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Friday

Results for Qualifying Round 1
TOPEKA, Kan. - TOPEKA - Notes from round 1 qualifying in Top Fuel at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 25th annual NHRA Kansas Nationals listing lane, driver name, elapsed time, top speed, and position in order following run:
 
     Right Lane: Luigi Novelli    Runs 4.378/214.38, Now #1
Weather conditions: air temperature 83 degrees, relative humidity 62 percent, barometer 28.70 inches, adjusted altitude 3,717 feet, track temperature 112 degrees.

Novelli started dropping cylinders and then clicked it off early.

      Left Lane: Tim Cullinan     Runs 4.925/144.74, Now #3
     Right Lane: Scott Palmer     Runs 4.149/226.20, Now #1
Cullinan started to smoke the tires early and clicked it off. Palmer started to haze the tires around half track and clicked it off.
      Left Lane: Pat Dakin        Runs 5.558/117.66, Now #5
     Right Lane: Leah Pruett      Runs 3.833/311.85, Now #1
Dakin was up in smoke by 330 feet and clicked it off. Pruett launched hard and was straight down the groove to go to the number one spot. Leah Pruett's incremental times: 60ft-0.858 sec., 330ft-2.163, 660ft-3.066/278.63 mph.
      Left Lane: Terry McMillen   Runs 3.899/310.84, Now #3
     Right Lane: Brittany Force   Runs 3.884/318.77, Now #2
This was a good side-by-side drag race...they go to the number two and three spots. Terry McMillen's incremental times: 60ft-0.863 sec., 330ft-2.195, 660ft-3.122/273.88 mph.
Brittany Force's incremental times: 60ft-0.871 sec., 330ft-2.214, 660ft-3.126/278.81 mph.
      Left Lane: Steve Torrence   Runs 3.849/317.27, Now #2
     Right Lane: Clay Millican    Runs 4.221/203.65, Now #6
Torrence launched hard and was straight down the groove to the number two spot. Steve Torrence's incremental times: 60ft-0.839 sec., 330ft-2.158, 660ft-3.082/274.89 mph. Millican started to haze the tires just before half track.
      Left Lane: David Grubnic    Runs 3.922/310.20, Now #5
     Right Lane: Bob Vandergriff  Runs 3.933/316.82, Now #6 

60ft-0.867 sec., 330ft-2.209, 660ft-3.142/271.68 mph.  Vandergriff is right there with him to go to the number six spot.  Bob Vandergriff's incremental times: 60ft-0.876 sec., 330ft-2.238,
660ft-3.166/275.51 mph.
      Left Lane: Morgan Lucas     Runs 3.856/315.78, Now #4
     Right Lane: B. Bernstein     Runs 3.828/324.90, Now #1
Morgan Lucas Racing teammates match up here...Bernstein with a great pass to go to the number one spot and has big top end speed. Brandon Bernstein's incremental times: 60ft-0.863 sec., 330ft-2.173, 660ft-3.075/281.07 mph. Lucas was trailing by just a few ticks to go to the number four spot. Morgan Lucas' incremental times: 60ft-0.855 sec., 330ft-2.177, 660ft-3.091/277.60 mph.
      Left Lane: K. alBalooshi    Runs 3.843/309.20, Now #4
     Right Lane: Doug Kalitta     Runs 3.842/320.51, Now #3
Another great drag race...Kalitta goes to the number three spot. Doug Kalitta's incremental times: 60ft-0.857 sec., 330ft-2.180, 660ft-3.087/280.37 mph. alBalooshi keep it hitting on all eight to go to the number four spot. Khalid alBalooshi's incremental times: 60ft-0.857 sec., 330ft-2.180, 660ft-3.083/282.30 mph.
      Left Lane: Spencer Massey   Runs 3.895/312.28, Now #8
     Right Lane: Shawn Langdon    Runs 3.909/271.24, Now #10
Langdon was on a really good pass and then right in the light the pipes went wet and the engine silent. Shawn Langdon's incremental times: 60ft-0.848 sec., 330ft-2.170, 660ft-3.092/273.50 mph. Massey with a good clean pass...Spencer Massey's incremental times: 60ft-0.857 sec., 330ft-2.187, 660ft-3.117/272.72 mph.
      Left Lane: Antron Brown     Runs 4.624/166.81, Now #17
     Right Lane: Tony Schumacher  Runs 3.838/320.81, Now #3
Schumacher teammates to wrap up round one of Top Fuel qualifying. Brown starts to haze the tires just past the 330-foot mark and clicks it off. Schumacher was straight down the groove to go to the number three spot. Tony Schumacher's incremental times: 60ft-0.849 sec., 330ft-2.163, 660ft-3.080/277.49 mph.

       

Friday

Order for Qualifying Round 1
TOPEKA, Kan. - FastNews Network - Order after one round of qualifying in Top Fuel at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 25th annual NHRA Kansas Nationals:
 Psn  Driver               Vehicle                            ET   Speed
   1. Brandon Bernstein    ProtectTheHarvest/MAVTV Dragst  3.828  324.90 
   2. Leah Pruett          Dote Racing Dragster            3.833  311.85 
   3. Tony Schumacher      U.S. Army Dragster              3.838  320.81 
   4. Doug Kalitta         Mac Tools Dragster              3.842  320.51 
   5. Khalid alBalooshi    Al-Anabi Racing Dragster        3.843  309.20 
   6. Steve Torrence       Capco Contractors Dragster      3.849  317.27 
   7. Morgan Lucas         GEICO/Lucas Oil Dragster        3.856  315.78 
   8. Brittany Force       Castrol Edge Dragster           3.884  318.77 
   9. Spencer Massey       Schumacher Electric Dragster    3.895  312.28 
  10. Terry McMillen       Amalie Oil/UNOH Dragster        3.899  310.84 
  11. Shawn Langdon        Al-Anabi Racing Dragster        3.909  271.24 
  12. David Grubnic        Candlewood Suites Dragster      3.922  310.20 
          --------- Not Qualified ---------
  13. Bob Vandergriff      C&J Energy Services Dragster    3.933  316.82 
  14. Scott Palmer         Mark Industries Dragster        4.149  226.20 
  15. Clay Millican        Parts Plus Dragster             4.221  203.65 
  16. Luigi Novelli        National Machine Repair Dragst  4.378  214.38 
  17. Antron Brown         Matco Tools Dragster            4.624  166.81 
  18. Tim Cullinan         JP Phillips Dragster            4.925  144.74 
  19. Pat Dakin            Commercial Metal Fabrications   5.558  117.66 

Friday

Results for Qualifying Round 2
TOPEKA, Kan. - TOPEKA - Notes from round 2 qualifying in Top Fuel at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 25th annual NHRA Kansas Nationals 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: Luigi Novelli    No Time, Now #16
                                  Best prior run: 4.378/214.38, Was #16 
Novelli with problems on the burnout and came to a stop on the track.
      Left Lane: Clay Millican    Runs 3.811/321.12, Now #1
                                  Best prior run: 4.221/203.65, Was #15
     Right Lane: Pat Dakin        Runs 3.887/312.71, Now #10
                                  Best prior run: 5.558/117.66, Was #19 
Millican launched hard and had the header flames shooting high over the rear wing all the way down the track. Millican goes to the number one spot. Clay Millican's incremental times: 60ft-0.854 sec., 330ft-2.164, 660ft-3.061/283.49 mph. Dakin with his quickest and fastest pass of the season to go to the number 10 spot. Pat Dakin's incremental times: 60ft-0.853 sec., 330ft-2.174, 660ft-3.110/278.75 mph.
      Left Lane: Scott Palmer     Runs 4.012/264.60, Now #16
                                  Best prior run: 4.149/226.20, Was #16
     Right Lane: Tim Cullinan     Runs 7.474/80.80, Now #19
                                  Best prior run: 4.925/144.74, Was #19 
Cullinan with problems right at the hit and it appeared to push out the head gasket. Palmer was on a good pass and then appeared the right header broke as the header flames got real weird. It pushed off the right rear canard.

Weather conditions: air temperature 76 degrees, relative humidity 61 percent, barometer 28.70 inches, adjusted altitude 3,279 feet, track temperature 99 degrees.

      Left Lane: Bob Vandergriff  Runs 3.848/317.57, Now #8
                                  Best prior run: 3.933/316.82, Was #15
     Right Lane: Antron Brown     Runs 3.803/316.15, Now #1
                                  Best prior run: 4.624/166.81, Was #18 
Brown launched hard and was straight down the groove to go to the number one spot...Antron Brown's incremental times: 60ft-0.844 sec., 330ft-2.145, 660ft-3.043/281.01 mph. Vandergriff with a real nice pass to get in the show at the number eight spot. Bob Vandergriff's incremental times: 60ft-0.842 sec., 330ft-2.162, 660ft-3.081/275.67 mph.
      Left Lane: Shawn Langdon    Runs 3.777/317.34, Now #1
                                  Best prior run: 3.909/271.24, Was #15
     Right Lane: David Grubnic    Runs 3.813/319.75, Now #4
                                  Best prior run: 3.922/310.20, Was #16 
This was a great side-by-side drag race. Langdon with flames high into the air and he goes to the number one spot. Shawn Langdon's incremental times: 60ft-0.850 sec., 330ft-2.147, 660ft-3.028/287.41 mph. Grubnic was right there with him to go to the number four spot. Shawn Langdon's incremental times: 60ft-0.850 sec., 330ft-2.147, 660ft-3.028/287.41 mph.
David Grubnic's incremental times: 60ft-0.859 sec., 330ft-2.166, 660ft-3.060/282.42 mph.
      Left Lane: Brittany Force   Runs 3.847/319.52, Now #11
                                  Best prior run: 3.884/318.77, Was #13
     Right Lane: Terry McMillen   Runs 3.842/321.96, Now #8
                                  Best prior run: 3.899/310.84, Was #16 
McMillen was straight down the groove to go to the number eight spot and Force was right there with him. Brittany Force's incremental times: 60ft-0.871 sec., 330ft-2.197, 660ft-3.096/282.72 mph.
Terry McMillen's incremental times: 60ft-0.862 sec., 330ft-2.177, 660ft-3.086/279.67 mph.
      Left Lane: Doug Kalitta     Runs 3.770/324.98, Now #1
                                  Best prior run: 3.842/320.51, Was #9
     Right Lane: Spencer Massey   Runs 3.794/319.75, Now #3
                                  Best prior run: 3.895/312.28, Was #16 
This was a great side-by-side drag race as Kalitta goes to the number one spot and Massey to the number three spot. This was a picture perfect run for both teams. Doug Kalitta's incremental times: 60ft-0.841 sec., 330ft-2.139, 660ft-3.026/284.87 mph.
Spencer Massey's incremental times: 60ft-0.844 sec., 330ft-2.153, 660ft-3.045/284.81 mph.
      Left Lane: Tony Schumacher  Runs 3.769/326.08, Now #1
                                  Best prior run: 3.838/320.81, Was #9
     Right Lane: Morgan Lucas     Runs 5.110/146.27, Now #15
                                  Best prior run: 3.856/315.78, Was #15 
Lucas started to lose traction and pedaled it but was back up in smoke. Schumacher launched hard and keep it hooking on all eight and the big Goodyears stuck to go to the number one spot. Tony Schumacher's incremental times: 60ft-0.841 sec., 330ft-2.149, 660ft-3.030/288.03 mph.
      Left Lane: Leah Pruett      No Time, Now #10
                                  Best prior run: 3.833/311.85, Was #9
     Right Lane: Steve Torrence   Runs 3.822/317.72, Now #8
                                  Best prior run: 3.849/317.27, Was #14 
Torrence with a real nice pass and he gets in the show at the number eight spot. Steve Torrence's incremental times: 60ft-0.843 sec., 330ft-2.152, 660ft-3.060/279.15 mph. Pruett was right there with Torrence and then right before the finish line and the car made a quick move toward the centerline and collected the top end timing blocks. Leah Pruett's incremental times: 60ft-0.853 sec., 330ft-2.171, 660ft-3.067/278.52 mph.
      Left Lane: B. Bernstein     Runs 3.819/321.27, Now #9
                                  Best prior run: 3.828/324.90, Was #9
     Right Lane: K. alBalooshi    Runs 3.794/324.44, Now #4
                                  Best prior run: 3.843/309.20, Was #12 
Bernstein improves on his previous pass with a real nice run but will stay in the number nine spot. Brandon Bernstein's incremental times: 60ft-0.858 sec., 330ft-2.175, 660ft-3.071/281.42 mph. alBalooshi with a great pass, straight down the groove and hitting on all eight to go to the number four spot. Khalid alBalooshi's incremental times: 60ft-0.850 sec., 330ft-2.161, 660ft-3.050/285.89 mph.

       

Friday

Order for Qualifying Round 2
TOPEKA, Kan. - SUMMIT FastNews - Order after 2 rounds of qualifying in Top Fuel at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 25th annual NHRA Kansas Nationals:
 Psn  Driver               Vehicle                            ET   Speed
   1. Tony Schumacher      U.S. Army Dragster              3.769  326.08 
   2. Doug Kalitta         Mac Tools Dragster              3.770  324.98 
   3. Shawn Langdon        Al-Anabi Racing Dragster        3.777  317.34 
   4. Khalid alBalooshi    Al-Anabi Racing Dragster        3.794  324.44 
   5. Spencer Massey       Schumacher Electric Dragster    3.794  319.75 
   6. Antron Brown         Matco Tools Dragster            3.803  316.15 
   7. Clay Millican        Parts Plus Dragster             3.811  321.12 
   8. David Grubnic        Candlewood Suites Dragster      3.813  319.75 
   9. Brandon Bernstein    ProtectTheHarvest/MAVTV Dragst  3.819  324.90 
  10. Steve Torrence       Capco Contractors Dragster      3.822  317.72 
  11. Leah Pruett          Dote Racing Dragster            3.833  311.85 
  12. Terry McMillen       Amalie Oil/UNOH Dragster        3.842  321.96 
          --------- Not Qualified ---------
  13. Brittany Force       Castrol Edge Dragster           3.847  319.52 
  14. Bob Vandergriff      C&J Energy Services Dragster    3.848  317.57 
  15. Morgan Lucas         GEICO/Lucas Oil Dragster        3.856  315.78 
  16. Pat Dakin            Commercial Metal Fabrications   3.887  312.71 
  17. Scott Palmer         Mark Industries Dragster        4.012  264.60 
  18. Luigi Novelli        National Machine Repair Dragst  4.378  214.38 
  19. Tim Cullinan         JP Phillips Dragster            4.925  144.74 

Saturday

Results for Qualifying Round 3
TOPEKA, Kan. - TOPEKA - Notes from round 3 qualifying in Top Fuel at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 25th annual NHRA Kansas Nationals 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:
 
     Right Lane: Luigi Novelli    Runs 11.565/76.98, Now #13
                                  No Prior Run 
Weather conditions: air temperature 80 degrees, relative humidity 67 percent, barometer 28.68 inches, adjusted altitude 3,769 feet, track temperature 96 degrees.

Novelli is up in smoke as soon as he hits the throttle and clicks it off.

      Left Lane: Tim Cullinan     Runs 4.098/287.41, Now #14
                                  No Prior Run
     Right Lane: Scott Palmer     Runs 3.995/286.32, Now #13
                                  No Prior Run 
Palmer launched hard and keep it hooked up to make his quickest pass of the weekend to go to the number 13 spot. Scott Palmer's incremental times: 60ft-0.869 sec., 330ft-2.220, 660ft-3.169/264.96 mph. Cullinan was on a good pass until right in the lights when it appeared to smoke the tires. Tim Cullinan's incremental times: 60ft-0.887 sec., 330ft-2.272, 660ft-3.259/254.42 mph.
      Left Lane: Morgan Lucas     Runs 4.273/262.18, Now #16
                                  No Prior Run
     Right Lane: Bob Vandergriff  Runs 4.003/297.48, Now #14
                                  No Prior Run 
Lucas started to lose traction and pedaled it around 300 feet and then dropped a bunch of cylinders on the right side. Vandergriff started to mix up cylinders around half track, but stay with it to go to the number 14 spot. Bob Vandergriff's incremental times: 60ft-0.872 sec., 330ft-2.246, 660ft-3.194/265.17 mph.
      Left Lane: Pat Dakin        Runs 4.012/263.82, Now #16
                                  No Prior Run
     Right Lane: Brittany Force   Runs 3.846/320.89, Now #13
                                  No Prior Run 
Force launched hard and was straight down the groove with the quickest pass of the session to go to the number 13 spot. Brittany Force's incremental times: 60ft-0.877 sec., 330ft-2.204, 660ft-3.096/283.43 mph. Dakin clicked it off early, but still gets in the show on the bubble. These two bumped out Cullinan and Lucas.
      Left Lane: Terry McMillen   Runs 3.899/316.23, Now #12
                                  Best prior run: 3.842/321.96, Was #12
     Right Lane: Leah Pruett      Runs 3.843/313.00, Now #11
                                  Best prior run: 3.833/311.85, Was #11 
Pruett with a nice pass, but was skating around on the top end. She still runs the quickest pass of the round. Leah Pruett's incremental times: 60ft-0.857 sec., 330ft-2.165, 660ft-3.072/280.14 mph. McMillen with a straight down the groove with the third quickest pass of the round. Terry McMillen's incremental times: 60ft-0.880 sec., 330ft-2.203, 660ft-3.127/272.72 mph.
      Left Lane: Steve Torrence   Runs 3.817/319.60, Now #9
                                  Best prior run: 3.822/317.72, Was #10
     Right Lane: B. Bernstein     Runs 3.836/318.62, Now #10
                                  Best prior run: 3.819/321.27, Was #9 
torrence launched hard and keep it hitting on all eight to move up the ladder one spot. Steve Torrence's incremental times: 60ft-0.847 sec., 330ft-2.157, 660ft-3.059/279.73 mph. No help here for Bernstein, but still a nice pass. Brandon Bernstein's incremental times: 60ft-0.864 sec., 330ft-2.175, 660ft-3.078/280.02 mph.
      Left Lane: David Grubnic    Runs 3.819/317.27, Now #8
                                  Best prior run: 3.813/319.75, Was #8
     Right Lane: Clay Millican    Runs 3.820/319.52, Now #7
                                  Best prior run: 3.811/321.12, Was #7 
grubnic with a real nice pass, straight down the groove with the second quickest pass of the session. He matches his E.T. from round two. David Grubnic's incremental times: 60ft-0.856 sec., 330ft-2.163, 660ft-3.058/281.42 mph. Millican with the third quickest pass of round. He didn't improve but still a nice pass. Clay Millican's incremental times: 60ft-0.847 sec., 330ft-2.161, 660ft-3.062/279.32 mph.
      Left Lane: Antron Brown     Runs 3.883/312.50, Now #6
                                  Best prior run: 3.803/316.15, Was #6
     Right Lane: Shawn Langdon    Runs 3.767/322.50, Now #1
                                  Best prior run: 3.777/317.34, Was #3 
Langdon launched hard and keep the big Goodyears stuck with a great looking pass. Langdon goes to the number one spot. Shawn Langdon's incremental times: 60ft-0.838 sec., 330ft-2.138, 660ft-3.020/285.83 mph. Brown with no help here, but good clean pass. Antron Brown's incremental times: 60ft-0.861 sec., 330ft-2.175, 660ft-3.103/271.68 mph.
      Left Lane: Spencer Massey   Runs 3.822/323.19, Now #5
                                  Best prior run: 3.794/319.75, Was #5
     Right Lane: Doug Kalitta     Runs 5.320/131.83, Now #3
                                  Best prior run: 3.770/324.98, Was #3 
Kalitta started to smoke the tires around 300 feet and clicked it off. Massey with the fifth quickest pass of the session. Spencer Massey's incremental times: 60ft-0.855 sec., 330ft-2.173, 660ft-3.072/281.71 mph.
      Left Lane: K. alBalooshi    Runs 3.795/298.34, Now #4
                                  Best prior run: 3.794/324.44, Was #4
     Right Lane: Tony Schumacher  Runs 7.132/88.85, Now #2
                                  Best prior run: 3.769/326.08, Was #2 
Schumacher is up in smoke by 150 feet and clicked it off. alBalooshi with a great looking pass with the second quickest pass of the session right behind his teammate. alBalooshi is just a tick off his qualifying time. Khalid alBalooshi's incremental times: 60ft-0.842 sec., 330ft-2.144, 660ft-3.031/286.62 mph.

       

Saturday

Order for Qualifying Round 3
TOPEKA, Kan. - SUMMIT FastNews - Order after 3 rounds of qualifying in Top Fuel at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 25th annual NHRA Kansas Nationals:
 Psn  Driver               Vehicle                            ET   Speed
   1. Shawn Langdon        Al-Anabi Racing Dragster        3.767  322.50 
   2. Tony Schumacher      U.S. Army Dragster              3.769  326.08 
   3. Doug Kalitta         Mac Tools Dragster              3.770  324.98 
   4. Khalid alBalooshi    Al-Anabi Racing Dragster        3.794  324.44 
   5. Spencer Massey       Schumacher Electric Dragster    3.794  323.19 
   6. Antron Brown         Matco Tools Dragster            3.803  316.15 
   7. Clay Millican        Parts Plus Dragster             3.811  321.12 
   8. David Grubnic        Candlewood Suites Dragster      3.813  319.75 
   9. Steve Torrence       Capco Contractors Dragster      3.817  319.60 
  10. Brandon Bernstein    ProtectTheHarvest/MAVTV Dragst  3.819  324.90 
  11. Leah Pruett          Dote Racing Dragster            3.833  313.00 
  12. Terry McMillen       Amalie Oil/UNOH Dragster        3.842  321.96 
  13. Brittany Force       Castrol Edge Dragster           3.846  320.89 
  14. Scott Palmer         Mark Industries Dragster        3.995  286.32 
  15. Bob Vandergriff      C&J Energy Services Dragster    4.003  317.57 
  16. Pat Dakin            Commercial Metal Fabrications   4.012  312.71 
          --------- Not Qualified ---------
  17. Tim Cullinan         JP Phillips Dragster            4.098  287.41 
  18. Morgan Lucas         GEICO/Lucas Oil Dragster        4.273  315.78 
  19. Luigi Novelli        National Machine Repair Dragst 11.565  214.38 

Saturday

Results for Qualifying Round 4
TOPEKA, Kan. - TOPEKA - Notes from final, round 4 qualifying in Top Fuel at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 25th annual NHRA Kansas Nationals 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: Luigi Novelli    Runs 4.067/264.60, Now #17
                                  Best prior run: 11.565/76.98, Was #19 
Weather conditions: air temperature 83 degrees, relative humidity 65 percent, barometer 28.65 inches, adjusted altitude 4,023 feet, track temperature 93 degrees.

Novelli started mixing up the cylinders and then the engine let go with a big fireball. The word from the track is there is oil on the track. This is a freebie for Novelli.

      Left Lane: Bob Vandergriff  Runs 3.872/317.64, Now #15
                                  Best prior run: 4.003/297.48, Was #15
     Right Lane: Morgan Lucas     Runs 3.854/315.86, Now #14
                                  Best prior run: 4.273/262.18, Was #19 
Vandergriff improves, but will stay number 15 as Lucas moves in front of him. Bob Vandergriff's incremental times: 60ft-0.845 sec., 330ft-2.178, 660ft-3.105/275.06 mph. Lucas with a little puff of smoke on the top end, but gets in the show. Lucas goes to the number 14 spot. Morgan Lucas' incremental times: 60ft-0.860 sec., 330ft-2.183, 660ft-3.094/280.66 mph.
      Left Lane: Scott Palmer     Runs 4.117/243.68, Now #16
                                  Best prior run: 3.995/286.32, Was #16
     Right Lane: Tim Cullinan     Runs 4.062/291.70, Now #18
                                  Best prior run: 4.098/287.41, Was #19 
Cullinan pushed out the head gasket with a quick flash of flames just past half track and he will not get in the show. Palmer clicked it off early and he will stay on the bump spot with only Dakin left that can bump him out.
      Left Lane: Brittany Force   Runs 3.856/295.34, Now #13
                                  Best prior run: 3.846/320.89, Was #13
     Right Lane: Pat Dakin        Runs 3.918/310.70, Now #16
                                  Best prior run: 4.012/263.82, Was #17 
Dakin launched hard and keep it stuck to get in the show and that will bump out Palmer. Pat Dakin's incremental times: 60ft-0.870 sec., 330ft-2.197, 660ft-3.135/275.00 mph. Force clicked it off early and will start tomorrow from the luck No. 13 spot. Brittany Force's incremental times: 60ft-0.875 sec., 330ft-2.196, 660ft-3.088/283.79 mph.
      Left Lane: Leah Pruett      Runs 5.466/117.93, Now #11
                                  Best prior run: 3.833/311.85, Was #11
     Right Lane: Terry McMillen   Runs 7.420/81.70, Now #12
                                  Best prior run: 3.842/321.96, Was #12 
McMillen started to strike the tires around 200 feet and clicked it off. Pruett started to lose traction early and clicked it off.
      Left Lane: B. Bernstein     Runs 4.994/141.97, Now #10
                                  Best prior run: 3.819/321.27, Was #10
     Right Lane: Steve Torrence   Runs 4.817/149.55, Now #9
                                  Best prior run: 3.817/319.60, Was #9 
Bernstein started to haze the tires first and clicked it off. Torrence started to haze the tires right after Bernstein and clicked it off.
      Left Lane: Clay Millican    Runs 3.820/319.90, Now #7
                                  Best prior run: 3.811/321.12, Was #7
     Right Lane: David Grubnic    Runs 7.959/63.94, Now #8
                                  Best prior run: 3.813/319.75, Was #8 
Grubnic is up in smoke around 100 feet out and lifts. Millican launched hard and keep it hooked up with the quickest pass of the round. Clay Millican's incremental times: 60ft-0.846 sec., 330ft-2.161, 660ft-3.062/280.31 mph.
      Left Lane: Doug Kalitta     Runs 3.812/317.57, Now #3
                                  Best prior run: 3.770/324.98, Was #3
     Right Lane: Antron Brown     Runs 5.047/140.62, Now #6
                                  Best prior run: 3.803/316.15, Was #6 
Brown is up in smoke around 300 feet and lifts. Kalitta is straight down the groove with the quickest pass of the session now. Doug Kalitta's incremental times: 60ft-0.849 sec., 330ft-2.159, 660ft-3.052/282.90 mph.
      Left Lane: Tony Schumacher  Runs 3.829/320.97, Now #2
                                  Best prior run: 3.769/326.08, Was #2
     Right Lane: Spencer Massey   Runs 4.636/161.46, Now #5
                                  Best prior run: 3.794/319.75, Was #5 
Massey is up in smoke around 330 feet. Schumacher with the third quickest pass of the session...Tony Schumacher's incremental times: 60ft-0.855 sec., 330ft-2.163, 660ft-3.071/278.06 mph.
      Left Lane: Shawn Langdon    Runs 3.791/318.02, Now #1
                                  Best prior run: 3.767/322.50, Was #1
     Right Lane: K. alBalooshi    Runs 3.822/319.98, Now #4
                                  Best prior run: 3.794/324.44, Was #4 
alBalooshi is straight down the groove of the right lane that has been giving everyone else so much trouble. He runs the fourth quickest pass of the round and the quickest pass out of the right lane. Khalid alBalooshi's incremental times: 60ft-0.853 sec., 330ft-2.174, 660ft-3.071/283.37 mph. Langdon launched hard and was straight down the groove with the quickest pass of the round. Shawn Langdon's incremental times: 60ft-0.861 sec., 330ft-2.161, 660ft-3.041/286.80 mph. Langdon qualifies No. 1 for the third time this season and the ninth time in his career.

       

Saturday

Order for Qualifying Round 4
TOPEKA, Kan. - SUMMIT FastNews - Final order after 4 rounds of qualifying in Top Fuel at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 25th annual NHRA Kansas Nationals:
 Psn  Driver               Vehicle                            ET   Speed
   1. Shawn Langdon        Al-Anabi Racing Dragster        3.767  322.50 
   2. Tony Schumacher      U.S. Army Dragster              3.769  326.08 
   3. Doug Kalitta         Mac Tools Dragster              3.770  324.98 
   4. Khalid alBalooshi    Al-Anabi Racing Dragster        3.794  324.44 
   5. Spencer Massey       Schumacher Electric Dragster    3.794  323.19 
   6. Antron Brown         Matco Tools Dragster            3.803  316.15 
   7. Clay Millican        Parts Plus Dragster             3.811  321.12 
   8. David Grubnic        Candlewood Suites Dragster      3.813  319.75 
   9. Steve Torrence       Capco Contractors Dragster      3.817  319.60 
  10. Brandon Bernstein    ProtectTheHarvest/MAVTV Dragst  3.819  324.90 
  11. Leah Pruett          Dote Racing Dragster            3.833  313.00 
  12. Terry McMillen       Amalie Oil/UNOH Dragster        3.842  321.96 
  13. Brittany Force       Castrol Edge Dragster           3.846  320.89 
  14. Morgan Lucas         GEICO/Lucas Oil Dragster        3.854  315.86 
  15. Bob Vandergriff      C&J Energy Services Dragster    3.872  317.64 
  16. Pat Dakin            Commercial Metal Fabrications   3.918  312.71 
          --------- Not Qualified ---------
  17. Scott Palmer         Mark Industries Dragster        3.995  286.32 
  18. Tim Cullinan         JP Phillips Dragster            4.062  291.70 
  19. Luigi Novelli        National Machine Repair Dragst  4.067  264.60 

Sunday

Results for Elimination Round 1
TOPEKA, Kan. - FastNews Network - Results of round 1 eliminations in Top Fuel at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 25th annual NHRA Kansas Nationals:
 W/L  Driver                                     R-Time    E-Time  Speed
 
 (W) Steve Torrence (Capco Contractors Dragster) 0.069      3.891 308.07
 (L) David Grubnic (Candlewood Suites Dragster)  0.082     10.094  69.28
Weather conditions: air temperature 80 degrees, relative humidity 59 percent, barometer 28.49 inches, adjusted altitude 3,883 feet, track temperature 100 degrees.

David Grubnic is the defending champ. No Top Fuel racer has ever won this race in consecutive years. Torrence is 4 - 3 against Grubnic in prior events. Torrence was out of the gate first and never trailed as Grubnic was up in smoke as soon as he hit the throttle. Torrence was straight down Broadway for the win.

 (W) Leah Pruett (Dote Racing Dragster)          0.051      3.855 281.71
 (L) Antron Brown (Matco Tools Dragster)         0.057      3.887 316.52
Brown is 1 - 0 against Pruett in prior events. Leah Pruett is making her 6th start of the year. This is the 2nd best starting spot for her this year. Pruett with the starting line advantage and never trailed for the win. Pruett picks up her second career Top Fuel win. Leah Pruett's MOV: 0.0383 seconds (approximately 18 feet).
 (W) Khalid alBalooshi (Al-Anabi Racing Dragster 0.073      3.818 323.81
 (L) Brittany Force (Castrol Edge Dragster)      0.080      3.857 318.02
This is the first time alBalooshi and Force have faced each other in eliminations. alBalooshi with the slight starting line advantage and never trailed for the win. alBalooshi with the quickest pass of the round. Khalid alBalooshi's MOV: 0.0464 seconds (approximately 22 feet).
 (W) Doug Kalitta (Mac Tools Dragster)           0.052      3.788 326.08
 (L) Morgan Lucas (GEICO/Lucas Oil Dragster)     0.070      3.803 323.04
In eight races this year Doug Kalitta has been #1 three times and #3 three times. Doug won this race in 2006. Kalitta is 13 - 10 against Lucas in prior events. Kalitta was out of the gate first and never trailed as he runs the quickest pass of the round. He was just a few ticks off his qualifying time. Lucas with his quickest pass of the weekend in the losing effort. Doug Kalitta's MOV: 0.0336 seconds (approximately 16 feet). Kalitta will have lane choice over Pruett in the next round.
 (W) Shawn Langdon (Al-Anabi Racing Dragster)    0.045      3.796 322.27
 (L) Pat Dakin (Commercial Metal Fabrications Dr 0.067      3.900 305.84
This is Shawn Langdon's 9th number one spot and his 3rd this year. He has only won once from the top spot.The top qualifier has only won here twice in the last eighteen years..Shawn has 96 round wins coming into eliminations. Langdon is 1 - 0 against Dakin in prior events. Langdon with the better reaction time and never trailed as Langdon has the second quickest pass of the round and he will have lane choice over Torrence in the next round. Dakin with his quickest pass of the weekend in the losing effort.
 (W) Tony Schumacher (U.S. Army Dragster)        0.053      3.814 323.89
 (L) Bob Vandergriff (C&J Energy Services Dragst 0.066      3.849 320.74
Schumacher is 23 - 8 against Vandergriff in prior events. Tony Schumacher won here in 2010. Schumacher with the starting line advantage and never trailed for the win by 0.0487 seconds (approximately 23 feet). Vandergriff with his quickest pass of the weekend in the losing effort.
 (W) Spencer Massey (Schumacher Electric Dragste 0.055      3.818 321.42
 (L) Terry McMillen (Amalie Oil/UNOH Dragster)   0.077      4.729 141.88
Massey is 7 - 0 against McMillen in prior events. Spencer Massey won here in 2011. Massey is out of the gate first and never trailed for the win as McMillen's engine let go with a huge fireball around 400 feet. the good news is there is no oil just parts and pieces. Massey tied alBalooshi's E.T. but will give up lane choice based on alBalooshi's faster speed.
 (W) Clay Millican (Parts Plus Dragster)         0.059      3.847 320.43
 (L) Brandon Bernstein (ProtectTheHarvest/MAVTV  0.065      4.264 200.41
Brandon Bernstein won this race in 2004 & 2007. His father, Kenny, also won on twice in the dragster class. Bernstein is 12 - 5 against Millican in prior events. Millican with the starting line advantage and never trailed for the win as Bernstein started to lose traction around 600 feet. Millican will give up lane choice to Schumacher in the next round.

       

Sunday

Results for Elimination Round 2
TOPEKA, Kan. - FastNews Network - Results of round 2 eliminations in Top Fuel at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 25th annual NHRA Kansas Nationals:
 W/L  Driver                                     R-Time    E-Time  Speed
 
 (W) Spencer Massey (Schumacher Electric Dragste 0.040      3.802 323.81
 (L) Khalid alBalooshi (Al-Anabi Racing Dragster 0.067      3.801 322.88
Massey is 4 - 2 against alBalooshi in prior events. Massey with the starting line advantage and the power to hold on for the hole shot win. Spencer Massey's MOV: 0.0265 seconds (approximately 13 feet).
 (W) Tony Schumacher (U.S. Army Dragster)        0.038      3.802 321.04
 (L) Clay Millican (Parts Plus Dragster)         0.065      3.819 320.28
Weather conditions: air temperature 80 degrees, relative humidity 65 percent, barometer 28.50 inches, adjusted altitude 3,894 feet, track temperature 102 degrees.

Schumacher is 19 - 2 against Millican in prior events. Schumacher gets the starting line advantage and never trailed for the win...Tony Schumacher's MOV: 0.0444 seconds (approximately 21 feet).

 (W) Shawn Langdon (Al-Anabi Racing Dragster)    0.051      3.791 312.86
 (L) Steve Torrence (Capco Contractors Dragster) 0.087      3.803 321.12
Torrence is 4 - 3 against Langdon in prior events. Langdon with the better reaction time and lead all the way with the quickest pass of the round for the win. Shawn Langdon's MOV: 0.0484 seconds (approximately 23 feet). Langdon will have lane choice over Massey in the semifinal. Torrence with his quickest pass of the weekend in the losing effort.
 (W) Leah Pruett (Dote Racing Dragster)          0.065      3.822 303.91
 (L) Doug Kalitta (Mac Tools Dragster)           0.074      3.852 323.19
Kalitta is 3 - 0 against Pruett in prior events. Pruett was out of the gate first and never trailed for the win. Leah Pruett's MOV: 0.0392 seconds (approximately 19 feet). Pruett will give up lane choice to Schumacher in the semifinal.

       

Sunday

Results for Elimination Round 3
TOPEKA, Kan. - FastNews Network - Results of round 3 eliminations in Top Fuel at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 25th annual NHRA Kansas Nationals:
 W/L  Driver                                     R-Time    E-Time  Speed
 
 (W) Tony Schumacher (U.S. Army Dragster)        0.058      3.774 324.59
 (L) Leah Pruett (Dote Racing Dragster)          0.038      4.509 165.42
Weather conditions: air temperature 79 degrees, relative humidity 67 percent, barometer 28.49 inches, adjusted altitude 3,865 feet, track temperature 93 degrees.

This is the first time Schumacher and Pruett have faced each other in eliminations. Pruett with the starting line advantage, but Schumacher had the difference made up by the time they went by the Christmas tree. Pruett's engine let go around half track with a huge fireball. Schumacher with his quickest pass today...

 (W) Shawn Langdon (Al-Anabi Racing Dragster)    0.042      3.773 324.36
 (L) Spencer Massey (Schumacher Electric Dragste 0.043      3.792 323.66
Massey is 11 - 0 against Langdon in prior events. They left together and then Langdon with the lead all the way down the track. This was a great drag race Langdon got the win by 0.0207 seconds (approximately 10 feet). Langdon will have lane choice over Schumacher in the final.

       

Sunday

Results for Final Round 
TOPEKA, Kan. - FastNews Network - Results of final, round 4 eliminations in Top Fuel at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 25th annual NHRA Kansas Nationals:
 W/L  Driver                                     R-Time    E-Time  Speed
 
 (W) Shawn Langdon (Al-Anabi Racing Dragster)    0.044      3.750 324.20
 (L) Tony Schumacher (U.S. Army Dragster)        0.030      3.781 327.27
Weather conditions: air temperature 82 degrees, relative humidity 66 percent, barometer 28.46 inches, adjusted altitude 4,145 feet, track temperature 94 degrees.

Schumacher is 10 - 7 against Langdon in prior events and Langdon is 2 - 1 against Schumacher in prior final rounds. Schumacher with the starting line advantage and the lead until around half track when Langdon was able to chase him down. This was a great drag race with Langdon running low E.T. of the event and Schumacher running top speed of the event. Shawn Langdon's MOV: 0.0173 seconds (approximately 8 feet). Langdon wins his second race this season and his third career win.