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Fri, 01 Mar 2013, 19:04 PM

Top Alcohol Funny Car Qualifying Notes, Session #1
By Larry Sullivan





BAYTOWN, Texas - Notes from round 1 qualifying in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, South Central Division, Showdown at Sundown at Royal Purple Raceway listing lane, driver name, elapsed time, top speed, and position in order following run:
Right Lane: Bryan Brown Runs 11.305/102.58, Now #1

5:54 p.m. Brown spun the tires hard and coasted through.

Left Lane: Mark Billington Runs 5.616/244.60, Now #2
Right Lane: Shane Westerfield Runs 5.535/261.12, Now #1

Billington slowly lost ground to Westerfield most of the way and then it sounded like he popped the burst panel.

Mark Billington's incremental times: 60ft-0.971 sec., 330ft-2.492, 660ft-3.690/206.89 mph, 1,000ft-4.721.
Shane Westerfield's incremental times: 60ft-0.955 sec., 330ft-2.470, 660ft-3.658/209.46 mph, 1,000ft-4.674.

Left Lane: Ray Drew Runs 8.109/111.42, Now #4
Right Lane: Kris Hool Runs 5.591/260.97, Now #2

Drew launched, shook, pedaled, shook again and lifted. Hool made a nice run, good enough to move into the second spot.

Kris Hool's incremental times: 60ft-0.953 sec., 330ft-2.494, 660ft-3.701/206.92 mph, 1,000ft-4.728.

Left Lane: John Lombardo Jr. Runs 5.527/263.67, Now #1
Right Lane: Chris Foster Runs 5.748/253.28, Now #5

Two nice runs, Lombardo making a hard charge early in the run, then holding Foster off on the top end.

John Lombardo Jr.'s incremental times: 60ft-0.949 sec., 330ft-2.478, 660ft-3.663/210.11 mph, 1,000ft-4.673.
Chris Foster's incremental times: 60ft-1.018 sec., 330ft-2.595, 660ft-3.820/203.22 mph, 1,000ft-4.865.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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