By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Billy Torrence is the No. 1 qualifier on Saturday at the 35th annual Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Arizona Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, Arizona. This is the elder Torrence’s second No. 1 qualifier of his career.
Torrence took the top spot on his final qualifying pass with a 3.667 at 328.46 mph in his Capco Contractors/Torrence Racing Top Fuel Dragster. This is his first No. 1 qualifier of the 2019 season.
“We’re going to do all that we can do to turn that green hat into a yellow one,” B. Torrence said. “It would be nice to pick up some momentum here, pick up a win and relish that for a few weeks. I have a super team; really two super teams. Steve’s (Torrence) team works on my car and prepares it. Whenever I come out I have a car that is capable of winning at anytime.”
Torrence will face Terry Totten in the first-round of eliminations.
Amalie Motor Oil Xtermigator Top Fuel Dragster pilot Terry McMillen is the No. 2 qualifier after he went 3.695 at 330.96 mph. He will face Richie Crampton in the first-round of eliminations.
Matco Tools Top Fuel Dragster pilot Antron Brown is the No. 3 qualifier when he went 3.718 at 322.34 mph. He’ll face Steve Torrence in the first-round of eliminations.
Rookie D-A Lubricant – PennGrade High Performance Oil Top Fuel Dragster pilot Jordan Vandergriff is the No. 4 qualifier after he went 3.726 at 321.88 mph. He will face 2017 Top Fuel Champion Brittany Force in the first-round of eliminations.
Mac Tools Top Fuel Dragster pilot Doug Kalitta is qualified fifth after he went 3.737 at 326.95 mph. He will face Jim Maroney in the first-round of eliminations.
6. Austin Prock, 3.738, 328.46 vs. 11. Clay Millican, 4.259, 195.48
7. Leah Pritchett, 3.744,282.42 vs. 10. Cameron Ferre, 4.085, 232.43
8. Scott Palmer, 3.781, 325.22 vs. 9. Mike Salinas, 3.862, 274.55.