LAS VEGAS - Notes from round 1 qualifying in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division, event at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway listing lane, driver name, elapsed time, top speed, and position in order following run:
Left Lane: Steve Macklyn Runs 5.872/252.05, Now #0
2:47 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 74 degrees, relative humidity 28 percent, barometer 27.81 inches, adjusted altitude 3,894 feet.
Macklyn goes right down the groove with a
Left Lane: Jirka Kaplan Runs 5.594/258.07, Now #1
Right Lane: Robert Turner Runs 12.110/69.93, Now #3
Turner rattles the tires and is off the throttle about 200 feet out. Kaplan makes a clean pass.
Left Lane: Nick Januik Runs 5.751/263.36, Now #2
Right Lane: Brian Hough Runs 5.753/261.88, Now #3
Januik and Hough both make straight clean passes and get in the second and third spots for now.
Left Lane: Ulf Leanders Runs 6.050/255.24, Now #6
Right Lane: Chris Marshall Runs 5.547/253.33, Now #1
Marshall goes right down the groove with a good pass to take the top spot for now. Leanders was had problems early in the run.
Left Lane: Jay Payne Runs 5.538/267.22, Now #1
Right Lane: Ray Martin Runs 8.247/147.31, Now #8
Payne makes a clean pass to take the pole for now. Martin rattled the tires at the hit and was off the throttle quickly.
Left Lane: Kris Hool Runs 5.582/262.44, Now #3
Hool goes right down the groove with a decent pass to get in the third spot for now.
Left Lane: Doug Gordon Runs 5.493/269.03, Now #1
Right Lane: Annie Whiteley Runs 10.641/89.42, Now #11
Whiteley rattles the tires at the hit and backed off the throttle by the 200 foot mark. Gordon drifted to the right in the middle of the run but stays on the throttle and takes the top spot for now.
Left Lane: Shane Westerfield Runs 5.577/265.53, Now #5
Right Lane: John Lombardo Jr. Runs 5.513/268.71, Now #2
Lombardo goes down the groove with a good pass and gets in the second spot to end this session. Westerfield makes a clean pass and gets in the show in the fifth spot.