Kramer picks up sixth No. 1 qualifier at 2020 FallNationals

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

American Ethanol Pro Stock driver Deric Kramer secured another No. 1 qualifier at the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals at the Texas Motorplex in Ennis, Texas. The Colorado native went 6.541 at 210.37 to claim the top spot.

This is Kramer’s second No. 1 qualifier in the past three races. He also was the No. 1 qualifier at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway in Gainesville, Florida in Sept.

American Ethanol Pro Stock driver Deric Kramer celebrates the No. 1 qualifier at the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals
Deric Kramer celebrates the No. 1 qualifier at the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals (Photo by the NHRA)

Kramer now has six No. 1 qualifiers in his career.

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“Once I saw a few pairs of Pro Stock go down in that second session, I knew there was a good chance we’d keep the No. 1 for raceday,” Kramer explained.  “First round is always just [Michael] Hiner and I racing against ourselves,” he added. “We try not to worry about who is the other lane when we race and just focus on our lane. We focus on doing the best we can to turn on the win light each round.”

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Elite Motorsports driver Alex Laughlin is the No. 2 qualifier. The Texas native went 6.544 at 209.10 mph.

Summit Racing Equipment driver Jason Line was the No. 3 qualifier. The North Carolina native went 6.548 at 210.80 mph.

Pro Stock Elimination Ladder:

  • Deric Kramer vs. Val Smeland
  • Alex Laughlin vs. Alan Prusiensky
  • Jason Line vs. Cristian Cuadra
  • Matt Hartford vs. Chris McGaha
  • Bo Butner vs. Kenny Delco
  • Aaron Stanfield vs. Jeg Coughlin Jr.
  • Greg Anderson vs. Kyle Koretsky
  • Erica Enders vs. Troy Coughlin Jr.

Three drivers did not quality for the event. Those drivers were NHRA on FOX broadcaster Bruno Massel, Fernando Cuadra, and Mason McGaha.

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