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Sat, 26 Sep 2020, 12:30 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Notes, Session #1
By Rick Green





GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Notes from round 1 qualifying in Pro Stock 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:
Right Lane: Wally Stroupe Runs 6.680/200.77, Now #1

Stroupe is making his first pass of the season. He is straight down the groove.

Left Lane: Bob Benza Runs 6.667/207.37, Now #1
Right Lane: Richie Stevens Runs 6.750/205.07, Now #3

Benza is in his second race of the year after not qualifying at the U.S. Nationals. He makes a good pass.

Stevens is in his second race of the year after not qualifying at the U.S. Nationals. He made a good initial move...

Left Lane: Fernando Cuadra Runs 20.052/38.62, Now #5
Right Lane: Mason McGaha Runs 6.637/207.88, Now #1

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

McGaha is coming off a semifinal finish at the U.S. Nationals. He makes a great looking pass. Mason McGaha's incremental times: 60ft-1.004 sec., 330ft-2.782, 660ft-4.267/165.54 mph, 1,000ft-5.551.

Left Lane: Cristian Cuadra Runs 6.832/205.32, Now #5
Right Lane: Alan Prusiensky No Time, Now #7

Cuadra with a clean pass.

Prusiensky with problems on the burnout and stages the car. The car doesn't move when the light turns green.

Left Lane: Kyle Koretsky Runs 6.642/207.37, Now #2
Right Lane: Troy Coughlin Jr. Runs 7.776/129.53, Now #7

Koretsky is straight down the groove with a nice looking pass. Kyle Koretsky's incremental times: 60ft-0.993 sec., 330ft-2.776, 660ft-4.267/164.93 mph, 1,000ft-5.556.

Coughlin Jr. makes a move to the right and then to the left before he pushes the clutch back in.

Left Lane: Val Smeland Runs 6.691/206.07, Now #6
Right Lane: Aaron Stanfield Runs 6.669/207.56, Now #4

Smeland with a good pass, straight down the groove.

Stanfield with a nice pass, to go to the number four spot. Aaron Stanfield's incremental times: 60ft-1.028 sec., 330ft-2.807, 660ft-4.294/165.17 mph, 1,000ft-5.581.

Left Lane: Deric Kramer Runs 6.618/208.55, Now #1
Right Lane: Kenny Delco Runs 6.650/208.33, Now #4

Kramer kept it hooked up and straight down the groove to the number one spot. Deric Kramer's incremental times: 60ft-0.977 sec., 330ft-2.764, 660ft-4.251/165.38 mph, 1,000ft-5.535.

Delco makes a move toward the wall, but reels it in to go to the number four spot. Kenny Delco's incremental times: 60ft-1.012 sec., 330ft-2.798, 660ft-4.284/165.54 mph, 1,000ft-5.568.

Left Lane: Alex Laughlin Runs 6.623/207.62, Now #2
Right Lane: Chris McGaha Runs 6.659/207.27, Now #6

Laughlin was straight down the groove with a real nice pass to go to the number two spot. Alex Laughlin's incremental times: 60ft-0.988 sec., 330ft-2.762, 660ft-4.250/165.13 mph, 1,000ft-5.537.

McGaha with a clean pass to get in the top half of the show.

Left Lane: Bo Butner Runs 6.640/206.10, Now #5
Right Lane: Greg Anderson Runs 6.632/207.85, Now #3

This is a great side-by-side drag race.

Butner to the number five spot. Bo Butner's incremental times: 60ft-0.985 sec., 330ft-2.765, 660ft-4.253/165.11 mph, 1,000ft-5.545.

anderson kept it hooked up to go to the number three spot. Greg Anderson's incremental times: 60ft-0.993 sec., 330ft-2.773, 660ft-4.259/165.42 mph, 1,000ft-5.546.

Left Lane: Matt Hartford Runs 6.637/207.85, Now #6
Right Lane: Jason Line Runs 6.624/207.34, Now #3

Hartford was straight down down the groove with a clean pass to get in the top half of the show. Matt Hartford's incremental times: 60ft-1.001 sec., 330ft-2.782, 660ft-4.268/165.72 mph, 1,000ft-5.554.

Line launched hard and kept it hooked up to go to the number three spot. Jason Line's incremental times: 60ft-0.984 sec., 330ft-2.761, 660ft-4.248/165.25 mph, 1,000ft-5.536.

Left Lane: Jeg Coughlin Runs 6.620/206.86, Now #3
Right Lane: Erica Enders Runs 6.608/208.65, Now #1

This is a great side-by-side drag race to wrap up round one of qualifying.

Coughlin kept it hooked up to go to the number three spot. Jeg Coughlin's incremental times: 60ft-0.969 sec., 330ft-2.747, 660ft-4.240/164.79 mph, 1,000ft-5.531.

enders launched hard and was straight down the groove to the number one spot. Erica Enders' incremental times: 60ft-0.986 sec., 330ft-2.758, 660ft-4.243/165.60 mph, 1,000ft-5.526.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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