NHRA: U.S. Nationals – Top Fuel Harley

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NHRA Mello Yellow drag racing series

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.





Round 1

Lane Left Right
Driver Chris Smith Jay Turner – WIN
Car No. 201 63
Class TFH TFH
Dial In
RT .077 .031
60 FT 1.227 1.165
330 FT 3.101 2.953
660 FT 4.663 4.314
660 FT MPH 147.46 184.67
1000 FT 6.229 5.475
ET 7.826 6.458
MPH 133.79 225.82
Ov/Un

Weather conditions: air temperature 76 degrees, relative humidity 64 percent, barometer 29.07 inches, adjusted altitude 2,950 feet, track temperature 99 degrees.
Turner is 2 – 0 against Smith in prior events. Turner with a great light and never trailed for the win. He runs hid quickest pass of the weekend for the win. Smith lost traction and clicked it off early.

Lane Left Right
Driver Ryan Peery Robert Malloy – WIN
Car No. 300 6
Class TFH TFH
Dial In
RT .066 .045
60 FT 1.129 1.063
330 FT 2.846 2.712
660 FT 4.186 3.992
660 FT MPH 182.85 193.68
1000 FT 5.350 5.106
ET 6.358 6.096
MPH 220.66 216.86
Ov/Un

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.

Lane Left Right
Driver Randal Andras – WIN Rickey House
Car No. 204 3
Class TFH TFH
Dial In
RT .031 .054
60 FT 1.141 1.169
330 FT 2.896 2.910
660 FT 4.235 4.283
660 FT MPH 181.47 180.07
1000 FT 5.379 5.474
ET 6.381 6.484
MPH 224.85 227.19
Ov/Un

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.

Lane Left Right
Driver Tii Tharpe – WIN Jacob Stordeur
Car No. 1 301
Class TFH TFH
Dial In
RT .119 .034
60 FT 1.136 1.159
330 FT 2.867 2.921
660 FT 4.188 4.327
660 FT MPH 187.73 171.42
1000 FT 5.337 5.691
ET 6.346 7.066
MPH 216.00 156.06
Ov/Un

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.

Top Fuel Harley - Bob Malloy

Bob Malloy makes history in NHRA Top Fuel Harley running the quickest ET pass at 6.096.

 

SEMI-FINAL

Lane Left Right
Driver Jay Turner – WIN Robert Malloy
Car No. 63 6
Class TFH TFH
Dial In
RT .045 .081
60 FT 1.135 1.291
330 FT 2.884 6.275
660 FT 4.230 13.580
660 FT MPH 185.23 28.47
1000 FT 5.384 23.041
ET 6.368 23.041
MPH 233.08
Ov/Un

Weather conditions: air temperature 79 degrees, relative humidity 56 percent, barometer 29.04
inches, adjusted altitude 3,106 feet, track temperature 100 degrees. Turner is 4 – 2 against Malloy in prior events. Turner with the starting line advantage and never trailed for the win. Turner with his quickest pass of the weekend for the win. Malloy was up in smoke right at the hit and came to a top on the track.

Lane Left Right
Driver Tii Tharpe Randal Andras – WIN
Car No. 1 204
Class TFH TFH
Dial In
RT .075 .031
60 FT 1.145 1.118
330 FT 2.909 2.851
660 FT 4.249 4.171
660 FT MPH 184.77 188.94
1000 FT 5.432 5.316
ET 6.612 6.319
MPH 175.43 218.76
Ov/Un

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.

NHRA Top Fuel Harley - Randall Andras

FINAL

Lane Left Right
Driver Jay Turner Randal Andras – WIN
Car No. 63 204
Class TFH TFH
Dial In
RT .025 .037
60 FT 1.146 1.096
330 FT 2.903 2.781
660 FT 4.248 4.083
660 FT MPH 185.46 190.62
1000 FT 5.396 5.213
ET 6.399 6.199
MPH 216.76 224.47
Ov/Un

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.

Points Standing

POSITION DRIVER POINTS EVENTS
01 Randall Andras 434 0
02 Jay Turner 292 0
03 Tii Tharpe 269 0
04 Rickey House 230 0
05 Tyler Wilson 147 0
06 Ryan Peery 131 0
07 Tracy Kile 96 0
08 Richard Vreeland 95 0
09 Chris Smith 72 0
10 Tim Kerrigan 52 0
11 Robert Malloy 52 0
12 Mike Scott 41 0
13 Greg Justice 31 0
14 Mitch Brown 31 0
15 Jacob Stordeur 31 0
16 Anthony Ruggiero 10 0

Qualifying

DRIVER POSITION CAR NO. ET MPH
01 Chris Smith 201 6.295 224.25
02 Tii Tharpe 1 6.323 223.32
03 Randal Andras 204 6.388 195
04 Ryan Peery 300 6.410 214.72
05 Robert Malloy 6 6.455 201.16
06 Rickey House 3 6.546 219.65
07 Jacob Stordeur 301 6.737 206.7
08 Jay Turner 63 6.921 210.05
09 Tracy Kile 13 7.434 208.84

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