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Sat, 08 Feb 2020, 18:30 PM

Top Fuel Harley Qualifying Notes, Final Session
By David Gerard

POMONA, Calif. - Notes from final, round 4 qualifying in Top Fuel Harley at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 60th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by 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: Tony Ruggiero Runs 9.075/92.16, Now #9; Best prior run: 8.303/116.20, Was #9
Right Lane: Mike Scott Runs 17.985/42.15, Now #10; Best prior run: 8.496/173.74, Was #10

3:17 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 74 degrees, relative humidity 37 percent, barometer 28.78 inches, adjusted altitude 2,775 feet, track temperature 99 degrees.

Rich Vreeland is on the bump spot at 7.506.

Two broken runs Scott slows right at the hit. Ruggiero gets to about the 330 foot lights and is coasting too.

Left Lane: Tyler Wilson Runs 6.903/189.10, Now #6; Best prior run: 6.844/167.45, Was #6
Right Lane: Rich Vreeland Runs 11.414/87.42, Now #8; Best prior run: 7.506/147.20, Was #8

Vreeland will stay on the bump as the bike's engine is unhappy and he slows early.

Wilson gets to the lights under power with a lot better speed, but actually lost ET.

Tyler Wilson's incremental times: 60ft-1.163 sec., 330ft-2.992, 660ft-4.457/166.79 mph, 1,000ft-5.737.

Left Lane: Tim Kerrigan Runs 6.827/197.05, Now #5; Best prior run: 6.807/200.89, Was #5
Right Lane: Greg Justice Runs 8.424/108.45, Now #7; Best prior run: 7.186/180.04, Was #7

We finally get two bikes to near the lights under power.

Clean pass for Kerrigan, but no improvement.

Justice was pacing Kerrigan to near half track and then started to fall back.

Tim Kerrigan's incremental times: 60ft-1.171 sec., 330ft-2.974, 660ft-4.410/168.94 mph, 1,000ft-5.697.
Greg Justice's incremental times: 60ft-1.192 sec., 330ft-3.082, 660ft-4.703/138.54 mph, 1,000ft-6.505.

Left Lane: Randal Andras Runs 6.247/228.73, Now #1; Best prior run: 6.224/207.85, Was #1
Right Lane: Tii Tharpe Runs 6.775/191.35, Now #3; Best prior run: 6.630/184.80, Was #3

Andras makes another strong pass. He is just off his best ET, but makes his fastest pass of the weekend by a bunch.

Tharpe makes his fastest pass too, but is well off of his best ET.

Randal Andras' incremental times: 60ft-1.099 sec., 330ft-2.831, 660ft-4.152/189.52 mph, 1,000ft-5.278.
Tii Tharpe's incremental times: 60ft-1.140 sec., 330ft-2.951, 660ft-4.397/170.97 mph, 1,000ft-5.648.

3:24 p.m.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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