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Friday

Results for Qualifying Round 1
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - GAINESVILLE - Notes from round 1 qualifying in Pro Stock Motorcycle at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 44th annual Amalie Oil NHRA Gatornationals listing lane, rider name, elapsed time, top speed, and position in order following run:
 
     Right Lane: Freddie Camarena Runs 7.088/189.84, Now #1
12:34 p.m. With all the rule changes during the off season, this first round of Pro Stock Bike should be interesting. There are sunny skies - Weather conditions: air temperature 70 degrees, relative humidity 32 percent, barometer 30.07 inches, adjusted altitude 908 feet, track temperature 89 degrees.



Nice first pass for Camarena, complete with a 1.150 60-foot time.

      Left Lane: Adam Arana       Runs 6.917/193.77, Now #1
     Right Lane: Katie Sullivan   Runs 7.016/189.87, Now #2
Adam is making his Mello Yello Pro Stock Bike debut - the 3rd member of the family to run in the category. He cards the first six of the day in the class. Adam Arana's incremental times: 60ft-1.066 sec., 330ft-2.882, 660ft-4.418/159.63 mph, 1,000ft-5.762.
      Left Lane: Joe DeSantis     Runs 7.155/183.10, Now #4
     Right Lane: Redell Harris    Runs 7.176/187.81, Now #5
Harris moved around quite a bit off the starting line.
      Left Lane: James Surber     Runs 7.173/186.67, Now #6
     Right Lane: Jim Underdahl    Runs 7.008/188.20, Now #2
      Left Lane: Angie Smith      Runs 6.918/188.86, Now #3
     Right Lane: Mike Berry       Runs 6.891/190.19, Now #1
Nice pass for Berry - right down broadway. Mike Berry's incremental times: 60ft-1.060 sec., 330ft-2.842, 660ft-4.371/159.72 mph, 1,000ft-5.720.
      Left Lane: Chip Ellis       Runs 6.945/186.87, Now #5
     Right Lane: Steve Johnson    Runs 6.931/193.35, Now #4
Steve leaned over toward the left briefly, then centered back up the rest of the way.
      Left Lane: John Hall        Runs 6.935/192.80, Now #6
     Right Lane: Shawn Gann       Runs 6.918/190.35, Now #3
      Left Lane: LE Tonglet       Runs 6.958/187.00, Now #9
     Right Lane: Michael Ray      Runs 6.915/193.90, Now #2
Ray drifted over toward the centerline during the run. His speed his the fastest so far this round.Michael Ray's incremental times: 60ft-1.090 sec., 330ft-2.892, 660ft-4.423/160.19 mph, 1,000ft-5.762.
      Left Lane: S. Pollacheck    Runs 6.871/190.35, Now #2
     Right Lane: Matt Smith       Runs 6.849/193.96, Now #1
Great runs by both Buell's - Scotty Pollacheck's incremental times: 60ft-1.047 sec., 330ft-2.824, 660ft-4.347/159.85 mph, 1,000ft-5.698.
Matt Smith's incremental times: 60ft-1.068 sec., 330ft-2.851, 660ft-4.366/161.07 mph, 1,000ft-5.699.
      Left Lane: Hector Arana     Runs 6.832/192.25, Now #2
     Right Lane: Hector Arana Jr  Runs 6.831/194.55, Now #1
Hector Senior's crew had to refire his bike in the waterbox... Junior won bragging rights over his dad, and claims the top of the heap - Hector Arana Jr's incremental times: 60ft-1.055 sec., 330ft-2.827, 660ft-4.343/160.48 mph, 1,000ft-5.682.
      Left Lane: Andrew Hines     Runs 6.885/190.62, Now #5
     Right Lane: Eddie Krawiec    Runs 6.986/185.72, Now #15
Thirteen bikes in the six second zone already... Make that fifteen. Conditions were great for this session of Pro Stock Bike. 12:51 p.m.

       

Friday

Order for Qualifying Round 1
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - FastNews Network - Order after one round of qualifying in Pro Stock Motorcycle at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 44th annual Amalie Oil NHRA Gatornationals:
 Psn  Rider                Vehicle                            ET   Speed
   1. Hector Arana Jr      Lucas Oil Buell                 6.831  194.55 
   2. Hector Arana         Lucas Oil Buell                 6.832  192.25 
   3. Matt Smith           Viper Motorcycle Company Buell  6.849  193.96 
   4. Scotty Pollacheck    Soverign-Star Racing Buell      6.871  190.35 
   5. Andrew Hines         Screamin' Eagle/Vance & Hines   6.885  190.62 
   6. Mike Berry           Veroom/MBP/LAT Racing Oil Buel  6.891  190.19 
   7. Michael Ray          Soverign-Star Racing Buell      6.915  193.90 
   8. Adam Arana           ProtecttheHarvest.com/MAVTV Bu  6.917  193.77 
   9. Shawn Gann           Pirana Z Racing Buell           6.918  190.35 
  10. Angie Smith          Viper Motorcycle Company Buell  6.918  188.86 
  11. Steve Johnson        Steve Johnson Racing Suzuki     6.931  193.35 
  12. John Hall            Viper Motorcycle Company Buell  6.935  192.80 
          --------- Not Qualified ---------
  13. Chip Ellis           Savoies Alligator Farm Buell    6.945  186.87 
  14. LE Tonglet           Nitro Fish Suzuki               6.958  187.00 
  15. Eddie Krawiec        Screamin' Eagle/Vance & Hines   6.986  185.72 
  16. Jim Underdahl        E-Z Go Golf Carts Suzuki        7.008  188.20 
  17. Katie Sullivan       Tough Girl Designs Suzuki       7.016  189.87 
  18. Freddie Camarena     Danny Griego/Amerimonte Reco S  7.088  189.84 
  19. Joe DeSantis         Team Joey D Suzuki              7.155  183.10 
  20. James Surber         Kosman Specialties Buell        7.173  186.67 
  21. Redell Harris        No Limit Record Buell           7.176  187.81 

Friday

Results for Qualifying Round 2
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - GAINESVILLE - Notes from round 2 qualifying in Pro Stock Motorcycle at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 44th annual Amalie Oil NHRA Gatornationals listing lane, rider 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: Redell Harris    No Time, Now #21
                                  Best prior run: 7.176/187.81, Was #21
     Right Lane: Michael Phillips Runs 8.671/108.21, Now #22
                                  No Prior Run
3:44 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 77 degrees, relative humidity 28 percent, barometer 42.00 inches, adjusted altitude 2,996 feet, track temperature 105 degrees.



Harris left way too soon, and got no time slip, Phillips sat up pretty early on his bid, the reason not clear from here.

      Left Lane: Freddie Camarena Runs 7.086/191.57, Now #19
                                  Best prior run: 7.088/189.84, Was #18
     Right Lane: James Surber     Runs 7.080/190.38, Now #18
                                  Best prior run: 7.173/186.67, Was #20 
John Hall is currently in the 12th spot with a 6.935, the minimum these two riders are shooting for...

Nice runs, but not quick enough to get into the top 12.
      Left Lane: Katie Sullivan   Runs 6.941/192.06, Now #13
                                  Best prior run: 7.016/189.87, Was #17
     Right Lane: Joe DeSantis     Runs 7.039/189.95, Now #18
                                  Best prior run: 7.155/183.10, Was #20 
Sullivan improves - Katie Sullivan's incremental times: 60ft-1.080 sec., 330ft-2.892, 660ft-4.434/158.78 mph, 1,000ft-5.782. So does DeSantis - Joe DeSantis' incremental times: 60ft-1.111 sec., 330ft-2.949, 660ft-4.498/157.34 mph, 1,000ft-5.864.
      Left Lane: Jim Underdahl    Runs 7.025/192.69, Now #17
                                  Best prior run: 7.008/188.20, Was #17
     Right Lane: LE Tonglet       Runs 9.083/92.96, Now #15
                                  Best prior run: 6.958/187.00, Was #15 
Tonglet was unable to shift into a higher gear during his pass, Underdahl slows by .02.
      Left Lane: Eddie Krawiec    No Time, Now #16
                                  Best prior run: 6.986/185.72, Was #16
     Right Lane: Chip Ellis       Runs 6.982/191.00, Now #14
                                  Best prior run: 6.945/186.87, Was #14 
Krawiec, last years winner was pushed back after the burnout, so Ellis will have a single, and Eddie will be busy trying to get into the field tomorrow.

Like a few others Ellis slows by about .04...

Chip Ellis' incremental times: 60ft-1.073 sec., 330ft-2.897, 660ft-4.452/157.23 mph, 1,000ft-5.812.
      Left Lane: Steve Johnson    Runs 6.860/197.08, Now #5
                                  Best prior run: 6.931/193.35, Was #11
     Right Lane: John Hall        Runs 6.842/193.24, Now #3
                                  Best prior run: 6.935/192.80, Was #12 
Hall vaults into the top half of the field, Johnson's run is the fastest in mph so far today. Steve Johnson's incremental times: 60ft-1.066 sec., 330ft-2.870, 660ft-4.395/161.00 mph, 1,000ft-5.724.
John Hall's incremental times: 60ft-1.064 sec., 330ft-2.850, 660ft-4.363/161.54 mph, 1,000ft-5.692.
      Left Lane: Shawn Gann       Runs 7.067/195.42, Now #11
                                  Best prior run: 6.918/190.35, Was #11
     Right Lane: Angie Smith      Runs 6.966/193.13, Now #12
                                  Best prior run: 6.918/188.86, Was #12 
      Left Lane: Michael Ray      Runs 6.868/195.08, Now #6
                                  Best prior run: 6.915/193.90, Was #9
     Right Lane: Adam Arana       Runs 6.926/195.08, Now #10
                                  Best prior run: 6.917/193.77, Was #10 
Arana's team has to run up to the starting line to refire his motorcycle - he then had a couple of big wiggles during the run. Ray's run was smooth all the way to the stripe.
      Left Lane: Mike Berry       Runs 6.860/195.17, Now #7
                                  Best prior run: 6.891/190.19, Was #9
     Right Lane: Andrew Hines     Runs 6.836/194.66, Now #3
                                  Best prior run: 6.885/190.62, Was #8 
Nice pass for Hines - Andrew Hines' incremental times: 60ft-1.046 sec., 330ft-2.833, 660ft-4.355/160.38 mph, 1,000ft-5.688.
      Left Lane: Matt Smith       Runs 6.804/197.28, Now #1
                                  Best prior run: 6.849/193.96, Was #5
     Right Lane: S. Pollacheck    Runs 6.933/188.78, Now #9
                                  Best prior run: 6.871/190.35, Was #9 
Pollacheck had to lean off the left side of his bike most of the way, he had a good view of Smith running the quickest pass so far today. Matt Smith's incremental times: 60ft-1.052 sec., 330ft-2.829, 660ft-4.342/161.44 mph, 1,000ft-5.668.
      Left Lane: Hector Arana Jr  Runs 6.849/195.82, Now #3
                                  Best prior run: 6.831/194.55, Was #2
     Right Lane: Hector Arana     Runs 6.817/195.22, Now #2
                                  Best prior run: 6.832/192.25, Was #3 
Arana Senior moves ahead of Arana Jr... He came close, but just missed the top spot. So we end Friday's action with Matt Smith in the number one spot with a 6.804, and Angie Smith held onto the 12th spot with a 6.918. 4:02 p.m.

       

Friday

Order for Qualifying Round 2
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - FastNews Network - Order after 2 rounds of qualifying in Pro Stock Motorcycle at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 44th annual Amalie Oil NHRA Gatornationals:
 Psn  Rider                Vehicle                            ET   Speed
   1. Matt Smith           Viper Motorcycle Company Buell  6.804  197.28 
   2. Hector Arana         Lucas Oil Buell                 6.817  195.22 
   3. Hector Arana Jr      Lucas Oil Buell                 6.831  195.82 
   4. Andrew Hines         Screamin' Eagle/Vance & Hines   6.836  194.66 
   5. John Hall            Viper Motorcycle Company Buell  6.842  193.24 
   6. Steve Johnson        Steve Johnson Racing Suzuki     6.860  197.08 
   7. Mike Berry           Veroom/MBP/LAT Racing Oil Buel  6.860  195.17 
   8. Michael Ray          Soverign-Star Racing Buell      6.868  195.08 
   9. Scotty Pollacheck    Soverign-Star Racing Buell      6.871  190.35 
  10. Adam Arana           ProtecttheHarvest.com/MAVTV Bu  6.917  195.08 
  11. Shawn Gann           Pirana Z Racing Buell           6.918  195.42 
  12. Angie Smith          Viper Motorcycle Company Buell  6.918  193.13 
          --------- Not Qualified ---------
  13. Katie Sullivan       Tough Girl Designs Suzuki       6.941  192.06 
  14. Chip Ellis           Savoies Alligator Farm Buell    6.945  191.00 
  15. LE Tonglet           Nitro Fish Suzuki               6.958  187.00 
  16. Eddie Krawiec        Screamin' Eagle/Vance & Hines   6.986  185.72 
  17. Jim Underdahl        E-Z Go Golf Carts Suzuki        7.008  192.69 
  18. Joe DeSantis         Team Joey D Suzuki              7.039  189.95 
  19. James Surber         Kosman Specialties Buell        7.080  190.38 
  20. Freddie Camarena     Danny Griego/Amerimonte Reco S  7.086  191.57 
  21. Redell Harris        No Limit Record Buell           7.176  187.81 
  22. Michael Phillips     Kent Trucking Suzuki            8.671  108.21 

Saturday

Results for Qualifying Round 3
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - GAINESVILLE - Notes from round 3 qualifying in Pro Stock Motorcycle at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 44th annual Amalie Oil NHRA Gatornationals listing lane, rider 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: Redell Harris    Runs 7.178/187.31, Now #14
                                  No Prior Run
     Right Lane: LE Tonglet       Runs 6.903/194.55, Now #10
                                  No Prior Run
12:29 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 77 degrees, relative humidity 40 percent, barometer 29.95 inches, adjusted altitude 1,365 feet, track temperature 98 degrees.



Tonglet's pass is much better than his efforts yesterday. LE Tonglet's incremental times: 60ft-1.076 sec., 330ft-2.886, 660ft-4.418/159.74 mph, 1,000ft-5.755.

      Left Lane: Eddie Krawiec    Runs 6.938/192.80, Now #15
                                  No Prior Run
     Right Lane: Michael Phillips Runs 6.910/195.48, Now #11
                                  No Prior Run 
just .002 difference at the 60-foot timer for these two, nice top end charge by Phillips.
      Left Lane: Freddie Camarena Runs 7.160/191.24, Now #17
                                  No Prior Run
     Right Lane: James Surber     Runs 7.048/190.59, Now #16
                                  No Prior Run 
Both crews at the starting line were hoping for more.

Tonight in the Pro Stock Bike pit area of Freddie Camarena there will be a party and music put on by Freddie's team and Amerimonte Records featuring Artist Danny Griego. Everyone stop by and enjoy the fun in the Pro Stock Bike Pit Area.
      Left Lane: Shawn Gann       Runs 6.898/193.60, Now #10
                                  Best prior run: 6.918/190.35, Was #13
     Right Lane: Joe DeSantis     Runs 7.005/189.04, Now #16
                                  No Prior Run 
DeSantis is the only bike in the field still in the sevens, but it probably won't last till the end of the round.
      Left Lane: Jim Underdahl    Runs 6.951/191.65, Now #17
                                  No Prior Run
     Right Lane: Chip Ellis       Runs 6.910/191.00, Now #13
                                  No Prior Run 
That makes it an all six second field - Jim Underdahl's incremental times: 60ft-1.095 sec., 330ft-2.898, 660ft-4.435/159.10 mph, 1,000ft-5.785.
Chip Ellis' incremental times: 60ft-1.056 sec., 330ft-2.855, 660ft-4.389/159.32 mph, 1,000ft-5.741.
      Left Lane: Katie Sullivan   Runs 6.919/191.62, Now #16
                                  No Prior Run
     Right Lane: Angie Smith      Runs 6.921/188.04, Now #15
                                  Best prior run: 6.918/188.86, Was #15 
Updated - Weather conditions: air temperature 75 degrees, relative humidity 35 percent, barometer 29.92 inches, adjusted altitude 1,537 feet, track temperature 98 degrees.



Great runs continue, conditions are pretty good out there...

      Left Lane: Michael Ray      Runs 6.889/191.27, Now #9
                                  Best prior run: 6.868/195.08, Was #8
     Right Lane: S. Pollacheck    Runs 6.855/192.30, Now #6
                                  Best prior run: 6.871/190.35, Was #9 
Pollacheck bumps Ray down into the bottom half of the field. Scotty Pollacheck's incremental times: 60ft-1.065 sec., 330ft-2.842, 660ft-4.358/160.88 mph, 1,000ft-5.695.
      Left Lane: Mike Berry       Runs 6.892/188.07, Now #8
                                  Best prior run: 6.860/195.17, Was #8
     Right Lane: Adam Arana       Runs 6.900/194.16, Now #11
                                  Best prior run: 6.917/193.77, Was #14 
Adam improves - Adam Arana's incremental times: 60ft-1.080 sec., 330ft-2.893, 660ft-4.417/160.59 mph, 1,000ft-5.751.
      Left Lane: Steve Johnson    Runs 6.825/197.02, Now #3
                                  Best prior run: 6.860/197.08, Was #7
     Right Lane: John Hall        Runs 6.929/191.57, Now #6
                                  Best prior run: 6.842/193.24, Was #5 
Nice and smooth pass for Johnson.- A career best, and it may be the quickest pass ever for a Suzuki in Pro Stock Bike.
      Left Lane: Hector Arana Jr  Runs 6.806/196.24, Now #2
                                  Best prior run: 6.831/194.55, Was #4
     Right Lane: Andrew Hines     Runs 6.869/194.77, Now #5
                                  Best prior run: 6.836/194.66, Was #5 
Great number for Arana Jr, he moves back ahead of his dad on the ladder.
      Left Lane: Matt Smith       Runs 6.843/196.79, Now #1
                                  Best prior run: 6.804/197.28, Was #1
     Right Lane: Hector Arana     Runs 6.805/196.39, Now #2
                                  Best prior run: 6.817/195.22, Was #3 
Hector leaned over the left side for a bit - and then said "Not so fast son" - and moves back ahead of his son for the number two spot. 12:45 p.m.

       

Saturday

Order for Qualifying Round 3
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - FastNews Network - Order after 3 rounds of qualifying in Pro Stock Motorcycle at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 44th annual Amalie Oil NHRA Gatornationals:
 Psn  Rider                Vehicle                            ET   Speed
   1. Matt Smith           Viper Motorcycle Company Buell  6.804  197.28 
   2. Hector Arana         Lucas Oil Buell                 6.805  196.39 
   3. Hector Arana Jr      Lucas Oil Buell                 6.806  196.24 
   4. Steve Johnson        Steve Johnson Racing Suzuki     6.825  197.08 
   5. Andrew Hines         Screamin' Eagle/Vance & Hines   6.836  194.77 
   6. John Hall            Viper Motorcycle Company Buell  6.842  193.24 
   7. Scotty Pollacheck    Soverign-Star Racing Buell      6.855  192.30 
   8. Mike Berry           Veroom/MBP/LAT Racing Oil Buel  6.860  195.17 
   9. Michael Ray          Soverign-Star Racing Buell      6.868  195.08 
  10. Shawn Gann           Pirana Z Racing Buell           6.898  195.42 
  11. Adam Arana           ProtecttheHarvest.com/MAVTV Bu  6.900  195.08 
  12. LE Tonglet           Nitro Fish Suzuki               6.903  194.55 
  13. Michael Phillips     Kent Trucking Suzuki            6.910  195.48 
  14. Chip Ellis           Savoies Alligator Farm Buell    6.910  191.00 
  15. Angie Smith          Viper Motorcycle Company Buell  6.918  193.13 
  16. Katie Sullivan       Tough Girl Designs Suzuki       6.919  192.06 
          --------- Not Qualified ---------
  17. Eddie Krawiec        Screamin' Eagle/Vance & Hines   6.938  192.80 
  18. Jim Underdahl        E-Z Go Golf Carts Suzuki        6.951  192.69 
  19. Joe DeSantis         Team Joey D Suzuki              7.005  189.95 
  20. James Surber         Kosman Specialties Buell        7.048  190.59 
  21. Freddie Camarena     Danny Griego/Amerimonte Reco S  7.160  191.57 
  22. Redell Harris        No Limit Record Buell           7.178  187.81 

Saturday

Results for Qualifying Round 4
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - GAINESVILLE - Notes from final, round 4 qualifying in Pro Stock Motorcycle at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 44th annual Amalie Oil NHRA Gatornationals listing lane, rider 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: James Surber     Runs 7.008/192.06, Now #20
                                  Best prior run: 7.048/190.59, Was #20 
Weather conditions: air temperature 76 degrees, relative humidity 34 percent, barometer 29.88 inches, adjusted altitude 1,669 feet, track temperature 116 degrees.



Track temp are the highest they have been so far this weekend - The bump is currently a 6.919, held by Katie Sullivan. Surber's run is his quickest of the weekend, but it's not enough to get into the program. It was a new career best speed for the Californian, just nine thousandths slower than his career best ET.

      Left Lane: Joe DeSantis     Runs 7.002/191.21, Now #19
                                  Best prior run: 7.005/189.04, Was #19
     Right Lane: Redell Harris    Runs 8.565/108.12, Now #22
                                  Best prior run: 7.178/187.31, Was #22 
Harris sat up early, the reason not clear from here - Both will be spectators tomorrow...
      Left Lane: Angie Smith      Runs 6.925/193.18, Now #15
                                  Best prior run: 6.918/188.86, Was #15
     Right Lane: Freddie Camarena Runs 7.047/191.08, Now #21
                                  Best prior run: 7.160/191.24, Was #21 
Smith had to lean to the right on this run. Camarena's weekend racing is over - but the Amerimonte Records party with Danny Garcia will get underway this weekend in the Pro Stock Bike pit area.
      Left Lane: Chip Ellis       Runs 6.921/192.66, Now #15
                                  Best prior run: 6.910/191.00, Was #14
     Right Lane: Jim Underdahl    Runs 6.906/195.31, Now #13
                                  Best prior run: 6.951/191.65, Was #18 
Underdahl bumps out Sullivan, now Angie Smith's 6.918 is on the 16th bump spot.
      Left Lane: Michael Phillips Runs 6.952/193.05, Now #15
                                  Best prior run: 6.910/195.48, Was #14
     Right Lane: Eddie Krawiec    Runs 6.882/194.04, Now #10
                                  Best prior run: 6.938/192.80, Was #18 
Krawiec bumps his way safely into the race - now Chip Ellis's 6.910 is the mark to beat. Eddie Krawiec's incremental times: 60ft-1.065 sec., 330ft-2.861, 660ft-4.389/159.83 mph, 1,000ft-5.729.
      Left Lane: LE Tonglet       Runs 6.905/194.69, Now #13
                                  Best prior run: 6.903/194.55, Was #13
     Right Lane: Katie Sullivan   Runs 6.965/192.11, Now #18
                                  Best prior run: 6.919/191.62, Was #18 
Katie is the last one that can bump out Chip Ellis....

Instead she slows by .05 and will not be racing tomorrow.
      Left Lane: Adam Arana       Runs 6.924/194.55, Now #12
                                  Best prior run: 6.900/194.16, Was #12
     Right Lane: Shawn Gann       No Time, Now #11
                                  Best prior run: 6.898/193.60, Was #11 
Gann elected to pass on this round to save wear and tear on parts and materials...
      Left Lane: S. Pollacheck    No Time, Now #7
                                  Best prior run: 6.855/192.30, Was #7
     Right Lane: Michael Ray      Runs 6.921/194.41, Now #9
                                  Best prior run: 6.868/195.08, Was #9 
Word comes that this is the quickest field ever in Pro Stock bike...

Pollacheck drifted left, and left, and then took out the finish line cones. He hit one of them with his left foot. At 140 mph or so, that didn't feel very good...
      Left Lane: John Hall        Runs 6.840/195.51, Now #6
                                  Best prior run: 6.842/193.24, Was #6
     Right Lane: Mike Berry       Runs 6.844/195.42, Now #7
                                  Best prior run: 6.860/195.17, Was #8 
Side-by-side 6.84's. Nice.
      Left Lane: Andrew Hines     Runs 6.878/194.04, Now #5
                                  Best prior run: 6.836/194.66, Was #5
     Right Lane: Hector Arana Jr  Runs 6.805/197.36, Now #2
                                  Best prior run: 6.806/196.24, Was #3 
Nice lap by Arana given the warmer conditions - Hector Arana Jr's incremental times: 60ft-1.057 sec., 330ft-2.836, 660ft-4.346/162.25 mph, 1,000ft-5.670.
      Left Lane: Hector Arana     Runs 6.807/196.62, Now #3
                                  Best prior run: 6.805/196.39, Was #3
     Right Lane: Matt Smith       Runs 6.837/196.99, Now #1
                                  Best prior run: 6.804/197.28, Was #1 
That's it for PSB Qualifying - the quickest Pro Stock Bike field in NHRA history, led by Matt Smith's 6.804, who claims his 19th #1 qualifying result, the field is finished by #16 Chip Ellis's 6.910. 3:51 p.m.

       

Saturday

Order for Qualifying Round 4
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - FastNews Network - Final order after 4 rounds of qualifying in Pro Stock Motorcycle at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 44th annual Amalie Oil NHRA Gatornationals:
 Psn  Rider                Vehicle                            ET   Speed
   1. Matt Smith           Viper Motorcycle Company Buell  6.804  197.28 
   2. Hector Arana Jr      Lucas Oil Buell                 6.805  197.36 
   3. Hector Arana         Lucas Oil Buell                 6.805  196.62 
   4. Steve Johnson        Steve Johnson Racing Suzuki     6.825  197.08 
   5. Andrew Hines         Screamin' Eagle/Vance & Hines   6.836  194.77 
   6. John Hall            Viper Motorcycle Company Buell  6.840  195.51 
   7. Mike Berry           Veroom/MBP/LAT Racing Oil Buel  6.844  195.42 
   8. Scotty Pollacheck    Soverign-Star Racing Buell      6.855  192.30 
   9. Michael Ray          Soverign-Star Racing Buell      6.868  195.08 
  10. Eddie Krawiec        Screamin' Eagle/Vance & Hines   6.882  194.04 
  11. Shawn Gann           Pirana Z Racing Buell           6.898  195.42 
  12. Adam Arana           ProtecttheHarvest.com/MAVTV Bu  6.900  195.08 
  13. LE Tonglet           Nitro Fish Suzuki               6.903  194.69 
  14. Jim Underdahl        E-Z Go Golf Carts Suzuki        6.906  195.31 
  15. Michael Phillips     Kent Trucking Suzuki            6.910  195.48 
  16. Chip Ellis           Savoies Alligator Farm Buell    6.910  192.66 
          --------- Not Qualified ---------
  17. Angie Smith          Viper Motorcycle Company Buell  6.918  193.18 
  18. Katie Sullivan       Tough Girl Designs Suzuki       6.919  192.11 
  19. Joe DeSantis         Team Joey D Suzuki              7.002  191.21 
  20. James Surber         Kosman Specialties Buell        7.008  192.06 
  21. Freddie Camarena     Danny Griego/Amerimonte Reco S  7.047  191.57 
  22. Redell Harris        No Limit Record Buell           7.178  187.81 

Sunday

Results for Elimination Round 1
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - FastNews Network - Results of round 1 eliminations in Pro Stock Motorcycle at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 44th annual Amalie Oil NHRA Gatornationals:
 W/L  Driver                                     R-Time    E-Time  Speed
 
 (W) Scotty Pollacheck (Soverign-Star Racing Bue 0.008      6.896 193.07
 (L) Michael Ray (Soverign-Star Racing Buell)    -0.054(R)  6.939 193.07
12:36 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 72 degrees, relative humidity 40 percent, barometer 29.90 inches, adjusted altitude 1,397 feet, track temperature 94 degrees.

Pollacheck and Ray have each won 1 times against the other in prior events. Ray's weekend ends on the starting line against his teammate...

 (W) Eddie Krawiec (Screamin' Eagle/Vance & Hine 5.006      6.942 189.31
 (L) Mike Berry (Veroom/MBP/LAT Racing Oil Buell -9.999(R) NT-Left Before Tree 
This was wild - Krawiec's bike lost fire right on the line, so the crew had to scramble up to refire it. When Krawiec staged, Berry left the starting line... The tree had not been activated, so he got no time, no run, and Krawiec sat there for five seconds before heading down the track and into the next round.
 (W) John Hall (Viper Motorcycle Company Buell)  0.040      6.889 191.02
 (L) Shawn Gann (Pirana Z Racing Buell)          0.046      6.895 193.63
John Hall's MOV: 0.0123 seconds (approximately 3 feet).
 (W) Andrew Hines (Screamin' Eagle/Vance & Hines 0.016      6.886 192.69
 (L) Adam Arana (ProtecttheHarvest.com/MAVTV Bue 0.054      6.913 191.43
Andrew Hines' MOV: 0.0654 seconds (approximately 18 feet).
 (W) Hector Arana (Lucas Oil Buell)              0.016      6.860 194.74
 (L) Jim Underdahl (E-Z Go Golf Carts Suzuki)    0.020      6.926 191.35
Hector Arana's incremental times: 60ft-1.049 sec., 330ft-2.831, 660ft-4.370/159.02 mph, 1,000ft-5.711. Arana will race Hall in round two, and Arana will have lane choice.
 (W) Hector Arana Jr (Lucas Oil Buell)           0.037      6.829 195.00
 (L) Michael Phillips (Kent Trucking Suzuki)     0.016      9.170  93.15
That makes two of the Arana team still in the field - Hector Jr will race 2012 champion Eddie Krawiec in the next round and Arana will have lane choice.
 (W) Steve Johnson (Steve Johnson Racing Suzuki) 0.043      6.881 194.32
 (L) LE Tonglet (Nitro Fish Suzuki)              -0.006(R)  6.890 193.77
Something came off Steve's bike going downtrack, but it didn't seem to affect his performance. Tonglet left too soon, and Johnson will face Andrew Hines in round two. by five thousandths of a second Johnson will have lane choice.
 (W) Chip Ellis (Savoies Alligator Farm Buell)   0.036      7.009 192.06
 (L) Matt Smith (Viper Motorcycle Company Buell) 0.033      7.221 190.03
The last race of the session is a big upset - Smith slows more than Ellis, and the number one qualifier is gone! Ellis will face Pollacheck in the next round, and Pollacheck will have lane choice. 12:50 p.m.

       

Sunday

Results for Elimination Round 2
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - FastNews Network - Results of round 2 eliminations in Pro Stock Motorcycle at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 44th annual Amalie Oil NHRA Gatornationals:
 W/L  Driver                                     R-Time    E-Time  Speed
 
 (W) Scotty Pollacheck (Soverign-Star Racing Bue 0.027      6.894 190.92
 (L) Chip Ellis (Savoies Alligator Farm Buell)   0.011      6.947 190.00
2:17 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 75 degrees, relative humidity 42 percent, barometer 29.88 inches, adjusted altitude 1,671 feet, track temperature 102 degrees.

Pollacheck is 1 - 0 against Ellis in prior events.

Ellis got a big jump off the line, and lead till past the 1000-foot mark. Scotty Pollacheck's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.027), 330 ft(-0.008), 660ft(0.016), 1,000ft(0.030). MOV: 0.0376 seconds (approximately 10 feet). This is Pollacheck's first visit to the semi final round.

 (W) Steve Johnson (Steve Johnson Racing Suzuki) 0.044      6.863 195.99
 (L) Andrew Hines (Screamin' Eagle/Vance & Hines 0.011      6.935 190.06
Another come from behind victory from the left lane - Johnson's Suzuki was still trailing at the 1000-foot mark, but his top end charge gave him a bike length victory at the finish line. Johnson will race Pollacheck in the next round, and Johnson will have lane choice.
 (W) Hector Arana (Lucas Oil Buell)              -0.067     6.848 195.03
 (L) John Hall (Viper Motorcycle Company Buell)  -0.180(R)  6.906 192.00 
Big red light for Hall... Arana's pass is the best so far this round.
 (W) Hector Arana Jr (Lucas Oil Buell)           0.006      6.876 193.63
 (L) Eddie Krawiec (Screamin' Eagle/Vance & Hine 0.017      6.890 192.14
Krawiec's weekend ends by half a bike length. Arana will race his dad in the semis, and Arana Senior will have lane choice. 2:24 p.m.

       

Sunday

Results for Elimination Round 3
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - FastNews Network - Results of round 3 eliminations in Pro Stock Motorcycle at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 44th annual Amalie Oil NHRA Gatornationals:
 W/L  Driver                                     R-Time    E-Time  Speed
 
 (W) Steve Johnson (Steve Johnson Racing Suzuki) 0.023      6.840 196.96
 (L) Scotty Pollacheck (Soverign-Star Racing Bue 0.026      6.885 193.24
3:21 p.m. The last time there wasn't a Harley in the semis of Pro Stock Bike was 2011 in Dallas Texas.

Johnson has been on a tear all weekend, he wins by over a bike length, and he's already celebrating as he makes the turn at the top end of the track. This will be his 17th final round appearance.

 (W) Hector Arana Jr (Lucas Oil Buell)           0.022      6.849 194.97
 (L) Hector Arana (Lucas Oil Buell)              0.034      6.844 196.10
Arana beats his Dad on a hole shot - Hector Arana Jr's MOV: 0.0071 seconds (approximately 2 feet). Steve Johnson will have lane choice in the final round.

So it's Johnson's Suzuki against Arana Jr.'s Buell in the final round. 3:25 p.m.


       

Sunday

Results for Final Round 
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - FastNews Network - Results of final, round 4 eliminations in Pro Stock Motorcycle at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 44th annual Amalie Oil NHRA Gatornationals:
 W/L  Driver                                     R-Time    E-Time  Speed
 
 (W) Hector Arana Jr (Lucas Oil Buell)           0.038      6.888 195.65
 (L) Steve Johnson (Steve Johnson Racing Suzuki) 0.076      6.909 193.99
Johnson's last final was in E-town in 2010, his last win was in 2008. Arana's last final was in Brainard in 2012, his last win was in Phoenix in 2011.

Johnson had a great weekend, for this final round race he trailed Arana at the start, and Arana legged it out from there. Hector Arana Jr's MOV: 0.0594 seconds (approximately 17 feet). 4:59 p.m.