GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Notes from round 1 qualifying in Top Fuel Harley at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 51st annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals listing lane, rider name, elapsed time, top speed, and position in order following run:
Right Lane: Bob Malloy Runs 10.182/94.48, Now #1
Malloy started to smoke the tire around 100 feet out and clicked it off.
Left Lane: Chris Smith No Time, Now #3
Right Lane: Rich Vreeland Runs 7.243/194.49, Now #1
Smith was shut off after the burnout.
Vreeland started drifting toward the centerline and clicked it off.
Left Lane: Tracy Kile Runs 6.782/211.66, Now #2
Right Lane: Ryan Peery Runs 6.694/220.73, Now #1
A couple good clean passes.
Kile is straight down the groove.
Perry was drifting out of the groove, but reeled it in.
Left Lane: Rickey House Runs 10.103/95.16, Now #4
Right Lane: Tii Tharpe Runs 10.192/93.78, Now #6
They both started to have problems at about the same time and they were both off the throttle.
Left Lane: Jay Turner Runs 6.664/180.65, Now #1
Right Lane: Randal Andras Runs 16.471/64.16, Now #8
Turner launched hard and kept it hooked up to go to the number one spot. Jay Turner's incremental times: 60ft-1.178 sec., 330ft-2.957, 660ft-4.317/182.65 mph, 1,000ft-5.512.
Andras was up in smoke right at the hit and clicked it off.