NHRA: U.S. Nationals – Top Fuel Harley
66th annual DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals
Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis
September 03-06, 2020
Congratulations to Randal Andras with back-to-back wins in Top Fuel Harley. Randal doubles up at the US Nationals while also winning the final of the Lucas Oil Summer Nationals against teammate Jay Turner.
|Driver||Chris Smith||Jay Turner – WIN|
|660 FT MPH||147.46||184.67|
Weather conditions: air temperature 76 degrees, relative humidity 64 percent, barometer 29.07 inches, adjusted altitude 2,950 feet, track temperature 99 degrees.
|Driver||Ryan Peery||Robert Malloy – WIN|
|660 FT MPH||182.85||193.68|
This is the first time Peery and Malloy have faced each other in eliminations. Malloy with the starting line advantage and makes the quickest pass in the history of NHRA Top Fuel Harley for the win. He sets the National E.T. record.
|Driver||Randal Andras – WIN||Rickey House|
|660 FT MPH||181.47||180.07|
Andras and House have each won 3 times against the other in prior events. Andras with the starting line advantage and never trailed for the win. he runs his quickest pass of the weekend.
|Driver||Tii Tharpe – WIN||Jacob Stordeur|
|660 FT MPH||187.73||171.42|
This is the first time Tharpe and Stordeur have faced each other in eliminations. Stordeur with the starting line advantage, but then just before half track the engine let go. Tharpe is straight down the groove with a great pass. He will have lane choice over Andras in the semifinal.
Bob Malloy makes history in NHRA Top Fuel Harley running the quickest ET pass at 6.096.
|Driver||Jay Turner – WIN||Robert Malloy|
|660 FT MPH||185.23||28.47|
Weather conditions: air temperature 79 degrees, relative humidity 56 percent, barometer 29.04
|Driver||Tii Tharpe||Randal Andras – WIN|
|660 FT MPH||184.77||188.94|
Andras is 4 – 1 against Tharpe in prior events. Andras with the starting line advantage and never trailed for the win. He runs his quickest pass of the weekend. He will have lane choice over Turner in the final.
Randal Andras raced to his fourth Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley victory of the season at the DENSO Spark Plugs U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway.
|Driver||Jay Turner||Randal Andras – WIN|
|660 FT MPH||185.46||190.62|
Weather conditions: air temperature 79 degrees, relative humidity 56 percent, barometer 29.03 inches, adjusted altitude 3,159 feet, track temperature 88 degrees. Turner is 3 – 1 against Andras in prior events and Andras defeat Turner in their only final round. Turner with the starting line advantage, but Andras has the difference made up by the time they go by the Christmas tree and takes the win. He runs his quickest pass this season for the win. Andras wins his fourth Wally this season and fifth in his career.
Randal Andras and teammate Jay Turner entered the Summernationals almost two months ago separated by just two points at the top of the Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley standings, so their final round, held during the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals, could potentially decide the season championship.
Andras took the win, his third in four events so far this season, with a 6.38 to defeat Turner’s engine-expiring 6.92.
Turner made it to the final by beating Rich Vreeland and Tyler Wilson while Andras had topped Ricky House and Ryan Peery.
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