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Sat, 03 Nov 2018, 17:57 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, event at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7342 Matthew Dahl                          610 John Edwards                 
E1                         No Time           ****WINNER****  0.058  8.025 120.00
       A/SMA Index: 8.65 (+/-): 91.349            C/AA Index: 8.04 (+/-): -0.015
 Qualified:            #23  8.781  0.191                       #12  7.472 -0.568
2:33 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 85 degrees, relative humidity 15 percent, barometer 27.89 inches, adjusted altitude 4,371 feet, track temperature 109 degrees.

Dahl does his burnout and loses fire. Edwards clicks it off early.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  432 Barry Forrester                      5125 Bruce Schmiedl               
E1   ****WINNER****  0.047  7.419 175.41                     0.053  7.416 177.60
        C/ED Index: 7.99 (+/-): -0.571            A/EA Index: 7.98 (+/-): -0.564
 Qualified:            #22  7.571 -0.419                       #11  7.404 -0.576
Forrester gets the advantage off the line and holds off Schmiedl for the win. Forrester will take a CIC adjustment into the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6857 Ralph Van Paepeghem                     1 David Rampy                  
E1                   0.034  7.382 178.73     ****WINNER****  0.001  7.401 173.52
        A/EA Index: 7.91 (+/-): -0.528            A/EA Index: 7.92 (+/-): -0.519
 Qualified:            #17  7.376 -0.534                        #6  7.290 -0.630
Rampy gets an almost perfect light and takes the stripe for the win and keep his championship hopes alive.

Rampy will take on Edwards in the next round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  710 Doug Lambeck                          855 Stig Olsson                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.045  8.537 152.85                     0.117  6.621 205.88
       D/SMA Index: 9.07 (+/-): -0.533            A/DA Index: 7.16 (+/-): -0.539
 Qualified:             #9  8.468 -0.602                       #20  6.657 -0.503
Lambeck gets the advantage off the line and holds off Olsson to take the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    2 Frank Aragona                        769Y Josh Lee                     
E1   ****WINNER****  0.055  7.441 168.51                     0.052  9.069 138.17
        E/DA Index: 8.02 (+/-): -0.579            H/EA Index: 9.64 (+/-): -0.571
 Qualified:             #4  7.360 -0.660                       #15  9.083 -0.557
Aragona is able to run down Lee and take the win but will take a hit to his index in the next round.

Frank Aragona's MOV: 0.0052 seconds (approximately 13 inches).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   71 Tony Mandella                        7348 Michael Dahl                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.034  8.112 159.21                     0.091  8.063 167.88
       A/SMA Index: 8.65 (+/-): -0.538           A/SMA Index: 8.65 (+/-): -0.587
 Qualified:             #5  7.962 -0.648                       #16  8.110 -0.540
Mandella gets out of the gate first and takes the stripe for the win. He will take on Forrester in the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  233 Art Hodges                             42 Craig Bourgeois              
E1                   0.159 23.881  41.94     ****WINNER****  0.000  7.642 125.45
         D/A Index: 8.46 (+/-): 15.421            B/ND Index: 7.54 (+/-):  0.102
 Qualified:             #2  7.772 -0.688                       #13  6.973 -0.567
Hodges gets about 300 feet out and the car noses over, not sure why. Bourgeois gets a perfect light and takes the win to keep his championship hopes alive.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   24 Allen Wilson                           34 Todd Frantz                  
E1                   0.017  9.084 122.87     ****WINNER****  0.071  7.436 162.49
       F/SMA Index: 9.40 (+/-): -0.316            C/ED Index: 7.98 (+/-): -0.544
 Qualified:            #19  8.886 -0.514                        #8  7.372 -0.608
Wilson gets the advantage off the line but Frantz is able to reel him in and go around for the win.

Frantz will take on Bourgeois in the next round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7230 Randy Jones                          7879 Don Bevers                   
E1                   0.077  8.460 152.61     ****WINNER****  0.061  8.139 155.47
         C/T Index: 8.94 (+/-): -0.480           A/SMA Index: 8.65 (+/-): -0.511
 Qualified:             #7  8.324 -0.616                       #18  8.123 -0.527
Bevers gets the holeshot and goes around Jones to take the win without too much damage to his index.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    5 Jeff Lane                               7 Brian Hyerstay               
E1                   0.033  8.088 165.68     ****WINNER****  0.039  8.925 142.82
       B/SMA Index: 8.66 (+/-): -0.572             G/D Index: 9.53 (+/-): -0.605
 Qualified:            #14  8.099 -0.561                        #3  8.844 -0.686
Lane gets a small advantage off the line but he can't get around Hyerstay.

Hyerstay will take on Lambeck in the next round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  750 Jim Cowan                            6990 Howie Stevens                
E1                         No Time           ****WINNER****  0.596 12.260  69.74
        D/EA Index: 8.95 (+/-): 91.049             C/A Index: 8.05 (+/-):  4.210
 Qualified:            #21  8.479 -0.471                       #10  7.465 -0.585
Cowan is a no-show. Stevens will take on Aragona in the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6660 Adam Bowdish                               Bye
E1   ****WINNER****  0.115  9.064 111.95     
       D/SMA Index: 9.11 (+/-): -0.046    
 Qualified:             #1  8.416 -0.694                     Bye
Bowdish clicks it off early. he will take on Bevers in the next round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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