NOBLE, Okla. - Notes from final, round 2 qualifying in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, South Central Division, Thunder in the Heartland 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: John Lombardo Jr. Runs 5.644/259.89, Now #1; Best prior run: 7.339/133.98, Was #11
3:19 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 66 degrees, relative humidity 37 percent, barometer 28.87 inches, adjusted altitude 1,912 feet, track temperature 95 degrees.
Lombardo takes it straight down the groove.
John Lombardo Jr.'s incremental
times: 60ft-0.975 sec., 330ft-2.550, 660ft-3.755/205.94 mph, 1,000ft-4.778.
Left Lane: Steve Griboski Runs 5.699/251.67, Now #2; Best prior run: 6.132/189.51, Was #10
Right Lane: Bryan Brown Runs 10.449/84.32, Now #11; Best prior run: 6.866/148.14, Was #11
Brown was all over his lane until he lifted at about 500 feet.
Steve Griboski's incremental times: 60ft-0.947 sec.,
330ft-2.511, 660ft-3.748/200.17 mph, 1,000ft-4.805.
Left Lane: Wayne Butler Runs 5.984/238.03, Now #9; Best prior run: 5.895/244.49, Was #9
Right Lane: Billy Davis Runs 9.735/87.42, Now #10; Best prior run: 6.058/213.27, Was #10
Some early shake for Davis and he was off the throttle before the 330-foot mark. Butler was unable to improve and he is done for the weekend.
Wayne Butler's incremental times: 60ft-0.970 sec., 330ft-2.560, 660ft-3.898/185.75 mph,
Right Lane: Kris Hool Runs 5.716/258.17, Now #5; Best prior run: 5.892/248.68, Was #8
A smooth pass for Hool and he moves up a few spots the ladder.
Kris Hool's incremental times: 60ft-0.988 sec.,
330ft-2.575, 660ft-3.807/202.33 mph, 1,000ft-4.844.
Left Lane: Kirk Williams Runs 5.687/251.74, Now #2; Best prior run: 5.839/247.18, Was #6
Right Lane: Lance Van Hauen Runs 5.812/238.41, Now #7; Best prior run: 5.883/237.90, Was #8
Van Hauen was moving around his lane for most of this pass. He was trailing heavy smoke in the shut down area. Williams moves onto the top half of the ladder.
Kirk Williams' incremental times: 60ft-0.970 sec., 330ft-2.498, 660ft-3.736/200.08 mph,
Left Lane: Dale Brand Runs 5.621/256.48, Now #1; Best prior run: 5.702/253.87, Was #4
Right Lane: Scott McVey Runs 5.688/253.09, Now #4; Best prior run: 5.713/251.18, Was #5
Brand was wiggling around at half track but he stayed on the throttle. He moves to the top spot on the ladder. A trouble-free pass for McVey.
Dale Brand's incremental times: 60ft-0.966 sec., 330ft-2.502, 660ft-3.712/204.45 mph,