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Sat, 20 Oct 2007, 05:32 PM

Top Alcohol Funny Car Qualifying Notes, Session #1
By Bob Orme

REYNOLDS, Ga. - Notes from round 1 qualifying in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Southeast Division, event at Silver Dollar Raceway listing lane, driver name, elapsed time, top speed, and position in order following run:
Left Lane: Bobby Martindale Runs 7.393/155.56, Now #1

4:42 p.m. Martindale was skating around and he got close to the retaining wall at half track.

Left Lane: Mark Rogers Runs 6.750/142.60, Now #1
Right Lane: Nancy Matter Runs 6.890/224.81, Now #2

Both drivers were moving around quite a bit and Rogers' chute deployed at half track.

Left Lane: Monty Todd No Time, Now #6
Right Lane: Wayne Morris Runs 5.938/238.51, Now #1

Todd moved to the right of the groove early, and he took out the half track timing cones, DQ'ing this run for him.

Left Lane: Mark Billington Runs 5.963/242.10, Now #2
Right Lane: Mike Bell Runs 7.369/128.31, Now #5

A relatively smooth pass for Billington. Bell was all over his lane and he pedaled it a couple times.

Left Lane: John Sullivan Runs 6.688/151.48, Now #3
Right Lane: Keeter Ray Runs 6.995/143.35, Now #6

Both drivers were moving around and Ray was bouncing at half track.

Left Lane: Bob Newberry Runs 5.981/248.71, Now #4
Right Lane: Mickey Ferro Runs 5.846/247.79, Now #1

A good looking pass for Ferro. Newberry was a little loose early -- he pedaled it at about 300 feet.

Left Lane: Paul Anderson Runs 5.766/250.13, Now #1
Right Lane: Mick Snyder Runs 5.948/242.28, Now #4

Both drivers were moving around quite a bit. Anderson's pass was less than three-hundredths of a second off the track Elapsed Time record.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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