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Fri, 04 Oct 2013, 18:31 PM

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

NOBLE, Okla. - Notes from round 1 qualifying in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, South Central Division, Thunder in the Heartland listing lane, driver name, elapsed time, top speed, and position in order following run:
Right Lane: Steve Griboski Runs 6.132/189.51, Now #1

4:53 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 84 degrees, relative humidity 54 percent, barometer 28.61 inches, adjusted altitude 3,819 feet, track temperature 101 degrees.

Griboski was well to the right of the groove at about 900 feet and he had to lift.

Left Lane: Billy Davis Runs 6.058/213.27, Now #2
Right Lane: Mark Billington Runs 5.848/243.70, Now #1

Davis was a little to the right of the groove on the top end of the track. A good looking pass for Billington.

Mark Billington's incremental times: 60ft-1.004 sec., 330ft-2.589, 660ft-3.848/194.00 mph, 1,000ft-4.929.

Left Lane: Bryan Brown Runs 6.866/148.14, Now #5
Right Lane: Kirk Williams Runs 5.839/247.18, Now #1

Brown was moving around his lane and he lifted around half track. No visible problems for Williams.

Kirk Williams' incremental times: 60ft-1.002 sec., 330ft-2.595, 660ft-3.856/194.76 mph, 1,000ft-4.930.

Left Lane: Scott McVey Runs 5.713/251.18, Now #1
Right Lane: Wayne Butler Runs 5.895/244.49, Now #4

Butler was a little to the right of the groove for much of this pass. A good looking pass for McVey.

Scott McVey's incremental times: 60ft-0.959 sec., 330ft-2.524, 660ft-3.761/199.60 mph, 1,000ft-4.818.
Wayne Butler's incremental times: 60ft-1.007 sec., 330ft-2.615, 660ft-3.889/193.25 mph, 1,000ft-4.976.

Left Lane: Lance Van Hauen Runs 5.883/237.90, Now #5
Right Lane: Dale Brand Runs 5.702/253.87, Now #1

Both drivers were skating around quite a bit but they both stayed on the throttle.

Lance Van Hauen's incremental times: 60ft-0.992 sec., 330ft-2.571, 660ft-3.845/193.25 mph, 1,000ft-4.942.
Dale Brand's incremental times: 60ft-0.975 sec., 330ft-2.543, 660ft-3.770/201.70 mph, 1,000ft-4.816.

Left Lane: Kris Hool Runs 5.892/248.68, Now #6
Right Lane: John Lombardo Jr. Runs 7.339/133.98, Now #11

Lombardo had a hard time getting his car hooked up. He pedaled it a couple times before half track and then he lifted.

Kris Hool's incremental times: 60ft-1.026 sec., 330ft-2.637, 660ft-3.909/194.09 mph, 1,000ft-4.986.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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