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Sat, 16 Aug 2014, 15:58 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 2 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





BRAINERD, Minn. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 33rd annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
        Bye                                5250 Todd Patterson               
E2                                            ****WINNER****  0.022 10.297  86.49
                                                 A/SMA Index: 8.49 (+/-):  1.807
 Prior rounds:
E1                                           (D Kjono     ) 0.075  8.145 -0.345
 Qualified:                                                       #2  7.939 -0.551
2:47 p.m. Patterson checked his launch setup, shut it down after 300 feet.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5296 Pat Nahan                            5248 Shaun Vincent                
E2                   0.104  7.421 177.86     ****WINNER****  0.023  8.511 150.03
         E/D Index: 7.88 (+/-): -0.459            C/TA Index: 9.00 (+/-): -0.489
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Antony    ) 0.021  7.533 -0.347                     0.012  8.954 -0.046
 Qualified:             #5  7.380 -0.500                        #1  8.441 -0.559
Vincent had a very nice light and won by over a car length.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    5 David Rampy                            54 Jim Greenheck                
E2                  -0.011  7.493 144.92     ****WINNER****  0.034  7.425 176.81
        A/EA Index: 7.84 (+/-): -0.347            C/AA Index: 7.87 (+/-): -0.445
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Wilczek   ) 0.065  7.426 -0.414      (B Riemenapp ) 0.021  7.422 -0.448
 Qualified:             #6  7.345 -0.495                        #9  7.457 -0.413
Rampy went red (don't see that often) and Greenheck advanced to race Vincent in the semifinals tomorrow.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    2 Bruno Massel                         5125 Bruce Schmiedl               
E2   ****WINNER****  0.057  7.261 166.70                     0.121  7.524 174.68
       DD/AT Index: 7.62 (+/-): -0.359            A/EA Index: 7.84 (+/-): -0.316
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Arrowsmith) 0.024  7.509 -0.111      (D Engels    ) 0.117  7.516 -0.324
 Qualified:             #7  7.172 -0.448                       #10  7.497 -0.343
Schmiedl left a lot hanging on the tree and Massel was able to take an easy win. He will race Patterson in the semifinals.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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