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Sat, 26 Sep 2020, 12:50 PM

Pro Stock Motorcycle Qualifying Notes, Session #1
By Rick Green





GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Notes from round 1 qualifying in Pro Stock Motorcycle 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:
Left Lane: Michael Phillips No Time, Now #2
Right Lane: Lance Bonham Runs 7.217/184.32, Now #1

Phillips left before the tree was activated nd will not get a time.

Bonham is making his first pass of the season and makes a clean pass.

Left Lane: Hector Arana Runs 14.308/49.01, Now #3
Right Lane: Kelly Clontz Runs 7.420/186.12, Now #2

Arana had planned on attending the GatorNationals and then was not going to race any other races. So when the GatorNationals got postponed, he hadn't rode all season, so this is his first pass of the season. The bike doesn't go into third gear and he coast on down the track.

Clontz bogged right at the hit and then made a move toward the centerline before she clicked it off.

Left Lane: David Barron Runs 8.805/100.33, Now #4
Right Lane: Marc Ingwersen Runs 7.052/188.49, Now #1

Barron with problems early and clicks it off.

Ingwersen with a good looking pass. Marc Ingwersen's incremental times: 60ft-1.096 sec., 330ft-2.936, 660ft-4.498/156.39 mph, 1,000ft-5.868.

Left Lane: Jerry Savoie Runs 6.930/192.11, Now #1
Right Lane: John Hall Runs 6.990/173.32, Now #2

This was a good sid-by-side drag race.

Savoie is straight down the groove with a nice pass to go to the number one spot. Jerry Savoie's incremental times: 60ft-1.075 sec., 330ft-2.889, 660ft-4.421/159.17 mph, 1,000ft-5.767.

Hall with a good looking pass...John Hall's incremental times: 60ft-1.079 sec., 330ft-2.880, 660ft-4.418/158.07 mph, 1,000ft-5.775.

Left Lane: Steve Johnson Runs 6.929/193.13, Now #2
Right Lane: Angie Smith Runs 6.903/193.79, Now #1

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

Johnson goes to the number two spot as he is straight down the groove. Steve Johnson's incremental times: 60ft-1.076 sec., 330ft-2.892, 660ft-4.429/159.10 mph, 1,000ft-5.772.

Smith kept it hooked up to go to the number one spot. Angie Smith's incremental times: 60ft-1.104 sec., 330ft-2.905, 660ft-4.420/161.30 mph, 1,000ft-5.751.

Left Lane: Chris Bostick No Time, Now #12
Right Lane: Hector Arana Jr Runs 6.930/195.48, Now #3

Bostick made a quick move toward the centerline and crosses before half track.

Arana Jr. with a nice looking pass. Hector Arana Jr's incremental times: 60ft-1.091 sec., 330ft-2.907, 660ft-4.442/159.32 mph, 1,000ft-5.783.

Left Lane: Ryan Oehler Runs 6.917/197.13, Now #3
Right Lane: Angelle Sampey Runs 6.858/197.08, Now #1

Oehler with a good pass to go to the number three spot. Ryan Oehler's incremental times: 60ft-1.074 sec., 330ft-2.903, 660ft-4.440/159.59 mph, 1,000ft-5.776.

Sampey was straight down the groove to the number one spot. Angelle Sampey's incremental times: 60ft-1.076 sec., 330ft-2.875, 660ft-4.395/161.19 mph, 1,000ft-5.721.

Left Lane: Matt Smith Runs 6.820/198.09, Now #1
Right Lane: Eddie Krawiec Runs 6.873/196.59, Now #3

Smith launched hard and was straight down the groove to the number one spot. Matt Smith's incremental times: 60ft-1.059 sec., 330ft-2.857, 660ft-4.373/161.48 mph, 1,000ft-5.691.

Krawiec with a real nice pass to go to the number three spot. Eddie Krawiec's incremental times: 60ft-1.098 sec., 330ft-2.901, 660ft-4.417/161.61 mph, 1,000ft-5.739.

Left Lane: Andrew Hines Runs 7.033/196.02, Now #10
Right Lane: Scotty Pollacheck No Time, Now #18

Hines bogged right off the starting line and coasted on down the track.

Pollacheck has problems getting the bike to fire and he is pushed off.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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