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Sat, 17 Mar 2018, 14:53 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 1 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 49th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  224 Brad Plourd                          2211 Van Puckett                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.016  6.420 183.79                     0.056  8.251 163.79
       AA/AM Index: 7.04 (+/-): -0.620            G/AA Index: 8.84 (+/-): -0.589
 Qualified:            #10  6.342 -0.698                        #2  8.100 -0.740
2:29 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 79 degrees, relative humidity 29 percent, barometer 29.78 inches, adjusted altitude 1,945 feet, track temperature 111 degrees.

Plourd gets the advantage off the line and runs down Puckett to take the win. Plourd will take a CIC adjustment in the next round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   12 Calvin Hill                           203 Gary Coccaro                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.080  8.398 138.84                     0.058  8.852 136.52
        I/AA Index: 8.65 (+/-): -0.252            G/AA Index: 8.91 (+/-): -0.058
 Qualified:             #7  7.926 -0.724                       #15  8.375 -0.535
Coccaro gets the advantage off the line but can't hold off Hill.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3002 Pat Ross                               24 Allen Wilson                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.023  7.746 165.97                     0.028  8.959 144.26
         D/A Index: 8.28 (+/-): -0.534           F/SMA Index: 9.26 (+/-): -0.301
 Qualified:             #4  7.542 -0.738                       #12  8.621 -0.639
Ross gets a small holeshot and goes around Wilson for the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 2467 Jim Kimbrough                          37 Robert Bailey                
E1                  -0.022  7.724 130.20     ****WINNER****  0.126  7.176 144.35
        C/ED Index: 7.93 (+/-): -0.206            A/ED Index: 7.24 (+/-): -0.064
 Qualified:             #5  7.192 -0.738                       #13  6.607 -0.633
Kimbrough goes red giving the win to Bailey. Bailey backs off the throttle early.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5622 Jim Greenheck                        107M Wes Leopold                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.055  7.235 174.37                     0.018  8.184 143.61
        C/AA Index: 7.84 (+/-): -0.605           A/SMA Index: 8.53 (+/-): -0.346
 Qualified:            #11  7.150 -0.690                        #3  7.791 -0.739
Leopold gets the advantage off the line but can't hold off Greenheck.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    1 David Rampy                            23 Randy Daniels                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.025  7.844 117.56                    -0.021  8.612 125.41
        A/EA Index: 7.82 (+/-):  0.024            C/SM Index: 8.81 (+/-): -0.198
 Qualified:             #6  7.093 -0.727                       #14  8.181 -0.629
Daniels leaves too soon and goes red giving the win to Rampy. Rampy backs off the throttle early.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   10 Greg Kamplain                        2112 Jenny Treadwell              
E1   ****WINNER****  0.016  6.861 174.48                     0.035  8.273 156.03
        B/ED Index: 7.46 (+/-): -0.599            E/ED Index: 8.83 (+/-): -0.557
 Qualified:             #8  6.737 -0.723                       #16  9.203  0.373
Kamplain gets the advantage off the line and runs down Treadwell to take the win. he will take a CIC adjustment in the next round.

Treadwell goes through the lights and it looked like her brakes may have locked up. The dragster makes a hard turn to the left and rolls. She hits the wall, bounces back toward the center of the shutdown area and comes to a stop. She exits the vehicle and appears to be okay.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   13 Michele Costa                           2 Frank Aragona                
E1                         No Time           ****WINNER****  0.004  8.002 120.72
        F/ED Index: 8.70 (+/-): 91.299            E/DA Index: 7.99 (+/-):  0.012
 Qualified:             #9  7.998 -0.702                        #1  7.206 -0.784
Costa is a no-show.

In the next round it will be Aragona vs. Bailey, Greenheck vs. Hill, Plourd vs. Rampy, and Ross vs. Kamplain.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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