GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Notes from round 2 qualifying in Pro Stock Motorcycle at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 44th annual Amalie Oil NHRA Gatornationals listing lane, rider 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: Redell Harris No Time, Now #21; Best prior run: 7.176/187.81, Was #21
Right Lane: Michael Phillips Runs 8.671/108.21, Now #22; No Prior Run
3:44 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 77 degrees, relative humidity 28 percent, barometer 42.00 inches, adjusted altitude 2,996 feet, track temperature 105 degrees.
Left Lane: Freddie Camarena Runs 7.086/191.57, Now #19; Best prior run: 7.088/189.84, Was #18
Right Lane: James Surber Runs 7.080/190.38, Now #18; Best prior run: 7.173/186.67, Was #20
John Hall is currently in the 12th spot with a 6.935, the minimum these two riders are shooting for...
Nice runs, but not quick enough to get into the top 12.
Left Lane: Katie Sullivan Runs 6.941/192.06, Now #13; Best prior run: 7.016/189.87, Was #17
Right Lane: Joe DeSantis Runs 7.039/189.95, Now #18; Best prior run: 7.155/183.10, Was #20
Sullivan improves - Katie Sullivan's incremental times: 60ft-1.080 sec., 330ft-2.892, 660ft-4.434/158.78 mph, 1,000ft-5.782. So does DeSantis - Joe DeSantis' incremental times: 60ft-1.111 sec., 330ft-2.949, 660ft-4.498/157.34 mph, 1,000ft-5.864.
Left Lane: Jim Underdahl Runs 7.025/192.69, Now #17; Best prior run: 7.008/188.20, Was #17
Right Lane: LE Tonglet Runs 9.083/92.96, Now #15; Best prior run: 6.958/187.00, Was #15
Tonglet was unable to shift into a higher gear during his pass, Underdahl slows by ..02.
Left Lane: Eddie Krawiec No Time, Now #16; Best prior run: 6.986/185.72, Was #16
Right Lane: Chip Ellis Runs 6.982/191.00, Now #14; Best prior run: 6.945/186.87, Was #14
Krawiec, last years winner was pushed back after the burnout, so Ellis will have a single, and Eddie will be busy trying to get into the field tomorrow.
Like a few others Ellis slows by about .04...
Chip Ellis' incremental times: 60ft-1.073 sec., 330ft-2.897, 660ft-4.452/157.23 mph, 1,000ft-5.812.
Left Lane: Steve Johnson Runs 6.860/197.08, Now #5; Best prior run: 6.931/193.35, Was #11
Right Lane: John Hall Runs 6.842/193.24, Now #3; Best prior run: 6.935/192.80, Was #12
Hall vaults into the top half of the field, Johnson's run is the fastest in mph so far today. Steve Johnson's incremental times: 60ft-1.066 sec., 330ft-2.870, 660ft-4.395/161.00 mph, 1,000ft-5.724.
John Hall's incremental times: 60ft-1.064 sec., 330ft-2.850, 660ft-4.363/161.54 mph, 1,000ft-5.692.
Left Lane: Shawn Gann Runs 7.067/195.42, Now #11; Best prior run: 6.918/190.35, Was #11
Right Lane: Angie Smith Runs 6.966/193.13, Now #12; Best prior run: 6.918/188.86, Was #12
Left Lane: Michael Ray Runs 6.868/195.08, Now #6; Best prior run: 6.915/193.90, Was #9
Right Lane: Adam Arana Runs 6.926/195.08, Now #10; Best prior run: 6.917/193.77, Was #10
Arana's team has to run up to the starting line to refire his motorcycle - he then had a couple of big wiggles during the run. Ray's run was smooth all the way to the stripe.
Left Lane: Mike Berry Runs 6.860/195.17, Now #7; Best prior run: 6.891/190.19, Was #9
Right Lane: Andrew Hines Runs 6.836/194.66, Now #3; Best prior run: 6.885/190.62, Was #8
Nice pass for Hines - Andrew Hines' incremental times: 60ft-1.046 sec., 330ft-2.833, 660ft-4.355/160.38 mph, 1,000ft-5.688.
Left Lane: Matt Smith Runs 6.804/197.28, Now #1; Best prior run: 6.849/193.96, Was #5
Right Lane: Scotty Pollacheck Runs 6.933/188.78, Now #9; Best prior run: 6.871/190.35, Was #9
Pollacheck had to lean off the left side of his bike most of the way, he had a good view of Smith running the quickest pass so far today. Matt Smith's incremental times: 60ft-1.052 sec., 330ft-2.829, 660ft-4.342/161.44 mph, 1,000ft-5.668.
Left Lane: Hector Arana Jr Runs 6.849/195.82, Now #3; Best prior run: 6.831/194.55, Was #2
Right Lane: Hector Arana Runs 6.817/195.22, Now #2; Best prior run: 6.832/192.25, Was #3
Arana Senior moves ahead of Arana Jr... He came close, but just missed the top spot. So we end Friday's action with Matt Smith in the number one spot with a 6.804, and Angie Smith held onto the 12th spot with a 6.918. 4:02 p.m.