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Sun, 09 Feb 2020, 16:51 PM

Top Fuel Harley Round 2 Eliminations
By David Gerard

POMONA, Calif. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Top Fuel Harley at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 60th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by

    1 Tii Tharpe                             63 Jay Turner                   
E2   ****WINNER****  0.047  6.315 213.43                     0.075  7.078 196.27 
 Prior rounds: 
E1    (T Wilson    ) 0.000  6.753 198.47      (G Justice   ) 0.084  6.948 152.54 
 Qualified:             #3  6.630 184.80                        #2  6.301 217.60 
1:44 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 65 degrees, relative humidity 55 percent, barometer 28.65 inches, adjusted altitude 2,401 feet, track temperature 81 degrees.

Tharpe finally gets a full pull and makes his best run of the weekend to secure a spot in the final round.

Turner was second off the line and sounded to have a struggling engine going down the track.

Tii Tharpe's incremental times: 60ft-1.134 sec., 330ft-2.840, 660ft-4.160/187.99 mph, 1,000ft-5.308.
Jay Turner's incremental times: 60ft-1.205 sec., 330ft-3.143, 660ft-4.667/163.81 mph, 1,000ft-5.957.


  204 Randal Andras                         702 Tim Kerrigan                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.058  6.354 205.91                    -0.036  6.624 196.70 
 Prior rounds: 
E1    (R Vreeland  ) 0.053  6.279 216.58      (R House     ) 0.079  6.673 201.19 
 Qualified:             #1  6.224 207.85                        #5  6.807 200.89 
Kerrigan red lights, but rides his bike to the finish line under power to make his quickest pass of the weekend.

Andras can't match his prior best, but gets the easy win and a trip to the final round. He gives up lane choice to Tharpe.

Randal Andras' incremental times: 60ft-1.142 sec., 330ft-2.878, 660ft-4.204/188.78 mph, 1,000ft-5.331.
Tim Kerrigan's incremental times: 60ft-1.120 sec., 330ft-2.867, 660ft-4.260/174.32 mph, 1,000ft-5.511.

1:48 p.m.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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