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Sat, 08 Nov 2014, 21:26 PM

Top Fuel Harley Qualifying Notes, Final Session
By Rick Green

LAS VEGAS - Notes from final, round 3 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: Kyle Newton Runs 10.285/94.16, Now #13; Best prior run: 11.921/80.42, Was #14
Right Lane: Randal Andras Runs 6.429/220.66, Now #4; Best prior run: 11.011/83.28, Was #13

Weather conditions: air temperature 76 degrees, relative humidity 26 percent, barometer 27.95 inches, adjusted altitude 3,815 feet, track temperature 80 degrees.

Newton's engine went silent early and he coasted on through the 1320. andras launched hard and was straight down the groove to get in the top half of the show. Randal Andras' incremental times: 60ft-1.121 sec., 330ft-2.867, 660ft-4.225/180.89 mph, 1,000ft-5.411.

Left Lane: Julian Seaman Runs 11.877/145.77, Now #13; Best prior run: 8.110/173.16, Was #12
Right Lane: Mike Ruggiero Runs 7.989/135.62, Now #12; Best prior run: 10.880/113.11, Was #14

Seaman with problems early and clicks it off. Ruggiero was on and off the throttle a couple times and will not get in the show.

Left Lane: Brian Jernigan Runs 6.744/210.11, Now #11; Best prior run: 6.862/212.03, Was #10
Right Lane: Tracy Kile Runs 6.662/176.58, Now #9; Best prior run: 7.120/156.68, Was #11

Jernigan with his quickest pass of the weekend, but gets bumped back one spot. Kile with his quickest pass of the weekend and just misses getting in the show. Tracy Kile's incremental times: 60ft-1.140 sec., 330ft-2.875, 660ft-4.250/183.67 mph, 1,000ft-5.468.

Left Lane: Ron Gledhill Runs 7.182/161.71, Now #10; Best prior run: 6.721/193.35, Was #10
Right Lane: Jay Turner Runs 8.309/112.39, Now #6; Best prior run: 6.484/222.07, Was #6

No help here Gledhill as he is off the throttle early. Turner clicks it off early.

Left Lane: Tii Tharpe Runs 6.839/165.99, Now #8; Best prior run: 6.575/219.12, Was #8
Right Lane: Rickey House Runs 8.860/101.88, Now #5; Best prior run: 6.458/216.83, Was #5

No help here for Tharpe and he will stay on the bubble for now. House is out of the groove early and clicks it off.

Left Lane: Kevin Boyer Runs 6.639/182.40, Now #7; Best prior run: 6.503/194.94, Was #7

Boyer was on a good pass, but keep drifting out of the groove and getting close to the centerline before he clicked it off.

Left Lane: Tommy Grimes Runs 6.329/219.72, Now #3; Best prior run: 6.377/229.86, Was #3

Grime with a great pass, his quickest of the weekend. He will stay in the number three spot. Tommy Grimes' incremental times: 60ft-1.118 sec., 330ft-2.853, 660ft-4.187/186.28 mph, 1,000ft-5.334.

Left Lane: Mike Pelrine Runs 6.425/212.96, Now #2; Best prior run: 6.326/215.79, Was #2
Right Lane: Damian Cownden Runs 6.458/216.76, Now #1; Best prior run: 6.290/224.92, Was #1

This is a great side-by-side drag race...Pelrine is straight down the groove. Mike Pelrine's incremental times: 60ft-1.166 sec., 330ft-2.869, 660ft-4.215/182.55 mph, 1,000ft-5.389. Cownden is right there with him and will hold on to the number one spot. Damian Cownden's incremental times: 60ft-1.174 sec., 330ft-2.910, 660ft-4.275/179.54 mph, 1,000ft-5.442.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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