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Sun, 19 Jul 2020, 11:20 AM

Top Fuel Harley Round 1 Eliminations
By Rick Green





BROWNSBURG, Ind. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Top Fuel Harley at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, Inaugural Lucas Oil NHRA Summernationals at Indianapolis:

Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  204 Randal Andras                           1 Tii Tharpe                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.081  6.590 213.64                     0.057  9.282 101.72
 Qualified:             #3  6.739 204.51                        #6  6.984 215.37
Weather conditions: air temperature 86 degrees, relative humidity 69 percent, barometer 29.00 inches, adjusted altitude 3,972 feet, track temperature 98 degrees.

Andras is 2 - 1 against Tharpe in prior events.

Tharpe with the starting line advantage, but has problems early and clicks it off.

Andras with his quickest and fastest pass of the weekend for the win.


Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 6640 Rich Vreeland                          63 Jay Turner                   
E1                   0.126  6.683 207.94     ****WINNER****  0.042  6.759 210.73
 Qualified:             #4  6.781 204.05                        #5  6.798 191.43
This is the first time Vreeland and Turner have faced each other in eliminations.

Turner with the starting line advantage and the power to hold on for the hole shot win. This was a great drag race...Jay Turner's MOV: 0.0088 seconds (approximately 3 feet).

Turner with his quickest pass of the weekend for the win.

Vreeland with his quickest and fastest pass of the weekend in the losing effort.


Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  300 Ryan Peery                              3 Rickey House                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.126  6.550 213.77                     0.147  6.624 212.90
 Qualified:             #7  7.684 164.75                        #2  6.571 202.61
Peery with the starting line advantage and his quickest and fastest pass of the weekend for the win. He runs low E.T. of the round for the win. He will have lane choice over Andras in the semifinal.

Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  201 Chris Smith                           212 Tyler Wilson                 
E1                   0.052  9.145  93.70     ****WINNER****  0.036  6.639 203.19
 Qualified:             #1  6.527 176.28                        #8 14.880  90.74
This is the first time Smith and Wilson have faced each other in eliminations.

Wilson with the starting line advantage and never trailed for the win. He runs his quickest and fastest pass of the weekend for the win. He will have lane choice over Turner in the semifinal.

Smith lost traction early and he was off and on the throttle a couple times, but could not get it to hook up.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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