LAS VEGAS - Notes from round 1 qualifying in Top Alcohol Dragster at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division, event at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway listing lane, driver name, elapsed time, top speed, and position in order following run:
Left Lane: James Stevens Runs 5.271/271.24, Now #1
Weather conditions: air temperature 80 degrees, relative humidity 14 percent, barometer 28.02 inches, adjusted altitude 3,865 feet, track temperature 99 degrees.
Stevens launched hard and kept it hooked up to make a great pass to start the weekend. James Stevens' incremental times: 60ft-0.908 sec., 330ft-2.336, 660ft-3.468/217.07 mph, 1,000ft-4.444.
Left Lane: Mike Burns Runs 5.383/269.03, Now #2
Right Lane: Mike Quayle Runs 9.876/80.94, Now #3
Burns is straight down the groove with a good clean pass to start the weekend. Mike Burns' incremental times: 60ft-0.971 sec., 330ft-2.478, 660ft-3.605/222.29 mph, 1,000ft-4.560.
Quayle was off the throttle early.
Left Lane: Fred Hanssen Runs 5.291/274.22, Now #2
Right Lane: Ron Anderson Runs 5.716/256.65, Now #4
Hanssen launched hard and kept it hooked up to make his career quickest pass. Fred Hanssen's incremental times: 60ft-0.910 sec., 330ft-2.372, 660ft-3.508/218.83 mph, 1,000ft-4.473.
Anderson with a clean pass.
Left Lane: Johnny Ahten Runs 5.326/276.13, Now #4
Right Lane: Kim Parker Runs 5.321/270.21, Now #3
This was a great side-by-side drag race...
Ahten is straight down the groove to the number four spot. Johnny Ahten's incremental times: 60ft-0.928 sec., 330ft-2.450, 660ft-3.576/223.69 mph, 1,000ft-4.519.
Parker kept it hitting on all eight and hooked up to go to the number three spot. Kim Parker's incremental times: 60ft-0.972 sec., 330ft-2.443, 660ft-3.551/224.92 mph, 1,000ft-4.499.
Left Lane: Dan Mercier Runs 5.330/260.36, Now #6
Right Lane: Chris Demke Runs 5.263/276.97, Now #1
Mercier with a good looking pass, straight down the groove to get in the show. Dan Mercier's incremental times: 60ft-0.936 sec., 330ft-2.421, 660ft-3.532/225.48 mph, 1,000ft-4.484.
Demke launched hard and kept it hooked up and hitting on all eight to go to the number one spot. Chris Demke's incremental times: 60ft-0.940 sec., 330ft-2.372, 660ft-3.493/219.36 mph, 1,000ft-4.452.
Left Lane: Joey Severance Runs 11.032/104.56, Now #11
Right Lane: Garrett Bateman Runs 5.400/256.31, Now #8
Severance with severe tire shake right st the hit and clicked it off.
Bateman is straight down the groove to get in the show on the bump spot. Garrett Bateman's incremental times: 60ft-0.927 sec., 330ft-2.424, 660ft-3.550/221.02 mph, 1,000ft-4.534.
Left Lane: Jackie Fricke Runs 11.336/67.80, Now #13
Right Lane: Josh Hart Runs 5.331/269.78, Now #7
Fricke shook right at the hit and clicked it off.
Hart with a good clean pass to start the weekend. He gets in the show in the number seven spot. Josh Hart's incremental times: 60ft-0.935 sec., 330ft-2.432, 660ft-3.560/222.29 mph, 1,000ft-4.508.
Left Lane: Duane Shields Runs 5.246/274.78, Now #1
Right Lane: Shawn Cowie Runs 5.250/275.62, Now #2
This is a great side-by-side drag race to wrap up round one of qualifying.
Shields last weeks winner from the National event launched hard and kept it hooked up to go to the number one spot. Duane Shields' incremental times: 60ft-0.935 sec., 330ft-2.403, 660ft-3.499/227.19 mph, 1,000ft-4.437.
Cowie was right there with him to go to the number two spot. Shawn Cowie's incremental times: 60ft-0.920 sec., 330ft-2.357, 660ft-3.479/220.26 mph, 1,000ft-4.436.