LAS VEGAS - Notes from final, round 3 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:
Right Lane: Mike Burns Runs 7.362/120.64, Now #13; Best prior run: 5.383/269.03, Was #13
Weather conditions: air temperature 79 degrees, relative humidity 13 percent, barometer 27.88 inches, adjusted altitude 3,982 feet, track temperature 92 degrees.
Burns shook, was up in smoke and rattled the chute out.
Left Lane: Mike Quayle Runs 9.791/104.33, Now #15; Best prior run: 9.065/96.80, Was #15
Right Lane: Dan Mercier Runs 5.387/277.60, Now #11; Best prior run: 5.330/260.36, Was #11
Quayle is up in smoke and he will not get in the show.
No help here for Mercier and he will not get in the show.
Left Lane: Ron Anderson Runs 5.680/258.22, Now #14; Best prior run: 5.465/267.27, Was #14
Right Lane: Johnny Ahten Runs 5.269/277.60, Now #6; Best prior run: 5.305/277.54, Was #9
Anderson with a clean pass, but will not improve and will not get in the show.
Ahten launched hard and kept it hooked up to get in the show. Johnny Ahten's incremental times: 60ft-1.073 sec., 330ft-2.426, 660ft-3.531/225.82 mph, 1,000ft-4.467.
Left Lane: Garrett Bateman Runs 8.257/107.93, Now #12; Best prior run: 5.350/263.82, Was #12
Right Lane: Fred Hanssen Runs 5.320/273.66, Now #9; Best prior run: 5.291/274.22, Was #9
Bateman started to shake and clicked it off.
Hanssen with another good pass, but will not improve. Fred Hanssen's incremental times: 60ft-0.931 sec., 330ft-2.392, 660ft-3.530/218.27 mph, 1,000ft-4.499.
Left Lane: Josh Hart Runs 5.314/275.11, Now #10; Best prior run: 5.308/269.56, Was #10
Right Lane: Jackie Fricke Runs 5.413/260.61, Now #8; Best prior run: 5.290/270.54, Was #8
Hart is straight down the groove with another good pass, but will not improve and will not get in the show. Josh Hart's incremental times: 60ft-0.933 sec., 330ft-2.435, 660ft-3.558/224.10 mph, 1,000ft-4.504.
Fricke with a good clean pass, but will not improve and she will start from the number eight spot. Jackie Fricke's incremental times: 60ft-0.927 sec., 330ft-2.458, 660ft-3.600/221.09 mph, 1,000ft-4.566.
Left Lane: Chris Demke Runs 11.212/68.49, Now #5; Best prior run: 5.263/276.97, Was #5
Right Lane: James Stevens Runs 12.832/84.56, Now #7; Best prior run: 5.271/271.24, Was #7
Demke shook and clicked it off.
Stevens lost traction early and clicked it off.
Left Lane: Kim Parker Runs 18.083/40.34, Now #4; Best prior run: 5.257/272.45, Was #4
Right Lane: Joey Severance Runs 5.216/275.17, Now #1; Best prior run: 5.232/274.16, Was #2
Parker is up in smoke right at the hit and clicked it off.
Severance launched hard and kept it hooked up all the way down the track to go back to the number one spot. Joey Severance's incremental times: 60ft-0.889 sec., 330ft-2.324, 660ft-3.444/220.51 mph, 1,000ft-4.401.
Left Lane: Shawn Cowie Runs 5.241/274.55, Now #3; Best prior run: 5.250/275.62, Was #3
Right Lane: Duane Shields Runs 10.822/73.25, Now #2; Best prior run: 5.225/272.56, Was #2
Cowie kept the candles lit and hooked up to make his quickest pass of the weekend. He will start Sunday from the number three spot. Shawn Cowie's incremental times: 60ft-0.919 sec., 330ft-2.346, 660ft-3.468/220.30 mph, 1,000ft-4.426.
Shields lost traction right at the hit and clicked it off.