CLERMONT, Ind. - Notes from round 2 qualifying in Top Alcohol Dragster at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, North Central Division, Spring Spectacle of Speed 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: Ray Hack Runs 5.657/255.97, Now #8; No Prior Run
Right Lane: Mike Kosky Runs 5.604/200.83, Now #7; No Prior Run
Kosky was on a decent pass, his chute comes out about 1000' out, but he still gets in the show for now. Hack goes right down the groove and gets in on the bump for now.
Left Lane: Dave Hirata Runs 13.146/84.60, Now #12; Best prior run: 14.047/79.49, Was #12
Right Lane: Richard St. Pierre Runs 5.765/225.90, Now #9; Best prior run: 7.828/79.71, Was #11
Hirata goes up in smoke right off the line and backs off the throttle. St. Pierre improves but doesn't get in the field.
Left Lane: Marty Thacker Runs 5.399/265.90, Now #4; Best prior run: 5.415/260.56, Was #6
Right Lane: Gord Gingles Runs 6.375/170.58, Now #11; Best prior run: 7.329/246.75, Was #11
Thacker pulls the wheels off the line, carries them for about 200 feet and sets them down. he goes right down the groove and improves to the fourth spot for now. Gingles had traction problems late and backed off the throttle.
Left Lane: Robin Samsel Runs 5.471/264.23, Now #6; Best prior run: 5.408/266.27, Was #6
Right Lane: Paul Fishburn No Time, Now #10; Best prior run: 6.216/178.85, Was #10
Fishburn can't get the car to move forward and does not make a pass. Samsel makes a clean, straight pass but doesn't improve and will stay in the sixth spot.
Left Lane: Ken Perry Runs 5.341/268.76, Now #2; Best prior run: 5.405/265.43, Was #5
Right Lane: Jared Dreher Runs 11.096/81.82, Now #4; Best prior run: 5.350/259.31, Was #3
Dreher rattles the tires off the line, gets about 100 feet out and backs off the throttle. Perry makes an impressive pass and moves all the way to the second spot.
Left Lane: Bill Reichert Runs 23.114/29.07, Now #1; Best prior run: 5.301/264.65, Was #1
Right Lane: Brandon Booher Runs 6.314/146.93, Now #3; Best prior run: 5.342/271.57, Was #3
Reichert went up in smoke off the line and had to abort the run. Booher was on a decent pass but hurt something in the engine a little past half track.