NHRA: Top Fuel Harley Motorcycle Coverage at New England Nationals

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NHRA Mello Yellow drag racing series

Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Northwest Nationals
Pacific Raceways
August 2-4, 2019

Top Fuel Harley Motorcycle

Doug Vancil collected the victory in the Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley class, riding his Vance & Hines-backed entry to a final-round holeshot over Randal Andras, 6.439 to 6.435.





Round 1 Eliminations

Driver Kevin Boyer Doug Vancil – WIN
RT .076 .095
60 FT 1.478 1.092
330 FT 5.679 2.835
660 FT 9.928 4.205
660 FT MPH 59.32 175.14
1000 FT 13.727 5.375
ET 17.148 6.390
MPH 64.67 221.56

Boyer is in as an alternate for Layne. Layne not able to return after he hit the wall in qualifying. Boyer with the starting line advantage, but is up in smoke and clicks it off. Vancil is straight down the groove with a good looking pass.

 

Driver Jay Turner – WIN Mike Scott
RT .128
60 FT 1.138
330 FT 2.881
660 FT 4.363
660 FT MPH 152.73
1000 FT 5.912
ET 7.502
MPH 132.24

Scott with problems getting the bike to fire and will not make the call. Turner with problems early and clicks it off. He will give up lane choice to Vancil in the semifinal.

Andy Beauchemin and his Joker’s Wild entry pulled of a big upset by defeating Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley points leader Tii Tharpe in the opening round of eliminations. Love the helmet!

 

Driver Tii Tharpe Andy Beauchemin – WIN
RT .071 .141
60 FT 1.134 1.131
330 FT 2.879 2.869
660 FT 4.381 4.270
660 FT MPH 155.10 167.97
1000 FT 5.866 5.459
ET 7.385 6.506
MPH 138.70 219.97

Tharpe with the starting line advantage, but is up in smoke early and clicks it off. Beauchemin with a real nice pass for the win.

 

Driver Randal Andras – WIN Rickey House
RT .056 .110
60 FT 1.133 1.162
330 FT 2.939 2.931
660 FT 4.278 4.305
660 FT MPH 200.83 180.16
1000 FT 5.450 5.477
ET 6.468 6.491
MPH 212.90 219.94

Andras with the starting line advantage and never trailed for the win. Randal Andras’ MOV: 0.0771
seconds (approximately 25 feet). He will have lane choice over Beauchemin in the semifinal.

Round 2 Eliminations

Driver Jay Turner Doug Vancil – WIN
RT .074 .147
60 FT 1.177 1.102
330 FT 3.019 2.820
660 FT 5.028 4.182
660 FT MPH 107.50 175.25
1000 FT 7.250 5.352
ET 9.386 6.370
MPH 99.48 220.48

Turner with the starting line advantage, but lost traction early and Vancil is straight down the groove for the win. Vancil is advancing to his eighth final round and his third this year.

 

Driver Randal Andras – WIN Andy Beauchemin
RT .085 .124
60 FT 1.118 1.119
330 FT 2.863 2.846
660 FT 4.205 4.251
660 FT MPH 205.22 171.14
1000 FT 5.372 5.472
ET 6.385 6.539
MPH 211.33 219.90

Andras is straight down the groove with a good looking pass for the win. He will give up lane choice to Vancil in the final. He is advancing to his third final round.

Final

Driver Doug Vancil – WIN Randal Andras
RT .037 .079
60 FT 1.092 1.108
330 FT 2.830 2.850
660 FT 4.209 4.216
660 FT MPH 177.11 167.59
1000 FT 5.412 5.356
ET 6.439 6.435
MPH 211.33 195.28
Vancil with the starting line advantage and the power to hold on for the hole shot win. Doug Vancil’s MOV: 0.0387 seconds (approximately 11 feet). Andras was getting close to the centerline and had to lift. Vancil wins his fifth Wally and second this year.

 

Final Qualifying

POS DRIVER ET MPH
01 Jay Turner 6.288 226.92
02 Randal Andras 6.298 207.05
03 Tii Tharpe 6.315 228.19
04 Doug Vancil 6.339 217.35
05 Beau Layne 6.408 215.86
06 Andy Beauchemin 6.412 217.07
07 Rickey House 6.422 217.84
08 Mike Scott 7.217 207.08
09 Kevin Boyer 8.330 107.85

 

Top Fuel Harley racer Beau Layne took one of the wildest rides of the season at the #NorthwestNats. Layne got up under his own power and was transported to the hospital for further evaluation. Read more – click here.


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