LAS VEGAS - Notes from round 1 time trials in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division, Short Line Express Market Gambler Shootout listing lane, driver name, elapsed time, top speed, and position in order following run:
Left Lane: Mark Tarabochia Runs 12.021/66.33, Now #2
Right Lane: Shane Westerfield Runs 10.692/78.15, Now #1
Weather conditions: air temperature 78 degrees, relative humidity 25 percent, barometer 28.10 inches, adjusted altitude 3,788 feet, track temperature 104 degrees.
Tarabochia with severe
tire shake and clicks it off. Westerfield shakes and shut off.
Left Lane: Doug Gordon Runs 9.319/93.80, Now #1
Right Lane: Bernie Harrington Runs 14.995/51.95, Now #4
Gordon started to shake and clicked it off. Harrington with tire shake right at the and clicks it off.
Left Lane: John Lombardo Jr. Runs 15.325/81.42, Now #6
Right Lane: Terry Ruckman Runs 6.475/155.40, Now #1
Lombardo Jr. was up in smoke and the car was sideways right off the starting line before he clicked it off. Ruckman made it a little further down track before he lifted and coated on through the 1320.
Left Lane: Nick Januik Runs 8.148/75.81, Now #2
Right Lane: Annie Whiteley Runs 9.376/92.86, Now #4
Januik with a big bang before the car went silent. Whitely started to shake early and clicked it off.
Left Lane: John Cannuli Runs 5.768/229.47, Now #1
Right Lane: Mike Drake Runs 6.027/238.01, Now #2
Cannuli launched hard and was straight down the groove with a good looking pass. John Cannuli's incremental times: 60ft-0.984 sec., 330ft-2.561, 660ft-3.791/201.40 mph, 1,000ft-4.840. Drake with a clean pass...Mike Drake's incremental times: 60ft-1.015 sec., 330ft-2.663, 660ft-3.970/188.46 mph, 1,000ft-5.083.
Left Lane: Ulf Leanders Runs 5.575/262.08, Now #1
Right Lane: Jonnie Lindberg Runs 11.280/72.88, Now #9
Leanders with a great looking pass as he keep it hooked up all the way down the track with the quickest pass of the test session. Ulf Leanders' incremental times: 60ft-0.985 sec., 330ft-2.517, 660ft-3.705/208.68 mph, 1,000ft-4.719. Lindberg started to shake and clicked it off.