ENNIS, Texas - Notes from final, round 3 qualifying in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, South Central Division, Keurig Dr. Pepper Lone Star Nationals presented by Driven Automotive Protection 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: Bill Bernard Runs 9.520/94.61, Now #10; Best prior run: 5.902/240.72, Was #10
Right Lane: Kyle Smith Runs 5.752/245.63, Now #8; Best prior run: 5.724/251.72, Was #8
Bernard is up in smoke right at the hit and he will not make the show. He will race in the B race.
Smith is straight down the groove with his quickest pass of the weekend, but will not get off the bubble.
Left Lane: Jonathan Johnson Runs 10.490/67.19, Now #9; Best prior run: 5.843/237.09, Was #9
Right Lane: Bryan Brown Runs 5.640/262.44, Now #6; Best prior run: 5.722/255.24, Was #7
Johnson's chute deploys right at the hit.
Brown with is quickest pass of the weekend to move up the ladder one spot.
Left Lane: Bob McCosh Runs 5.628/260.86, Now #4; Best prior run: 5.617/260.16, Was #4
Right Lane: Ray Drew No Time, Now #5; Best prior run: 5.634/256.70, Was #5
McCosh with another good looking pass, he will not improve. He has been consistent all weekend.
Drew with problems right art the hit and the chute deployed. He comes to a stop around the 330-foot mark.
Left Lane: Doug Gordon Runs 5.584/264.55, Now #3; Best prior run: 5.557/265.12, Was #2
Right Lane: Annie Whiteley Runs 5.524/268.60, Now #2; Best prior run: 5.606/265.59, Was #3
This is a great side-by-side drag race.
Gordon is straight down the groove with another good pass, but will not improve. Doug Gordon's incremental times: 60ft-2.526 sec., 330ft-2.526, 660ft-3.722/207.69 mph, 1,000ft-4.733.
Whiteley kept it in the groove with her quickest pass of the weekend to go to the number two spot. Annie Whiteley's incremental times: 60ft-0.970 sec., 330ft-2.519, 660ft-3.692/211.83 mph, 1,000ft-4.684.
Right Lane: Sean Bellemeur Runs 5.492/267.27, Now #1; Best prior run: 5.514/265.90, Was #1
Weather conditions: air temperature 84 degrees, relative humidity 70 percent, barometer 29.96 inches, adjusted altitude 1,922 feet.
Bellemeur launched hard and kept it hitting on all eight to make the quickest pass of the weekend. He dips into the 5.40's and will stay in the number pone spot. Sean Bellemeur's incremental times: 60ft-0.954 sec., 330ft-2.472, 660ft-3.647/210.77 mph, 1,000ft-4.648.