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Friday

Results for Qualifying Round 1
CONCORD, N.C. - CHARLOTTE 2 - Notes from round 1 qualifying in Top Fuel at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, Sixth annual Carlyle Tools NHRA Carolina Nationals presented by NAPA Auto Parts listing lane, driver name, elapsed time, top speed, and position in order following run:
 
      Left Lane: Billy Torrence   Runs 3.822/319.67, Now #1
Weather conditions: air temperature 86 degrees, relative humidity 39 percent, barometer 29.11 inches, adjusted altitude 3,400 feet, track temperature 112 degrees.

Torrence with a great looking pass to start the weekend. Billy Torrence's incremental times: 60ft-0.833 sec., 330ft-2.145, 660ft-3.062/278.86 mph.

      Left Lane: Pat Dakin        Runs 5.785/108.78, Now #3
     Right Lane: Leah Pruett      Runs 4.003/303.16, Now #2
Dakin starts to smoke the tires earl and clicks it off. Pruett with a good clean pass, straight down the groove. Leah Pruett's incremental times: 60ft-0.891 sec., 330ft-2.252, 660ft-3.202/266.11 mph.
      Left Lane: Terry McMillen   Runs 4.883/148.38, Now #4
     Right Lane: Brittany Force   Runs 3.812/307.37, Now #1
McMillen started to lose traction early and clicked it off. Force launched hard and keep it hooked up to go to the number one spot. Brittany Force's incremental times: 60ft-0.840 sec., 330ft-2.152, 660ft-3.054/284.09 mph.
      Left Lane: B. Bernstein     Runs 3.884/318.62, Now #3
     Right Lane: David Grubnic    Runs 6.769/95.01, Now #7
Grubnic starts to lose traction early and clicked it off. Bernstein with a real nice pass to start the weekend. Brandon Bernstein's incremental times: 60ft-0.841 sec., 330ft-2.180, 660ft-3.119/271.57 mph.
      Left Lane: Bob Vandergriff  Runs 3.875/320.13, Now #4
     Right Lane: Steve Torrence   Runs 3.858/323.74, Now #3
This was a pretty good side-by-side drag race. Torrence is right in behind his dad at the number three spot. Steve Torrence's incremental times: 60ft-0.848 sec., 330ft-2.179, 660ft-3.103/278.40 mph. Vandergriff with a good looking pass to go to the number four spot. Bob Vandergriff's incremental times: 60ft-0.850 sec., 330ft-2.191, 660ft-3.114/277.15 mph.
      Left Lane: Morgan Lucas     Runs 4.242/217.42, Now #8
     Right Lane: Clay Millican    Runs 3.837/320.81, Now #3
Lucas with a new in-house chassis here, he tested it on Monday. He is up in smoke around half track and clicked it off. Millican launched hard and was straight down the groove to go to the number three spot. Clay Millican's incremental times: 60ft-0.852 sec., 330ft-2.173, 660ft-3.081/280.08 mph.
      Left Lane: Antron Brown     Runs 3.847/317.72, Now #5
     Right Lane: K. alBalooshi    Runs 3.811/320.51, Now #1
Brown with a good pass to start the weekend and then the chutes were late coming out. Antron Brown's incremental times: 60ft-0.853 sec., 330ft-2.178, 660ft-3.085/279.67 mph. alBalooshi launched hard and keep it hitting on all eight all the way down the track to go to the number one spot. Khalid alBalooshi's incremental times: 60ft-0.855 sec., 330ft-2.164, 660ft-3.060/283.85 mph.
      Left Lane: Doug Kalitta     Runs 4.669/163.26, Now #12
     Right Lane: Tony Schumacher  Runs 3.869/321.19, Now #7 

      Left Lane: Spencer Massey   Runs 3.848/315.86, Now #7
     Right Lane: Shawn Langdon    Runs 3.810/323.50, Now #1
This was a great drag race to wrap up round one of qualifying. Massey goes to the number seven spot. Spencer Massey's incremental times: 60ft-0.861 sec., 330ft-2.181, 660ft-3.088/281.30 mph. Langdon launched hard and it was hitting on all eight all the way down the track to go to the number one spot. Shawn Langdon's incremental times: 60ft-0.843 sec., 330ft-2.161, 660ft-3.062/283.49 mph.

       

Friday

Order for Qualifying Round 1
CONCORD, N.C. - FastNews Network - Order after one round of qualifying in Top Fuel at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, Sixth annual Carlyle Tools NHRA Carolina Nationals presented by NAPA Auto Parts:
 Psn  Driver               Vehicle                            ET   Speed
   1. Shawn Langdon        Al-Anabi Racing Dragster        3.810  323.50 
   2. Khalid alBalooshi    Al-Anabi Racing Dragster        3.811  320.51 
   3. Brittany Force       Castrol Edge Dragster           3.812  307.37 
   4. Billy Torrence       Capco Contractors Dragster      3.822  319.67 
   5. Clay Millican        Parts Plus Dragster             3.837  320.81 
   6. Antron Brown         Matco Tools Dragster            3.847  317.72 
   7. Spencer Massey       Schumacher Electric Dragster    3.848  315.86 
   8. Steve Torrence       Capco Contactors Dragster       3.858  323.74 
   9. Tony Schumacher      U.S. Army Dragster              3.869  321.19 
  10. Bob Vandergriff      C&J Energy Services Dragster    3.875  320.13 
  11. Brandon Bernstein    ProtectTheHarvest/MAVTV Dragst  3.884  318.62 
  12. Leah Pruett          Dote Racing Dragster            4.003  303.16 
          --------- Not Qualified ---------
  13. Morgan Lucas         GEICO/Lucas Oil Dragster        4.242  217.42 
  14. Doug Kalitta         Mac Tools Dragster              4.669  163.26 
  15. Terry McMillen       Amalie Oil/UNOH Dragster        4.883  148.38 
  16. Pat Dakin            Commercial Metal Fabrications   5.785  108.78 
  17. David Grubnic        Optima/Advance Dragster         6.769   95.01 

Friday

Results for Qualifying Round 2
CONCORD, N.C. - CHARLOTTE 2 - Notes from round 2 qualifying in Top Fuel at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, Sixth annual Carlyle Tools NHRA Carolina Nationals presented by NAPA Auto Parts 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: C. Karamesines   Runs 3.961/297.88, Now #13
                                  No Prior Run
     Right Lane: Pat Dakin        Runs 3.838/309.56, Now #6
                                  Best prior run: 5.785/108.78, Was #16 
Weather conditions: air temperature 77 degrees, relative humidity 46 percent, barometer 29.18 inches, adjusted altitude 2,627 feet, track temperature 94 degrees.

Karamesines making his first pass of the weekend and he was on a good looking pass until right in the lights when the engine let go...word from the top end is there is oil on the track. Chris Karamesines' incremental times: 60ft-0.862 sec., 330ft-2.216, 660ft-3.157/269.62 mph. Dakin with a real nice pass to get into the top half of the show. Pat Dakin's incremental times: 60ft-0.853 sec., 330ft-2.148, 660ft-3.057/281.42 mph.

      Left Lane: David Grubnic    Runs 3.827/321.96, Now #5
                                  Best prior run: 6.769/95.01, Was #18
     Right Lane: Terry McMillen   Runs 3.851/320.74, Now #10
                                  Best prior run: 4.883/148.38, Was #17 
This was a good looking drag race as both cars have the header flames shooting high over the rear wing. Grubnic goes to the number five spot. David Grubnic's incremental times: 60ft-0.844 sec., 330ft-2.160, 660ft-3.072/280.19 mph. McMillen gets into the show at the number ten spot. Terry McMillen's incremental times: 60ft-0.853 sec., 330ft-2.189, 660ft-3.095/280.19 mph.
      Left Lane: Leah Pruett      Runs 4.013/241.15, Now #16
                                  Best prior run: 4.003/303.16, Was #16
     Right Lane: Doug Kalitta     Runs 4.142/206.39, Now #17
                                  Best prior run: 4.669/163.26, Was #18 
Pruett with a good launch and then started to haze the tires and clicked it off. Kalitta starts to lose traction early and clicks it off.
      Left Lane: Tony Schumacher  Runs 3.766/318.84, Now #2
                                  Best prior run: 3.869/321.19, Was #12
     Right Lane: Morgan Lucas     Runs 3.749/324.51, Now #1
                                  Best prior run: 4.242/217.42, Was #18 
Lucas launched hard and keep it hooked up to go to the number one spot with a great pass. Morgan Lucas' incremental times: 60ft-0.836 sec., 330ft-2.124, 660ft-3.008/287.78 mph. Lucas ties the track E.T. record. Schumacher was right there with him to go to the number two spot. Tony Schumacher's incremental times: 60ft-0.832 sec., 330ft-2.130, 660ft-3.016/287.05 mph.
      Left Lane: Steve Torrence   Runs 3.787/327.59, Now #3
                                  Best prior run: 3.858/323.74, Was #13
     Right Lane: B. Bernstein     Runs 3.830/320.05, Now #9
                                  Best prior run: 3.884/318.62, Was #15 
Bernstein launches with the wheels in the air and keeps it hooked up to get in the show. Brandon Bernstein's incremental times: 60ft-0.841 sec., 330ft-2.170, 660ft-3.074/282.72 mph. Torrence has the header flames shooting high into the air and runs the third quickest pass of the day and the fastest pass. Steve Torrence's incremental times: 60ft-0.838 sec., 330ft-2.144, 660ft-3.044/284.87 mph.
      Left Lane: Clay Millican    Runs 3.789/324.59, Now #4
                                  Best prior run: 3.837/320.81, Was #10
     Right Lane: Bob Vandergriff  Runs 3.838/322.73, Now #11
                                  Best prior run: 3.875/320.13, Was #15 
It is teammates here...Millican with a great looking pass to go to the number four spot. Clay Millican's incremental times: 60ft-0.848 sec., 330ft-2.151, 660ft-3.042/284.75 mph. Vandergriff improves and he gets into the show. Bob Vandergriff's incremental times: 60ft-0.861 sec., 330ft-2.188, 660ft-3.087/283.37 mph.
      Left Lane: Brittany Force   Runs 3.916/239.57, Now #8
                                  Best prior run: 3.812/307.37, Was #7
     Right Lane: Spencer Massey   Runs 3.796/320.58, Now #5
                                  Best prior run: 3.848/315.86, Was #14 
Force started to mix up cylinders early and clicked it off. Massey launched hard and keep it hooked up to go to the number five spot. Spencer Massey's incremental times: 60ft-0.849 sec., 330ft-2.149, 660ft-3.045/284.03 mph.
      Left Lane: K. alBalooshi    Runs 3.779/325.53, Now #3
                                  Best prior run: 3.811/320.51, Was #7
     Right Lane: Antron Brown     Runs 4.992/142.84, Now #14
                                  Best prior run: 3.847/317.72, Was #14 
Brown starts to haze the tires and clicks it off early. alBalooshi with a great looking pass to go to the number three spot. Khalid alBalooshi's incremental times: 60ft-0.848 sec., 330ft-2.147, 660ft-3.037/286.80 mph.
      Left Lane: Shawn Langdon    Runs 3.768/327.27, Now #3
                                  Best prior run: 3.810/323.50, Was #7
     Right Lane: Billy Torrence   Runs 4.804/158.74, Now #9
                                  Best prior run: 3.822/319.67, Was #9 
Torrence started to haze the tires and pedaled it a couple times before he clicked it off. Langdon launched hard and had it hitting on all eight and goes to the number three spot. Shawn Langdon's incremental times: 60ft-0.842 sec., 330ft-2.139, 660ft-3.027/287.78 mph.

       

Friday

Order for Qualifying Round 2
CONCORD, N.C. - FastNews Network - Order after 2 rounds of qualifying in Top Fuel at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, Sixth annual Carlyle Tools NHRA Carolina Nationals presented by NAPA Auto Parts:
 Psn  Driver               Vehicle                            ET   Speed
   1. Morgan Lucas         GEICO/Lucas Oil Dragster        3.749  324.51 
   2. Tony Schumacher      U.S. Army Dragster              3.766  321.19 
   3. Shawn Langdon        Al-Anabi Racing Dragster        3.768  327.27 
   4. Khalid alBalooshi    Al-Anabi Racing Dragster        3.779  325.53 
   5. Steve Torrence       Capco Contactors Dragster       3.787  327.59 
   6. Clay Millican        Parts Plus Dragster             3.789  324.59 
   7. Spencer Massey       Schumacher Electric Dragster    3.796  320.58 
   8. Brittany Force       Castrol Edge Dragster           3.812  307.37 
   9. Billy Torrence       Capco Contractors Dragster      3.822  319.67 
  10. David Grubnic        Optima/Advance Dragster         3.827  321.96 
  11. Brandon Bernstein    ProtectTheHarvest/MAVTV Dragst  3.830  320.05 
  12. Bob Vandergriff      C&J Energy Services Dragster    3.838  322.73 
          --------- Not Qualified ---------
  13. Pat Dakin            Commercial Metal Fabrications   3.838  309.56 
  14. Antron Brown         Matco Tools Dragster            3.847  317.72 
  15. Terry McMillen       Amalie Oil/UNOH Dragster        3.851  320.74 
  16. Chris Karamesines    Lucas Oil Dragster              3.961  297.88 
  17. Leah Pruett          Dote Racing Dragster            4.003  303.16 
  18. Doug Kalitta         Mac Tools Dragster              4.142  206.39 

Saturday

Results for Qualifying Round 3
CONCORD, N.C. - CHARLOTTE 2 - Notes from round 3 qualifying in Top Fuel at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, Sixth annual Carlyle Tools NHRA Carolina Nationals presented by NAPA Auto Parts 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: Antron Brown     Runs 4.464/183.52, Now #14
                                  No Prior Run
     Right Lane: Leah Pruett      Runs 3.860/319.29, Now #13
                                  No Prior Run 
Weather conditions: air temperature 79 degrees, relative humidity 44 percent, barometer 29.37 inches, adjusted altitude 2,533 feet, track temperature 117 degrees.

Brown is dropping cylinders right at the hit and then starts to smoke the tires, then it bang the blower and the chutes came out. Pruett was straight down the groove with her quickest pass of the weekend to get in the show. Leah Pruett's incremental times: 60ft-0.865 sec., 330ft-2.193, 660ft-3.102/280.25 mph.

      Left Lane: Billy Torrence   Runs 3.858/318.99, Now #9
                                  Best prior run: 3.822/319.67, Was #9
     Right Lane: C. Karamesines   Runs 11.004/45.76, Now #15
                                  No Prior Run 
Torrence in his second race in the top Fuel ranks ran a career best E.T. yesterday afternoon. Karamesines is up in smoke as soon as he hit the throttle and he clicked it off. Torrence with good looking pass, straight down the groove, but will not improve. Billy Torrence's incremental times: 60ft-0.855 sec., 330ft-2.178, 660ft-3.096/277.83 mph.
      Left Lane: Doug Kalitta     Runs 3.826/323.19, Now #10
                                  No Prior Run
     Right Lane: Brittany Force   Runs 3.816/317.64, Now #8
                                  Best prior run: 3.812/307.37, Was #8 
Kalitta with a great looking pass and is straight down the groove to get in the show. Kalitta with a big top end speed. Doug Kalitta's incremental times: 60ft-0.846 sec., 330ft-2.169, 660ft-3.075/282.13 mph. Force with a real nice pass until right in the lights when it had a little wiggle. Brittany Force's incremental times: 60ft-0.855 sec., 330ft-2.162, 660ft-3.062/283.43 mph.
      Left Lane: Terry McMillen   Runs 4.822/152.66, Now #16
                                  No Prior Run
     Right Lane: David Grubnic    Runs 3.808/322.81, Now #8
                                  Best prior run: 3.827/321.96, Was #11 
McMillen starts to lose traction early and clicks it off. Grubnic launched hard and runs the quickest pass of this session to get into the top half of the show. David Grubnic's incremental times: 60ft-0.856 sec., 330ft-2.162, 660ft-3.059/284.03 mph.
      Left Lane: Pat Dakin        Runs 9.622/72.12, Now #17
                                  No Prior Run
     Right Lane: Clay Millican    Runs 4.087/218.34, Now #6
                                  Best prior run: 3.789/324.59, Was #6 
Dakin was up in smoke as soon as he hit the throttle and clicked it off. Millican with good short numbers and then around half track started to haze the tires and clicked it off.
      Left Lane: Bob Vandergriff  Runs 3.895/316.30, Now #13
                                  Best prior run: 3.838/322.73, Was #13
     Right Lane: Steve Torrence   Runs 6.202/98.59, Now #5
                                  Best prior run: 3.787/327.59, Was #5 
Vandergriff with a good clean pass, but will not improve. Bob Vandergriff's incremental times: 60ft-0.859 sec., 330ft-2.192, 660ft-3.124/274.94 mph. torrence is up in smoke early and clicks it off.
      Left Lane: B. Bernstein     Runs 3.860/320.89, Now #12
                                  Best prior run: 3.830/320.05, Was #12
     Right Lane: K. alBalooshi    Runs 7.296/75.84, Now #4
                                  Best prior run: 3.779/325.53, Was #4 
Bernstein with another good looking pass, but he will not improve. Brandon Bernstein's incremental times: 60ft-0.847 sec., 330ft-2.175, 660ft-3.100/277.43 mph. alBalooshi starts to smoke the tires and clicks it off.
      Left Lane: Spencer Massey   Runs 4.838/148.20, Now #7
                                  Best prior run: 3.796/320.58, Was #7
     Right Lane: Shawn Langdon    Runs 4.207/199.26, Now #3
                                  Best prior run: 3.768/327.27, Was #3 
Massey starts to lose traction around 200 feet and clicked off. Langdon started to haze the tires and clicked it off.
      Left Lane: Morgan Lucas     Runs 4.285/193.32, Now #1
                                  Best prior run: 3.749/324.51, Was #1
     Right Lane: Tony Schumacher  Runs 3.795/320.43, Now #2
                                  Best prior run: 3.766/318.84, Was #2 
Lucas starts to lose traction around half track and clicked it off. Schumacher launched hard and keep it hooked up with the quickest pass of the round. Tony Schumacher's incremental times: 60ft-0.833 sec., 330ft-2.142, 660ft-3.043/283.25 mph.

       

Saturday

Order for Qualifying Round 3
CONCORD, N.C. - FastNews Network - Order after 3 rounds of qualifying in Top Fuel at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, Sixth annual Carlyle Tools NHRA Carolina Nationals presented by NAPA Auto Parts:
 Psn  Driver               Vehicle                            ET   Speed
   1. Morgan Lucas         GEICO/Lucas Oil Dragster        3.749  324.51 
   2. Tony Schumacher      U.S. Army Dragster              3.766  321.19 
   3. Shawn Langdon        Al-Anabi Racing Dragster        3.768  327.27 
   4. Khalid alBalooshi    Al-Anabi Racing Dragster        3.779  325.53 
   5. Steve Torrence       Capco Contactors Dragster       3.787  327.59 
   6. Clay Millican        Parts Plus Dragster             3.789  324.59 
   7. Spencer Massey       Schumacher Electric Dragster    3.796  320.58 
   8. David Grubnic        Optima/Advance Dragster         3.808  322.81 
   9. Brittany Force       Castrol Edge Dragster           3.812  317.64 
  10. Billy Torrence       Capco Contractors Dragster      3.822  319.67 
  11. Doug Kalitta         Mac Tools Dragster              3.826  323.19 
  12. Brandon Bernstein    ProtectTheHarvest/MAVTV Dragst  3.830  320.89 
  13. Bob Vandergriff      C&J Energy Services Dragster    3.838  322.73 
  14. Leah Pruett          Dote Racing Dragster            3.860  319.29 
  15. Antron Brown         Matco Tools Dragster            4.464  317.72 
  16. Terry McMillen       Amalie Oil/UNOH Dragster        4.822  320.74 
          --------- Not Qualified ---------
  17. Pat Dakin            Commercial Metal Fabrications   9.622  309.56 
  18. Chris Karamesines    Lucas Oil Dragster             11.004  297.88 

Saturday

Results for Qualifying Round 4
CONCORD, N.C. - CHARLOTTE 2 - Notes from final, round 4 qualifying in Top Fuel at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, Sixth annual Carlyle Tools NHRA Carolina Nationals presented by NAPA Auto Parts 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: C. Karamesines   Runs 4.110/270.64, Now #16
                                  Best prior run: 11.004/45.76, Was #18
     Right Lane: Pat Dakin        Runs 3.822/316.90, Now #11
                                  Best prior run: 9.622/72.12, Was #17 
Weather conditions: air temperature 81 degrees, relative humidity 42 percent, barometer 29.35 inches, adjusted altitude 2,746 feet, track temperature 119 degrees.

Karamesines was laboring all the way down the track, but he gets in the show. Dakin launched hard and keep it hooked up with his quickest pass of the weekend to go to the number 11 spot. Pat Dakin's incremental times: 60ft-0.843 sec., 330ft-2.148, 660ft-3.057/284.93 mph. These two bumped out Brown and McMillen.

      Left Lane: Leah Pruett      Runs 4.466/177.60, Now #15
                                  Best prior run: 3.860/319.29, Was #15
     Right Lane: Terry McMillen   Runs 3.885/320.36, Now #16
                                  Best prior run: 4.822/152.66, Was #18 
Pruett starts to haze the tire around 400 feet and clicked it off. McMillen got it to hook up and he got into the show. Terry McMillen's incremental times: 60ft-0.862 sec., 330ft-2.204, 660ft-3.126/277.20 mph.
      Left Lane: Brittany Force   Runs 4.803/151.60, Now #9
                                  Best prior run: 3.812/307.37, Was #9
     Right Lane: Antron Brown     Runs 3.893/309.77, Now #17
                                  Best prior run: 4.464/183.52, Was #18 
Force started to haze the tires and clicked it off. Brown was on a good pass and then it quit early and Brown will not get back into the show. Antron Brown's incremental times: 60ft-0.850 sec., 330ft-2.189, 660ft-3.119/275.56 mph. This is only the second time in Brown's career that he has not qualified and the other time was in Top Fuel in the second Pomona race in 2008.
      Left Lane: David Grubnic    Runs 5.096/134.86, Now #8
                                  Best prior run: 3.808/322.81, Was #8
     Right Lane: Bob Vandergriff  Runs 3.855/319.45, Now #14
                                  Best prior run: 3.838/322.73, Was #14 
Grubnic starts to lose traction early and clicked it off. Vandergriff with another good looking pass. Bob Vandergriff's incremental times: 60ft-0.853 sec., 330ft-2.174, 660ft-3.094/278.46 mph.
      Left Lane: Clay Millican    Runs 3.834/319.98, Now #6
                                  Best prior run: 3.789/324.59, Was #6
     Right Lane: B. Bernstein     Runs 3.807/319.07, Now #8
                                  Best prior run: 3.830/320.05, Was #13 
Bernstein with another good looking pass, the quickest of the round and he moves into the top half of the show. Brandon Bernstein's incremental times: 60ft-0.842 sec., 330ft-2.145, 660ft-3.052/280.78 mph. Millican with a good pass, but will not improve and he will stay in the number six spot. Clay Millican's incremental times: 60ft-0.838 sec., 330ft-2.158, 660ft-3.073/277.49 mph.
      Left Lane: Steve Torrence   Runs 3.825/321.58, Now #5
                                  Best prior run: 3.787/327.59, Was #5
     Right Lane: Doug Kalitta     Runs 3.826/324.20, Now #13
                                  Best prior run: 3.826/323.19, Was #13 
This was a great side-by-side drag race...Steve Torrence's incremental times: 60ft-0.842 sec., 330ft-2.155, 660ft-3.070/279.27 mph.
Doug Kalitta's incremental times: 60ft-0.851 sec., 330ft-2.172, 660ft-3.077/282.72 mph.
      Left Lane: K. alBalooshi    Runs 3.825/323.12, Now #4
                                  Best prior run: 3.779/325.53, Was #4
     Right Lane: Billy Torrence   Runs 3.832/319.14, Now #11
                                  Best prior run: 3.822/319.67, Was #11 
Another great drag race...neither improves, but good clean passes. Khalid alBalooshi's incremental times: 60ft-0.853 sec., 330ft-2.165, 660ft-3.073/282.13 mph.
Billy Torrence's incremental times: 60ft-0.853 sec., 330ft-2.172, 660ft-3.076/281.48 mph.
      Left Lane: Shawn Langdon    Runs 4.552/167.66, Now #3
                                  Best prior run: 3.768/327.27, Was #3
     Right Lane: Spencer Massey   Runs 3.821/320.05, Now #7
                                  Best prior run: 3.796/320.58, Was #7 
Langdon started to lose traction around half track and clicked it off. Massey launched hard and was straight down the groove. Massey with the second quickest pass of the round. Spencer Massey's incremental times: 60ft-0.850 sec., 330ft-2.162, 660ft-3.065/281.19 mph.
      Left Lane: Tony Schumacher  Runs 4.879/147.67, Now #2
                                  Best prior run: 3.766/318.84, Was #2
     Right Lane: Morgan Lucas     Runs 3.803/322.81, Now #1
                                  Best prior run: 3.749/324.51, Was #1 
Schumacher starts to lose traction and clicks it off. Lucas with a great looking pass as he keep it hitting on all eight all way down the track with the quickest pass of the round. Morgan Lucas' incremental times: 60ft-0.836 sec., 330ft-2.150, 660ft-3.056/284.81 mph. Lucas qualified No.1 for the second time this season and the tenth time in his career.

       

Saturday

Order for Qualifying Round 4
CONCORD, N.C. - FastNews Network - Final order after 4 rounds of qualifying in Top Fuel at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, Sixth annual Carlyle Tools NHRA Carolina Nationals presented by NAPA Auto Parts:
 Psn  Driver               Vehicle                            ET   Speed
   1. Morgan Lucas         GEICO/Lucas Oil Dragster        3.749  324.51 
   2. Tony Schumacher      U.S. Army Dragster              3.766  321.19 
   3. Shawn Langdon        Al-Anabi Racing Dragster        3.768  327.27 
   4. Khalid alBalooshi    Al-Anabi Racing Dragster        3.779  325.53 
   5. Steve Torrence       Capco Contactors Dragster       3.787  327.59 
   6. Clay Millican        Parts Plus Dragster             3.789  324.59 
   7. Spencer Massey       Schumacher Electric Dragster    3.796  320.58 
   8. Brandon Bernstein    ProtectTheHarvest/MAVTV Dragst  3.807  320.89 
   9. David Grubnic        Optima/Advance Dragster         3.808  322.81 
  10. Brittany Force       Castrol Edge Dragster           3.812  317.64 
  11. Billy Torrence       Capco Contractors Dragster      3.822  319.67 
  12. Pat Dakin            Commercial Metal Fabrications   3.822  316.90 
  13. Doug Kalitta         Mac Tools Dragster              3.826  324.20 
  14. Bob Vandergriff      C&J Energy Services Dragster    3.838  322.73 
  15. Leah Pruett          Dote Racing Dragster            3.860  319.29 
  16. Terry McMillen       Amalie Oil/UNOH Dragster        3.885  320.74 
          --------- Not Qualified ---------
  17. Antron Brown         Matco Tools Dragster            3.893  317.72 
  18. Chris Karamesines    Lucas Oil Dragster              4.110  297.88 

Sunday

Results for Elimination Round 1
CONCORD, N.C. - FastNews Network - Results of round 1 eliminations in Top Fuel at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, Sixth annual Carlyle Tools NHRA Carolina Nationals presented by NAPA Auto Parts:
 W/L  Driver                                     R-Time    E-Time  Speed
 
 (W) Spencer Massey (Schumacher Electric Dragste 0.049      3.822 288.21
 (L) Brittany Force (Castrol Edge Dragster)      0.099      3.834 300.73
Weather conditions: air temperature 73 degrees, relative humidity 63 percent, barometer 29.54 inches, adjusted altitude 2,118 feet, track temperature 97 degrees.

Massey is 3 - 0 against Force in prior events. Massey is out of the gate first and makes a great looking pass until right before the finish line when the engine lets go with a big fireball. Massey holds on for the win by 0.0622 seconds (approximately 27 feet). Word from the top end is there is oil on the track. Force with a good clean pass in the losing effort.

 (W) Morgan Lucas (GEICO/Lucas Oil Dragster)     0.083      3.769 319.37
 (L) Terry McMillen (Amalie Oil/UNOH Dragster)   0.060      3.857 322.04
Lucas is 3 - 2 against McMillen in prior events. McMillen is out of the gate first, Lucas has the difference made up by the time they go by the Christmas tree. Lucas takes the win by 0.0654 seconds (approximately 31 feet). McMillen runs quicker than his qualifying time in a losing effort.
 (W) Bob Vandergriff (C&J Energy Services Dragst 0.020      3.835 323.19
 (L) Shawn Langdon (Al-Anabi Racing Dragster)    0.062      3.795 325.45
Langdon is 11 - 1 against Vandergriff in prior events. Vandergriff with a great light and the power to hold on for the hole shot win. Bob Vandergriff's MOV: 0.0024 seconds (approximately 14 inches). Vandergriff with his quickest pass of the weekend to advance to round two.
 (W) Leah Pruett (Dote Racing Dragster)          0.098      3.854 316.52
 (L) Tony Schumacher (U.S. Army Dragster)        0.070      7.458  85.94
Schumacher is 1 - 0 against Pruett in prior events. Schumacher is out of the gate first, but is up in smoke as soon as he hits the throttle. Pruett with great looking pass for the upset win. She runs quicker than her qualifying time for the win. She will give up lane choice to Massey in the next round.
 (W) Doug Kalitta (Mac Tools Dragster)           0.074      3.795 326.32
 (L) Khalid alBalooshi (Al-Anabi Racing Dragster 0.060      4.210 248.20
alBalooshi is 4 - 2 against Kalitta in prior events. alBalooshi is out of the gate first and has the lead until around 400 feet when Kalitta chases him down. alBalooshi starts to haze the tires just past half track and then started to mixing up cylinders as Kalitta takes win. Kalitta with his quickest pass of the weekend for the win.
 (W) Pat Dakin (Commercial Metal Fabrications Dr 0.048      3.833 317.34
 (L) Steve Torrence (Capco Contactors Dragster)  0.033      8.450  71.10
Torrence is 1 - 0 against Dakin in prior events. Torrence with the starting line advantage, but is up in smoke as soon as he hits the throttle. Dakin is straight down the groove with a nice clean pass for the upset win. He will give up lane choice to Kalitta in the next round.
 (W) Clay Millican (Parts Plus Dragster)         0.060      4.288 249.16
 (L) Billy Torrence (Capco Contractors Dragster) 0.088      6.838 101.20
This is the first time Torrence and Millican have faced each other in eliminations. Millican is out of the gate first and never trails as Torrence is up in smoke as soon as he hits the throttle. Millican started to lose traction and pedaled it, but held on for the win.
 (W) Brandon Bernstein (ProtectTheHarvest/MAVTV  0.050      4.324 233.92
 (L) David Grubnic (Optima/Advance Dragster)     0.101      4.281 246.30
Bernstein is 20 - 14 against Grubnic in prior events. Bernstein is out of the gate first and is up in smoke and he pedals it. When he pedaled it the engine let go with a huge fireball and he keep his foot in it for the hole shot win. Brandon Bernstein's MOV: 0.0087 seconds (approximately 3 feet). Grubnic started to haze the tires and he couldn't chase him down. Bernstein will give up lane choice to his teammate Lucas in the next round.

       

Sunday

Results for Elimination Round 2
CONCORD, N.C. - FastNews Network - Results of round 2 eliminations in Top Fuel at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, Sixth annual Carlyle Tools NHRA Carolina Nationals presented by NAPA Auto Parts:
 W/L  Driver                                     R-Time    E-Time  Speed
 
 (W) Clay Millican (Parts Plus Dragster)         0.060      3.827 321.27
 (L) Bob Vandergriff (C&J Energy Services Dragst 0.072      3.825 321.73
Weather conditions: air temperature 81 degrees, relative humidity 55 percent, barometer 29.48 inches, adjusted altitude 2,730 feet, track temperature 107 degrees.

Vandergriff is 2 - 1 against Millican in prior events. Millican with the starting lin advantage and the power to hold on for the hole shot win. Clay Millican's MOV: 0.0104 seconds (approximately 5 feet).

 (W) Spencer Massey (Schumacher Electric Dragste 0.066      3.834 316.23
 (L) Leah Pruett (Dote Racing Dragster)          0.097      3.860 317.49
This is the first time Pruett and Massey have faced each other in eliminations. Massey with the starting line advantage and never trailed for the win light. Spencer Massey's MOV: 0.0572 seconds (approximately 27 feet). Pruett with a good clean pass in the losing effort. Massey with the win moves into the point lead. Massey will give up lane choice in the semifinal.
 (W) Doug Kalitta (Mac Tools Dragster)           0.086      3.843 323.04
 (L) Pat Dakin (Commercial Metal Fabrications Dr 0.082      6.410  92.25
Kalitta is 1 - 0 against Dakin in prior events. Dakin with a slight starting line and then smokes the tires and the engine lets go with a quick fireball. Kalitta was straight down the groove with a real nice pass for the win. Kalitta with the win moves into third in the points.
 (W) Morgan Lucas (GEICO/Lucas Oil Dragster)     0.068      3.886 288.70
 (L) Brandon Bernstein (ProtectTheHarvest/MAVTV  0.059      5.946 103.86
Bernstein is 11 - 8 against Lucas in prior events. Bernstein with starting line advantage, but is up in smoke right off the starting line. Lucas' car then starts to haze the tires and pushes out a head gasket on the top end, but takes the win. He will give up lane choice to Kalitta in the semifinal.Lucas with the win move into a tie with Millican for fifth spot in the points.

       

Sunday

Results for Elimination Round 3
CONCORD, N.C. - FastNews Network - Results of round 3 eliminations in Top Fuel at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, Sixth annual Carlyle Tools NHRA Carolina Nationals presented by NAPA Auto Parts:
 W/L  Driver                                     R-Time    E-Time  Speed
 
 (W) Morgan Lucas (GEICO/Lucas Oil Dragster)     0.063      3.796 320.13
 (L) Doug Kalitta (Mac Tools Dragster)           0.080      3.818 325.61
Weather conditions: air temperature 82 degrees, relative humidity 52 percent, barometer 29.45 inches, adjusted altitude 2,839 feet, track temperature 101 degrees.

Kalitta is 16 - 11 against Lucas in prior events. Lucas with the starting line and never trailed with a great looking pass. Morgan Lucas' MOV: 0.0396 seconds (approximately 19 feet). Kalitta was right there with him in a great drag race.

 (W) Spencer Massey (Schumacher Electric Dragste 0.038      3.830 321.35
 (L) Clay Millican (Parts Plus Dragster)         0.064      3.827 319.14
Massey is 5 - 0 against Millican in prior events. Massey with a great light and had the power to hold on for the hole shot win. Spencer Massey's MOV: 0.0233 seconds (approximately 11 feet). Then the chutes never fully deployed, but he got the car stopped safely. Massey will give up lane choice to Lucas in the final.

       

Sunday

Results for Final Round 
CONCORD, N.C. - FastNews Network - Results of final, round 4 eliminations in Top Fuel at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, Sixth annual Carlyle Tools NHRA Carolina Nationals presented by NAPA Auto Parts:
 W/L  Driver                                     R-Time    E-Time  Speed
 
 (W) Morgan Lucas (GEICO/Lucas Oil Dragster)     0.049      3.788 317.49
 (L) Spencer Massey (Schumacher Electric Dragste 0.050      3.816 319.60
Weather conditions: air temperature 82 degrees, relative humidity 52 percent, barometer 29.43 inches, adjusted altitude 2,851 feet, track temperature 101 degrees.

Massey is 6 - 4 against Lucas in prior events and Lucas is 1 - 0 against Massey in prior final rounds. Lucas with just a tick advantage on the starting line and never trailed in great looking drag race. Lucas takes the win by 0.0297 seconds (approximately 14 feet). Lucas wins his second National event Wally and his ninth career National event Wally. Lucas with the win moves into third place in the points and Massey leaves with the point lead.