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Results for Qualifying Round 1
BRISTOL, Tenn. - BRISTOL - Notes from round 1 qualifying in Top Fuel at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, 12th annual Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals presented by Tri-Cities Area Ford Dealers listing lane, driver name, elapsed time, top speed, and position in order following run:
 
     Right Lane: Scott Palmer     Runs 4.157/237.05, Now #1
Palmer had a hole out early and clicked it off/
      Left Lane: Bruce Litton     Runs 5.099/137.58, Now #2
     Right Lane: Ike Maier        Runs 6.986/86.85, Now #3
Litton started to haze the tires early and clicked off. Maier started to smoke the tires and clicked it off.
      Left Lane: Cory McClenathan Runs 3.893/303.64, Now #1
     Right Lane: Pat Dakin        Runs 4.439/187.21, Now #3
Weather conditions: air temperature 86 degrees, relative humidity 38 percent, barometer 28.53 inches, adjusted altitude 4,033 feet, track temperature 120 degrees.

Dakin lifted around 660 feet...McClenathan with a nice clean pass. Cory McClenathan's incremental times: 60ft-0.839 sec., 330ft-2.168, 660ft-3.105/270.59 mph.

     Right Lane: Hillary Will     Runs 7.274/80.57, Now #6
Will was up in smoke early and clicked it off...
     Right Lane: K. alBalooshi    Runs 3.907/313.44, Now #2
alBalooshi was straight down the groove to go to the number two spot and the fastest pass of the round. Khalid alBalooshi's incremental times: 60ft-0.852 sec., 330ft-2.193, 660ft-3.133/271.35 mph.
      Left Lane: Terry McMillen   Runs 4.017/244.74, Now #3
     Right Lane: Clay Millican    Runs 4.075/231.00, Now #4
McMillen started mixing up cylinders and clicked iff early...Millican had something come off the car on the top end and slowed.Terry McMillen's incremental times: 60ft-0.859 sec., 330ft-2.196, 660ft-3.126/272.39 mph.
Clay Millican's incremental times: 60ft-0.857 sec., 330ft-2.183, 660ft-3.130/263.92 mph.
      Left Lane: Bob Vandergriff  No Time, Now #11
     Right Lane: David Grubnic    Runs 5.962/102.67, Now #8
Vandergriff bang the blower right at the hit and the chute deployed and he coasted to a stop around half track. Grubnic started to smoke the tires early and clicked it off.
      Left Lane: Shawn Langdon    Runs 6.395/102.96, Now #10
     Right Lane: B. Bernstein     Runs 5.018/139.03, Now #7
Langdon starts to lose traction around 300 feet and clicks it off. Bernstein started to smoke the tires just past 330 feet and he clicked off.
      Left Lane: Doug Kalitta     Runs 4.104/236.96, Now #6
     Right Lane: Steve Torrence   Runs 3.893/311.70, Now #1
Torrence with John Mitchell Montana Express tribute car. Kalitta's car slowed on the top end...Torrence ties McClenathan with the quickest pess of the session and he gets the top spot based on the faster speed. Steve Torrence's incremental times: 60ft-0.852 sec., 330ft-2.197, 660ft-3.122/276.92 mph.
      Left Lane: Morgan Lucas     Runs 3.900/303.78, Now #4
     Right Lane: Antron Brown     Runs 3.892/319.75, Now #1
Brown launched hard and keep it hooked up to go to the number one spot...Antron Brown's incremental times: 60ft-0.867 sec., 330ft-2.210, 660ft-3.131/277.20 mph. Lucas was right there with him until right in the lights when the engine let go with a quick flash of flames...Morgan Lucas' incremental times: 60ft-0.853 sec., 330ft-2.175, 660ft-3.110/270.43 mph.
      Left Lane: Tony Schumacher  Runs 3.865/316.38, Now #1
     Right Lane: Spencer Massey   Runs 7.267/76.57, Now #17
Massey is up in smoke early and clicks it off. Schumacher launched hard and keep it hitting on all eight to go to the number one spot. Tony Schumacher's incremental times: 60ft-0.844 sec., 330ft-2.172, 660ft-3.101/275.84 mph.

       

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Order for Qualifying Round 1
BRISTOL, Tenn. - FastNews Network - Order after one round of qualifying in Top Fuel at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, 12th annual Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals presented by Tri-Cities Area Ford Dealers:
 Psn  Driver               Vehicle                            ET   Speed
   1. Tony Schumacher      U.S. Army Dragster              3.865  316.38 
   2. Antron Brown         Aaron's/Matco Tools Dragster    3.892  319.75 
   3. Steve Torrence       Capco Contractors Dragster      3.893  311.70 
   4. Cory McClenathan     Rapisarda Racing Dragster       3.893  303.64 
   5. Morgan Lucas         GEICO/Lucas Oil Dragster        3.900  303.78 
   6. Khalid alBalooshi    Al-Anabi Racing Dragster        3.907  313.44 
   7. Terry McMillen       Amalie Oil/Wolverine Dragster   4.017  244.74 
   8. Clay Millican        Parts Plus/MPE Motorsports Dra  4.075  231.00 
   9. Doug Kalitta         Kalitta Air Dragster            4.104  236.96 
  10. Scott Palmer         Mark Industries Dragster        4.157  237.05 
  11. Pat Dakin            Commercial Metal Fabrications   4.439  187.21 
  12. Brandon Bernstein    MAV TV/Lucas Oil Dragster       5.018  139.03 
          --------- Not Qualified ---------
  13. Bruce Litton         Lucas Oil/Stoops Dragster       5.099  137.58 
  14. David Grubnic        Rocky Boots Dragster            5.962  102.67 
  15. Shawn Langdon        Al-Anabi Racing Dragster        6.395  102.96 
  16. Ike Maier            Tim Horton Dragster             6.986   86.85 
  17. Spencer Massey       FRAM/Prestone Dragster          7.267   76.57 
  18. Hillary Will         Dote Family Racing Dragster     7.274   80.57 
  19. Bob Vandergriff      C&J Energy Services Dragster     NT   

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Results for Qualifying Round 2
BRISTOL, Tenn. - BRISTOL - Notes from round 2 qualifying in Top Fuel at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, 12th annual Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals presented by Tri-Cities Area Ford Dealers listing lane, driver name, elapsed time/top speed this round, position in order following run, best prior elapsed time/speed, and position in order prior to run:
 
      Left Lane: Hillary Will     Runs 3.837/308.35, Now #1
                                  Best prior run: 7.274/80.57, Was #18 
Weather conditions: air temperature 80 degrees, relative humidity 51 percent, barometer 28.58 inches, adjusted altitude 3,667 feet, track temperature 95 degrees.

will launched hard and keep it hooked up to go to the number one spot. Hillary Will's incremental times: 60ft-0.851 sec., 330ft-2.156, 660ft-3.063/277.37 mph.

      Left Lane: Spencer Massey   Runs 3.844/321.58, Now #2
                                  Best prior run: 7.267/76.57, Was #18
     Right Lane: C. Karamesines   Runs 4.173/245.27, Now #13
                                  No Prior Run 
Karamesines with his first pass of the weekend and and the engine goes silent around 800 feet. Massey with a real nice pass to go to the number two spot. Spencer Massey's incremental times: 60ft-0.846 sec., 330ft-2.165, 660ft-3.085/276.69 mph.
      Left Lane: Ike Maier        Runs 4.612/173.25, Now #16
                                  Best prior run: 4.612/173.25, Was #16
     Right Lane: Dom Lagana       Runs 3.958/302.28, Now #9
                                  Best prior run: 3.958/302.28, Was #9 
Maier's engine goes silent just past half track. Lagana making his first pass of the weekend and is running with a new sponsor this weekend. He makes a real nice pass to get in the show for now. Dom Lagana's incremental times: 60ft-0.861 sec., 330ft-2.204, 660ft-3.153/264.08 mph.
      Left Lane: David Grubnic    Runs 3.870/312.42, Now #5
                                  Best prior run: 5.962/102.67, Was #19
     Right Lane: Bob Vandergriff  Runs 3.855/315.78, Now #3
                                  No Prior Run 
This was a good looking drag race as they both had the header flames shooting high over the the rear wings. Vandergriff gets into the top half of the field...Bob Vandergriff's incremental times: 60ft-0.858 sec., 330ft-2.189, 660ft-3.097/280.49 mph. It appeared that Grubnic threw the blower belt off right in the lights. He still gets into the top half of the show. David Grubnic's incremental times: 60ft-0.845 sec., 330ft-2.157, 660ft-3.089/269.62 mph.
      Left Lane: B. Bernstein     Runs 3.913/298.93, Now #12
                                  Best prior run: 5.018/139.03, Was #19
     Right Lane: Shawn Langdon    Runs 3.855/315.12, Now #4
                                  Best prior run: 6.395/102.96, Was #21 
Langdon launched hard and keep it hooked up to get into the top half of the show. Shawn Langdon's incremental times: 60ft-0.856 sec., 330ft-2.182, 660ft-3.092/278.98 mph. Bernstein's engine started having a wacky flame pattern on the left side. He gets in the show for now. Brandon Bernstein's incremental times: 60ft-0.844 sec., 330ft-2.172, 660ft-3.108/267.06 mph.
      Left Lane: Pat Dakin        Runs 4.013/291.19, Now #15
                                  Best prior run: 4.439/187.21, Was #19
     Right Lane: Bruce Litton     Runs 3.881/309.34, Now #7
                                  Best prior run: 5.099/137.58, Was #21 
Litton with his career quickest pass to get into the show...Bruce Litton's incremental times: 60ft-0.865 sec., 330ft-2.187, 660ft-3.105/275.67 mph. Dakin with a clean pass, but will not get in the show.
      Left Lane: Scott Palmer     Runs 3.954/299.33, Now #15
                                  Best prior run: 4.157/237.05, Was #19
     Right Lane: Doug Kalitta     Runs 3.835/321.81, Now #1
                                  Best prior run: 4.104/236.96, Was #18 
Palmer with his career fastest pass and his quickest pass this season, but he will not get in the show. Scott Palmer's incremental times: 60ft-0.867 sec., 330ft-2.197, 660ft-3.150/263.82 mph. Kalitta launched hard and keep it hitting on all eight to go to the number one spot. Doug Kalitta's incremental times: 60ft-0.850 sec., 330ft-2.173, 660ft-3.081/280.14 mph.
      Left Lane: Clay Millican    Runs 3.870/314.61, Now #8
                                  Best prior run: 4.075/231.00, Was #19
     Right Lane: Terry McMillen   Runs 3.823/315.27, Now #1
                                  Best prior run: 4.017/244.74, Was #18 
Millican with a real nice pass to get in the show. Clay Millican's incremental times: 60ft-0.858 sec., 330ft-2.189, 660ft-3.102/277.54 mph. McMillen with his career quickest pass here to go to the number one spot with a great pass. Terry McMillen's incremental times: 60ft-0.845 sec., 330ft-2.160, 660ft-3.060/280.78 mph.
      Left Lane: K. alBalooshi    Runs 4.162/202.85, Now #15
                                  Best prior run: 3.907/313.44, Was #15
     Right Lane: Morgan Lucas     Runs 5.688/128.51, Now #14
                                  Best prior run: 3.900/303.78, Was #14 
Lucas started to lose traction and pedaled it and was back up in smoke before he clicked it off. alBalooshi launched hard and was on a really nice pass and then around 660 feet the engine let go with a big explosion. The trucks are rolling and there is oil in alBalooshi's lane, but he had a freebie.
      Left Lane: Steve Torrence   Runs 3.840/318.02, Now #4
                                  Best prior run: 3.893/311.70, Was #12
     Right Lane: Cory McClenathan Runs 4.057/232.43, Now #13
                                  Best prior run: 3.893/303.64, Was #13 
Torrence was on a real good pass until it started drifting out of the groove and got real close to the centerline right in the lights. torrence gets off the bump and goes to the number four spot. Steve Torrence's incremental times: 60ft-0.845 sec., 330ft-2.172, 660ft-3.081/279.67 mph. McClenathan started mixing up cylinders just past half track and clicked it off early.
      Left Lane: Antron Brown     Runs 3.814/323.12, Now #1
                                  Best prior run: 3.892/319.75, Was #12
     Right Lane: Tony Schumacher  Runs 3.822/320.66, Now #2
                                  Best prior run: 3.865/316.38, Was #8 
This was a great drag race with the Schumacher racing teammates going to the number one and two spots. They both launched hard and keep the Goodyears hooked up...Antron Brown's incremental times: 60ft-0.861 sec., 330ft-2.173, 660ft-3.067/283.97 mph.
Tony Schumacher's incremental times: 60ft-0.846 sec., 330ft-2.160, 660ft-3.067/280.84 mph.

       

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Order for Qualifying Round 2
BRISTOL, Tenn. - FastNews Network - Order after 2 rounds of qualifying in Top Fuel at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, 12th annual Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals presented by Tri-Cities Area Ford Dealers:
 Psn  Driver               Vehicle                            ET   Speed
   1. Antron Brown         Aaron's/Matco Tools Dragster    3.814@ 323.12&
   2. Tony Schumacher      U.S. Army Dragster              3.822  320.66 
   3. Terry McMillen       Amalie Oil/Wolverine Dragster   3.823  315.27 
   4. Doug Kalitta         Kalitta Air Dragster            3.835  321.81 
   5. Hillary Will         Dote Family Racing Dragster     3.837  308.35 
   6. Steve Torrence       Capco Contractors Dragster      3.840  318.02 
   7. Spencer Massey       FRAM/Prestone Dragster          3.844  321.58 
   8. Bob Vandergriff      C&J Energy Services Dragster    3.855  315.78 
   9. Shawn Langdon        Al-Anabi Racing Dragster        3.855  315.12 
  10. Clay Millican        Parts Plus/MPE Motorsports Dra  3.870  314.61 
  11. David Grubnic        Rocky Boots Dragster            3.870  312.42 
  12. Bruce Litton         Lucas Oil/Stoops Dragster       3.881  309.34 
          --------- Not Qualified ---------
  13. Cory McClenathan     Rapisarda Racing Dragster       3.893  303.64 
  14. Morgan Lucas         GEICO/Lucas Oil Dragster        3.900  303.78 
  15. Khalid alBalooshi    Al-Anabi Racing Dragster        3.907  313.44 
  16. Brandon Bernstein    MAV TV/Lucas Oil Dragster       3.913  298.93 
  17. Scott Palmer         Mark Industries Dragster        3.954  299.33 
  18. Dom Lagana           Liquid Eye Pro Dragster         3.958  302.28 
  19. Pat Dakin            Commercial Metal Fabrications   4.013  291.19 
  20. Chris Karamesines    Lucas Oil Dragster              4.173  245.27 
  21. Ike Maier            Dragster                        4.612  173.25 
 @ = Track ET Record