NHRA Springnationals

NHRA Springnationals

  • Apr 21-23, 2017
  • Royal Purple Raceway
  • 2525 FM 565 Baytown, TX 77523

Detailed Results

Lane Driver Q. Pos. RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH ET MPH
Left -- WIN -- .961 2.577 6.904 10.405 70.73 13.396 81.77
Right -- -- .415 2.560 7.119 10.841 65.96 14.066 76.03

Lane Driver Q. Pos. RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH ET MPH
Left Tony Schumacher WIN 8 .088 .844 2.146 3.016 290.82 3.758 322.11
Right Troy Buff 9 .071 2.584 15.066 -- -- -- --

Weather conditions: air temperature 68 degrees, relative humidity 50 percent, barometer 30.03 inches, adjusted altitude 968 feet, track temperature 98 degrees. Tony Schumacher has two wins at this event...Troy Buff is looking for his first win against Tony in 11 tries. Troy was runner-up here in the Top Alcohol Dragster in 2000. Buff with the starting line advantage, but it appears like it might have broke a throttle cable as all pipes go wet and the car doesn't move. Schumacher launched hard and was straight down the groove with his quickest pass of the weekend to move into round two. Tony Schumacher's incremental times: 60ft-0.844 sec., 330ft-2.146, 660ft-3.016/290.82 mph.

Lane Driver Q. Pos. RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH ET MPH
Left Clay Millican WIN 1 .079 .833 2.112 2.988 289.14 3.729 326.79
Right Steve Chrisman 16 .218 1.197 4.232 6.843 84.76 9.654 83.58

This is the 6th time that Clay Millican has qualified #1 and it is the 3rd time he has done it in the last 12 races. This is the first time Millican and Chrisman have faced each other in eliminations. Millican with the starting line advantage and blast straight down the groove with a great pass. He is just off his qualifying time and runs his fastest speed of the weekend. He will have lane choice over Schumacher in round two. Clay Millican's incremental times: 60ft-0.833 sec., 330ft-2.112, 660ft-2.988/289.14 mph. Chrisman is up in smoke as soon as he hits the throttle and clicks it off.

Lane Driver Q. Pos. RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH ET MPH
Left Brittany Force 5 .093 .833 2.137 3.037 270.70 3.871 274.55
Right Troy Coughlin Jr WIN 12 .071 .855 2.164 3.057 284.33 3.852 277.20

Brittany Force begins the day with a record of 93 - 93. This is her 101st race in Top Fuel. This is the first time Force and Coughlin Jr. have faced each other in eliminations. Coughlin Jr. with the starting line advantage, but then is drifting toward the centerline on the top end and slows. He still gets the win light with his quickest pass of the weekend. Troy Coughlin Jr.'s MOV: 0.0418 seconds (approximately 17 feet). Troy Coughlin Jr.'s incremental times: 60ft-0.855 sec., 330ft-2.164, 660ft-3.057/284.33 mph. Force was right there with him at the 1/8 mile and that was when she dropped a cylinder or two and then banged it. Safety Safari is rolling the word is there is oil. Brittany Force was charged with an oildown, #2 for the season. That will cost 10 points and $2K.

Lane Driver Q. Pos. RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH ET MPH
Left Doug Kalitta WIN 3 .093 .842 2.143 3.020 288.70 3.761 325.06
Right Terry McMillen 14 .071 .867 2.187 3.076 285.11 3.833 315.86

Doug Kalitta has won this race three times including the last two years. He is the only TF driver to ever win here in consecutive years. Kalitta is 10 - 0 against McMillen in prior events. McMillen with the slight starting line advantage, but Kalitta has the lead by the time they go by the Christmas tree and never trails from there for the win. Doug Kalitta's MOV: 0.0504 seconds (approximately 23 feet). McMillen makes his quickest pass of the weekend in the losing effort.

Lane Driver Q. Pos. RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH ET MPH
Left Antron Brown WIN 2 .078 .844 2.127 3.007 287.66 3.752 321.04
Right Terry Haddock 15 .140 .873 2.202 3.132 272.39 3.931 283.79

Antron Brown won here in 2008 & 2014 and he was runner-up here twice. His 4 round wins in Las Vegas gave Antron 633 round wins for his career and that moved him past Ron Capps and into 7th place on the all-time professional list. Brown is 4 - 0 against Haddock in prior events. Brown is out of the gate first and never trails for the win. Haddock pitches the blower belt on the top end, but he still runs his quickest pass of the weekend in the losing effort.

Lane Driver Q. Pos. RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH ET MPH
Left Steve Torrence WIN 4 .089 .832 2.131 3.007 289.26 3.748 324.20
Right Shawn Reed 13 .084 .863 2.195 3.101 279.73 3.867 315.86

Steve Torrence was runner-up here last year. Torrence and Reed have each won 1 times against the other in prior events. Reed with a few ticks advantage on the starting line, but Torrence has the difference made up by the time they go by the Christmas tree. Torrence is just a few ticks off his qualifying time for the win. He will have lane choice over Coughlin Jr. in the next round. Reed gave Torrence a race with his quickest pass of the weekend in the losing effort.

Lane Driver Q. Pos. RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH ET MPH
Left Leah Pritchett WIN 6 .102 .846 2.142 3.007 291.70 3.748 324.59
Right Scott Palmer 11 .109 .847 2.184 3.346 181.91 4.766 152.52

Pritchett is 2 - 0 against Palmer in prior events. Pritchett with the starting line advantage and never trailed for the win as Palmer dropped a cylinder or two. Pritchett is just a tick off her qualifying time for the win. She will have lane choice over Kalitta in the next round.

Lane Driver Q. Pos. RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH ET MPH
Left Bob Vandergriff WIN 7 .085 .837 2.130 3.022 285.17 3.770 323.43
Right Shawn Langdon 10 .044 .853 2.160 3.055 282.54 3.813 318.84

Bob Vandergriff won here in 2013 and he was runner-up here in 1997. This is his first race driving since the end of the 2014 season. When Bob won here in 2013 he beat Shawn Langdon in the final round...This is Shawn's first race in TF this year. Langdon is 16 - 2 against Vandergriff in prior events. Langdon with a great light and the lead until right in the lights when Vandergriff chases him down for the win. This was a great race...Bob Vandergriff's MOV: 0.0021 seconds (approximately 12 inches). Vandergriff with his quickest pass of the weekend, but will give up lane choice to Brown in the next round. Langdon with his quickest pass of the weekend in the losing effort.