GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Notes from round 1 qualifying in Top Alcohol Dragster at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 51st annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals listing lane, driver name, elapsed time, top speed, and position in order following run:
Left Lane: Cherissa Griffis-Smallwood Runs 15.555/65.62, Now #2
Right Lane: Matthew Cummings Runs 9.804/93.06, Now #1
Griffis-Smallwood shook right at the hit and clicked it off.
Cummings is dropping cylinders right at the hit and clicks it off.
Left Lane: Krista Baldwin Runs 5.437/258.47, Now #1
Right Lane: Mick Steele Runs 14.234/71.46, Now #3
Baldwin with a clean pass to start the weekend. Krista Baldwin's incremental times: 60ft-0.954 sec., 330ft-2.479, 660ft-3.620/219.58 mph, 1,000ft-4.586.
Steele was up in smoke right at the hit.
Left Lane: Tom Fox Jr. Runs 7.645/89.88, Now #3
Right Lane: Josh Hart Runs 5.267/276.75, Now #1
Fox Jr. with problems just past half track and the chutes came out.
Hart launched hard and kept it hooked up. Josh Hart's incremental times: 60ft-0.934 sec., 330ft-2.413, 660ft-3.523/225.94 mph, 1,000ft-4.461.
Left Lane: Joey Severance Runs 6.388/164.81, Now #4
Right Lane: Julie Nataas Runs 5.297/275.84, Now #2
Severance started to shake and clicked it off.
Nataas launched hard and kept it hitting on all eight to go to the number two spot. Julie Nataas' incremental times: 60ft-0.954 sec., 330ft-2.448, 660ft-3.559/226.96 mph, 1,000ft-4.492.
Left Lane: Jackie Fricke Runs 13.057/83.24, Now #8
Right Lane: Duane Shields Runs 9.737/124.12, Now #6
Fricke with severe tire shake and clicked it off.
Shields started to lose traction and clicked it off.
Left Lane: Shawn Cowie Runs 5.490/272.56, Now #5
Right Lane: Megan Meyer Runs 5.257/272.67, Now #1
This was a good side-by-side drag race.
Cowie was straight down the groove to go to the number number five spot. Shawn Cowie's incremental times: 60ft-0.928 sec., 330ft-2.468, 660ft-3.677/210.73 mph, 1,000ft-4.663.
Meyer launched hard and kept it hooked up to go to the number one spot. Megan Meyer's incremental times: 60ft-0.970 sec., 330ft-2.447, 660ft-3.541/229.98 mph, 1,000ft-4.460.