By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Louisiana firefighter and White Alligator Racing Pro Stock Motorcycle rider LE Tonglet is the provisional No. 1 qualifier at the 30th annual Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, Calif. He picked up the top spot with a 6.783 at 196.73 mph pass on his Nitro Fish Racing Suzuki.
He got the No. 1 qualifier on his second pass of the day. He’s looking for his third No. 1 qualifier of the season. If he is able to get that on Saturday, it’ll be his sixth in his career.
“Being No. 1 builds up your confidence,” Tonglet, a former world champion, said. “We’ve won here two times and hopefully we can add to that. Also, hopefully we can get a couple of round wins at the Mickey Thompson Tire’s Pro Bike Battle.”
Lucas Oil-sponsored Hector Arana Jr. went 6.783 at 196.36 mph on his Buell for the second qualifying spot. Reigning World Champion Jerry Savoie went 6.788 at 197.05 mph on his White Alligator Racing Suzuki for the third spot.
Scotty Pollacheck is presently fourth on his Suzuki Extended Protection/Underdahl Racing bike following a 6.804 at 196.19 mph on his Suzuki. Two-time World Champion and Screamin’ Eagle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson-sponsored Eddie Krawiec is presently fifth with a 6.837 at 197.13 mph run.
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