CORDOVA, Ill. - Notes from round 1 qualifying in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, West Central Division, Summer Showdown presented by Matco Tools listing lane, driver name, elapsed time, top speed, and position in order following run:
Right Lane: Dave Allison Runs 6.205/241.71, Now #1
5:25 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 79 degrees, relative humidity 68 percent, barometer 29.30 inches, adjusted altitude 2,678 feet, track temperature 85 degrees.
Allison's engine sounded like it was laboring all
the way through the run.
Left Lane: Todd Robertson Runs 5.977/232.55, Now #2
Right Lane: Kevin Newburgh Runs 5.969/241.58, Now #1
Robertson was on a decent pass but bangs the blower about 1000 feet out. Newburgh made a clean pass and takes the pole for now.
Left Lane: Wayne Butler Runs 5.857/244.78, Now #2
Right Lane: Dale Brand Runs 5.727/252.24, Now #1
Butler was moving around all the way through the run but never backed off the throttle and moved into the second spot. Brand went right down the groove and moved into the top spot for now.
Left Lane: Ray Drew Runs 5.934/245.67, Now #4
Right Lane: Frank Manzo Runs 5.759/252.85, Now #2
Manzo makes a clean run and takes the second spot. Drew made a clean straight pass and moves into the fourth spot.
Left Lane: Andy Bohl Runs 5.758/252.14, Now #2
Right Lane: Chris Foster Runs 6.089/202.27, Now #8
Foster rattled the tires pretty hard off the line then backed off the throttle a little early. Bohl made an impressive run and gets in the second spot.