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Sat, 26 Apr 2014, 20:08 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 2 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





BAYTOWN, Texas - Results of round 2 eliminations in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 27th annual O'Reilly NHRA SpringNationals presented by Super Start Batteries:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 440D Scott Cashio                            1 Alan Ellis                   
E2                   0.063  8.476 158.52     ****WINNER****  0.002  6.680 188.86
       E/SMA Index: 8.96 (+/-): -0.484            A/AP Index: 7.16 (+/-): -0.480
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Segura    ) 0.026  8.885 -0.075      (J Tanksley  ) 0.009  6.655 -0.525
 Qualified:            #12  8.450 -0.510                        #5  6.621 -0.559
6:52 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 80 degrees, relative humidity 71 percent, barometer 29.73 inches, adjusted altitude 2,544 feet, track temperature 96 degrees.

Scott Cashio has no CIC penalty; Alan Ellis has a 0.02 CIC penalty (one of the few earned in the first round).

Ellis had another double-oh light to take the win without any additional CIC.



 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   46 Bill Kent                             429 Raymond Martin               
E2   ****WINNER****  0.079  6.729 201.46                     0.062  7.823 169.17
         B/D Index: 7.23 (+/-): -0.501            K/AA Index: 8.29 (+/-): -0.467
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Goodman   ) 0.282  7.281  0.051      (P Carbery   ) 0.141  8.143 -0.147
 Qualified:             #7  6.695 -0.535                       #14  7.789 -0.501
Bill Kent's MOV: 0.0175 seconds (approximately 4 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4440 Kevin Self                           457W Adam White                   
E2                   0.097  7.847 163.14     ****WINNER****  0.031  6.861 191.59
        F/EA Index: 8.42 (+/-): -0.573            A/ND Index: 7.43 (+/-): -0.569
 Prior rounds:
E1                   0.051  8.736  0.316      (K Mawhee    ) 0.139  6.998 -0.432
 Qualified:             #1  7.731 -0.689                        #8  6.903 -0.527
Self was late and White took a big CIC to ensure the win. Adam White's MOV: 0.0621 seconds (approximately 15 feet). White races Ellis in the quarterfinals.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  469 Clark Smiley                         4121 William West                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.009  8.816 110.42                    -0.046  8.035 140.53
        BB/A Index: 7.94 (+/-):  0.876             D/A Index: 8.28 (+/-): -0.245
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Maris     ) 0.013  7.647 -0.293      (C Benham    ) 0.218  7.794 -0.486
 Qualified:             #2  7.282 -0.658                        #9  7.754 -0.526
Smiley gets a bye to the semifinals.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 461C Charlie Stewart                      4914 Jeff Naiser                  
E2                   0.129  7.775 167.53     ****WINNER****  0.108  6.023 206.70
         J/D Index: 8.27 (+/-): -0.495            A/PM Index: 6.59 (+/-): -0.567
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Cummins Jr) 0.121  7.940 -0.330      (S Benham    ) 0.091  6.088 -0.562
 Qualified:            #26  8.842  0.632                       #19  6.259 -0.391
Naiser's Pro Mod was bobbing and weaving as it left the starting line and he used up some CIC for the win. Jeff Naiser's MOV: 0.0932 seconds (approximately 23 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    5 David Rampy                            47 Keith Hall                   
E2   ****WINNER****  0.020  7.369 159.99                     0.103  8.446 165.84
        A/EA Index: 7.81 (+/-): -0.441            D/SM Index: 8.94 (+/-): -0.494
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Thomas    ) 0.002  7.309 -0.531      (D Smiley    ) 0.243  8.644 -0.296
 Qualified:            #16  7.355 -0.485                       #10  8.416 -0.524
David Rampy's MOV: 0.0306 seconds (approximately 7 feet). He faces Naiser in the quarterfinals.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   57 William Hatcher                        24 Jim Kimbrough                
E2                         No Time           ****WINNER****  0.102  7.307 153.13
        A/DA Index: 7.10 (+/-): 92.899            C/DA Index: 7.56 (+/-): -0.253
 Prior rounds:
E1    (T Patterson ) -0.087  7.696  0.596      (D Alexander ) 0.055  7.174 -0.386
 Qualified:            #17  6.631 -0.469                       #11  7.040 -0.520
Last pair. Hatcher was a no-show. Kimbrough faces Kent in round three.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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