NHRA: Gatornationals – Top Fuel Harley

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

NHRA Mello Yellow drag racing series
51st AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals
Gainesville Raceway
September 25-27, 2020

Top Fuel Harley

Randal Andras wins the Top Fuel Harley class at the 2020 Amalie Oil Gatornationals in an all Jay Turner Racing final. This is the fifth win this year for Andras. Randal took the starting advantage over Chris Smith and then ran the quickest pass of the event at 6.272!

Round 1

Lane Left Right
Driver Robert Malloy – WIN Rich Vreeland
Car No. 6 6640
Class TFH TFH
Dial In
RT .084 .138
60 FT 1.101 1.169
330 FT 2.844 3.000
660 FT 4.184 4.410
660 FT MPH 185.69 175.57
1000 FT 5.336 5.628
ET 6.335 6.698
MPH 222.80 211.20
Ov/Un

Weather conditions: air temperature 85 degrees, relative humidity 75 percent, barometer 29.75 inches, adjusted altitude 3,022 feet, track temperature 97 degrees. This is the first time Malloy and Vreeland have faced each other in eliminations. Malloy with the starting line advantage and never trailed for the win.

Lane Left Right
Driver Jay Turner – WIN Ryan Peery
Car No. 63 300
Class TFH TFH
Dial In
RT .068 .093
60 FT 1.161 1.113
330 FT 2.941 3.037
660 FT 4.301 4.988
660 FT MPH 182.92 115.79
1000 FT 5.474 7.053
ET 6.505 9.087
MPH 210.77 105.84
Ov/Un

This is the first time Turner and Peery have faced each other in eliminations. Turner with the starting line advantage and never trailed for the win. Peery with problems early and clicked it off.





Lane Left Right
Driver Tracy Kile Chris Smith – WIN
Car No. 13 201
Class TFH TFH
Dial In
RT .072 .117
60 FT 1.158 1.127
330 FT 2.936 2.889
660 FT 4.322 4.255
660 FT MPH 176.37 182.62
1000 FT 5.664 5.418
ET 7.050 6.419
MPH 151.24 229.55
Ov/Un

This is the first time Kile and Smith have faced each other in eliminations. Kile with the starting line advantage, but Smith grabs the lead by 330 feet and never trails from there on for the win. He runs top speed of the event. He will give up lane choice to Malloy in the semifinal.

Lane Left Right
Driver Randal Andras – WIN Rickey House
Car No. 204 3
Class TFH TFH
Dial In
RT .046 .049
60 FT 1.113 1.182
330 FT 2.860 2.975
660 FT 4.198 4.368
660 FT MPH 184.80 177.30
1000 FT 5.353 5.578
ET 6.357 6.636
MPH 219.65 208.62
Ov/Un

Andras is 4 – 3 against House in prior events. Andras with a slight starting line advantage and never trailed for the win. He will have lane choice over Turner in the semifinal.

NHRA Top Fuel Harley - Ryan Peery

Semi-Final

Lane Left Right
Driver Robert Malloy Chris Smith – WIN
Car No. 6 201
Class TFH TFH
Dial In
RT .097 .063
60 FT 1.096 1.110
330 FT 2.828 2.823
660 FT 4.192 4.155
660 FT MPH 182.80 186.46
1000 FT 5.322 5.303
ET 6.329 6.322
MPH 215.72 217.00
Ov/Un

Weather conditions: air temperature 86 degrees, relative humidity 73 percent, barometer 29.67 inches, adjusted altitude 3,223 feet, track temperature 106 degrees. This is the first time Malloy and Smith have faced each other in eliminations. Smith with the starting line advantage and is out of the groove over by the centerline, he stays with it and takes the win. Chris Smith’s MOV: 0.0414 seconds (approximately 13 feet).

Lane Left Right
Driver Randal Andras – WIN Jay Turner
Car No. 204 63
Class TFH TFH
Dial In
RT .038 .062
60 FT 1.124 1.168
330 FT 2.841 2.907
660 FT 4.161 4.254
660 FT MPH 187.03 184.19
1000 FT 5.303 5.420
ET 6.298 6.439
MPH 221.38 224.92
Ov/Un

Turner is 3 – 2 against Andras in prior events. Andras with the starting line advantage and never trailed for the win. He goes to the final round again and will have lane choice in the final.

 

NHRA Top Fuel Harley - Chris Smith

Final

Lane Left Right
Driver Randal Andras – WIN Chris Smith
Car No. 204 201
RT .033 .056
60 FT 1.114 1.119
330 FT 2.822 2.826
660 FT 4.132 4.160
660 FT MPH 188.83 185.41
1000 FT 5.270 5.315
ET 6.272 6.317
MPH 216.27 229.24

Top Fuel Harly - Randal Andras

QUALIFYING

POS RIDER BIKE NO. ET MPH
01 Robert Malloy 6 6.278 225.75
02 Randal Andras 204 6.411 222.55
03 Jay Turner 63 6.477 220.84
04 Chris Smith 201 6.523 218.48
05 Tracy Kile 13 6.625 220.26
06 Ryan Peery 300 6.694 220.73
07 Rickey House 3 6.702 203.74
08 Rich Vreeland 6640 7.243 194.49
09 Tii Tharpe 1 8.583 111.48

 


ABOUT NHRA – Headquartered in Glendora, CA, is the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States. NHRA presents 24 national events featuring the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series. NHRA provides competition opportunities for drivers of all levels in the NHRA Summit Racing Series and the NHRA Drags: Street Legal Style presented by AAA. NHRA also offers NHRA Jr. Street program for teens and the Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League for youth ages 5 to 17. In addition, NHRA owns and operates four racing facilities: Atlanta Dragway in Georgia; Gainesville Raceway in Florida; Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis; and Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Southern California. For more information, log on to NHRA.com