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Sat, 08 Aug 2020, 14:20 PM

Top Fuel Qualifying Notes, Session #1
By Rick Green





BROWNSBURG, Ind. - Notes from round 1 qualifying in Top Fuel at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, Inaugural Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals presented by Pennzoil listing lane, driver name, elapsed time, top speed, and position in order following run:
Left Lane: Kim Davidson Runs 5.589/116.41, Now #1
Right Lane: Kyle Wurtzel Runs 27.227/23.69, Now #2

Davidson is a Boat racer making his Top Fuel debut. He is using up an engine early and clicks it off.

Wurtzel didn't move when the light turned green and then idled down the track.

Left Lane: Joe Morrison Runs 4.146/273.83, Now #2
Right Lane: Pat Dakin Runs 4.030/275.62, Now #1

Morrison is straight down the groove with his career quickest and fastest in his second career event.

Dakin has a hole out right at the start, but stays with it. He then uses up an engine in the lights. The word is there is oil on the track. Pat Dakin was charged with an oildown, #1 for the season. That will cost 5 points.

Left Lane: Luigi Novelli Runs 5.057/138.31, Now #4
Right Lane: Cory McClenathan Runs 3.864/317.49, Now #1

Novelli with a flash of flame just before half track, appeared to push out a head gasket. The word is Novelli shredded the blower belt.

McClenathan kept it hooked up and hitting on all eight with a nice clean pass. Cory McClenathan's incremental times: 60ft-0.870 sec., 330ft-2.185, 660ft-3.106/278.06 mph.

Left Lane: Lex Joon Runs 8.431/83.80, Now #7
Right Lane: Terry Totten Runs 3.933/289.88, Now #2

Joon started to lose traction early and clicked it off.

Totten is straight down the groove with his career quickest pass. Terry Totten's incremental times: 60ft-0.875 sec., 330ft-2.196, 660ft-3.134/269.78 mph.

Left Lane: Doug Foley Runs 3.964/259.66, Now #3
Right Lane: Terry McMillen Runs 4.299/191.29, Now #6

Foley was on a good pass early and then clicked it off early...he goes to the number three spot. Doug Foley's incremental times: 60ft-0.859 sec., 330ft-2.156, 660ft-3.097/260.16 mph.

McMillen was using up an engine from the start...the word is there is oil on the track. Terry McMillen was charged with an oildown, #1 for the season. That will cost 5 points.

Left Lane: Clay Millican Runs 3.841/313.22, Now #1
Right Lane: Shawn Langdon Runs 4.636/165.90, Now #8

Millican kept it hooked up and hitting on all eight all the way down the track. He goes to the number one spot. Clay Millican's incremental times: 60ft-0.859 sec., 330ft-2.175, 660ft-3.080/281.54 mph.

Langdon starts to haze the tires around half track and clicked it off.

Left Lane: Antron Brown Runs 3.868/311.41, Now #3
Right Lane: Justin Ashley Runs 3.957/308.43, Now #5

This was a good side-by-side drag race. Brown kept it hooked up to go to the number three spot. Antron Brown's incremental times: 60ft-0.858 sec., 330ft-2.175, 660ft-3.096/275.39 mph.

Ashley with a clean pass to start the weekend. Justin Ashley's incremental times: 60ft-0.894 sec., 330ft-2.250, 660ft-3.180/272.78 mph.

Left Lane: Steve Torrence Runs 3.814/321.81, Now #1
Right Lane: Billy Torrence Runs 3.907/318.24, Now #5

Steve launched hard and kept it hooked up to go to the number one spot. Steve Torrence's incremental times: 60ft-0.846 sec., 330ft-2.160, 660ft-3.065/281.66 mph.

Billy starts the weekend with a good clean pass. Billy Torrence's incremental times: 60ft-0.884 sec., 330ft-2.229, 660ft-3.148/278.40 mph.

Left Lane: Leah Pruett Runs 3.887/314.68, Now #5
Right Lane: Doug Kalitta Runs 4.089/257.28, Now #11

Pruett is straight down the groove with a clean pass to get into the top half of the show. Leah Pruett's incremental times: 60ft-0.853 sec., 330ft-2.182, 660ft-3.119/273.00 mph.

Kalitta started to haze the tires on the top end clicked it off.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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