POMONA, Calif. - Notes from round 3 qualifying in Top Fuel Harley at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 60th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com listing lane, rider 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: Greg Justice Runs 7.212/189.02, Now #5; Best prior run: 7.186/180.04, Was #5
Right Lane: Tony Ruggiero No Time, Now #9; Best prior run: 8.303/116.20, Was #9
12:42 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 71 degrees, relative humidity 42 percent, barometer 28.83 inches, adjusted altitude 2,528 feet, track temperature 101 degrees.
Jay Turner is number one at 6.318 and Rickey House is on the bump spot at 8.066.
Left Lane: Mike Scott Runs 15.196/50.69, Now #10; Best prior run: 8.496/173.74, Was #10
Right Lane: Tim Kerrigan Runs 6.807/200.89, Now #4; Best prior run: 7.451/166.58, Was #6
Scott was away OK but had the bike make a move about 100 feet out and he slows.
Kerrigan finds some tune up and runs strong up the ladder two spots to #4!
Tim Kerrigan's incremental times: 60ft-1.189 sec., 330ft-2.998, 660ft-4.422/171.18 mph, 1,000ft-5.691.
Left Lane: Jay Turner Runs 6.301/217.60, Now #2; Best prior run: 6.318/217.49, Was #1
Right Lane: Randal Andras Runs 6.224/207.85, Now #1; Best prior run: 6.362/202.39, Was #2
Andras gets away first and pulls slowly ahead all the way down the track to swap places on the ladder with a strong Turner.
Clean pass for Turner with a better ET and speed than yesterday.
Jay Turner's incremental times: 60ft-1.105 sec., 330ft-2.847, 660ft-4.179/187.50 mph, 1,000ft-5.313.
Randal Andras' incremental times: 60ft-1.095 sec., 330ft-2.802, 660ft-4.108/191.32 mph, 1,000ft-5.222.
Left Lane: Rich Vreeland Runs 11.108/88.18, Now #8; Best prior run: 7.506/147.20, Was #7
Right Lane: Rickey House Runs 6.752/210.44, Now #4; Best prior run: 8.066/212.53, Was #8
Vreeland's bike is a little lazy off the line and he is coasting early.
Much better pass for House this time and he picks four spots on the ladder into the top four.
Rickey House's incremental times: 60ft-1.150 sec., 330ft-3.006, 660ft-4.449/171.60 mph, 1,000ft-5.689.
Left Lane: Tii Tharpe Runs 6.686/180.24, Now #3; Best prior run: 6.630/184.80, Was #3
Right Lane: Tyler Wilson Runs 6.844/167.45, Now #6; Best prior run: 7.102/145.33, Was #6
Tharpe runs close to yesterday's best, but will stay #3 for now.
Wilson gets a much better pass this time and is still off the throttle a little early. He will stay #6.
Tii Tharpe's incremental times: 60ft-1.144 sec., 330ft-2.872, 660ft-4.201/179.92 mph, 1,000ft-5.485.
Tyler Wilson's incremental times: 60ft-1.195 sec., 330ft-3.009, 660ft-4.365/184.02 mph, 1,000ft-5.590.