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Fri, 22 Sep 2017, 17:56 PM

Top Fuel Qualifying Notes, Session #2
By Rick Green

MOHNTON, Pa. - Notes from round 2 qualifying in Top Fuel at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 33rd annual Dodge NHRA Nationals 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: Audrey Worm No Time, Now #14; No Prior Run

Weather conditions: air temperature 85 degrees, relative humidity 33 percent, barometer 29.41 inches, adjusted altitude 2,874 feet, track temperature 97 degrees.

Audrey Wolf is making her Top Fuel debut, moving up from the Nostalgia Top Fuel class. She does her burnout and when she is backing up the team notices an issue with the front wheels and shut her off.

Left Lane: Terry Haddock Runs 3.939/303.57, Now #7; No Prior Run
Right Lane: Wayne Newby Runs 3.878/319.14, Now #6; Best prior run: 9.674/75.27, Was #13

Haddock making his first pass this weekend and he is straight down the groove with a good, clean pass. Terry Haddock's incremental times: 60ft-0.480 sec., 330ft-2.203, 660ft-3.146/268.44 mph.

Newby with a good looking pass as he kept it hooked up all the way down the track. Wayne Newby's incremental times: 60ft-0.868 sec., 330ft-2.215, 660ft-3.121/280.72 mph.

Left Lane: Richie Crampton Runs 3.767/282.60, Now #5; Best prior run: 5.316/129.69, Was #12
Right Lane: Shawn Langdon Runs 4.614/160.67, Now #11; Best prior run: 6.110/101.64, Was #14

Crampton goes to the 1/8 mile mark and clicks it off on anther planned shutoff. It was a good looking pass. Richie Crampton's incremental times: 60ft-0.794 sec., 330ft-2.118, 660ft-2.987/290.51 mph.

Langdon started to haze the tires before half track and clicked it off.

Left Lane: Leah Pritchett Runs 3.741/328.14, Now #2; Best prior run: 4.080/218.23, Was #9
Right Lane: Dom Lagana Runs 3.762/320.36, Now #5; Best prior run: 5.677/114.98, Was #14

Pritchett launched hard and kept it hitting on all eight to go to the number two spot. Leah Pritchett's incremental times: 60ft-0.783 sec., 330ft-2.140, 660ft-3.006/291.45 mph.

Lagana with a great looking pass as he runs his career best E.T. to go to the number five spot. Dom Lagana's incremental times: 60ft-0.845 sec., 330ft-2.141, 660ft-3.016/288.70 mph.

Left Lane: Scott Palmer Runs 3.830/322.11, Now #9; Best prior run: 3.805/324.44, Was #8
Right Lane: Clay Millican Runs 3.699/327.27, Now #1; Best prior run: 4.950/140.55, Was #14

Palmer was straight down the groove with another good looking pass, but will not improve. He gets bumped back one spot by Millican. Scott Palmer's incremental times: 60ft-0.836 sec., 330ft-2.172, 660ft-3.079/281.13 mph.

Millican launched hard and kept it hooked up to go to the number one spot. Clay Millican's incremental times: 60ft-0.828 sec., 330ft-2.092, 660ft-2.961/289.32 mph.

Left Lane: Antron Brown Runs 5.175/135.61, Now #7; Best prior run: 3.766/326.71, Was #7
Right Lane: Terry McMillen Runs 4.950/145.81, Now #14; Best prior run: 4.624/162.90, Was #14

Brown is up in smoke by 330 feet and clicks it off.

McMillen is up in smoke by half track and clicks it off.

Left Lane: Tony Schumacher Runs 4.247/189.20, Now #5; Best prior run: 3.747/329.42, Was #4
Right Lane: Steve Torrence Runs 3.720/327.66, Now #2; Best prior run: 4.233/196.53, Was #12

Schumacher was on a good pass until around the 1/8 mile mark when the engine went silent.

Torrence was straight down the groove with a good looking pass, hitting on all eight to go to the number two spot. Steve Torrence's incremental times: 60ft-0.826 sec., 330ft-2.111, 660ft-2.984/289.20 mph.

Left Lane: Doug Kalitta Runs 3.704/333.66, Now #2; Best prior run: 3.725/330.31, Was #3
Right Lane: Brittany Force Runs 3.731/314.53, Now #4; Best prior run: 3.758/327.90, Was #6

Kalitta launched hard and kept it hooked up to go to the number two spot and runs top speed of the day in Top Fuel. Doug Kalitta's incremental times: 60ft-0.674 sec., 330ft-2.111, 660ft-2.977/292.33 mph.

Force was right there with him to go to the number four spot. Brittany Force's incremental times: 60ft-0.826 sec., 330ft-2.111, 660ft-2.987/289.45 mph.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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