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Sat, 3 Feb 2007, 06:10 PM

Top Fuel Time Trial Notes, Session #5
By Rick Green





LAS VEGAS - Notes from round 5 time trials in Top Fuel at the Last Chance Test 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: David Grubnic Runs 11.241/80.18, Now #7; Best prior run: 11.683/80.20, Was #7

Grubnic loses traction right off the starting line. David Grubnic's incremental times: 60ft-0.865 sec., 330ft-2.787, 660ft-5.550/078.09mph, 1,000ft-8.506

Right Lane: Mike Strasburg Runs 9.521/87.38, Now #4; Best prior run: 5.758/153.93, Was #4

Mike Strasburg's incremental times: 60ft-0.881 sec., 330ft-2.531, 660ft-4.707/098.81mph, 1,000ft-7.102

Left Lane: Doug Kalitta Runs 6.468/124.26, Now #1; Best prior run: 4.497/328.22, Was #1

Doug Kalitta's incremental times: 60ft-0.841 sec., 330ft-2.138, 660ft-3.356/174.62mph, 1,000ft-4.826

Left Lane: Cory McClenathan Runs 4.841/323.27, Now #2; Best prior run: 4.509/330.88, Was #2

Cory Mac gets out of the groove and pedals it a couple time and gets close to the wall, but stayed with it. Cory McClenathan's incremental times: 60ft-0.847 sec., 330ft-2.251, 660ft-3.306/245.09mph, 1,000ft-4.145

Left Lane: Hillary Will Runs 4.661/290.82, Now #3; Best prior run: 10.992/79.20, Was #6

Hillary Will's incremental times: 60ft-0.888 sec., 330ft-2.232, 660ft-3.150/273.27mph, 1,000ft-3.941 Will is on a great looking pass until about 1000 feet, and then trouble sets in. It appears something broke on the left side of the car make an immediate right turn. The car then twisted back to left with the engine and rear end section break away from the driver and front end section. The engine and rear end section hit the right wall and the engine burst into a big fireball as the engine flew over the wall. The rear end came to a stop just past the finish line. The driver section sliding on down the track, coming to stop around the first turn out. The report from the top end is Will is out of the car and reponding to the medical staff. She will be transported to University Medical Center for observation.

Left Lane: J.R. Todd Runs 4.899/207.56, Now #4; Best prior run: 4.936/202.03, Was #4

Todd was a real nice pass and started to get loose and clicked real early. J.R. Todd's incremental times: 60ft-0.846 sec., 330ft-2.162, 660ft-3.080/274.05mph, 1,000ft-3.927

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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