LAS VEGAS - Notes from round 2 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 this round, position in order following run, best prior elapsed time/speed, and position in order prior to run:
Left Lane: Jackie Fricke Runs 5.290/270.54, Now #5; Best prior run: 11.336/67.80, Was #15
Weather conditions: air temperature 84 degrees, relative humidity 12 percent, barometer 27.93 inches, adjusted altitude 4,212 feet, track temperature 100 degrees.
Fricke is stright down the groove with a nice pass to get in the show. Jackie Fricke's incremental times: 60ft-0.933 sec., 330ft-2.418, 660ft-3.529/225.37 mph, 1,000ft-4.472.
Left Lane: Joey Severance Runs 5.232/274.16, Now #1; Best prior run: 11.032/104.56, Was #15
Right Lane: Mike Quayle Runs 9.065/96.80, Now #15; Best prior run: 9.876/80.94, Was #14
Severance launched hard and kept it hooked up to go to the number one spot. Joey Severance's incremental times: 60ft-0.898 sec., 330ft-2.335, 660ft-3.455/220.66 mph, 1,000ft-4.414.
Quayle's engine goes silent early and he coast on down the track.
Left Lane: Mike Burns Runs 5.857/259.56, Now #12; Best prior run: 5.383/269.03, Was #12
Right Lane: Ron Anderson Runs 5.465/267.27, Now #14; Best prior run: 5.716/256.65, Was #14
Burns slows from his his pass yester and will not get in the show.
Anderson with a clean pass, but will not get in the show.
Left Lane: Dan Mercier Runs 15.046/47.75, Now #10; Best prior run: 5.330/260.36, Was #10
Right Lane: Garrett Bateman Runs 5.350/263.82, Now #12; Best prior run: 5.400/256.31, Was #13
Mercier is up in smoke right at the hit and clicks it off.
Bateman is straight down the groove with his quickest pass this weekend, but will not get in the show. Garrett Bateman's incremental times: 60ft-0.932 sec., 330ft-2.414, 660ft-3.543/222.40 mph, 1,000ft-4.509.
Left Lane: Johnny Ahten Runs 5.305/277.54, Now #8; Best prior run: 5.326/276.13, Was #9
Right Lane: Josh Hart Runs 5.308/269.56, Now #9; Best prior run: 5.331/269.78, Was #11
Ahten kept it hitting on all eight to get in the show. Johnny Ahten's incremental times: 60ft-0.946 sec., 330ft-2.458, 660ft-3.571/226.43 mph, 1,000ft-4.505.
Hart was right there with him for the number nine spot. Josh Hart's incremental times: 60ft-0.926 sec., 330ft-2.408, 660ft-3.526/223.21 mph, 1,000ft-4.481.
Left Lane: Fred Hanssen Runs 5.307/274.11, Now #8; Best prior run: 5.291/274.22, Was #7
Right Lane: Kim Parker Runs 5.257/272.45, Now #4; Best prior run: 5.321/270.21, Was #10
Hanssen with another good looking pass, but will not improve and gets bumped back to the bump spot. Fred Hanssen's incremental times: 60ft-0.915 sec., 330ft-2.384, 660ft-3.522/218.05 mph, 1,000ft-4.488.
Parker kept it hitting on all eight and hooked up to move from the outside of the show up into the top half of the show. Kim Parker's incremental times: 60ft-0.941 sec., 330ft-2.398, 660ft-3.498/226.70 mph, 1,000ft-4.440.
Left Lane: James Stevens Runs 5.278/273.16, Now #6; Best prior run: 5.271/271.24, Was #6
Stevens with another great pass, the third quickest of the session, but will not improve. James Stevens' incremental times: 60ft-0.915 sec., 330ft-2.355, 660ft-3.487/218.27 mph, 1,000ft-4.456.
Left Lane: Duane Shields Runs 5.225/272.56, Now #1; Best prior run: 5.246/274.78, Was #2
Right Lane: Shawn Cowie Runs 7.783/113.87, Now #3; Best prior run: 5.250/275.62, Was #3
Shields launched hard and kept it hooked up to go back to the number one spot. Duane Shields' incremental times: 60ft-0.926 sec., 330ft-2.383, 660ft-3.477/227.27 mph, 1,000ft-4.413.
Cowie is out of the groove early and clicks it off.