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Sun, 03 Mar 2013, 14:36 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 1 Eliminations
By David Gerard





CHANDLER, Ariz. - Results of round 1 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
 7189 Dean Carter                          7063 Mark Lelchook                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.092  7.014 187.60                     0.042  7.449 172.21
        B/ND Index: 7.56 (+/-): -0.546            D/DA Index: 7.94 (+/-): -0.491
 Qualified:             #6  7.039 -0.521                       #13  7.999  0.059
12:21 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 72 degrees, relative humidity 27 percent, barometer 28.78 inches, adjusted altitude 2,390 feet, track temperature 95 degrees.

Conditions today are better than when they qualified yesterday.

Carter is late and has to use up some CIC for round two to just get by Lelchook in the lights.

Dean Carter's MOV: 0.0058 seconds (approximately 18 inches).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6618 Dale Giroux                          7098 Tom Mettler                  
E1                  -0.043  7.634 129.07     ****WINNER****  0.015  7.621 144.88
        B/AA Index: 7.57 (+/-):  0.064             PST Index: 7.99 (+/-): -0.369
 Qualified:             #9  7.116 -0.454                        #2  7.424 -0.566
Giroux is a bunch early on the tree and Mettler gets the easy win and lifts.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7004 Art Hodges                           4799 Bill Kent                    
E1                  -0.037  7.676 173.45     ****WINNER****  0.106  7.242 138.64
         C/A Index: 7.93 (+/-): -0.254             B/D Index: 7.27 (+/-): -0.028
 Qualified:            #12  7.744 -0.186                        #5  6.745 -0.525
Another red light. Kent gets the instant win.

He will face Mettler in the next round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  500 Lou Ficco Jr.                         703 Joe Mozeris                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.086  7.102 170.79                     0.122  7.091 186.38
        B/AA Index: 7.57 (+/-): -0.468            B/ED Index: 7.52 (+/-): -0.429
 Qualified:             #3  7.006 -0.564                       #10  7.122 -0.398
Mozeris is later than Ficco and that's bad. Ficco gets the twenty one foot win.

He races Carter later.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    8 Jeff Lane                            7522 Brian Fitzpatrick            
E1   ****WINNER****  0.048  8.237 134.31                    -0.148  9.049  99.90
       B/SMA Index: 8.62 (+/-): -0.383             H/D Index: 6.93 (+/-):  2.119
 Qualified:             #4  8.094 -0.526                       #11  6.656 -0.274
Fitzpatrick continues to struggle off the line and lifts early. It didn't matter, as he was way red.

Lane goes to the next round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7009 Ross Wilson                          7023 Tyler Hogan                  
E1                   0.032  8.294 160.10     ****WINNER****  0.011  7.065 174.44
        C/SM Index: 8.76 (+/-): -0.466            C/DA Index: 7.60 (+/-): -0.535
 Qualified:             #8  8.252 -0.508                        #1  7.021 -0.579
Winner goes to the next round.Hogan has the starting line advantage and nips into the CIC penality bag for round two in beating Wilson.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7230 Randy Jones                          7634 Kurt Hugger                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.045  8.841 115.40                    -0.072  7.436 169.57
        C/TA Index: 9.03 (+/-): -0.189             PST Index: 7.99 (+/-): -0.554
 Qualified:             #7  8.518 -0.512                       #14 15.116  7.126
Pick-um-ups a pair. Randy Jones get the easy win. MOV: opponent's red light.

He races Lane later today.

12:32 p.m.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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