Stoffer is provisional PSM leader at 2019 zMAX Four-Wide

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

White Alligator Racing’s Karen Stoffer is the provisional No. 1 qualifier on Friday in Concord, North Carolina. The Minden, Nevada native went 6.864 at 195.17 mph at the 10th annual NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway.

The Stoffer Enterprises Suzuki rider will attempt to receive her first No. 1 qualifier since Atlanta 2015. If she does get the No. 1 qualifier on Saturday, it’ll be her first at zMAX Dragway.

Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Karen Stoffer racing at the 50th Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals
Karen Stoffer racing at the 50th Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals (Photo by the NHRA)

Behind Stoffer is fellow female competitor Angie Smith, who is the provisional No. 2 qualifier. The King, North Carolina rider went 6.867 at 196.13 mph.

Screamin’ Eagle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson rider Eddie Krawiec is the provisional No. 3 qualifier. The Avon, Indiana native went 6.894 at 196.02 mph.

Kelly Clontz — who is receiving assistance from reigning PSM champion Matt Smith — is the provisional No. 4 qualifier. The Hughesville, Maryland native went 6.902 at 193.02 mph.

Reed Motorsports rider Cory Reed is the provisional No. 5 qualifier. The Lithia, Florida native went 6.931 at 192.55 mph.

Here is the rest of the field:

6. Ryan Oehler, Buell, 6.946, 194.63

7. Angelle Sampey, Harley-Davidson, 6.953, 194.58

8. Scotty Pollacheck, EBR, 6.961, 189.92

9. Andrew Hines, Harley-Davidson, 6.998, 194.24

10. Joey Gladstone, EBR, 7.029, 192.47

11. Hector Arana Jr, EBR, 7.091, 160.81

12. Jim Underdahl, Suzuki, 7.100, 169.87

13. Jerry Savoie, Suzuki, 7.141, 188.83

14. Jianna Salinas, Suzuki, 7.342, 177.86

15. Marc Ingwersen, Buell, 7.400, 191.51

16. Matt Smith, EBR, 7.416, 149.15

Not Qualified:

17. Hector Arana, 7.457, 189.98

18. Steve Johnson, broke

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