By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
RBR Machine/RoofTec/Elite Performance sponsored Rodger Brogdon is the Pro Stock No. 1 qualifier on Saturday at the 50th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway in Gainesville, Florida. This is Brogdon’s second No. 1 qualifier of the season.
Brogdon went 6.490 at 212.43 mph to claim the top spot. This is his second No. 1 qualifier at the facility.
“I’ve always been able to drive a race car,” Brogdon stated. “The hardest part is having a lot of power and a good car. The Elite (Motorsports) team and (team owner) Richard Freeman are incredible. He puts me in a fast car every weekend. To win this race and with the toughest class, I’d probably cross everything else off my bucket list.”
Brogdon will face Wally Stroupe in the final round of eliminations.
Summit Racing Equipment sponsored Greg Anderson is the No. 2 qualifier. The Mooresville, North Carolina native – who had his father pass away last Sunday – went 6.494 at 213.40 mph in his Chevy Camaro.
Anderson will face New Jersey native Alan Prusiensky in the first-round of eliminations.
Nitro Fish/CIP1/Total Seal sponsored Matt Hartford is the No. 3 qualifier. The Scottsdale, Arizona native went 6.508 at 211.06 mph in his Chevy Camaro.
Hartford will face Australia native Shane Tucker in the first-round of eliminations.
American Ethanol sponsored Deric Kramer is the No. 4 qualifier. The Sterling, Colorado native went 6.509 at 212.36 mph in his Chevy Camaro.
He will face Val Smeland in the first-round of eliminations.
Jim Butner Auto Group sponsored Bo Butner is the No. 5 qualifier. The Floyds Knobs, Indiana native went 6.511 at 212.09 mph in his Chevy Camaro.
He will face fellow Team Summit racer Fernando Cuadra in the first-round of eliminations.
Here is how the rest of the field panned out:
6. Jeg Coughlin, Camaro, 6.514, 211.89 vs. 11. Kenny Delco, Camaro, 6.538, 211.89
7. Alex Laughlin, Camaro, 6.515, 211.99 vs. 10. Jason Line, Camaro, 6.534, 211.79
8. Chris McGaha, Camaro, 6.516, 211.96 vs. 9. Erica Enders, Camaro, 6.518, 211.13
Did Not Qualify:
17. Jeff Isbell, 6.683, 207.37
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