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Sun, 03 Mar 2013, 18:50 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 3 Eliminations
By David Gerard





CHANDLER, Ariz. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division, event at Firebird International Raceway:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    8 Jeff Lane                            7098 Tom Mettler                  
E3                   0.036  8.046 163.87     ****WINNER****  0.032  7.428 174.84
       B/SMA Index: 8.58 (+/-): -0.534             PST Index: 7.99 (+/-): -0.562
 Prior rounds:
E2    (R Jones     ) 0.031  8.076 -0.544      (B Kent      ) 0.034  7.728 -0.262
E1    (B Fitzpatric) 0.048  8.237 -0.383      (D Giroux    ) 0.015  7.621 -0.369
 Qualified:             #4  8.094 -0.526                        #2  7.424 -0.566
4:45 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 76 degrees, relative humidity 23 percent, barometer 28.65 inches, adjusted altitude 2,661 feet, track temperature 94 degrees.

Winners to the final round.Jeff Lane has a 0.04 CIC penalty; Tom Mettler has no CIC penalty.

Just 0.004 difference in RT and Mettler has to take an 0.06 CIC going into the final round to get by lane for the eight foot win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7023 Tyler Hogan                           500 Lou Ficco Jr.                
E3                   0.090  7.041 188.60     ****WINNER****  0.089  7.028 178.19
        C/DA Index: 7.57 (+/-): -0.529            B/AA Index: 7.57 (+/-): -0.542
 Prior rounds:
E2                   0.015  7.127 -0.443      (D Carter    ) 0.043  7.063 -0.507
E1    (R Wilson    ) 0.011  7.065 -0.535      (J Mozeris   ) 0.086  7.102 -0.468
 Qualified:             #1  7.021 -0.579                        #3  7.006 -0.564
Tyler Hogan has a 0.03 CIC penalty; Lou Ficco Jr. has no CIC penalty.

They leave just 0.001 difference in RT, but Hogan can't catch Lou Ficco Jr. MOV: 0.0149 seconds (approximately 4 feet).

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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