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Sat, 08 Nov 2014, 19:40 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 1 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





LAS VEGAS - Results of round 1 eliminations in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division, Short Line Express Market Gambler Shootout:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7771 Ed Sigmon                            5571 John Keilers                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.109  8.641 144.92                     0.076  6.764 201.07
        C/SR Index: 9.13 (+/-): -0.489            A/DA Index: 7.17 (+/-): -0.406
 Qualified:            #10  8.544 -0.586                       #24  6.716 -0.454
4:18 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 85 degrees, relative humidity 23 percent, barometer 27.94 inches, adjusted altitude 4,469 feet, track temperature 94 degrees.

Sigmon is a little behind off the line but is able to hold off Keilers for the win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6857 Ralph Van Paepeghem                  707M John Mihovetz                
E1                         No Time           ****WINNER****  0.322  7.218 140.72
        A/EA Index: 7.92 (+/-): 92.079           BB/AT Index: 7.20 (+/-):  0.018
 Qualified:            #15  7.344 -0.576                        #1  6.006 -1.194
Van Paepeghem is a no-show. Mihovetz is off the throttle early.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7063 Mark Lelchook                         590 Clint Neff                   
E1                  -0.003  7.816 136.84     ****WINNER****  0.068  8.574 111.43
        D/ED Index: 8.02 (+/-): -0.204            K/AA Index: 8.36 (+/-):  0.214
 Qualified:            #22  7.559 -0.461                        #8  7.757 -0.603
Lelchook just misses the tree and goes red. Neff backs off the throttle early to save his index.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  562 Lucky Snyder                         6618 Dale Giroux                  
E1                  -0.012  8.764 154.05     ****WINNER****  0.028  7.184 169.53
         G/A Index: 9.03 (+/-): -0.266            B/AA Index: 7.61 (+/-): -0.426
 Qualified:            #27  8.740 -0.290                       #13  7.031 -0.579
Snyder goes red and gives the win to Giroux. Giroux runs it for 1000 feet and backs off the throttle.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 2158 Guy Napolitano                        710 Doug Lambeck                 
E1                         No Time           ****WINNER****  0.024  9.066 118.11
        B/EA Index: 8.33 (+/-): 91.669           D/SMA Index: 9.02 (+/-):  0.046
 Qualified:            #28  8.223 -0.107                       #14  8.441 -0.579
Napolitano is a no-show.Lambeck is off the throttle very early.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6990 Howie Stevens                          67 Aaron Strong                 
E1                   0.157  7.540 180.40     ****WINNER****  0.031  8.370 147.29
         C/A Index: 7.97 (+/-): -0.430             B/T Index: 8.83 (+/-): -0.460
 Qualified:            #23  7.515 -0.455                        #9  8.235 -0.595
Strong gets a huge holeshot and is able to back off the throttle early.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5248 Shaun Vincent                           1 Alan Ellis                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.030  8.507 156.08                     0.028  6.720 200.56
        C/TA Index: 9.08 (+/-): -0.573            A/AP Index: 7.22 (+/-): -0.500
 Qualified:             #3  8.446 -0.634                       #17  6.664 -0.556
Vincent is tied for the national points in this class. If he goes on to win this event he can clinch the title.

Not much difference off the line, Vincent is able to hold off Ellis for the win. He will take a .07 CIC adjustment into the next round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   65 Ryan Warter                          7298 Scott Hedlund                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.030  9.303 114.92                    -0.047  8.902 115.06
        F/SM Index: 9.38 (+/-): -0.077            A/SM Index: 8.47 (+/-):  0.432
 Qualified:            #19  8.840 -0.540                        #5  7.853 -0.617
Hedlund leaves too quickly and gives the win to Warter.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4995 Ray Goodman                           432 Barry Forrester              
E1                   7.626 No Time           ****WINNER****  0.115  7.680 143.52
        A/EA Index: 7.92 (+/-): 92.079            C/ED Index: 7.93 (+/-): -0.250
 Qualified:            #25  7.609 -0.311                       #11  7.346 -0.584
The tree comes down and Goodman doesn't move.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7667 Randy Goff                              3 Jeff Lane                    
E1                   0.033  8.526 156.57     ****WINNER****  0.071  8.217 144.10
         B/T Index: 8.83 (+/-): -0.304           B/SMA Index: 8.68 (+/-): -0.463
 Qualified:            #26  8.536 -0.294                       #12  8.097 -0.583
Goff gets the advantage off the line but can't hold off Lane.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   39 Robert Bailey                         514 Clint Sallee                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.295  7.838 140.11                           No Time      
        A/DA Index: 7.17 (+/-):  0.668             B/D Index: 7.26 (+/-): 92.739
 Qualified:            #20  6.638 -0.532                        #6  6.644 -0.616
Sallee is a no-show.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    5 David Rampy                           390 Ray Skillman                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.073  7.660 133.45                           No Time      
        A/EA Index: 7.92 (+/-): -0.260           E/SMA Index: 9.04 (+/-): 90.959
 Qualified:            #16  7.356 -0.564                        #2  8.389 -0.651
Skillman is a no-show. Rampy is off the throttle early.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7474 Justin Lamb                           717 Mike DePalma                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.007 14.994  73.86                           No Time      
       C/SMA Index: 8.78 (+/-):  6.214             C/T Index: 8.84 (+/-): 91.159
 Qualified:             #4  8.155 -0.625                       #18  8.298 -0.542
DePalma is a no-show. Lamb makes a move to the left at the hit and backs off the throttle quickly.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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