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Sat, 18 Jan 2014, 16:23 PM

Top Fuel Qualifying Notes, Session #3
By Rick Green

JUPITER, Fla. - Notes from round 3 qualifying in Top Fuel at the NHRA, Fourth annual PRO Winter Warmup 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: Spencer Massey Runs 3.794/321.04, Now #4; Best prior run: 3.790/320.58, Was #4
Right Lane: Terry McMillen Runs 3.877/293.98, Now #7; Best prior run: 4.361/181.64, Was #7

Weather conditions: air temperature 65 degrees, relative humidity 36 percent, barometer 30.15 inches, adjusted altitude 174 feet.

The sun is shinning and there is a good crowd on hand for the first pair today. We start the day with a couple good looking passes. Massey is just a few ticks off his best pass from yesterday. Spencer Massey's incremental times: 60ft-0.845 sec., 330ft-2.151, 660ft-3.045/283.79 mph. McMillellen with his best pass of the PRO Warmup. Terry McMillen's incremental times: 60ft-0.856 sec., 330ft-2.193, 660ft-3.104/280.54 mph.

Left Lane: Antron Brown Runs 3.753/325.37, Now #2; Best prior run: 3.735/325.37, Was #2
Right Lane: Shawn Langdon Runs 9.862/73.87, Now #1; Best prior run: 3.726/324.25, Was #1

Brown was second quick yesterday and he has another good looking pass, straight down the groove. He runs the quickest pass for the day. Antron Brown's incremental times: 60ft-0.847 sec., 330ft-2.130, 660ft-3.014/286.19 mph. Langdon was quickest yester, but starts to lose traction early and clicks it off.

Left Lane: Brittany Force Runs 8.907/54.51, Now #6; Best prior run: 3.824/317.87, Was #6
Right Lane: Khalid alBalooshi Runs 3.809/302.21, Now #3; Best prior run: 3.750/328.20, Was #3

Force was sixth quick yesterday and she starts to lose traction early and clicks it off. alBalooshi was the third quickest pass yesterday. alBalooshi with a good clean pass, the third quickest pass of this session. Khalid alBalooshi's incremental times: 60ft-0.843 sec., 330ft-2.147, 660ft-3.033/284.03 mph.

Left Lane: Richie Crampton Runs 3.808/323.97, Now #5; Best prior run: 7.807/74.08, Was #9
Right Lane: Bob Vandergriff Runs 7.649/78.88, Now #6; Best prior run: 3.817/322.42, Was #5

Crampton with a real nice looking pass after having problems getting a hold of the track yesterday. Crampton with the third quickest pass of this session. Richie Crampton's incremental times: 60ft-0.850 sec., 330ft-2.165, 660ft-3.066/281.42 mph. Vandergriff starts to lose traction early and clicks it off.

Left Lane: Tony Schumacher Runs 3.765/327.27, Now #4; Best prior run: 7.558/81.74, Was #9
Right Lane: Steve Torrence Runs 7.575/79.79, Now #10; Best prior run: 9.222/76.10, Was #10

Schumacher launched hard and keep it hooked up to make the second quickest pass of the session. Tony Schumacher's incremental times: 60ft-0.849 sec., 330ft-2.142, 660ft-3.028/286.38 mph. Torrence was up in smoke by 100 feet and clicked it off

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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