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Fri, 07 Nov 2014, 18:52 PM

Top Alcohol Funny Car Qualifying Notes, Session #1
By Rick Green

LAS VEGAS - Notes from round 1 qualifying 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: Mike Drake Runs 6.009/238.68, Now #1
Right Lane: John Cannuli Runs 7.452/151.12, Now #2

Weather conditions: air temperature 79 degrees, relative humidity 24 percent, barometer 27.96 inches, adjusted altitude 3,993 feet, track temperature 99 degrees.

Drake made a quick move toward the centerline, but stayed with it and reeled it in. Mike Drake's incremental times: 60ft-1.006 sec., 330ft-2.650, 660ft-3.956/189.07 mph, 1,000ft-5.067. Cannuli with a lot of tire shake and clicked it off.

Left Lane: Hannes Wernhart Runs 5.819/247.88, Now #1
Right Lane: Mark Tarabochia Runs 13.790/81.10, Now #4

Wernhart with a good pass, straight down the groove. Hannes Wernhart's incremental times: 60ft-0.993 sec., 330ft-2.582, 660ft-3.841/195.59 mph, 1,000ft-4.911. Tarabochia with a lot of tire shake and clicked it off.

Left Lane: Bernie Harrington Runs 10.928/69.56, Now #5
Right Lane: Jirka Kaplan Runs 5.649/256.94, Now #1

Harrington with a lot of tire shake right at the hit and clicked it off. Kaplan launhced hard and keep it hooked up with a nice pass. Jirka Kaplan's incremental times: 60ft-0.984 sec., 330ft-2.538, 660ft-3.745/205.32 mph, 1,000ft-4.775.

Left Lane: Terry Ruckman Runs 5.689/256.06, Now #2
Right Lane: Mike Doushgounian Runs 5.704/254.42, Now #3

This is a good side-by-side drag race as they are glued together all the way down the quarter-mile. Ruckman goes to the number two spot. Terry Ruckman's incremental times: 60ft-0.980 sec., 330ft-2.556, 660ft-3.776/203.09 mph, 1,000ft-4.812. Doushgounian to the number three spot. Mike Doushgounian's incremental times: 60ft-0.991 sec., 330ft-2.569, 660ft-3.787/203.86 mph, 1,000ft-4.823.

Left Lane: Ulf Leanders Runs 5.725/257.78, Now #5
Right Lane: Tony Bartone Runs 5.615/259.86, Now #1

Leanders with a nice pass, straight down the groove. Ulf Leanders' incremental times: 60ft-0.981 sec., 330ft-2.568, 660ft-3.811/201.49 mph, 1,000ft-4.851. Bartone launched hard and keep it hooked up to go to the number one spot. Tony Bartone's incremental times: 60ft-0.975 sec., 330ft-2.528, 660ft-3.728/206.26 mph, 1,000ft-4.749.

Left Lane: Greg Hunter Runs 5.706/256.06, Now #6
Right Lane: Jonnie Lindberg Runs 5.687/259.21, Now #3

a couple good passes here to get in the show. Greg Hunter's incremental times: 60ft-0.953 sec., 330ft-2.551, 660ft-3.783/201.58 mph, 1,000ft-4.826.
Jonnie Lindberg's incremental times: 60ft-1.020 sec., 330ft-2.598, 660ft-3.799/206.99 mph, 1,000ft-4.820.

Left Lane: Steve Gasparrelli Runs 5.749/256.50, Now #8
Right Lane: Nick Januik Runs 5.922/250.88, Now #10

Gasparrelli is straight down the groove... Steve Gasparrelli's incremental times: 60ft-1.000 sec., 330ft-2.608, 660ft-3.834/202.61 mph, 1,000ft-4.872. Januik pedaled it right at the hit. Nick Januik's incremental times: 60ft-0.964 sec., 330ft-2.643, 660ft-3.950/194.02 mph, 1,000ft-5.023.

Left Lane: Annie Whiteley Runs 5.721/256.55, Now #7
Right Lane: John Lombardo Jr. Runs 11.899/88.16, Now #15

Whiteley is straight down the groove to get in the show ands that bumped out Gasparrelli. Annie Whiteley's incremental times: 60ft-1.015 sec., 330ft-2.595, 660ft-3.812/204.51 mph, 1,000ft-4.845. Lombardo Jr. with a severe tire shake and is out of the groove and over by the wall efore he clicks it off.

Left Lane: Doug Gordon Runs 5.914/250.92, Now #12
Right Lane: Shane Westerfield Runs 5.803/253.66, Now #10

Gordon with a clean pass, but will not get in the show. Westerfield was straight down the groove, but will not get in the show.

Left Lane: Jay Payne No Time, Now #20
Right Lane: Steve Harker Runs 10.973/76.15, Now #17

Payne broke on the burnout...Harker with severe tire shake and clicked it off.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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