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NHRA Saturday qualifying results, Sunday elimination pairings from Denver

NHRA Saturday qualifying results, Sunday elimination pairings from Denver

Leah Pritchett driven into the Best Gas No. 1 qualifying position Saturday in the 38th yearly Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Courtney Force (Funny Car), Drew Skillman (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) will also be No. 1 qualifiers in their respective classes at the 14F 24 occasions around the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series program.

Pritchett put an elapsed time monitor record using some 3. 733-second move 326.) 24 miles within her Papa John’s dragster through the second and final qualifying session. She’s four No. 1 qualifiers this season and five into her next complete year of Best Gas action.

“We’re going to the fence and certainly did not anticipate that a 3. 733 however we remained centered and also we could receive it ,” Pritchett said. “We all know what works with this particular vehicle, and we simply have to keep consistent as if we had been previously in the season”

Kalitta is second in the Top Fuel category with a run of 3. 767 at 323. 97 in his Mac Tools dragster during his second pass on Friday. Third in the qualifying sits . 775 run at 323. 97 in his Capco Contractors dragster, also during his second pass on Friday.

C. Force set both ends of the track record after a 3. 889-second pass at 328. 30 mph in her Advance Auto Parts Chevy Camaro during the first qualifying session on Friday. She locked down her sixth No. 1 qualifier of the season as she chases her first win of 2017.

“It feels great being in the No. 1 qualifying spot, it’s pretty impressive what my team can do in these difficult conditions,” Force said. “We are searching for a lengthy race day tomorrow to pick up some points and climb up the standings somewhat.”

Force set both ends of the track record after a 3. 889-second pass at 328. 30 mph. Photo by NHRA

John Force landed second in Funny Car qualifying with a 3. 899 run at 301. 87 in his Peak Performance Chevy Camaro. In qualifying after a 3, the top three rounded out. 905 pass at 318. 17 in his Auto Club of Southern California Chevy Camaro.

In Pro Stock, Skillman holds on to the top spot after driving to a 6. 924 at 198. 29 during his second and last pass of the day. He earned his first No. 1 qualifier of the season following his first victory of 2017 in Chicago.

“Denver is always very consistent, and our testing was shown to be good so we know we have a excellent race car for Sunday,” Skillman said. “We are definitely confident after three strong runs, most of us feel good and ready to get going tomorrow.”

Erica Enders is second in qualifying with a run of 6. 930 at 198. 85 in her Elite Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro. Vincent Nobile is in the third spot with a 6. 939 pass at 199. 05 in his Mountain View Tire Chevrolet Camaro.

Krawiec finished atop the Pro Stock Motorcycle qualifying order with a run of 7. 178 at 187. 29 on his Screamin’ Eagle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson in his lone pass on Friday. He notched his 35th career No. 1 qualifier and the second of this season.

“We came out strong this morning, and this previous session we had better air and a better track but we weren’t able to improve on our time,” Krawiec explained. “We know where we must go, and we can definitely turn things around before tomorrow so we make certain that you maintain this amount of success.”

Hector Arana Jr. is in the No. 2 slot after a 7. 179 at 186. 28 on his Lucas Oil Buell, while Matt Smith sits at third with a 7. 183 at 186. 20 on his Magnum Victory Gunner.

Eliminations begin at 11:-LRB-********************************************************************************************************************************************************************************) a.m. on Sunday.

Drew Skillman

Skillman holds on to the top spot after driving to a 6. 924 at 198. 29 during his second and last pass of the day. Photo by NHRA

Sunday’s first-round pairings for eliminations for the 38th yearly Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway, the 14th of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. Pairings based. DNQs listed below pairings.

Top Fuel — 1. 3, Leah Pritchett. 733 seconds, 326. 24 mph vs. 16. Troy Coughlin Jr., 5. 695, 115. 26; 2. 3, Doug Kalitta. 767, 324. 28 vs. 15. 5, Greg Carrillo. 248, 143. 00; 3. 3, Steve Torrence. 775, 325. 30 vs. 14. Rob Passey, 4. 950, 158. 91; 4. 3, Tony Schumacher. 776, 326. 63 vs. 13. Steven Chrisman, 4. 811, 169. 76; 5. 3, Shawn Langdon. 781, 322. 96 vs. 12. Terry Haddock, 4. 224, 275. 56; 6. 3, Brittany Force. 782, 320. 43 vs. 11. Terry McMillen, 4. 022, 293. 92; 7. 3, Antron Brown. 793, 317. 79 vs. 10. 3, Scott Palmer. 903, 291. 63; 8. Clay Millican. 795, 316. 82 vs. 9. 3, Bob Vandergriff. 858, 316. 45.

Funny Car — 1. Chevy Camaro, Courtney Force, 3. 889, 328. 30 vs. 16. Dodge Charger, Jim Campbell, 5. 316, 133. 38; 2. Camaro, John Force, 3. 899, 301. 87 vs. 15. Charger, Matt Hagan, 4. 942, 160. 10; 3. Camaro, Robert Hight, 3. 905, 318. 17 vs. 14. Charger, Todd Simpson, 4. 342, 248. 07; 4. Jonnie Lindberg, 3, Toyota Camry. 946, 319. 98 vs. 13. Jeff Diehl, 4, Toyota Solara. 252, 301. 40; 5. Charger, Ron Capps, 3. 965, 313. 73 vs. 12. Tommy Johnson Jr., Charger, 4. 058, 304. 87; 6. Charger, Jack Beckman, 3. 978, 319. 60 vs. 11. Alexis DeJoria, Camry, 4.010, 322. 65; 7. Cruz Pedregon, 3, Camry. 981, 301. 00 vs. 10. Camry, Del Worsham, 3. 997, 312. 71; 8. J.R. Todd, Camry, 3. 986, 319. 60 vs. 9. Tim Wilkerson, 3, Ford Mustang. 989, 319. 82.

Pro Stock — 1. Chevy Camaro, Drew Skillman, 6. 924, 198. 29 vs. 14. Richie Stevens, Dodge Dart, 7.070, 194. 49; 2. Erica Enders, Camaro, 6. 930, 198. 85 vs. 13. Alan Prusiensky, 7, Dart. 024, 196. 53; 3. Vincent Nobile, Camaro, 6. 939, 199. 05 vs. 12. Deric Kramer, Dart, 7.013, 196. 90; 4. Greg Anderson, Camaro, 6. 945, 197. 97 vs. 11. Jeg Coughlin, Camaro, 6. 988, 198. 09; 5. Jason Line, Camaro, 6. 951, 198. 88 vs. 10. Tanner Gray, Camaro, 6. 977, 198. 26; 6. Allen Johnson, Dart, 6. 959, 198. 35 vs. 9. Bo Butner, Camaro, 6. 975, 197. 86; 7. Matt Hartford, Camaro, 6. 968, 196. 53 vs. 8. Chris McGaha, Camaro, 6. 972, 197. 02.

Pro Stock Motorcycle — 1. Harley-Davidson, Eddie Krawiec, 7. 178, 187. 29 vs. 16. David Hope, 7, Buell. 372, 180. 81; 2. Hector Arana Jr, Buell, 7. 179, 186. 98 vs. 15. Suzuki, Steve Johnson. 362, 180. 36; 3. Matt Smith, 7, Victory. 183, 186. 33 vs. 14. Angie Smith, 7, Buell. 303, 183. 00; 4. LE Tonglet, Suzuki. 187, 185. 13 vs. 13. Buell, Melissa Surber, 7. 285, 183. 79; 5. Scotty Pollacheck, 7, Suzuki. 187, 184. 25 vs. 12. Buell, Mike Berry, 7. 282, 182. 70; 6. Andrew Hines, Harley-Davidson. 193, 188. 15 vs. 11. Angelle Sampey, 7, Victory. 278, 182. 16; 7. Suzuki, Jerry Savoie, 7. 206, 183. 37 vs. 10. Victory, Cory Reed, 7. 275, 181. 37; 8. Joey Gladstone, 7, Suzuki. 223, 184. 90 vs. 9. Karen Stoffer, Suzuki. 262, 183. 69.

Did Not Qualify: 17. 7, Lance Bonham. 477, 178. 87; 18. 8, Andie Rawlings. 105, 165. 56.

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