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Sat, 08 Feb 2020, 13:09 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 1 Eliminations
By David Gerard





POMONA, Calif. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 60th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com:
 

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed 
 5233 Taylor Chomiski                      7280 Chuck Moore                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.142  7.740 176.37                     0.133  6.716 207.56 
         D/A Index: 8.32 (+/-): -0.580           AA/AM Index: 7.03 (+/-): -0.314 
 Qualified:             #8  7.689 -0.631                       #16  6.572 -0.458 
9:50 a.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 61 degrees, relative humidity 52 percent, barometer 28.89 inches, adjusted altitude 1,993 feet, track temperature 59 degrees.

Two "no so good" lights and Chomiski gets the easy win.

Moore's Corvette took the long way down and had puffs of smoke coming out from underneath the car. No oil though.

 

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed 
   10 Ralph Van Paepeghem                     5 Ryan Warter                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.047  7.612 133.80                     0.089 10.083  96.55 
        A/EA Index: 7.81 (+/-): -0.198            F/SM Index: 9.28 (+/-):  0.803 
 Qualified:            #13  7.276 -0.534                        #5  8.629 -0.651 
Two Top Ten Comp races come to the line. Both from Division Six.

Ralph Van Paepeghem dumps early, as Warter's Camaro is coasting after half track.

 

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed 
   68 John Edwards                           78 Joshua Lee                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.080  7.342 177.23                     0.045  9.088 122.95 
        C/AA Index: 7.94 (+/-): -0.598            H/EA Index: 9.49 (+/-): -0.402 
 Qualified:            #10  7.320 -0.620                        #2  8.747 -0.743 
Lee's little Honda has issues and slows. Edwards takes advantage and runs right under the CIC line for the easy win.
 

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed 
 7230 Randy Jones                           233 Art Hodges                   
E1                  -0.005  8.781 113.18     ****WINNER**** -0.013  7.345 168.30 
         C/T Index: 8.81 (+/-): -0.029             C/A Index: 7.85 (+/-): -0.505 
 Qualified:             #3  8.133 -0.677                       #11  7.293 -0.557 
Both drivers red light, but Jones was first. Hodges goes to round two.
 

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed 
 7189 Dean Carter                            72 Joe Mozeris                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.044  6.900 177.70                     0.012  6.944 174.14 
        B/ND Index: 7.56 (+/-): -0.660            B/ED Index: 7.48 (+/-): -0.536 
 Qualified:             #4  6.894 -0.666                       #12  6.945 -0.535 
Carter's dragster hunts a little off the line and it will cost him some CIC in round two.
 

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed 
    4 Tony Mandella                        5453 Bob Sherwood                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.000  8.213 133.18                     0.038  8.425 124.25 
       A/SMA Index: 8.46 (+/-): -0.247            A/SM Index: 8.45 (+/-): -0.025 
 Qualified:             #6  7.810 -0.650                       #14  7.918 -0.532 
Perfect light for Mandella and an easy win, as Sherwood slows down track.
 

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed 
 7009 Ross Wilson                           727 Alan Freese                  
E1                   0.243  8.133 167.97     ****WINNER****  0.008  8.746 159.40 
        C/SM Index: 8.76 (+/-): -0.627           F/SMA Index: 9.26 (+/-): -0.514 
 Qualified:             #9  8.137 -0.623                       #17  8.881 -0.379 
Wilson is way late and Freese posts a great eight light for the easy win.
 

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed 
        Bye                                 767 Tibor Kadar                  
E1                                            ****WINNER****  0.041  8.683 123.59 
                                                  D/EA Index: 8.77 (+/-): -0.087 
 Qualified:                                                       #1  8.012 -0.758 
Bye run for Kadar.
 

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed 
  710 Doug Lambeck                         7771 Ed Sigmon                    
E1   ****WINNER****  0.862 15.915   NS                             No Time      
       D/SMA Index: 8.93 (+/-):  6.985            C/SR Index: 9.03 (+/-): 90.969 
 Qualified:             #7  8.286 -0.644                       #15  8.504 -0.526 
Sigmon is a no show and Lambeck takes the green for the win.

10:03 a.m.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink





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