lelchook  ) 0.110  8.089 -0.661
 Qualified:             #3  7.704 -0.646                        #7  8.132 -0.618
Hedlund has a 0.09 CIC penalty; Aaron Strong has a 0.16 CIC penalty.

Hedlund is late, but Strong slows on the top end.

He races Ellis next round.Scott


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  710 Doug Lambeck                         1781 Dan Fletcher                 
E2                  -0.001 10.229  89.29     ****WINNER****  0.025  8.444 124.55
       D/SMA Index: 8.84 (+/-):  1.389            C/EA Index: 8.51 (+/-): -0.066
 Prior rounds:
E1    (T Hogan     ) 0.067  8.337 -0.603      (E Sigmon    ) 0.050  8.004 -0.616
 Qualified:             #4  8.308 -0.632                        #8  8.008 -0.612
Doug Lambeck has a 0.10 CIC penalty; Dan Fletcher has a 0.11 CIC penalty.

Lambeck goes red by just -0.001 and Fletcher lifts.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    3 Jeff Lane                                  Bye
E2   ****WINNER****  0.041  9.769  96.98     
       C/SMA Index: 8.73 (+/-):  1.039    
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Edwards   ) 0.051  9.343  0.613   
 Qualified:             #1  8.058 -0.672                     Bye
Bye run for Lane and he races Fletcher next round.

Something comes off the car after the 330 lights and he lifts.

5:41 p.m.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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