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Sat, 26 Sep 2020, 11:36 AM

Top Alcohol Funny Car Qualifying Notes, Final Session
By Rick Green





GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Notes from final, round 3 qualifying in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 51st annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals 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:
Right Lane: Kris Hool No Time, Now #4; Best prior run: 5.694/260.71, Was #4

Hool is real loose right at the hit and was out of the groove. He then tagged the wall.

Left Lane: Brian Hough Runs 5.566/266.06, Now #3; Best prior run: 12.012/92.25, Was #6
Right Lane: Aryan Rochon Runs 5.642/260.76, Now #4; Best prior run: 5.666/256.50, Was #3

Hough is able to get it to hook up and goes to the number three spot. Brian Hough's incremental times: 60ft-0.971 sec., 330ft-2.528, 660ft-3.716/209.52 mph, 1,000ft-4.720.

Rochon with his quickest pass of the weekend, but gets bumped back one spot by Hough. Aryan Rochon's incremental times: 60ft-0.987 sec., 330ft-2.555, 660ft-3.759/206.16 mph, 1,000ft-4.779.

Left Lane: Sean Bellemeur Runs 5.510/266.85, Now #1; Best prior run: 5.529/265.64, Was #1
Right Lane: Doug Gordon Runs 8.271/111.21, Now #2; Best prior run: 5.559/266.27, Was #2

Bellemeur kept it hooked up and hitting on all eight to make his quickest pass the weekend. He will qualify NO. 1 for 14th time in his career, second time in his career and first time here in Gainesville.

Gordon with severe tire shake right at the hit and clicked it off.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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