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Thu, 07 Mar 2013, 18:53 PM

Nostalgia Top Fuel Time Trial Notes, Session #1
By David Gerard

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Notes from round 1 time trials in Nostalgia Top Fuel at the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series 2013, 55th Annual March Meet listing lane, driver name, elapsed time, top speed, and position in order following run:
Right Lane: Denver Schutz Runs 5.873/208.94, Now #1

NOTE: The Tech. Cards haven't been coming up to the tower, so many names are either guesses or information from prior races. This will be corrected by tomorrow's qualifying.

3:03 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 74 degrees, relative humidity 29 percent, barometer 29.16 inches, adjusted altitude 2,050 feet, track temperature 97 degrees.

A clean straight pass for Schutz to start the session.

Denver Schutz's incremental times: 60ft-1.041 sec., 330ft-2.639, 660ft-3.863/203.98 mph, 1,000ft-4.888.

Left Lane: Howard Haight Runs 6.325/213.91, Now #3
Right Lane: Rick Williamson Runs 5.950/197.80, Now #2

Williamson takes a long time to back up. The car makes a hard leave and then has smoke out of the pipes near the top end.

Haight's car is a little lazy off the line and slows down track.

Left Lane: Michelle Lewis Runs 7.114/131.61, Now #5
Right Lane: Jim Murphy Runs 5.855/213.16, Now #1

Stong pass for Murphy to start the season on a high note.

Lewis leaves hard and the then slows.

Left Lane: Tony Bartone Runs 5.561/220.19, Now #1
Right Lane: Branden Blianke Runs 5.971/220.66, Now #5

Barton's fueler marches off the line and flies on down the track for the best run of the session by far.

Strong pass for Blianke.

Left Lane: Bill Dunlap Runs 6.100/191.46, Now #5

Strong clean pass for Dunlap to wrap up the session.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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