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Clay Millican set a brand new monitor file, Greg Anderson and Eddie Krawiec took over the poles, and Matt Hagan remained the No. 1 qualifier by means of Saturday’s motion on the Chevrolet Efficiency U.S. Nationals.

Steve Torrence piloted his Capco Contractors dragster to the Prime Gas NHRA Traxxas Nitro Shootout victory Saturday on the Chevrolet Efficiency U.S. Nationals, the world’s largest drag race, at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis.

In different racing, Clay Millican (Prime Gas), Matt Hagan (Humorous Automobile), Greg Anderson (Professional Inventory) and Eddie Krawiec (Professional Inventory Motorbike) have been the provisional No. 1 qualifiers of their respective classes on the 18th of 24 occasions on the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Sequence.

Torrence ran a three.673-second cross at 329.50 mph to defeat Tony Schumacher’s three.680 cross at 330.31 in his U.S. Military dragster through the specialty occasion remaining spherical to win the $100,000 prize. It was Torrence’s third Traxxas Shootout finals look and first win.

“That is simply the icing on the cake; to go to Indy and be capable of race within the Traxxas Shootout,” Torrence stated. “Because of Mike Jenkins and all these guys at Traxxas that put this on. That is an unbelievable deal. If you come out right here and also you race for 100,000 grand and it’s a race-within-a-race, the competitors stage is at its highest. It’s the baddest eight guys in drag racing and whenever you go up there you need to deliver your A-game each lap and we have been capable of come out with a win.”

Millican set the Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis Prime Gas elapsed-time file through the third of 5 qualifying classes when he put up a three.663 run at 329.10 in his Elements Plus / Nice Clips dragster.

“I’m glad to be up right here tonight. I do know now we have two extra runs tomorrow,” Millican stated. “I’m simply so happy with (crew chief) David Grubnic and (assistant crew chief) Mac Savage and all the fellows that work on that automotive. They’re those who ought to be up right here speaking, not me. They deserve all of the credit score, not me. I didn’t even have a look at the Christmas tree. My job on a run like that’s to do every thing a driver is meant to do to present the race staff every thing they need from a driver.”

Leah Pritchett is within the No. 2 spot together with her three.667 run at 329.50 in her Papa John’s dragster from Friday and Torrence is in third.

Hagan leads the Humorous Automobile discipline heading into day three of qualifying along with his monitor file run of three.799 at 338.77 within the Mopar Specific Lanes Dodge Charger R/T throughout Friday’s opening qualifying run.

“I believe everybody was stunned we didn’t enhance,” Hagan stated. “Final night time was actually killer, tonight was fairly killer. You lay the runs over one another and so they’re equivalent. It’s simply wild. You’re up there splitting hairs to make these vehicles run. It’s an actual nice line. A little bit right here and slightly there makes such a distinction. We acquired us a sizzling rod although, man. It’s working good, knock on wooden, with three good runs in a row. It builds confidence.”

Nationwide file holder Robert Hight and his Auto Membership of Southern California Chevrolet Camaro is at present second with teammates Courtney Power following in third and John Power in fourth.

In Professional Inventory Anderson ran a 6.561 cross at 210.11 in his Summit Racing Tools Chevrolet Camaro within the third qualifying spherical to take over the No. 1 spot from rookie Tanner Grey.

“I’m slightly bit stunned,” Anderson stated. “The climate situations are nice on the market however not almost what they have been yesterday. Fairly truthfully, the category as an entire type of missed yesterday. We knew regardless that the climate situations have been off immediately if we made a greater high quality run we may get shut and have an opportunity. It took a really high-quality run. We made a wonderful run and I didn’t depart a lot on the desk.”

Grey is within the second place along with his 6.566 cross at 209.88 in his Grey Motorsports / Valvoline Chevrolet Camaro from Friday night and Drew Skillman, who has three wins this season, is in third with a 6.570 at 209.33 in his Ray Skillman Chevrolet Camaro.

Krawiec raced to the highest of the Professional Inventory Motorbike class with a 6.822 cross at 196.62 on his Screamin’ Eagle / Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson throughout his third qualifying run to bump teammate Andrew Hines to the second spot.

“Our bikes are performing properly,” stated Krawiec, who gained the occasion in 2014. “We’ve made a whole lot of totally different chassis modifications because the season has gone ahead. It’s been slightly little bit of a problem, slightly little bit of a wrestle, however we’ve lastly felt that we’ve turned the nook. That’s a tribute to our crew. It takes a whole lot of effort out right here. It’s not one particular person, I simply occur to be the person on the motorbike.”

Hines’ 6.825 cross at 194.74 from Friday night time retains him above Matt Smith who ran a 6.840 at 196.02 within the third session and is within the present No. three spot.

The third and remaining day of qualifying on the 63rd Chevrolet Efficiency U.S. Nationals begins Sunday at 11:30 a.m. Catch the motion dwell at midday and 5 p.m. on FOX Sports activities 1 (FS1).

The third and remaining day of qualifying on the 63rd Chevrolet Efficiency U.S. Nationals begins Sunday at 11:30 a.m. Catch the motion dwell at midday and 5 p.m. on FOX Sports activities 1 (FS1). Photograph by NHRA

Saturday’s remaining outcomes from the sixth annual Prime Gas NHRA Traxxas Nitro Shootout on the Chevrolet Efficiency U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway Park at Indianapolis.

Traxxas Prime Gas Shootout — Steve Torrence, three.673 seconds, 329.50 mph def. Tony Schumacher, three.680 seconds, 330.31 mph.

Closing round-by-round outcomes from the sixth annual Prime Gas NHRA Traxxas Nitro Shootout on the 63rd annual Chevrolet Efficiency U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway Park at Indianapolis.


ROUND ONE — Tony Schumacher, three.747, 324.51 def. Brittany Power, three.747, 329.50; Doug Kalitta, three.730, 329.26 def. Leah Pritchett, three.782, 312.13; Steve Torrence, three.725, 329.10 def. Clay Millican, three.734, 321.58; Terry McMillen, three.774, 318.69 def. Antron Brown, three.808, 312.42;

SEMIFINALS — Schumacher, three.727, 329.34 def. McMillen, three.766, 322.04; Torrence, three.711, 329.83 def. Kalitta, three.746, 327.59;

FINAL — Torrence, three.673, 329.50 def. Schumacher, three.680, 330.31.

Saturday’s outcomes after the primary three of 5 rounds of qualifying for the 63rd annual Chevrolet Efficiency U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway Park at Indianapolis, 18th of 24 occasions within the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Sequence. Qualifying will proceed Sunday for Monday’s remaining eliminations.

Prime Gas — 1. Clay Millican, three.663 seconds, 329.10 mph; 2. Leah Pritchett, three.667, 329.50; three. Steve Torrence, three.673, 329.50; four. Tony Schumacher, three.680, 330.31; 5. Doug Kalitta, three.682, 329.58; 6. Antron Brown, three.689, 329.91; 7. Bob Vandergriff, three.719, 325.30; eight. Brittany Power, three.734, 329.50; 9. Shawn Langdon, three.748, 289.82; 10. Scott Palmer, three.754, 328.54; 11. Richie Crampton, three.756, 329.91; 12. Terry McMillen, three.770, 321.81; 13. Ashley Sanford, three.775, 322.04; 14. Wayne Newby, three.795, 321.88; 15. Kebin Kinsley, three.808, 319.29; 16. Ike Maier, three.861, 311.27. Not Certified: 17. Kyle Wurtzel, three.970, 292.33; 18. Pat Dakin, four.zero54, 256.50.

Humorous Automobile — 1. Matt Hagan, Dodge Charger, three.799, 338.77; 2. Robert Hight, Chevy Camaro, three.807, 336.23; three. Courtney Power, Camaro, three.837, 334.90; four. John Power, Camaro, three.849, 336.74; 5. Jack Beckman, Charger, three.859, 333.16; 6. J.R. Todd, Toyota Camry, three.865, 332.34; 7. Jonnie Lindberg, Camry, three.865, 329.83; eight. Alexis DeJoria, Camry, three.881, 332.02; 9. Ron Capps, Charger, three.883, 329.67; 10. Tim Wilkerson, Ford Mustang, three.906, 330.23; 11. Brian Stewart, Mustang, three.924, 296.44; 12. Del Worsham, Camry, three.999, 319.45; 13. Cruz Pedregon, Camry, four.zero15, 281.89; 14. Jim Campbell, Charger, four.zero60, 317.94; 15. Justin Schriefer, Charger, four.137, 305.15; 16. Jeff Diehl, Toyota Solara, four.172, 292.27. Not Certified: 17. Bob Bode, four.983, 158.26; 18. Tommy Johnson Jr., 9.922, 84.08.

Professional Inventory — 1. Greg Anderson, Chevy Camaro, 6.561, 210.31; 2. Tanner Grey, Camaro, 6.566, 209.88; three. Drew Skillman, Camaro, 6.570, 210.18; four. Bo Butner, Camaro, 6.572, 210.34; 5. Alex Laughlin, Camaro, 6.576, 210.01; 6. Chris McGaha, Camaro, 6.577, 209.95; 7. Johnny Grey, Camaro, 6.596, 210.11; eight. Matt Hartford, Camaro, 6.598, 209.62; 9. Allen Johnson, Dodge Dart, 6.601, 209.43; 10. Erica Enders, Camaro, 6.604, 209.10; 11. Shane Grey, Camaro, 6.607, 208.78; 12. Jason Line, Camaro, 6.610, 209.65; 13. Vincent Nobile, Camaro, 6.615, 209.46; 14. Jeg Coughlin, Camaro, 6.625, 209.20; 15. Deric Kramer, Dart, 6.628, 207.21; 16. Kenny Delco, Camaro, 6.661, 208.68. Not Certified: 17. Shane Tucker, 6.668, 206.89; 18. John Gaydosh Jr, 6.681, 207.24; 19. Alan Prusiensky, 6.724, 206.20; 20. Larry Morgan, 6.772, 206.07.

Professional Inventory Motorbike — 1. Eddie Krawiec, Harley-Davidson, 6.822, 196.70; 2. Andrew Hines, Harley-Davidson, 6.825, 196.02; three. Matt Smith, Victory, 6.840, 196.02; four. Scotty Pollacheck, Suzuki, 6.862, 194.55; 5. Hector Arana Jr, Buell, 6.871, 194.88; 6. Jerry Savoie, Suzuki, 6.871, 194.72; 7. LE Tonglet, Suzuki, 6.876, 195.96; eight. Chip Ellis, Victory, 6.892, 193.82; 9. Karen Stoffer, Suzuki, 6.897, 192.82; 10. Angie Smith, Buell, 6.927, 193.93; 11. Mike Berry, Buell, 6.936, 190.30; 12. Joey Gladstone, Suzuki, 6.940, 191.81; 13. Cory Reed, Victory, 6.941, 189.02; 14. Steve Johnson, Suzuki, 6.964, 192.60; 15. Jim Underdahl, Suzuki, 6.996, 190.75; 16. Angelle Sampey, Victory, 7.zero19, 183.59. Not Certified: 17. Ryan Oehler, 7.zero26, 189.12; 18. Mark Paquette, 7.061, 187.31; 19. Lance Bonham, 7.347, 181.50; 20. Odolph Daniels, 7.444, 174.68; 21. Wendell Daniels, 7.605, 171.29; 22. Andie Rawlings, eight.039, 168.37.

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