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Sat, 27 Apr 2013, 17:25 PM

Top Alcohol Funny Car Qualifying Notes, Final Session
By Dave Rowe

CLERMONT, Ind. - Notes from final, round 3 qualifying in Top Alcohol Funny Car 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: Rob Pfeister No Time, Now #9; Best prior run: 6.438/184.65, Was #8
Right Lane: Brian Harvanek Runs 5.874/249.35, Now #6; No Prior Run

4:59 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 58 degrees, relative humidity 65 percent, barometer 29.18 inches, adjusted altitude 1,242 feet, track temperature 80 degrees.

Pfeister has problems again, making a move to the right, then collecting the timing blocks at half track. Harvanek finally gets down the track and gets in the show in the sixth spot, bumping out Pfeister.

Left Lane: Wayne Butler No Time, Now #8; Best prior run: 6.388/214.35, Was #8
Right Lane: Todd Robertson No Time, Now #11; No Prior Run

Robertson got out of the groove, drifted to the left taking out the timing blocks at the end of the track. Butler was behind Robertson so does not receive a time for this run.

Left Lane: John Bojec Runs 10.588/79.48, Now #7; Best prior run: 6.013/244.47, Was #7
Right Lane: Dale Brand Runs 6.300/167.59, Now #8; Best prior run: 7.980/119.55, Was #10

Bojec has traction problems early, gets about 200 feet out and backs off the throttle. Brand gets to half track, has problems and the engine goes silent.

Left Lane: Andy Bohl Runs 5.638/257.68, Now #2; Best prior run: 5.623/258.91, Was #2
Right Lane: Kevin Newburgh Runs 6.277/162.27, Now #5; Best prior run: 5.767/248.80, Was #5

Newburgh starts drifting to the left early, gets close to the centerline, then backs off the throttle about 1000' out. Bohl makes another clean, straight pass.

Left Lane: Frank Manzo Runs 5.523/262.95, Now #1; Best prior run: 5.551/262.90, Was #1
Right Lane: Chris Foster Runs 5.754/254.62, Now #4; Best prior run: 5.683/255.39, Was #4

No traction problems for Manzo on this pass, right down the groove with the quickest pass of the weekend to improve on his number one qualifying time. Foster makes a clean pass but can't improve.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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