NHRA Nitro Harley : Results from Vegas

NHRA Mello Yellow drag racing series

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The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Mar 31 – Apr 02, 2017

NHRA Nitro Harley

Jay Turner collected his second win of the season in the Nitro Harley class following a final round win over Mike Pelrine. Turner, the winner of the season-opening event in Pomona, came from the No. 1 spot to win with a 6.460 after Pelrine shut off. Pelrine, who became an internet sensation after his wild ride in Saturday’s final qualifying session, got loose and shut off.

ELIMINATIONS

ROUND 1
W – Bob Malloy .165 1.104 2.772 4.254 155.51 5.833 7.470 127.99
L – Andy Beauchemin .074 1.217 4.442 8.318 63.09 11.794 14.894 71.58
Beauchemin with the starting line advantage, but has problems right at the hit and clicks it off. Malloy gets the win.

W – Mike Pelrine .088 1.197 2.939 4.274 186.28 5.425 6.519 193.88
L – Tii Tharpe .047 1.130 2.954 4.623 142.36 6.309 8.044 121.39
Tharpe with the starting line advantage, but started drifting toward the centerline and clicked it off. Pelrine gets the win.

W – Jay Turner .068 1.129 3.015 4.385 182.35 5.566 6.575 220.12
L – Kevin Boyer .067 1.150 2.884 4.256 172.78 5.571 6.764 182.11
They leave together with Boyer getting a tick advantage, But Turner had the lead by the time they went by the Christmas tree and never trailed from there on for the win. Turner will have lane choice over Malloy in the semifinal.

W – Rickey House .150 1.133 2.875 4.232 186.90 5.421 6.437 218.02
L – Randal Andras .242 1.670 3.938 5.417 169.32 6.671 7.742 202.85
House with the starting line advantage and never trailed for the win. He runs low E.T. of race day and will have lane choice over Pelrine in the semifinal.
ROUND 2

W – Jay Turner .046 1.124 2.887 4.229 184.83 5.398 6.408 220.66
L – Bob Malloy .160 1.087 3.565 6.850 64.52 10.723 15.600 36.89
Turner with the starting line advantage and never trailed for the win.

W – Rickey House .070 1.247 3.820 6.537 82.83 9.383 12.219 75.00
L – Mike Pelrine .054 1.184 2.921 4.331 167.18 5.763 7.101 169.96
Pelrine with the starting line advantage and never trailed as House is up in smoke right off the starting line. Pelrine will give up lane choice to Turner in the final.

FINAL ROUND

W – Jay Turner .059 1.130 2.895 4.251 182.85 5.428 6.460 215.10
L – Mike Pelrine .061 1.187 2.924 4.367 156.55 5.901 7.433 138.31
Turner with the slight starting line advantage and never trailed for the win.

Mike Pelrine

Top Fuel Harley rider Mike Pelrine keeping his bike upright at 220 mph!
video by NHRA.com

 

FINAL QUALIFYING

01 Rickey House 6.242 219.72
02 Bob Malloy 6.27 209.62
03 Jay Turner 6.297 218.44
04 Tii Tharpe 6.349 211.86
05 Mike Pelrine 6.448 211.23
06 Kevin Boyer 6.497 211.1
07 Andy Beauchemin 6.544 206.51
08 Randal Andras 6.565 213.54
09 Mike Scott 6.629 213.4
10 Tracy Kile 6.744 212.26
11 Frank Capone Jr 7.16 194.69
12 Lyle Newton 7.176 181.3
13 Mike Beland 7.38 187.73

 


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