LAS VEGAS - Notes from round 1 qualifying in Top Alcohol Dragster at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 14th annual SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals listing lane, driver name, elapsed time, top speed, and position in order following run:
Right Lane: Ashley Sanford Runs 10.382/85.00, Now #1
Weather conditions: air temperature 83 degrees, relative humidity 19 percent, barometer 27.69 inches, adjusted altitude 4,552 feet, track temperature 99 degrees.
Sanford making her
debut and she launches into a lot of tire shake and clicks it off.
Left Lane: Aaron Olivarez Runs 6.041/232.03, Now #2
Right Lane: Scott Carroll Runs 5.610/256.41, Now #1
Olivarez rattled the tires right at the hit and then started to drop cylinders, but stayed with it. Carroll making his National event debut and he makes a nice pass. His career quickest and fastest pass to go to the number one spot for now. Scott Carroll's incremental times: 60ft-0.999 sec., 330ft-2.499, 660ft-3.703/205.07 mph, 1,000ft-4.734.
Left Lane: William Litton Runs 6.004/236.59, Now #3
Right Lane: Garrett Bateman Runs 5.488/251.53, Now #1
Litton was mixing up cylinders right at the hit, but stayed with it. Bateman launched hard and keep it hooked up to go to the number one spot. Garrett Bateman's incremental times: 60ft-0.936 sec., 330ft-2.459, 660ft-3.614/214.86 mph, 1,000ft-4.611.
Left Lane: Greg Hunter Runs 5.536/260.21, Now #2
Right Lane: Johnny Ahten Runs 5.702/252.14, Now #4
Ahten with a clean pass to get into the top half of the show. Hunter with a real nice pass as he goes to the number two spot. Greg Hunter's incremental times: 60ft-0.967 sec., 330ft-2.468, 660ft-3.657/207.91 mph, 1,000ft-4.673.
Left Lane: Megan McKernan Runs 5.483/250.55, Now #1
Right Lane: Chris Demke No Time, Now #9
Demke doesn't even fire the car and is pushed off the burnout box. McKernan keep it hitting on all eight and hooked up to go to the number one spot. Megan McKernan's incremental times: 60ft-0.950 sec., 330ft-2.470, 660ft-3.615/217.84 mph, 1,000ft-4.602.
Left Lane: Joey Severance Runs 5.385/265.22, Now #1
Right Lane: Don St. Arnaud Runs 5.479/261.72, Now #2
This was a great side-by-side drag race as these two go to the top of the list. Joey Severance's incremental times: 60ft-1.015 sec., 330ft-2.375, 660ft-3.538/212.09 mph, 1,000ft-4.537.
Don St. Arnaud's incremental times: 60ft-0.974 sec., 330ft-2.494, 660ft-3.651/216.10 mph, 1,000ft-4.630.
Left Lane: Ray Martin Runs 5.377/267.96, Now #2
Right Lane: Jim Whiteley Runs 5.351/267.11, Now #1
Whiteley launched hard and keep it hooked up to go to the number one spot. Jim Whiteley's incremental times: 60ft-0.927 sec., 330ft-2.379, 660ft-3.527/214.79 mph, 1,000ft-4.513. Martin was right there with him to go to the number two spot. Ray Martin's incremental times: 60ft-0.940 sec., 330ft-2.397, 660ft-3.550/214.01 mph, 1,000ft-4.538.