LAS VEGAS - Notes from round 2 qualifying in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division, Short Line Express Market Gambler Shootout 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: Jay Payne Runs 5.768/255.73, Now #10; No Prior Run
Right Lane: John Lombardo Jr. Runs 5.617/260.81, Now #2; No Prior Run
Weather conditions: air temperature 81 degrees, relative humidity 24 percent, barometer 27.99 inches, adjusted altitude 4,100 feet, track temperature 104 degrees.
Payne with a clean
pass, but will not get in the show and will be down to one shot. Lombardo Jr. launched hard and
keep it hooked up to go to the number two spot. John Lombardo Jr.'s incremental times: 60ft-0.978
sec., 330ft-2.543, 660ft-3.740/207.11 mph, 1,000ft-4.755.
Left Lane: Annie Whiteley Runs 5.700/257.38, Now #6; No Prior Run
Right Lane: John Cannuli Runs 5.883/223.88, Now #14; No Prior Run
Whiteley with a real nice pass to get in the show for now. Annie Whiteley's incremental times: 60ft-1.003 sec., 330ft-2.579, 660ft-3.795/204.45 mph, 1,000ft-4.827. Cannuli with a good pass, but will not get in the show.
Left Lane: Bernie Harrington Runs 7.405/153.28, Now #19; No Prior Run
Right Lane: Mark Tarabochia Runs 5.999/241.02, Now #17; Best prior run: 13.790/81.10, Was #19
Harrington smoked the tires right at the hit and pedaled it. Tarabochia with a clean pass...
Left Lane: Mike Drake Runs 6.062/236.51, Now #18; Best prior run: 6.009/238.68, Was #18
Right Lane: Steve Harker Runs 11.650/73.47, Now #20; Best prior run: 10.973/76.15, Was #20
Drake will not improve...Harker with tire shake and clicked it off...
Left Lane: Doug Gordon Runs 5.685/254.18, Now #4; Best prior run: 5.914/250.92, Was #15
Right Lane: Nick Januik Runs 5.742/253.95, Now #11; Best prior run: 5.922/250.88, Was #16
Gordon was straight down the groove to get into the top half of the show. Doug Gordon's incremental times: 60ft-0.977 sec., 330ft-2.531, 660ft-3.755/202.36 mph, 1,000ft-4.799.
Januik made a quick move toward the wall and reeled it in, but will not get in the show. Nick Januik's incremental times: 60ft-0.998 sec., 330ft-2.575, 660ft-3.808/200.41 mph, 1,000ft-4.856.
Left Lane: Hannes Wernhart Runs 5.802/247.02, Now #14; Best prior run: 5.819/247.88, Was #15
Right Lane: Shane Westerfield Runs 5.810/252.28, Now #15; Best prior run: 5.803/253.66, Was #14
Wernhart made a quick move toward the centerline, but reeled it in. He moved up the ladder one spot, but not enough to get in the show. Hannes Wernhart's incremental times: 60ft-0.984 sec., 330ft-2.564, 660ft-3.823/195.76 mph, 1,000ft-4.894.
Westerfield slowed from his pass yesterday, but will stay in the number 15 spot. Shane Westerfield's incremental times: 60ft-0.982 sec., 330ft-2.605, 660ft-3.865/198.29 mph, 1,000ft-4.919.
Left Lane: Steve Gasparrelli Runs 5.705/256.36, Now #9; Best prior run: 5.749/256.50, Was #12
Right Lane: Mike Doushgounian Runs 5.803/241.80, Now #8; Best prior run: 5.704/254.42, Was #8
Gasparrelli makes a move in the right direction, but will not get in the show. Steve Gasparrelli's incremental times: 60ft-0.975 sec., 330ft-2.561, 660ft-3.788/202.09 mph, 1,000ft-4.827. No help here for Doushgounian and he stays on the bubble. Mike Doushgounian's incremental times: 60ft-0.981 sec., 330ft-2.556, 660ft-3.793/197.02 mph, 1,000ft-4.876.
Left Lane: Ulf Leanders Runs 5.633/258.86, Now #3; Best prior run: 5.725/257.78, Was #11
Right Lane: Jonnie Lindberg Runs 11.720/69.04, Now #6; Best prior run: 5.687/259.21, Was #5
Leanders launched hard and was straight down the groove to get into the top half of the show. Ulf Leanders' incremental times: 60ft-0.996 sec., 330ft-2.547, 660ft-3.745/207.08 mph, 1,000ft-4.767. Lindberg with severe tire shake right at the hit and clicked it off.
Left Lane: Greg Hunter Runs 5.725/253.75, Now #11; Best prior run: 5.706/256.06, Was #11
Right Lane: Jirka Kaplan Runs 10.714/77.27, Now #4; Best prior run: 5.649/256.94, Was #4
Hunter made a move toward the wall and reeled it in, but will not improve. Kaplan with a lot of tire shake right at the hit and clicked it off.
Left Lane: Terry Ruckman Runs 5.736/253.23, Now #7; Best prior run: 5.689/256.06, Was #7
Right Lane: Tony Bartone Runs 5.615/256.70, Now #1; Best prior run: 5.615/259.86, Was #1
Ruckman was skating around all the way down the track, but he stayed with it. He will not improve...Bartone with another great pass as he matches his E.T. from yesterday and is just a few mph slower. He will hold on to the number one spot. Tony Bartone's incremental times: 60ft-0.957 sec., 330ft-2.504, 660ft-3.711/204.79 mph, 1,000ft-4.741.