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Fri, 16 Aug 2013, 17:30 PM

Top Alcohol Funny Car Qualifying Notes, Session #1
By Jason Murray

KENT, Wash. - Notes from round 1 qualifying in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northwest Division, event at Pacific Raceways presented Les Schwab Tires listing lane, driver name, elapsed time, top speed, and position in order following run:
Right Lane: Jason Rupert Runs 5.719/254.47, Now #1

2:09 pm. Rupert makes a great run to get the weekend started for the alcohol cars.

Jason Rupert's incremental times: 60ft-0.973 sec., 330ft-2.553, 660ft-3.786/201.34 mph, 1,000ft-4.835.

Left Lane: Clint Thompson Runs 5.615/257.24, Now #1
Right Lane: John Evanchuk Runs 8.579/116.75, Now #3

Evanchuk smokes the tires off the line. Thompson makes a very good run and he will go to the top spot.

Clint Thompson's incremental times: 60ft-0.974 sec., 330ft-2.516, 660ft-3.720/205.79 mph, 1,000ft-4.744.
John Evanchuk's incremental times: 60ft-1.117 sec., 330ft-3.272, 660ft-4.941/132.44 mph, 1,000ft-6.758.

Left Lane: Randy Parker Runs 8.674/124.02, Now #5
Right Lane: Sean Bellemeur Runs 5.719/252.57, Now #3

Parker has problems off the line and he will shut it off early. Bellemeur makes a full pull and he will have some info going into later today.

Randy Parker's incremental times: 60ft-1.133 sec., 330ft-3.272, 660ft-5.216/123.83 mph, 1,000ft-6.992.
Sean Bellemeur's incremental times: 60ft-0.971 sec., 330ft-2.547, 660ft-3.777/201.40 mph, 1,000ft-4.829.

Left Lane: Dave Germain Runs 5.952/241.63, Now #4
Right Lane: Terry Ruckman Runs 8.713/106.81, Now #7

Ruckman shakes the tires and makes a move towards the wall and he lifts. Germain makes a full run and he will be happy with that.

Dave Germain's incremental times: 60ft-1.027 sec., 330ft-2.650, 660ft-3.927/193.77 mph, 1,000ft-5.024.
Terry Ruckman's incremental times: 60ft-0.959 sec., 330ft-2.709, 660ft-4.701/112.14 mph, 1,000ft-6.721.

Left Lane: Shane Westerfield Runs 5.758/252.43, Now #5
Right Lane: Doug Gordon Runs 5.648/254.52, Now #2

Great run by Gordon and he will go to #2. Westerfield makes a nice pass and he will be #5 going into later.

Shane Westerfield's incremental times: 60ft-0.979 sec., 330ft-2.576, 660ft-3.820/200.08 mph, 1,000ft-4.868.
Doug Gordon's incremental times: 60ft-0.963 sec., 330ft-2.513, 660ft-3.729/203.19 mph, 1,000ft-4.766.

Left Lane: Brian Hough Runs 5.784/251.30, Now #7
Right Lane: Steve Gasparrelli Runs 5.664/257.04, Now #3

Hough was on a great run until it went boom in the lights. Gasparrelli drove through tire shake and he will put his car in the #3 spot.

Brian Hough's incremental times: 60ft-0.967 sec., 330ft-2.615, 660ft-3.848/202.94 mph, 1,000ft-4.893.
Steve Gasparrelli's incremental times: 60ft-0.971 sec., 330ft-2.539, 660ft-3.756/203.16 mph, 1,000ft-4.791.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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