By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Colorado native Deric Kramer is the No. 1 Pro Stock qualifier at his home event at the Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison, Colorado. The Sterling, Colorado native went 6.929 at 197.57 mph during his final qualifying pass on Saturday in his American Ethanol Chevrolet Camaro.
This is the first-time that Kramer is the No. 1 qualifier at Bandimere Speedway. Kramer was previously the No. 1 qualifier at Heartland Park Topeka – and this is his third No. 1 qualifier of the season.
It was Heartland Park Topeka in May, where he picked up his first career win.
“It is a great feeling coming at your home track and doing as good as we did [on Saturday],” Kramer said. “I have a ton of laps here so I feel that probably helped a little bit. It was a lot of fun and something that I will remember for a long-time.”
Kramer will face New Jersey native Alan Prusiensky, who was the No. 16 qualifier. Prusiensky went 20.336 at 65.35 mph.
Summit Racing Equipment’s Greg Anderson is the No. 2 qualifier after he went 6.930 at 197.19 mph. Anderson will face Joey Grose in the first-round of eliminations on Sunday after Grose went 10.066 at 94.07 mph.
Gray Motorsports’ Tanner Gray is the No. 3 qualifier after he went 6.932 at 197.10 mph. Gray will face Will Hatcher in eliminations on Sunday after he went 7.142 at 191.87 mph.
Summit Racing Equipment’s Jason Line is the No. 4 qualifier after Line went 6.937 at 198.12 mph. He’ll face Matt Hartford, who went 6.978 at 196.99, on Sunday.
Fitzgerald USA/Gas Monkey Energy’s Alex Laughlin was the No. 5 qualifier after he went 6.937 at 196.90 mph. Laughlin will face Fernando Cuadra in the first-round of eliminations on Sunday after he went 6.971 at 196.93 mph.