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Smith leads the PSM field on Friday at The Grove

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Mohnton, PA. — Matt Smith is the provisional No. 1 qualifier on Friday night at Maple Grove Raceway in Mohnton, Pa. Smith is looking to pick up his first No. 1 qualifier of the season.

The King, North Carolina native, who is backed by Denso and Elite Performance, went 6.828 at 198.20 mph.

Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Matt Smith racing earlier this season

Matt Smith racing earlier this season (Photo by the NHRA)

Lucas Oil TV sponsored Hector Arana Jr. is the provisional No. 2 qualifier. The Milltown, Indiana native went 6.832 at 197.33 mph.

Screamin’ Eagle Vance & Hines Harley Davison rider Andrew Hines is the provisional No. 3 qualifier. The Brownsburg, Indiana went 6.847 at 196.02 mph.

His teammate, rider Eddie Krawiec is the No. 4 qualifier. The Brownsburg, Indiana native went 6.858 at 196.22 mph.

Steve Johnson is the provisional No. 5 qualifier. The Steve Johnson Racing rider, who resides in Birmingham, Alabama, went 6.888 at 193.46 mph.

Here is how the rest of the field panned out:

6) Jerry Savoie
7) Joey Gladstone
8) Angelle Sampey
9) Scotty Pollacheck
10) Mark Paquette
11) LE Tonglet
12) Angie Smith
13) John Hall
14) Ryan Oehler
15) Jim Underdahl
16) Karen Stoffer

There are presently three bikes that are not qualified in the show. Kelly Clontz leads that group after the Hughesville, Maryland native went 7.127 at 189.47 mph.

Ron Tornow is presently 18th, as the Pittsburgh, PA native went 7.195 at 188.41 mph. Hector Arana is presently last as the Corydon, Indiana native went 14.279 at 54.39 mph.


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