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NHRA Dodge Nationals at Maple Grove Friday qualifying outcomes

NHRA Dodge Nationals at Maple Grove Friday qualifying outcomes

Robert Hight powered to the provisional qualifying lead Friday night on the 33rd annual Dodge NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway in Studying, Pa. behind a record-breaking run.

Clay Millican (Prime Gasoline), Bo Butner (Professional Inventory) and Hector Arana Jr. (Professional Inventory Motorbike) are additionally prime qualifiers of their respective classes on the second of six playoff occasions in the course of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Sequence Countdown to the Championship.

Hight broke each ends of the observe report with a three.844-second go at 339.02 mph in his Auto Membership of Southern California Chevrolet Camaro, the second-fastest pace in NHRA historical past. The earlier Maple Grove Raceway elapsed time report was a three.850-second go, whereas the earlier pace report was 333.99, each from final season.

“I’m fairly excited that we’re having these circumstances in Studying, as a result of it’s similar to what we had final week in Charlotte the place we acquired the win,” Hight mentioned. “We picked up proper the place we left off and acquired 5 factors right this moment, which is admittedly what we’re making an attempt to do every time we hit the observe for qualifying.”

Hight is aiming for his sixth No. 1 qualifier of the season en path to his second consecutive win within the Countdown to the Championship.

Matt Hagan at present sits at second within the preliminary Humorous Automotive qualifying after a three.874 go at 335.82 in his Mopar Categorical Lane Dodge Charger R/T, whereas defending world champion Ron Capps is within the third slot after a three.877 at 327.43 from his second go of the day.

Millican, at present sixth within the Prime Gasoline factors standings, raced to a three.699 go at 327.27 in his Components Plus / Nice Clips dragster. He’s in search of his fourth No. 1 qualifier of the season.

“Our crew chief was really disenchanted with the run, as a result of we thought we’d run sooner but it surely was nonetheless a superb run and we’re aiming for each bonus level we are able to probably get,” Millican mentioned. “Each lap we’re going to push for these bonus factors, so we all know we’ll want these all through the remainder of the Countdown.”

Millican, at present sixth within the Prime Gasoline factors standings, raced to a three.699 go at 327.27. Photograph by NHRA

Factors chief Doug Kalitta wound up within the second slot after the primary day of qualifying with a three.704 at 333.66 in his Mac Instruments dragster. Steve Torrence at present sits in third after a three.720 at 327.66.

In Professional Inventory, Butner at present holds the highest spot after driving to a 6.554 at 210.18 in his Jim Butner’s Auto Chevrolet Camaro throughout his first go of the day. He’s looking for his fourth No. 1 qualifier of 2017.

“We really feel nice after right this moment since our automotive ran so effectively, we’ve room for enchancment however that’s what we’re in search of this weekend,” Butner mentioned. “Our automobiles appear to love these hotter tracks, so we’re very excited to come back again out tomorrow to attempt to make some enhancements.”

Jason Line notched the second preliminary qualifying spot after a 6.563 at 210.54 in his Summit Racing Tools Chevrolet Camaro. Factors chief Tanner Grey ran a 6.565 at 210.44 to spherical out the highest three on the day.

Arana Jr. completed atop the Professional Inventory Motorbike qualifying order with a 6.834 at 196.76 in his Lucas Oil Buell throughout his second go on Friday after not making it down the observe within the first session. He has one earlier No. 1 this season.

“We had some knowledge for the observe regardless of a tough first run, and we trusted our mixture to be quick and we ended up very well,” Arana Jr. mentioned. “We all know how vital these qualifying factors are, so we had been fairly excited to see we held onto the highest spot right this moment.”

Factors chief Eddie Krawiec earned the second place with a 6.841 at 195.45 on his Screamin’ Eagle / Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson. Scotty Pollacheck took the third spot after a 6.850 at 195.90.

Qualifying on the 33rd annual Dodge NHRA Nationals continues at 12:45 and three:15 p.m. on Saturday.

Bo Butner

Butner at present holds the highest spot after driving to a 6.554 at 210.18 mph. Photograph by NHRA

Friday’s outcomes after the primary two of 4 rounds of qualifying for the 33rd annual Dodge NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway, 20th of 24 occasions within the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Sequence. Qualifying will proceed Saturday for Sunday’s last eliminations.

Prime Gasoline — 1. Clay Millican, three.699 seconds, 327.27 mph; 2. Doug Kalitta, three.704, 333.66; three. Steve Torrence, three.720, 327.66; four. Brittany Power, three.731, 327.90; 5. Leah Pritchett, three.741, 328.14; 6.
Tony Schumacher, three.747, 329.42; 7. Dom Lagana, three.762, 320.36; eight. Antron Brown, three.766, 326.71; 9. Richie Crampton, three.767, 282.60; 10. Scott Palmer, three.805, 324.44; 11. Wayne Newby, three.878, 319.14; 12. Terry Haddock, three.939, 303.57; 13. Shawn Langdon, four.614, 160.67; 14. Terry McMillen, four.624, 162.90.

Humorous Automotive — 1. Robert Hight, Chevy Camaro, three.844, 339.02; 2. Matt Hagan, Dodge Charger, three.874, 335.82; three. Ron Capps, Charger, three.877, 327.43; four. Jack Beckman, Charger, three.914, 330.55; 5. Alexis DeJoria, Toyota Camry, three.914, 330.39; 6. J.R. Todd, Camry, three.929, 326.87; 7. Courtney Power, Camaro, three.935, 321.88; eight. Bob Tasca III, Ford Mustang, three.937, 318.77; 9. Tim Wilkerson, Mustang, three.942, 329.50; 10. Tommy Johnson Jr., Charger, three.957, 326.00; 11. Cruz Pedregon, Camry, three.963, 321.35; 12. John Power, Camaro, three.978, 324.12; 13. Jonnie Lindberg, Camry, three.992, 323.43; 14. Jim Campbell, Charger, four.177, 301.87; 15. Mike Smith, Dodge Stratus, 7.749, 85.11.

Professional Inventory — 1. Bo Butner, Chevy Camaro, 6.554, 210.21; 2. Jason Line, Camaro, 6.563, 210.54; three. Tanner Grey, Camaro, 6.565, 210.44; four. Allen Johnson, Dodge Dart, 6.572, 209.95; 5. Drew Skillman, Camaro, 6.578, 211.16; 6. Chris McGaha, Camaro, 6.593, 210.24; 7. Erica Enders, Camaro, 6.594, 210.47; eight. Matt Hartford, Camaro, 6.600, 209.95; 9. Greg Anderson, Camaro, 6.600, 209.82; 10. Alex Laughlin, Camaro, 6.602, 210.28; 11. Brian Self, Camaro, 6.607, 209.72; 12. Jeg Coughlin, Camaro, 6.621, 210.50; 13. Larry Morgan, Camaro, 6.637, 208.71; 14. Kenny Delco, Camaro, 6.664, 207.50; 15.
Alan Prusiensky, Dart, 6.674, 207.91; 16. Val Smeland, Camaro, 6.844, 202.15.

Professional Inventory Motorbike — 1. Hector Arana Jr, Buell, 6.834, 196.76; 2. Eddie Krawiec, Harley-Davidson, 6.841, 197.13; three. Scotty Pollacheck, Suzuki, 6.850, 195.90; four. Andrew Hines, Harley-Davidson, 6.861, 197.51; 5. Karen Stoffer, Suzuki, 6.862, 194.02; 6. Matt Smith, Victory, 6.869, 193.40; 7. Joey Gladstone, Suzuki, 6.878, 194.97; eight. Angie Smith, Buell, 6.895, 193.49; 9. LE Tonglet, Suzuki, 6.896, 194.46; 10. Jerry Savoie, Suzuki, 6.899, 193.13; 11. Ron Tornow, Buell, 6.953, 192.00; 12. Kelly Clontz, Suzuki, 6.956, 193.82; 13. Steve Johnson, Suzuki, 7.003, 178.14; 14. Charles Sullivan, Buell, 7.zero13, 189.82; 15. Lance Bonham, Buell, 7.203, 186.87; 16. Andie Rawlings, Suzuki, 7.786, 170.95.

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