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Sat, 07 Sep 2013, 18:13 PM

Top Alcohol Funny Car Qualifying Notes, Final Session
By David Gerard

EARLVILLE, Iowa - Notes from final, round 3 qualifying in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, West Central Division, event at Tri-State Raceway 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: Billy Davis Runs 5.805/242.63, Now #2; Best prior run: 6.080/203.98, Was #4

4:49 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 94 degrees, relative humidity 44 percent, barometer 28.78 inches, adjusted altitude 3,965 feet, track temperature 121 degrees.

Kirk Williams is number one at 5.793.Field not filled, no bump spot.

Davis finally gets to the finish line under power and it's a season best pass to move him up to the new #2 spot on the ladder. Nice!

Billy Davis' incremental times: 60ft-0.976 sec., 330ft-2.567, 660ft-3.824/197.25 mph, 1,000ft-4.895.

Left Lane: Lance Van Hauen Runs 5.991/237.05, Now #5; Best prior run: 5.955/234.37, Was #4
Right Lane: Dave Allison Runs 5.834/246.93, Now #4; Best prior run: 6.276/182.06, Was #5

Two clean passes and a Career Best ET for Allison, as he pushes Van Hauen down a spot to #5.

Van Hauen makes his quickest and fastest pass of the weekend to no avail.

Lance Van Hauen's incremental times: 60ft-0.976 sec., 330ft-2.568, 660ft-3.902/182.97 mph, 1,000ft-5.039.
Dave Allison's incremental times: 60ft-0.987 sec., 330ft-2.584, 660ft-3.844/196.19 mph, 1,000ft-4.921.

Left Lane: Kirk Williams Runs 5.803/248.52, Now #1; Best prior run: 5.793/249.86, Was #1
Right Lane: Wayne Butler Runs 5.812/248.16, Now #3; Best prior run: 5.825/246.89, Was #3

Last pair to qualify.

Both cars leave well and run well to the finish line. Butler picks up in both ET and speed, but stays #3 by 0.007 seconds.

Williams slows just a little and will get the bye run in round one tomorrow from his number one position.

Kirk Williams' incremental times: 60ft-0.980 sec., 330ft-2.570, 660ft-3.825/196.70 mph, 1,000ft-4.895.
Wayne Butler's incremental times: 60ft-0.975 sec., 330ft-2.575, 660ft-3.829/197.10 mph, 1,000ft-4.904.

4:56 p.m. Field not filled, no bump spot.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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