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Sat, 14 Jun 2014, 18:54 PM

Top Alcohol Funny Car Qualifying Notes, Session #2
By Bob Orme

MORRISON, Colo. - Notes from round 2 qualifying in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, West Central Division, CARSTAR Auto Body Thunder on the Mountain 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: Jay Payne Runs 5.885/243.72, Now #2; Best prior run: 9.142/94.84, Was #6

4:42 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 73 degrees, relative humidity 39 percent, barometer 23.98 inches, adjusted altitude 8,727 feet.

A relatively straight run by Payne moves him into the number two spot for now.

Jay Payne's incremental times: 60ft-0.980 sec., 330ft-2.592, 660ft-3.869/194.10 mph, 1,000ft-4.960.

Left Lane: Lance Van Hauen Runs 6.151/232.47, Now #7; Best prior run: 6.907/231.12, Was #6
Right Lane: Annie Whiteley Runs 5.744/249.30, Now #1; No Prior Run

Both drivers had a had time staying in the groove. Whiteley hangs on to set the Top Alcohol Funny Car track elapsed time record.

Lance Van Hauen's incremental times: 60ft-0.991 sec., 330ft-2.662, 660ft-4.020/181.64 mph, 1,000ft-5.179.
Annie Whiteley's incremental times: 60ft-0.950 sec., 330ft-2.522, 660ft-3.772/197.83 mph, 1,000ft-4.840.

Left Lane: Steve Griboski Runs 5.933/236.22, Now #4; Best prior run: 5.969/239.36, Was #5
Right Lane: John Lombardo Jr. Runs 7.606/124.98, Now #6; Best prior run: 6.018/245.54, Was #6

Both drivers were loose. Lombardo pedaled it a couple times before he gave up on this run.

Steve Griboski's incremental times: 60ft-0.941 sec., 330ft-2.538, 660ft-3.851/188.10 mph, 1,000ft-4.981.

Left Lane: Clint Thompson Runs 5.835/245.63, Now #2; Best prior run: 5.884/245.27, Was #2
Right Lane: Kris Hool Runs 5.920/244.78, Now #4; Best prior run: 5.951/243.77, Was #5

A decent looking pass for both drivers.

Clint Thompson's incremental times: 60ft-0.980 sec., 330ft-2.574, 660ft-3.838/196.24 mph, 1,000ft-4.919.
Kris Hool's incremental times: 60ft-1.023 sec., 330ft-2.630, 660ft-3.908/193.99 mph, 1,000ft-4.999.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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