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Sun, 14 Oct 2012, 23:20 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 1 Eliminations
By David Gerard





LAS VEGAS - Results of round 1 eliminations in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA, Seventh annual NHRA Pacific SPORTSnationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  610 John Edwards                          670 Mark Wolfe                   
E1   ****WINNER**** -0.142  8.082 132.97                           No Time      
        C/AA Index: 8.01 (+/-):  0.072             A/A Index: 7.13 (+/-): 92.869
 Qualified:            #10  7.442 -0.568                       #20  7.046 -0.084
NOTE: Actual lanes not known. Winner listed first.
Edwards gets the free pass to round two, as Wolfe is a no show.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7230 Randy Jones                            76 Tyler Hogan                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.008  8.622 143.89                     0.049  7.094 187.50
        C/TA Index: 9.18 (+/-): -0.558            C/DA Index: 7.64 (+/-): -0.546
 Qualified:             #5  8.569 -0.611                       #15  7.106 -0.534
Great 0.008 light for Jones. He gets a small CIC for round two.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   72 Alan Ellis                           751D Skip Dunn                    
E1   ****WINNER****  0.043  7.064 140.96                    -0.113  7.311 172.78
        A/AA Index: 7.18 (+/-): -0.116            B/AA Index: 7.62 (+/-): -0.309
 Qualified:             #8  6.608 -0.572                       #18  7.189 -0.431
Alan Ellis' MOV: opponent's BIG red light.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7189 Dean Carter                          7667 Randy Goff                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.019  7.164 155.54                     0.004  8.557 156.35
        B/ND Index: 7.60 (+/-): -0.436             B/T Index: 8.83 (+/-): -0.273
 Qualified:             #9  7.031 -0.569                       #19  8.522 -0.308
Goff cuts a strong 0.004 light and then slows. Carter goes to round two.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   77 Brian Fitzpatrick                    7009 Ross Wilson                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.044 19.553  62.76                    -0.008  9.180 111.81
         H/D Index: 6.95 (+/-): 12.603            C/SM Index: 8.89 (+/-):  0.290
 Qualified:            #11  6.390 -0.560                        #1  8.261 -0.629
Brian Fitzpatrick's MOV: opponent's -0.008 red light.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   74 Tom Mettler                            62 Brandon Huhtala              
E1   ****WINNER****  0.038  7.859 154.78                     0.014  7.956 140.55
        PSTA Index: 8.33 (+/-): -0.471             C/A Index: 8.03 (+/-): -0.074
 Qualified:            #12  7.783 -0.547                        #2  7.408 -0.622
Huhtala has the best RT, but slows. Mettler steals one!

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6660 Adam Bowdish                         1214 Matthew Hartford             
E1   ****WINNER****  0.022  8.120 159.31                     0.030  6.573 205.47
       B/SMA Index: 8.70 (+/-): -0.580            A/DA Index: 7.13 (+/-): -0.557
 Qualified:             #4  8.082 -0.618                       #14  6.591 -0.539
Adam Bowdish's MOV: 0.0310 seconds (approximately 9 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  710 Doug Lambeck                         7063 Mark Lelchook                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.076  8.572 147.62                     0.048  7.831 153.14
       D/SMA Index: 9.08 (+/-): -0.508            D/ED Index: 8.01 (+/-): -0.179
 Qualified:             #7  8.497 -0.583                       #17  7.533 -0.477


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  703 Joe Mozeris                           514 Clint Sallee                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.010  7.096 188.31                     0.063  6.807 199.17
        B/ED Index: 7.57 (+/-): -0.474             B/D Index: 7.32 (+/-): -0.513
 Qualified:            #16  7.072 -0.498                        #6  6.734 -0.586
Joe Mozeris gets the hole shot win. MOV: 0.0140 seconds (approximately 4 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   10 Bo Butner                            7771 Ed Sigmon                    
E1   ****WINNER****  0.058 No Time                          -0.044  9.346 109.85
        E/SM Index: 9.21 (+/-): 90.789            C/SR Index: 9.18 (+/-):  0.166
 Qualified:             #3  8.589 -0.621                       #13  8.633 -0.547
Bo Butner clicks it off after Sigmon's red light.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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