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NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals Friday qualifying outcomes

NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals Friday qualifying outcomes

Doug Kalitta is the present High Gas No. 1 qualifier Friday night on the 17th annual NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.

Tim Wilkerson (Humorous Automobile) and Jeg Coughlin Jr. (Professional Inventory) are additionally provisional qualifying leaders on the 11th of 24 occasions on the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Sequence schedule.

Kalitta piloted his Mac Instruments dragster to a three.781-second cross at 326.71 mph throughout the second spherical of qualifying. That is the one observe on the present NHRA Mello Yello Sequence schedule the place Kalitta doesn’t have a No. 1 qualifier.

“That was undoubtedly the run to place one down,” Kalitta stated. “It was strong run and felt good the entire approach. I used to be actually hoping that might contend for low qualifier. That is the one place I haven’t had the low qualifier so I hope to examine that off the checklist.”

Steve Torrence presently is second in his Capco Contractors dragster with a run of three.802 at 317.42. Leah Pritchett is third in her Papa John’s dragster after a cross of three.817 at 274.33. Present world champion and High Gas factors chief Antron Brown is 15th in his Matco Instruments dragster with a four.910 cross at 151.34.

Wilkerson powered his Levi, Ray & Shoup Ford Shelby Mustang to a three.895 cross at 328.22 to take the lead within the Humorous Automobile class. It has been over a yr since Wilkerson secured a No. 1 qualifier, his final got here on the NHRA SpringNationals in 2016.

Tim Wilkerson made a three.895 cross at 328.22 to take the lead within the Humorous Automobile class. Picture by NHRA

“It’s arduous to make a quick automobile gradual and we’ve obtained a fairly quick automobile,” stated Wilkerson, who has had first spherical exits on the previous three consecutive races. “One run doesn’t make a hero although so we’re going to exit and attempt to do some good tomorrow.”

John Power Racing presently holds the second, third and fourth spots. Robert Excessive sits in second after a cross of three.918 at 324.28 in his Auto Membership of Southern California Chevrolet Camaro SS. Courtney Power is third in her Advance Auto Components Chevrolet Camaro SS with a run of three.952 at 324.90 and her father, staff proprietor and 16-time world champion John Power is fourth in his PEAK Chevy Camaro with a three.983 at 322.96.

Coughlin Jr. presently holds the Professional Inventory high spot after operating a 6.694 at 204.85 in his JEGS.com / Elite Efficiency Chevrolet Camaro.

“We had an incredible begin right here within the mountain at this time,” stated Coughlin Jr., a five-time Professional Inventory world champion. “It feels nice to get a leap on the weekend. Our staff is robust, ready and talk very well.”

Bo Butner, in his Jim Butner’s Auto Chevrolet Camaro, is sitting second with a 6.697 cross at 205.72 and two-time world champion Erica Enders is in third with a cross of 6.704 at 205.66.

Qualifying for the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals continues at 1 and three:30 p.m. Saturday at Bristol Dragway.

Jeg Coughlin Jr.

Coughlin Jr. presently holds the Professional Inventory high spot after operating a 6.694 at 204.85 mph. Picture by NHRA

Friday’s outcomes after the primary two of 4 rounds of qualifying for the 17th annual NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway, 11th of 24 occasions within the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Sequence. Qualifying will proceed Saturday for Sunday’s ultimate eliminations.

High Gas — 1. Doug Kalitta, three.781 seconds, 326.71 mph; 2. Steve Torrence, three.802, 317.42; three. Leah Pritchett, three.817, 309.34; four. Clay Millican, three.833, 315.56; 5. Tony Schumacher, three.869, 310.98; 6.Pat Dakin, three.869, 301.60; 7. Scott Palmer, three.883, 321.88; eight. Kyle Wurtzel, three.955, 265.48; 9. Troy Coughlin Jr., four.021, 236.75; 10. Mike Salinas, four.162, 221.13; 11. Kebin Kinsley, four.276, 198.79; 12.Shawn Langdon, four.451, 180.60; 13. Terry Haddock, four.586, 183.02; 14. Brittany Power, four.628, 167.97; 15. Antron Brown, four.910, 151.34; 16. Terry McMillen, four.995, 146.29.

Humorous Automobile — 1. Tim Wilkerson, Ford Mustang, three.895, 328.22; 2. Robert Hight, Chevy Camaro, three.918, 324.28; three. Courtney Power, Camaro, three.952, 324.90; four. John Power, Camaro, three.983, 322.96; 5. Matt Hagan, Dodge Charger, three.984, 323.81; 6. Jack Beckman, Charger, four.000, 322.96; 7. Jonnie Lindberg, Toyota Camry, four.zero24, 303.98; eight. Del Worsham, Camry, four.043, 295.79; 9. Tommy Johnson Jr., Charger, four.050, 309.49; 10. J.R. Todd, Camry, four.067, 307.72; 11. Alexis DeJoria, Camry, four.074, 290.19; 12.Cruz Pedregon, Camry, four.080, 310.77; 13. Jim Campbell, Charger, four.996, 162.49; 14. Ron Capps, Charger, 5.300, 138.41; 15. Jeff Diehl, Toyota Solara, 7.634, 89.65.

Professional Inventory — 1. Jeg Coughlin, Chevy Camaro, 6.694, 205.79; 2. Bo Butner, Camaro, 6.697, 206.51; three.Erica Enders, Camaro, 6.704, 205.82; four. Greg Anderson, Camaro, 6.711, 205.29; 5. Jason Line, Camaro, 6.721, 205.22; 6. Allen Johnson, Dodge Dart, 6.730, 205.13; 7. Vincent Nobile, Camaro, 6.732, 205.66; eight. Alex Laughlin, Camaro, 6.740, 204.54; 9. Drew Skillman, Camaro, 6.757, 204.79; 10. Alan Prusiensky, Dart, 6.908, 199.17; 11. Shane Grey, Camaro, 7.190, 192.38; 12. Wally Stroupe, Camaro, 7.300, 187.78; 13. Tanner Grey, Camaro, 19.819, 39.30.

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