LAS VEGAS - Notes from round 2 qualifying in Top Fuel Harley at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division, Short Line Express Market Gambler Shootout listing lane, rider 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: Randal Andras Runs 11.011/83.28, Now #11; No Prior Run
Right Lane: Kevin Boyer Runs 6.503/194.94, Now #4; No Prior Run
Weather conditions: air temperature 82 degrees, relative humidity 23 percent, barometer 27.96 inches, adjusted altitude 4,196 feet, track temperature 106 degrees.
Andras is out of the
groove and clicks it off early. Boyer was straight down the groove to get into the top half of the
show. Kevin Boyer's incremental times: 60ft-1.106 sec., 330ft-2.821, 660ft-4.198/179.54 mph,
Left Lane: Mike Ruggiero Runs 10.880/113.11, Now #11; Best prior run: 13.608/76.14, Was #13
Right Lane: Kyle Newton Runs 11.921/80.42, Now #14; Best prior run: 29.239/24.18, Was #15
Ruggiero with problems early and clicked it off. Newton made a quick move toward the centerline before he clicked it off.
Left Lane: Tracy Kile Runs 8.389/196.79, Now #9; Best prior run: 7.120/156.68, Was #8
Right Lane: Tommy Grimes Runs 6.377/229.86, Now #3; Best prior run: 11.302/102.94, Was #13
Kile with problems right at the hit. Grimes launched hard and was straight down the groove to get into the top half of the show. Tommy Grimes' incremental times: 60ft-1.157 sec., 330ft-2.902, 660ft-4.238/185.43 mph, 1,000ft-5.392.
Left Lane: Jay Turner Runs 6.484/222.07, Now #5; Best prior run: 6.597/193.29, Was #7
Right Lane: Julian Seaman Runs 15.068/62.73, Now #11; Best prior run: 8.110/173.16, Was #11
Tuner with a good looking pass to move up the ladder a couple spots. Jay Turner's incremental times: 60ft-1.125 sec., 330ft-2.862, 660ft-4.240/174.64 mph, 1,000ft-5.447. Seaman with problems right at the hit and clicked it off.
Left Lane: Rickey House Runs 6.574/210.34, Now #4; Best prior run: 6.458/216.83, Was #4
Right Lane: Ron Gledhill Runs 6.721/193.35, Now #8; Best prior run: 7.256/195.31, Was #10
No help here for House, still a good pass. Rickey House's incremental times: 60ft-1.118 sec., 330ft-2.856, 660ft-4.244/173.63 mph, 1,000ft-5.491. Gledhill gets in the show on the bubble. Ron Gledhill's incremental times: 60ft-1.138 sec., 330ft-2.966, 660ft-4.374/177.00 mph, 1,000ft-5.594.
Right Lane: Brian Jernigan Runs 21.177/25.55, Now #9; Best prior run: 6.862/212.03, Was #9
Jernigan was up in smoke right at the hit.
Right Lane: Tii Tharpe Runs 7.407/133.78, Now #7; Best prior run: 6.575/219.12, Was #7
Tharpe is out of the groove early and ride the centerline before he clicks it off around 1000 feet.
Left Lane: Damian Cownden Runs 16.978/31.23, Now #1; Best prior run: 6.290/224.92, Was #1
Right Lane: Mike Pelrine Runs 7.344/133.95, Now #2; Best prior run: 6.326/215.79, Was #2
Cownden is up in smoke by 100 feet and clicks it off. Pelrine clicks it off just past half track.