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Fri, 18 Jan 2013, 20:14 PM

Top Fuel Qualifying Notes, Session #2
By Rick Green

JUPITER, Fla. - Notes from round 2 qualifying in Top Fuel at the NHRA, Pro Winter Warmup listing lane, driver name, elapsed time/top speed this round, position in order following run, best prior elapsed time/speed, and position in order prior to run:
Left Lane: Doug Kalitta Runs 3.787/322.58, Now #3; Best prior run: 6.860/92.87, Was #10
Right Lane: Tony Schumacher Runs 3.794/325.30, Now #2; Best prior run: 3.776/324.59, Was #2

Kalitta in Lucas car again and this is a great side-by-side drag race. Doug Kalitta's incremental times: 60ft-99.999 sec., 330ft-99.999, 660ft-99.999/000.00 mph.
Tony Schumacher's incremental times: 60ft-99.999 sec., 330ft-99.999, 660ft-99.999/000.00 mph.

Left Lane: Leah Pruett Runs 4.279/188.07, Now #6; Best prior run: 3.850/307.16, Was #6
Right Lane: Antron Brown Runs 6.512/98.45, Now #7; Best prior run: 3.860/302.28, Was #7

Brown is up in smoke early and clicks it off...Pruett starts to lose traction and clicks it off.

Left Lane: Clay Millican Runs 3.804/322.73, Now #5; Best prior run: 3.828/321.42, Was #5
Right Lane: Brittany Force Runs 3.796/324.36, Now #4; Best prior run: 3.860/290.88, Was #8

This was a great side-by-side drag race...Clay Millican's incremental times: 60ft-0.850 sec., 330ft-2.160, 660ft-3.054/281.19 mph.
Brittany Force's incremental times: 60ft-0.848 sec., 330ft-2.154, 660ft-3.049/281.13 mph.

Left Lane: Bob Vandergriff Runs 3.848/320.51, Now #6; Best prior run: 3.825/321.50, Was #6
Right Lane: David Grubnic Runs 3.970/225.79, Now #9; Best prior run: 3.870/271.08, Was #9

Grubnic clicked it off early. Vandergriff with another good pass. Bob Vandergriff's incremental times: 60ft-0.867 sec., 330ft-2.186, 660ft-3.090/278.92 mph.

Left Lane: Doug Kalitta Runs 5.245/134.27, Now #1; Best prior run: 3.759/328.30, Was #1
Right Lane: Sidnei Firgo Runs 10.385/75.32, Now #10; Best prior run: 3.883/318.24, Was #10

Firgo is up in smoke right at the hit...Kalitta starts to lose traction and clicks it off. That wraps up day one from the Pro Winter Warmup.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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