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Fri, 16 Aug 2013, 15:25 PM

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

BRAINERD, Minn. - Notes from round 1 qualifying in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 32nd annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals listing lane, driver name, elapsed time, top speed, and position in order following run:
Right Lane: Dave Allison Runs 6.181/239.14, Now #1

Allison started to shake and pedaled it...

Left Lane: Scott McVey Runs 5.640/254.71, Now #1
Right Lane: Lance Van Hauen Runs 5.799/246.17, Now #2

McVey was straight down the groove with a good looking pass to start the weekend. Van Hauen with a nice pass to start the weekend.

Left Lane: Dale Brand Runs 5.689/255.73, Now #3
Right Lane: Kris Hool Runs 5.682/256.26, Now #2

This was a good side-by-side drag race with Hool going to the number two spot and Brand right there with him. Dale Brand's incremental times: 60ft-0.965 sec., 330ft-2.542, 660ft-3.768/202.45 mph, 1,000ft-4.809.
Kris Hool's incremental times: 60ft-0.990 sec., 330ft-2.550, 660ft-3.766/202.88 mph, 1,000ft-4.805.

Left Lane: Frank Manzo Runs 5.559/260.66, Now #1
Right Lane: Andy Bohl Runs 5.661/256.06, Now #3

Manzo with a great looking pass to start the weekend. Frank Manzo's incremental times: 60ft-0.945 sec., 330ft-2.476, 660ft-3.674/207.05 mph, 1,000ft-4.695. Bohl with a nice pass to go to the number three spot. Andy Bohl's incremental times: 60ft-0.982 sec., 330ft-2.539, 660ft-3.752/204.70 mph, 1,000ft-4.785.

Left Lane: Annie Whiteley Runs 5.657/255.43, Now #4
Right Lane: Jay Payne Runs 5.634/257.09, Now #2

Payne was straight down the groove to the number two spot. Jay Payne's incremental times: 60ft-0.969 sec., 330ft-2.513, 660ft-3.724/204.54 mph, 1,000ft-4.759. Whiteley with a nice pass to start the weekend. Annie Whiteley's incremental times: 60ft-0.964 sec., 330ft-2.526, 660ft-3.741/204.39 mph, 1,000ft-4.778.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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