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NHRA Nitro Harley : Results from New England Dragway

NHRA Mello Yellow drag racing series

NHRA New England Nationals
New England Dragway
Jun 2-4, 2017

NHRA Nitro Harley

 

ROUND 1

LANE DRIVER CLASS DIAL IN RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH 1000 FT ET MPH OV/UN
Left Kevin Boyer TFH .012 1.114 3.197 4.803 164.37 6.078 7.147 211.89
Right Bob MalloyWIN TFH .234 1.047 2.655 3.952 183.44 5.153 6.198 212.69

12:49 p.m. – Weather conditions: air temperature 77 degrees, relative humidity 40 percent, barometer 29.78 inches, adjusted altitude 1,851 feet, track temperature 113 degrees. Boyer got off the starting line well before Malloy started but then Boyer’s motorcycle started having engine problems and he slowed. Malloy went down the track to take the win and move on to the next round.





LANE DRIVER CLASS DIAL IN RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH 1000 FT ET MPH OV/UN
Left Tii TharpeWIN TFH .063 1.116 2.824 4.144 185.23 5.274 6.263 224.66
Right Mike Scott TFH .064 1.133 2.901 4.262 182.13 5.436 6.438 223.50

These two riders came off the starting line at almost the same time. Tharpe’s motorcycle started to pull ahead right away and continued to move further out in front as they made their way down the track. Tharpe will move on to the second round.

LANE DRIVER CLASS DIAL IN RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH 1000 FT ET MPH OV/UN
Left Rickey HouseWIN TFH .103 1.073 2.744 4.088 179.40 5.256 6.274 218.83
Right Mike Pelrine TFH .022 1.206 3.419 5.714 94.77 8.285 10.903 80.76

Pelrine had the quicker start but looked like it smoked the rear tires right away. House was later at the tree but made a good run down the track to take the win. He’ll face Malloy in the next round and Malloy will have lane choice.

LANE DRIVER CLASS DIAL IN RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH 1000 FT ET MPH OV/UN
Left Jay Turner TFH .049 1.103 2.809 4.561 124.25 6.510 8.499 105.69
Right Tracy KileWIN TFH .033 1.161 2.937 4.327 177.14 5.528 6.565 214.18

Kile had the quicker light but Turner took the lead before they reached 60 feet and led at 330 feet. Turner’s motorcycle had trouble after that and Kile went on for the win. Kile will race Tharpe in round two and Tharpe will have lane choice.

ROUND 2

LANE DRIVER CLASS DIAL IN RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH 1000 FT ET MPH OV/UN
Left Rickey HouseWIN TFH .043 1.299 3.592 5.894 98.41 8.268 10.568 93.32
Right Bob Malloy TFH .107 1.079 4.566 9.423 43.57 15.319 22.003 29.98

2:32 p.m. – Weather conditions: air temperature 76 degrees, relative humidity 39 percent, barometer 29.74 inches, adjusted altitude 1,841 feet, track temperature 109 degrees. Both riders launched. When they got to about 60 feet, Malloy’s motorcycle popped and he slowed. House’s motorcycle spun the rear tire but he got back into the run enough to take the win.

LANE DRIVER CLASS DIAL IN RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH 1000 FT ET MPH OV/UN
Left Tii TharpeWIN TFH .173 1.120 2.827 4.140 187.03 5.280 6.264 227.96
Right Tracy Kile TFH .027 1.133 2.877 4.275 162.68 5.435 6.462 213.54

Kile had the quicker start and was leading the race at 660 feet. Tharpe kept it close and pulled after after mid track to take the win and get a spot in the final round.

ROUND 3

LANE DRIVER CLASS DIAL IN RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH 1000 FT ET MPH OV/UN
Left Tii TharpeWIN TFH .028 1.116 2.812 4.123 191.51 5.261 6.248 227.96
Right Rickey House TFH .054 1.111 2.856 4.233 177.84 5.431 6.464 212.90

3:19 p.m. – Weather conditions: air temperature 80 degrees, relative humidity 37 percent, barometer 29.73 inches, adjusted altitude 2,130 feet, track temperature 112 degrees. Coming into this race, Tharpe had been in two final rounds and lost both of them. This time, Tharpe was quicker at the tree and extended his lead as they went down the track to take his first national event win.

Qualifying

FINAL Qualifying Order

Psn---Num-Rider, Home Town, Machine-----------------Qual-ET--Qual-Spd-Top Spd

  1    1 Jay Turner, Julian NC, '17 Triple J             6.161  220.30  225.75
  2  411 Rickey House, Humble TX, '14 Harley             6.221  220.04  220.04
  3  173 Bob Malloy, Glen Mills PA, '04 Buell            6.293  203.46  203.46
  4  911 Tii Tharpe, East Bend NC, '16 Dixie             6.296  224.25  224.25
  5  602 Mike Scott, Calgary AB, '13 Weekend             6.378  215.27  215.27
  6  267 Kevin Boyer, Edmonton AB, '17 Harley            6.434  213.60  213.60
  7 1002 Mike Pelrine, Ft. Saskatchewan AB, '11 Harley   6.585  194.66  194.66
  8   13 Tracy Kile, Asheville NC, '17 American          6.593  214.35  214.35

       ------------ Not Qualified ------------

  9 6640 Rich Vreeland, Bloomberg PA, '13 Weekend        6.784  210.47  210.47
 10  153 Jim Doyle, Chicopee MA, '12 Harley              7.082  177.84  177.84
 11   81 Peter Geiss, Hunnington NY, '08 Storace         7.352  167.70  183.10

Round 1

LANE DRIVER CLASS DIAL IN RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH 1000 FT ET MPH OV/UN
Left Rich Vreland TFH .274 1.231 3.124 4.564 171.38 5.848 7.019 192.17
Right Jim Doyle TFH .082 1.296 3.183 4.608 175.16 5.886 7.082 177.84

Weather conditions: air temperature 72 degrees, relative humidity 33 percent, barometer 29.68 inches, adjusted altitude 1,546 feet, track temperature 95 degrees. Both riders took their motorcycles straight down the groove. Doyle was leaning a lot to his left to keep his Harley in the groove.

LANE DRIVER CLASS DIAL IN RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH 1000 FT ET MPH OV/UN
Left Tracy Kile TFH .107 1.572 9.060
Right Mike Scott TFH .079 1.144 2.910 4.226 183.59 5.408 6.433 209.88

Kile’s motorcycle launched and shut down. He did not cross the finish line so he received not time. Scott had a clean run down the groove.

LANE DRIVER CLASS DIAL IN RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH 1000 FT ET MPH OV/UN
Left Tii Tharpe TFH .040 1.124 2.833 4.168 182.97 5.305 6.296 224.25
Right Mike Pelrine TFH .139 1.127 2.818 4.174 164.93 5.667 7.177 139.50

Pelrine’s motorcycle hopped around a bit when he shifted the transmission at mid track. Tharpe had a strong run down the groove to take over the top spot in the order for now.

LANE DRIVER CLASS DIAL IN RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH 1000 FT ET MPH OV/UN
Left Kevin Boyer TFH .121 1.142 2.859 4.207 182.67 5.394 6.434 213.60
Right Bob Malloy TFH .111 1.092 2.769 4.486 125.73 6.432 8.482 101.15

Malloy’s motorcycle got out to about 100 feet when there was a flash of fire and smoke from the engine. Boyer went down his lane for the number three spot in the order for now.

LANE DRIVER CLASS DIAL IN RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH 1000 FT ET MPH OV/UN
Left Rickey House TFH .095 1.203 3.121 4.489 179.88 5.678 6.703 214.76
Right Jay Turner TFH .079 1.099 2.752 4.048 190.70 5.173 6.161 220.30

House carried the front wheel in the air from about 330 feet to 1,000 feet. Turner set a new class ET Record with this ride and moved into the top spot in the qualifying order for now.

Round 2

LANE DRIVER CLASS DIAL IN RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH 1000 FT ET MPH OV/UN
Left
Right Peter Geiss TFH .120 1.224 3.178 4.816 147.46 6.242 7.425 183.10

1:26 p.m. – Weather conditions: air temperature 66 degrees, relative humidity 48 percent, barometer 29.70 inches, adjusted altitude 1,232 feet, track temperature 85 degrees. Geiss ran close to the center line and had to fight to keep from crossing.

LANE DRIVER CLASS DIAL IN RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH 1000 FT ET MPH OV/UN
Left Bob Malloy TFH .156 1.092 2.804 4.156 177.58 5.395 6.495 201.70
Right Tracy Kile TFH .121 1.969

Kile launched and had problems so he shut it down.

LANE DRIVER CLASS DIAL IN RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH 1000 FT ET MPH OV/UN
Left Mike Pelrine TFH .055 1.171 2.910 4.276 175.18 5.473 6.585 194.66
Right Rich Vreland TFH .243 1.251 3.131 4.545 173.65 5.795 6.897 199.35

Both riders took their motorcycles down the groove.

LANE DRIVER CLASS DIAL IN RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH 1000 FT ET MPH OV/UN
Left Jim Doyle TFH .194 1.950 5.662 10.035 49.04 15.290 15.290
Right Rickey House TFH .143 1.090 2.741 4.057 183.54 5.212 6.221 220.04

Doyle launched and slowed immediately.

LANE DRIVER CLASS DIAL IN RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH 1000 FT ET MPH OV/UN
Left Mike Scott TFH .136 1.119 3.415 6.171 80.99 9.060 11.798 79.59
Right Kevin Boyer TFH .079 1.359 5.720 10.346 51.59 15.050 20.193 38.50

Both riders launched and both shut down by the time they got 100 feet out from the starting line.

LANE DRIVER CLASS DIAL IN RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH 1000 FT ET MPH OV/UN
Left Jay Turner TFH .081 1.163 2.865 4.182 186.74 5.322 6.307 225.75
Right Tii Tharpe TFH .047 1.160 2.898 4.241 184.90 5.394 6.394 218.83

Both riders went straight down the groove but neither was as quick as they were yesterday.

Round 3

LANE DRIVER CLASS DIAL IN RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH 1000 FT ET MPH OV/UN
Left Tracy Kile TFH .231 1.157 2.944 4.338 198.41 5.552 6.593 214.35
Right

3:45 p.m. – Weather conditions: air temperature 70 degrees, relative humidity 44 percent, barometer 29.70 inches, adjusted altitude 1,475 feet, track temperature 95 degrees. Kile had not completed a qualifying run before this session. This time, he had a straight run down the groove to make it into the number eight spot for now.

LANE DRIVER CLASS DIAL IN RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH 1000 FT ET MPH OV/UN
Left Peter Geiss TFH .146 1.231 3.128 4.608 163.61 6.053 7.352 167.70
Right Jim Doyle TFH .227 1.637 4.444 7.170 79.54 10.300 13.675 61.38

Both rides looked okay but neither rider made the field with these runs.

LANE DRIVER CLASS DIAL IN RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH 1000 FT ET MPH OV/UN
Left Rich Vreland TFH .298 1.211 3.046 4.457 174.17 5.697 6.784 210.47
Right Mike Pelrine TFH .051 1.147 2.862 4.227 177.67 5.559 6.928 153.70

Vreeland was not in the field when these two riders staged, with Kile on the bubble. Both rides looked okay but neither moved up in the order.

LANE DRIVER CLASS DIAL IN RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH 1000 FT ET MPH OV/UN
Left Kevin Boyer TFH .090 1.095 2.754 4.070 182.13 5.359 6.696 158.74
Right Bob Malloy TFH .092 1.085 2.742 4.043 185.56 5.232 6.293 203.46

Malloy’s ride moved him up three spots in the order and pushed Boyer down one spot.

LANE DRIVER CLASS DIAL IN RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH 1000 FT ET MPH OV/UN
Left Tii Tharpe TFH .083 1.127 2.830 4.178 167.78 5.304 6.300 223.21
Right Mike Scott TFH .107 1.127 2.860 4.227 184.17 5.363 6.378 215.27

Scott had his quickest ride of the weekend but it was not quick enough move him up in the order. Tharpe was not quite as quick as the first session yesterday.

LANE DRIVER CLASS DIAL IN RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH 1000 FT ET MPH OV/UN
Left Rickey House TFH .088 1.084 2.744 4.061 184.85 5.223 6.245 214.21
Right Jay Turner TFH .086 1.110 2.785 4.089 188.83 5.219 6.225 213.91

Both riders had good runs but neither moved them up in the order.

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