Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals

Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals

  • Mar 16-19, 2017
  • Gainesville Raceway
  • 11211 N County Road 225 Gainesville, FL 32609

Detailed Results

Lane Driver Q. Pos. RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH ET MPH
Left Clay Millican WIN 8 .081 .839 2.119 2.988 288.58 3.741 315.42
Right Terry McMillen 9 .082 .852 2.338 3.712 154.74 5.345 135.21
Weather conditions: air temperature 69 degrees, relative humidity 42 percent, barometer 29.95 inches, adjusted altitude 1,137 feet, track temperature 90 degrees. Millican is 6 - 3 against McMillen in prior events. Terry McMillen had his best showing at this race last year when he made it to the final round where he lost to Brittany Force. Millican is a tick advantage on the starting line and never trailed for the win. McMillen was up in smoke early and clicked it off. Millican with his quickest pass of the weekend as he was dropping cylinders right in the lights.
Lane Driver Q. Pos. RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH ET MPH
Left Leah Pritchett WIN 7 .108 .845 2.114 2.979 292.46 3.716 323.12
Right Scott Palmer 10 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Pritchett is 1 - 0 against Palmer in prior events. Leah Pritchett is trying to do something that no other Top Fuel driver has ever done and that is win the first three races of the season. . Palmer is shut off after the burnout as he was trailing some oil. Pritchett with the single and she makes her quickest pass of the weekend for the win.
Lane Driver Q. Pos. RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH ET MPH
Left Brittany Force WIN 4 .170 .838 2.115 2.984 290.69 3.716 328.54
Right Larry Dixon 13 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Dixon is 5 - 1 against Force in prior events. Brittany Force is the defending event champ in Top Fuel. The last TF driver to win here in consecutive years was Tony Schumacher in 2007 & 2008. She starts the day with a career record of 91 - 91???.Larry Dixon has been to the final round 7 times at this race and he has won it 4 times. This is his 20th trip to Gainesville, his first was in 1995. Dixon loses power after the burnout and Forces gets the single for the win. force with his quickest pass of the weekend on the single for the win. Brittany Force's incremental times: 60ft-0.838 sec., 330ft-2.115, 660ft-2.984/290.69 mph.
Lane Driver Q. Pos. RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH ET MPH
Left Tony Schumacher WIN 1 .073 .835 2.116 2.989 291.82 3.724 321.27
Right Smax Smith 16 -.322 1.044 2.778 5.046 91.95 7.787 81.14
This is the first time Schumacher and Smith have faced each other in eliminations. Tony Schumacher has 4 wins and 4 runner-up finishes at the Gatornationals???This is the 7th start for Smax Smith and he will be the 95th different driver that "The Sarge???" has raced in his Top Fuel career. Smith rolled in deep and then turned on the red light to give Schumacher the win. Schumacher with a good clean pass for the win. He will have lane choice over Millican in the the next round. The Safety Safari just called up they there was oil in Smith's lane from the starting line out to the 400-foot mark. Smax Smith 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 2 .082 .828 2.106 2.974 292.08 3.706 328.70
Right Ike Maier 15 .103 .871 2.205 3.133 272.06 3.929 289.69
Kalitta is 3 - 0 against Maier in prior events. Doug Kalitta has won here three times with his most recent victory coming in 2014. Kalitta with the starting line advantage and was straight down the groove for the win. He will have lane choice over Pritchett in the next round. Maier with his quickest pass of the weekend and just off his career best E.T. in the losing effort.
Lane Driver Q. Pos. RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH ET MPH
Left Antron Brown WIN 3 .101 .840 2.114 2.979 292.33 3.711 327.98
Right Chris Karamesines 14 .255 .886 2.249 3.212 260.36 4.157 231.00
Brown is 5 - 0 against Karamesines in prior events. Antron Brown competed in his first NHRA at this event in 1998 in the Pro Stock Motorcycle class. He won here in TF in 2013. Brown with the starting line advantage and is straight down the groove for the win. Brown with his quickest pass of the weekend for the win. Karamesines clicked it off early.
Lane Driver Q. Pos. RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH ET MPH
Left Steve Torrence WIN 5 .067 .829 2.122 3.000 288.15 3.740 325.22
Right Shawn Reed 12 .073 .867 2.251 3.691 146.15 5.467 120.80
Reed is 1 - 0 against Torrence in prior events. Torrence with a slight starting line advantage and never trailed for the win. Torrence will give up lane choice to Force in the next round. Reed is up in smoke around 300 feet and clicks it off.
Lane Driver Q. Pos. RT 60 FT 330 FT 660 FT 660 FT MPH ET MPH
Left Troy Coughlin Jr WIN 6 .084 .835 2.122 2.990 292.46 3.724 322.42
Right Pat Dakin 11 -.120 .848 2.958 5.770 78.39 8.717 79.12
Troy Coughlin's grandfather, Jeg Coughlin Sr. who celebrated a birthday last week, qualified for this race in Top Fuel in 1979. Pat Dakin also qualified for that event. Dakin goes red to give Coughlin the win. Coughlin with a real nice pass is straight down the groove with his quickest pass of the weekend. He will give up lane choice to Brown in the next round. Troy Coughlin Jr.'s incremental times: 60ft-0.835 sec., 330ft-2.122, 660ft-2.990/292.46 mph.