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Fri, 15 Mar 2019, 12:46 PM

Top Fuel Harley Qualifying Notes, Session #1
By Dave Rowe





GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Notes from round 1 qualifying in Top Fuel Harley at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 50th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals listing lane, rider name, elapsed time, top speed, and position in order following run:
Left Lane: Chris Smith Runs 7.514/190.57, Now #1
Right Lane: Armon Furr No Time, Now #2

12:15 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 78 degrees, relative humidity 65 percent, barometer 29.91 inches, adjusted altitude 2,094 feet, track temperature 93 degrees.

Furr broke in the water box and did not make a pass. Smith's bike was struggling all the way through the run.

Right Lane: Jacob Stordeur Runs 9.857/98.14, Now #2

Stordeur gets about 300 feet out and the engine goes silent, not sure why.

Left Lane: Bill Jackson Runs 9.396/125.61, Now #3
Right Lane: Takeshi Shigematsu Runs 6.246/211.46, Now #1

Jackson had traction problems at the hit and was off the throttle about 100 feet out. Shigematsu makes a clean pass and takes the top spot for now.

Left Lane: Tracy Kile Runs 6.902/211.56, Now #2
Right Lane: Mike Scott No Time, Now #7

Scott breaks after the burnout and he does not make a pass. Kile was on a decent pass but was out of power a little early.

Left Lane: Bob Malloy Runs 22.419/29.01, Now #6
Right Lane: Jay Turner No Time, Now #7

Turner goes up in smoke at the hit and comes to a stop about 100 feet out. Malloy loses traction at the hit and was off the throttle early.

Left Lane: Rickey House Runs 10.396/91.05, Now #6
Right Lane: Tii Tharpe Runs 15.073/76.48, Now #7

Tharpe goes up in smoke at the hit and backs off the throttle. House gets a little further, has traction problems and aborts the run.

Left Lane: Beau Layne Runs 11.790/81.27, Now #8
Right Lane: Doug Vancil Runs 9.348/101.01, Now #4

Vancil was on a good run but had problems late. Layne was struggling all the way through the run.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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