CORDOVA, Ill. - Notes from round 2 qualifying in Top Fuel at the 21st annual Amalie Motor Oil Summer Nationals listing lane, driver 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: Shirley Muldowney Runs 4.741/319.22, Now #1; No Prior Run
Right Lane: J.R. Todd Runs 4.955/277.43, Now #3; No Prior Run
Here we go with the the Kings and Queens of the sport. Shirley shows the new kid on the block how it is done in the big leagues. Shirley with the fastest pass in IHRA history. That was a great drag race.
Left Lane: Don Reed No Time, Now #9; Best prior run: 7.002/132.49, Was #9
Left Lane: Don Reed Runs 18.899/52.83, Now #9; Best prior run: 7.002/132.49, Was #9
Right Lane: Jim Bailey Runs 7.162/111.70, Now #6; Best prior run: 5.150/272.78, Was #6
Bailey started to haze the tires, he pedaled it around the 200-foot mark and then blistered the Goodyears. Reed had trouble right off the stating line and aborted it.
Left Lane: Paul Romine Runs 4.915/298.73, Now #2; Best prior run: 5.215/274.94, Was #7
Right Lane: Bruce Litton Runs 9.986/84.41, Now #6; Best prior run: 5.069/238.30, Was #5
Litton had problems right off the starting line. Romine with a clean pass to take over the number two spot.
Left Lane: Jim Head Runs 5.061/287.17, Now #5; Best prior run: 5.016/287.11, Was #5
Right Lane: Clay Millican Runs 4.838/305.49, Now #2; Best prior run: 4.942/297.22, Was #3
Head dropped cylinders right off the starting line and never picked them up. Millican with another good safe pass, Kloeber told me yesterday he is just running a conservative tune up in the car.
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