GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Notes from final, round 2 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 this round, position in order following run, best prior elapsed time/speed, and position in order prior to run:
Left Lane: Randal Andras Runs 6.411/222.55, Now #1; Best prior run: 16.471/64.16, Was #8
Andras launched hard and kept it hooked up to go to the number one spot. Randal Andras' incremental times: 60ft-1.115 sec., 330ft-2.889, 660ft-4.241/183.64 mph, 1,000ft-5.401.
Left Lane: Tii Tharpe Runs 8.583/111.48, Now #7; Best prior run: 10.192/93.78, Was #8
Right Lane: Chris Smith Runs 6.523/218.48, Now #2; No Prior Run
Tharpe smoked the tires and clicked it off.
Smith starts to drift out of the groove, but stays with it to to go to the number two spot. Chris Smith's incremental times: 60ft-1.154 sec., 330ft-2.914, 660ft-4.289/179.33 mph, 1,000ft-5.477.
Left Lane: Bob Malloy Runs 6.278/225.75, Now #1; Best prior run: 10.182/94.48, Was #9
Right Lane: Rickey House Runs 6.702/203.74, Now #6; Best prior run: 10.103/95.16, Was #8
Malloy launched hard and was straight down the groove to the number one spot. Bob Malloy's incremental times: 60ft-1.089 sec., 330ft-2.820, 660ft-4.152/186.56 mph, 1,000ft-5.292.
House make clean pass.
Left Lane: Rich Vreeland Runs 9.054/112.07, Now #8; Best prior run: 7.243/194.49, Was #8
Right Lane: Tracy Kile Runs 6.625/220.26, Now #4; Best prior run: 6.782/211.66, Was #7
Vreeland clicked it off early.
Kile kept it hooked up and is straight down the groove to get into the top half of the show. Tracy Kile's incremental times: 60ft-1.175 sec., 330ft-2.990, 660ft-4.385/177.70 mph, 1,000ft-5.583.
Left Lane: Ryan Peery Runs 9.132/106.10, Now #6; Best prior run: 6.694/220.73, Was #6
Right Lane: Jay Turner Runs 6.477/220.84, Now #3; Best prior run: 6.664/180.65, Was #5
Peery lost traction and clicked it off.
Turner gets it to hook up all the way down the track to go to the number three spot. Jay Turner's incremental times: 60ft-1.157 sec., 330ft-2.928, 660ft-4.288/182.85 mph, 1,000ft-5.458.
Malloy holds on to the number one spot for the fifth time in his career and second time here in Gainesville.