Nolan Racing

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September 19 - Saturday Qualifying   

  • Qualifying  Q3 (11:00AM)  Qualifying  Q3 (10:30AM) 10:40 a.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 81 degrees, relative humidity 58 percent, barometer 29.29 inches, adjusted altitude 2,984 feet, track temperature 92 degrees.


     Left Lane: Don Nolan Runs 5.971/248.89, Now #17; Best prior run: 5.650/255.73, Was #17

     Nolan makes a clean pass but the engine sounded sluggish all the way through the run. 

#18 Not Qualified  ...  ONWARD!

Saturday, August 29 - Qualifying & Eliminations

  • Qualifying Q3  


  • Eliminations R1  


July 3-5, 2015

Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals  Norwalk, OH

Qualifying & Eliminations

Friday, July 3 - Qualifying

Saturday, March 28 - Qualifying & Eliminations

  • Qualifying Q1 - Nolan Racing took to the track at 11:45 Saturday morning for first qualifying ( Q1 ). Don left the line strong but went into tire shake at about 500' out. The car shredded a blower belt and pushed out a head gasket resulting in a 5.86 @ 219.54 for 20th place.
  • Qualifying Q2 - The crew repaired the damage from Q1 and lined up for Q2 at 3:00PM. The car was on a good run until violent tire shake at 400'. Don recovered and trucked it on out for a 5.75 @ 257.43. The team ran better but did not improve in the standings. This is the first time Nolan Racing failed to make the field in Charlotte.
  • This is the fastest field that we have encountered, with 15 of the 16 car field qualifying in the 5.40's, or better.

2015 Season

​​September 18 - Friday Qualifying   

  • Qualifying  Q1 (11:00AM)  11:23 a.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 81 degrees, relative humidity 54 percent, barometer 29.36 inches, adjusted altitude 2,813 feet, track temperature 100 degrees.


     Left Lane: Don Nolan Runs 5.933/255.43, Now #4 Right Lane: Tom Fox Jr. Runs 9.331/79.40
     Fox rattles the tires and is off the throttle early. Nolan was on a clean pass but is well off the        pace.

  • Qualifying Q2 (1:30 PM) 2:05 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 89 degrees, relative humidity 44 percent, barometer 29.32 inches, adjusted altitude 3,452 feet, track temperature 108 degrees.


     Right Lane: Don Nolan Runs 5.650/255.73, Now #13; Best prior run: 5.933/255.43.
     Nolan makes a little move to the left, then back to the right, then straightens it out and      

     improves over his first attempt.

September 18-20, 2015

NHRA Carolina Nationals  Charlotte, N.C.

Qualifying & Eliminations

Saturday, July 25 - Qualifying

  • Qualifying Q2 (2:00PM)


  • Qualifying Q3 (6:00PM)


Sunday, July 26 - Eliminations

  • Eliminations R1 (1:00PM)


July 4 Saturday Qualifying - Final Session

  • Qualifying Q3 (12:00PM) - against  Brandon Greco

RESULTS:  5.752/254.18 - #18

Nolan drives through tire shake right at the hit, but will not improve and will not get in the show.

  • Qualifying  Q1 (12:00PM) - against Mike Kosky

RESULTS: 5.56 at 259mph - Qualified #12

Weather conditions: air temperature 78 degrees, relative humidity 47 percent, barometer 29.01 inches, adjusted altitude 2,905 feet, track temperature 107 degrees.

Had some holes out right at the hit, but it cleaned up. Incremental times: 60ft-0.984 sec., 330ft-2.493, 660ft-3.677/209.04 mph, 1,000ft-4.701.

March 27-29, 2015

4Wide Nationals  Charlotte, NC

Qualifying & Eliminations

Friday, March 27 - Rained Out

Friday, August 28 - Qualifying

  • Qualifying  Q1  


  • ​Qualifying Q2  


August 28-30, 2015

Regional Race  Bowling Green, KY

Qualifying & Eliminations

  • Qualifying  Q1 (5:00PM)


July 24-26, 2015

Buckeye Fuel Wars  Columbus, Ohio

Qualifying & Eliminations

Friday, July 24 - Qualifying

  • Qualifying Q2 (3:00PM) - against Marty Thacker

RESULTS: 5.569/260.11, #17  (not qualified)

Best prior run: 5.567/259.41 

Weather conditions: air temperature 71 degrees, relative humidity 61 percent, barometer 28.98 inches, adjusted altitude 2,688 feet, track temperature 101 degrees.

Slowed from his pass earlier today and he will not get back into the show. Incremental times: 60ft-1.052 sec., 330ft-2.523, 660ft-3.694/210.90 mph, 1,000ft-4.706.

Nolan Racing was honored to be awarded the

"Best Appearing Crew" Wally.

Thank you to those who voted for us, support us, and to our Team Manager - Michael Nolan - for his efforts to ensure the team looks professional at every event!

Stats courtesy of DragRaceCentral