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Sun, 21 Jul 2019, 00:10 AM

Funny Car Qualifying Notes, Final Session
By Rick Green





MORRISON, Colo. - Notes from final, round 4 qualifying in Funny Car at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 40th annual Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil 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:
Right Lane: Tim Wilkerson Runs 4.077/311.20, Now #6; Best prior run: 4.607/183.89, Was #14

Weather conditions: air temperature 76 degrees, relative humidity 47 percent, barometer 24.37 inches, adjusted altitude 8,806 feet, track temperature 72 degrees.

Wilkerson kept it hooked up all the way down the track to make his quickest pass of the weekend to move into the top half of the show. Tim Wilkerson's incremental times: 60ft-0.889 sec., 330ft-2.314, 660ft-3.295/265.43 mph.

Left Lane: Shawn Langdon Runs 4.092/306.19, Now #8; Best prior run: 4.291/221.31, Was #12
Right Lane: Jack Beckman Runs 4.099/308.92, Now #9; Best prior run: 4.151/296.96, Was #10

Langdon was drifting out of the groove, but stayed with it to make his quickest pass of the weekend to move into the top half of the show. Shawn Langdon's incremental times: 60ft-0.890 sec., 330ft-2.306, 660ft-3.290/261.37 mph.

Beckman was right there with him to move up to the number nine spot. Jack Beckman's incremental times: 60ft-0.898 sec., 330ft-2.317, 660ft-3.305/260.86 mph.

Left Lane: J.R. Todd Runs 14.670/72.95, Now #11; Best prior run: 4.101/271.13, Was #10
Right Lane: Robert Hight Runs 3.976/326.16, Now #1; Best prior run: 4.145/307.37, Was #11

Todd lost traction right at the hit and clicked it off.

Hight launched hard and kept it hooked up to go to the number one spot. He make the second fastest pass in the history of the Mountain. Robert Hight's incremental times: 60ft-0.885 sec., 330ft-2.291, 660ft-3.224/276.52 mph.

Left Lane: Matt Hagan Runs 13.239/76.54, Now #7; Best prior run: 4.054/283.07, Was #6
Right Lane: Tommy Johnson Jr. Runs 3.978/317.72, Now #2; Best prior run: 4.091/300.86, Was #8

Hagan was up in smoke right at the hit and clicked it off.

Johnson Jr. kept the Goodyears hooked up and hitting on all eight to go to the number two spot. Tommy Johnson Jr.'s incremental times: 60ft-0.882 sec., 330ft-2.274, 660ft-3.212/274.50 mph.

Before the next pair fired up it began to rain again. This is the end of the day. Hight holds on to the number one qualifying spot for the seventh time this season and the 67th time in his career.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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