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Sun, 09 Nov 2014, 13:45 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 2 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





LAS VEGAS - Results of round 2 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                            5248 Shaun Vincent                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.042  8.543 152.59                     0.074  8.482 153.72
        C/SR Index: 9.13 (+/-): -0.587            C/TA Index: 9.01 (+/-): -0.528
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Keilers   ) 0.109  8.641 -0.489      (A Ellis     ) 0.030  8.507 -0.573
 Qualified:            #10  8.544 -0.586                        #3  8.446 -0.634
10:30 a.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 70 degrees, relative humidity 29 percent, barometer 27.89 inches, adjusted altitude 3,480 feet, track temperature 93 degrees.

Vincent will have to win this event to clinch both the national championship and take the division five championship. He has already taken a .07 hit to his index.

Sigmon gets out of the gate first and holds off Vincent for the win.

Vincent and Patterson end the season tied for the division five championship and will have to go to the tiebreaker.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  590 Clint Neff                           707M John Mihovetz                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.098  8.340 121.13                    -0.054  8.091 118.25
        K/AA Index: 8.36 (+/-): -0.020           BB/AT Index: 7.20 (+/-):  0.891
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Lelchook  ) 0.068  8.574  0.214      (R Van Paepeg) 0.322  7.218  0.018
 Qualified:             #8  7.757 -0.603                        #1  6.006 -1.194
Mihovetz leaves way to early and gives the win to Neff.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7474 Justin Lamb                           432 Barry Forrester              
E2   ****WINNER****  0.037  8.702 118.60                    -0.066  8.210 113.61
       C/SMA Index: 8.78 (+/-): -0.078            C/ED Index: 7.93 (+/-):  0.280
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M De Palma  ) 0.007 14.994  6.214      (R Goodman   ) 0.115  7.680 -0.250
 Qualified:             #4  8.155 -0.625                       #11  7.346 -0.584
Forrester goes red and gives the win to Lamb.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   65 Ryan Warter                             3 Jeff Lane                    
E2   ****WINNER****  0.020  9.213 123.64                    -0.010  8.665 113.33
        F/SM Index: 9.38 (+/-): -0.167           B/SMA Index: 8.68 (+/-): -0.015
 Prior rounds:
E1    (S Hedlund   ) 0.030  9.303 -0.077      (R Goff      ) 0.071  8.217 -0.463
 Qualified:            #19  8.840 -0.540                       #12  8.097 -0.583
The red lights continue, Lane leaves a little too soon and gives the win to Warter.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   67 Aaron Strong                            5 David Rampy                  
E2                   0.047  8.288 161.87     ****WINNER****  0.045  7.362 166.17
         B/T Index: 8.83 (+/-): -0.542            A/EA Index: 7.92 (+/-): -0.558
 Prior rounds:
E1    (H Stevens   ) 0.031  8.370 -0.460      (R Skillman  ) 0.073  7.660 -0.260
 Qualified:             #9  8.235 -0.595                       #16  7.356 -0.564
Rampy has to take a small bite out of his index to take the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   39 Robert Bailey                        6618 Dale Giroux                  
E2   ****WINNER****  0.133  7.302 141.25                    -0.022  7.796 119.33
        A/DA Index: 7.17 (+/-):  0.132            B/AA Index: 7.61 (+/-):  0.186
 Prior rounds:
E1    (C Sallee    ) 0.295  7.838  0.668      (L Snyder    ) 0.028  7.184 -0.426
 Qualified:            #20  6.638 -0.532                       #13  7.031 -0.579
Giroux is early and goes red, giving the win to Bailey.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
        Bye                                 710 Doug Lambeck                 
E2                                            ****WINNER****  0.020  8.584 133.05
                                                 D/SMA Index: 9.02 (+/-): -0.436
 Prior rounds:
E1                                           (G Napolitano) 0.024  9.066  0.046
 Qualified:                                                      #14  8.441 -0.579
In the next round it will be Lamb vs. lambeck, Rampy vs. Warter, Sigmon vs. Bailey, and Neff will have a bye run.

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