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Fri, 15 Mar 2019, 14:02 PM

Pro Stock Motorcycle Qualifying Notes, Session #1
By Dave Rowe





GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Notes from round 1 qualifying in Pro Stock Motorcycle 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:
Right Lane: Jianna Salinas Runs 7.125/173.47, Now #1

1:34 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 82 degrees, relative humidity 54 percent, barometer 29.88 inches, adjusted altitude 2,315 feet, track temperature 105 degrees.

This is Salinas' first race. She is the daughter of Mike Salinas and the younger sister of Jasmine Salinas, both Top Alcohol Dragster drivers.

She gets out of the groove early, drifts to the right, but hangs on and makes a decent pass.

Left Lane: Lance Bonham Runs 7.291/182.92, Now #3
Right Lane: Katie Sullivan Runs 7.019/190.83, Now #1

Bonham drifts toward the centerline but is able to steer the bike back toward the center of the track. Sullivan goes down the groove with a decent pass.

Left Lane: Andie Rawlings No Time, Now #5
Right Lane: Marc Ingwersen Runs 6.999/190.40, Now #1

Rawlings leaves the line, the rear tire kicks around to the right, and she rolls to a stop about 1000 feet out. Ingwersen makes a decent pass and takes the early pole.

Left Lane: Melissa Surber Runs 33.910/54.65, Now #6
Right Lane: John Hall Runs 11.069/75.71, Now #5

Surber has problems early in the run and clicks it off. Hall makes it about 300 feet and the bike goes silent.

Left Lane: Kelly Clontz Runs 6.939/192.66, Now #2
Right Lane: Cory Reed Runs 6.937/192.99, Now #1

Reed goes down the groove with a good pass and he takes the pole for now. Clontz makes a decent pass to get in the second spot.

Left Lane: Karen Stoffer Runs 7.034/194.32, Now #6
Right Lane: Jim Underdahl Runs 6.871/196.24, Now #1

Underdahl goes down the groove with a good pass to take the top spot for now. Stoffer makes a clean pass to get in the sixth spot.

Left Lane: Ryan Oehler Runs 6.966/195.05, Now #5
Right Lane: Joey Gladstone Runs 6.886/194.46, Now #2

Gladstone makes a clean, straight pass to get in the second spot for now, Oehler gets in the fifth spot.

Left Lane: Hector Arana Runs 6.943/197.80, Now #5
Right Lane: Scotty Pollacheck Runs 6.964/193.49, Now #6

A good side-by-side, both right down the groove with decent passes. Arana gets in the fifth spot, Pollacheck right behind in sixth, for now.

Left Lane: Steve Johnson Runs 6.978/194.10, Now #8
Right Lane: Angie Smith Runs 10.903/76.37, Now #14

Smith gets about 300 feet out and the bike goes silent, not sure why. Johnson makes a clean pass and gets in the eighth spot for now.

Left Lane: Angelle Sampey Runs 6.854/195.34, Now #2
Right Lane: Andrew Hines Runs 6.812/198.58, Now #1

Hines goes down the groove with an impressive run to take the top spot for now. Sampey makes a good pass and gets in just behind Smith in the second spot.

Left Lane: Jerry Savoie Runs 6.872/195.85, Now #4
Right Lane: Hector Arana Jr. Runs 6.924/196.36, Now #6

Savoie makes a clean, straight pass to get in the fourth spot for now. Arana makes a decent pass and gets in the sixth spot, for now.

Left Lane: Eddie Krawiec Runs 6.792/199.91, Now #2
Right Lane: Matt Smith Runs 6.753/200.95, Now #1

Smith goes down the groove with an impressive run, a career best for him, and he takes the top spot to end this session. Krawiec makes a good pass to get in the second spot.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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