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Torrence uses 3.704 pass to claim Carolina Nationals provisional No. 1

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Capco Contracts Top Fuel pilot Steve Torrence has won three straight races. He is presently the provisional No. 1 qualifier on Friday night at the NHRA Carolina Nationals presented by WIX Filters at zMAX Dragway in Concord, North Carolina.

The Kilgore, Texas native picked up the provisional No. 1 spot during the second session, as he went 3.704 at 331.53 mph. Torrence also has one No. 1 qualifier during this three-race win streak.

Capco Contractors Top Fuel Dragster pilot Steve Torrence racing on Friday at the NHRA Carolina Nationals

Steve Torrence racing on Friday at the NHRA Carolina Nationals (Photo by the NHRA)

“It was really smooth early, all the way down there,” said Torrence. “I enjoy coming here, racing and I enjoyed coming back. We have done really well in the four-wide format. We are going to try to carry the momentum we have right now into race day.”

Great Clips/Parts Plus Top Fuel Dragster pilot Clay Millican is the provisional No. 2 qualifier. The Drummonds, Tennessee native went 3.718 at 321.73 mph.

Reigning Top Fuel champion Brittany Force is the provisional No. 3 qualifier. The Yorba Linda, California native, who is the driver of the Advance Auto Parts/Monster Energy Top Fuel Dragster, went 3.724 at 328.14 mph.

Mac Tools Top Fuel Dragster pilot Doug Kalitta is the provisional No. 4 qualifier. The Ann Arbor, Michigan native went 3.729 at 327.19 mph.

U.S. Army Top Fuel Dragster pilot Tony Schumacher is the provisional No. 5 qualifier. The Austin, Texas native went 3.747 at 330.39 mph.

No. 6 Dom Lagana 3.762 324.59 mph
No. 7 Leah Pritchett 3.763 320.58 mph
No. 8 Mike Salinas 3.769 327.35 mph
No. 9 Terry McMillen 3.769 325.30 mph
No. 10 Richie Crampton 3.774 318.99 mph
No. 11 Scott Palmer 3.788 326.56 mph
No. 12 Pat Dakin 3.859 312.57 mph
No. 13 Kyle Wurtzel 3.901 291.82 mph
No. 14 Chris Karamesines  3.992 282.66 mph
No. 15 Antron Brown 4.022 329.14 mph
No. 16 Lex Joon  4.356 178.19 mph

Presently, there is one Top Fuel Dragster, who is not qualified. That is Pennsylvania native Audrey Worm, who went 9.535 at 77.65 mph.


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