NHRA: SpringNationals Top Fuel Harley Results

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NHRA Mello Yellow drag racing series

Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals
Presented By Pennzoil
Houston Raceway Park
April 12-14, 2019

Coverage by Sandra Albert / NHRA Top Fuel Harley

Top Fuel Harley





Congratulations to your 2019 Mopar Express Lane NHRA #SpringNats Top Fuel Harley Champion, the Bulldog, Jay Turner and “Lucky 7”

ELIMINATIONS ROUND 1

Driver Billy Jackson Jay Turner – WIN
RT .148 .125
60 FT 1.151 1.159
330 FT 2.922 2.865
660 FT 4.324 4.189
660 FT MPH 174.68 187.03
1000 FT 5.567 5.331
ET 6.757 6.297
MPH 175.18 225.82

Turner with the starting line advantage and never trailed for the win.

Driver Beau Layne – WIN Randal Andras
RT .025 .048
60 FT 1.122 1.115
330 FT 2.808 2.909
660 FT 4.130 4.758
660 FT MPH 186.59 119.03
1000 FT 5.273 6.786
ET 6.267 8.793
MPH 219.22 106.25

Layne with the starting line advantage and never trailed for the win. He runs his quickest and the fastest pass of the weekend for the win and lane choice over Turner in the semifinal.

Driver Tii Tharpe Rickey House – WIN
RT .070 .158
60 FT 1.128 1.169
330 FT 3.409 2.848
660 FT 6.555 4.176
660 FT MPH 67.12 186.20
1000 FT 10.448 5.344
ET 15.059 6.364
MPH 42.50 218.48

Tharpe with the starting line advantage and then has problems right at the hit and coast on down the track to give House the win.

Driver Doug Vancil Mike Scott – WIN
RT .051 .050
60 FT 1.090 1.121
330 FT 3.172 2.878
660 FT 5.319 4.342
660 FT MPH 105.38 171.27
1000 FT 7.610 5.576
ET 9.864 6.621
MPH 95.37 207.59

Scott with a tick advantage on the tree and never trailed for the win. He will give up lane choice to House in the semifinal.

 

ELIMINATIONS ROUND 2

Driver Mike Scott – WIN Rickey House
RT .051 .049
60 FT 1.107 1.298
330 FT 2.833 3.693
660 FT 4.198 5.302
660 FT MPH 185.13 157.12
1000 FT 5.342 6.833
ET 6.364 8.445
MPH 213.27 129.55

House with a couple of ticks on the tree, but was up in smoke right at the hit and clicked it off.
Scott with his quickest pass of the weekend for the win. Scott is advancing to his fourth final round.

Driver Jay Turner – WIN Beau Layne
RT .106 .001
60 FT 1.156 1.106
330 FT 2.894 3.247
660 FT 4.531 5.352
660 FT MPH 147.02 119.68
1000 FT 5.837 7.139
ET 6.880 8.938
MPH 218.41 115.63

Layne with a near perfect light, but Turner chases him down for the win. Turner advances to his 16th final.

 

ELIMINATIONS FINAL

Driver Mike Scott Jay Turner – WIN
RT .025 .064
60 FT 1.104 1.149
330 FT 2.853 2.859
660 FT 4.288 4.188
660 FT MPH 161.88 180.86
1000 FT 5.705 5.498
ET 7.027 6.792
MPH 164.55 163.63

Scott with the starting line advantage and then started drifting out of the groove and finally clicked it off. Turner clicked it off early, but held on for the win. Turner wins his tenth Wally and first this
season.

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FINAL QUALIFYING

Jay Turner sets both ends of the track record with his 6.186 at 235.93 mph (personal best) in Q2, putting his ProCharger bike “Lucky 7” in the #1 position. “We’ll be hurting feelings soon.”

01 Jay Turner 6.186 235.93
02 Doug Vancil 6.266 218.87
03 Rickey House 6.288 222.11
04 Beau Layne 6.302 217.49
05 Randal Andras 6.307 217.14
06 Tii Tharpe 6.338 226.13
07 Mike Scott 6.382 219.58
08 Billy Jackson 6.652 198.64
09 Bob Malloy 15.833 46.53

Doug Vancil puts the Vance & Hines bike in the #2 spot with a 6.226 and consistency. “Top Fuel Harley drag racing is cool.”

 

Billy Jack no worse for wear after his emergency lanyard got sucked into the throttle body sending him into the sand during second round of qualifying

Video Coverage – Q3

Q3 (L) Jay Turner 7.353 (R) Tii Tharpe 6.377

 

Q3 (L) Randal Andras 9.028 (R) Beau Layne 6.330

 

Q3 (L) Rickey House 11.346 (R) Mike Scott 6.563

 

Q3 (L) Doug Vancil 6.266 (R) Billy Jackson 7.056

 

Q3 (R) Bob Malloy smokes the tire at the hit on a single. Bob continues to struggle here in Houston and remains on the outside looking in with one more qualifying session today.

 

Video Coverage – Q2

Q2 (L) Tii Tharpe 6.531 (R) Doug Vancil 6.297

 

Q2 (L) Billy Jackson 6.652 (R) Jay Turner 6.186

 

Q2 (L) Beau Layne 8.885 (R) Rickey House 6.376

 

Q2 (L) Bob Malloy – broke (R) Randal Andras 6.583


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