Advertisements
Latest News

Legend Force claims No. 1 qualifier at 2019 Virginia Nationals

Follow The Capital Sports Report on WordPress.com

Follow us: @CapSportsReport on Twitter | The Capital Sports Report on Facebook

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

Living legend John Force is the No. 1 qualifier on Saturday. He claimed the top spot on Friday with his 3.899 at 321.88 mph pass at the Virginia NHRA Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park in North Dinwiddie, Virginia. 

Force set the track E.T. record with the pass on Friday. He picked up his first No. 1 qualifier of the season and the 157th of his career. 

Living legend Funny Car pilot John Force racing on Saturday at the Virginia NHRA Nationals
John Force racing on Saturday at the Virginia NHRA Nationals (Photo by the NHRA)

“I’ve got to give credit to Daniel Hood (crew chief), Brian Corradi (crew chief) and the entire team that make it happen,” Force said. “They gave me a good car. It was a little warm but that gives us our race day tune up and we’re ready. I still say to the (Franklin) family that bought this track that this is the best surface and that .89 broke the track record. I want to thank them and that is very important.”

The Yorba Linda, California native will face “The Surfer” Jeff Diehl in the first-round of eliminations. The Salinas, California native went 5.619 at 125.54 mph. 

Make-A-Wish Foundation Funny Car pilot Tommy Johnson Jr. is the No. 2 qualifier. The Avon, Indiana native went 3.922 at 323.58 mph. 

Johnson Jr. will face Terry Haddock in the first round of eliminations. The Temple, Texas native went 4.170 at 296.96 mph. 

NAPA Auto Parts pilot Ron Capps is the No. 3 qualifier. The Carlsbad, California native went 3.927 at 321.50 mph. 

Capps will face Jim Campbell in the first-round of eliminations. The Huntington Beach, California native went 4.085 at 309.34 mph. 

Reigning Funny Car champion J.R. Todd is the No. 4 qualifier. The Lawrenceburg, Indiana native went 3.961 at 318.47 mph. 

Todd will face Bob Tasca III in the first-round of eliminations. The Hope, Rhode Island native went 4.045 at 316.23 mph. 

Global Electronic Technology pilot Shawn Langdon is the No. 5 qualifier. The Indianapolis, Indiana native — who won his first career Funny Car win in April — went 3.964 at 316.45 mph.

Langdon will face Tim Wilkerson in the first-round of eliminations. The Springfield, Illinois native went 4.029 at 310.05 mph. 

The rest of the field panned out like this:

6. Robert Hight, Camaro, 3.967, 326.32 mph vs. 11. Cruz Pedregon, Charger, 4.017, 309.77 mph

7. Matt Hagan, Charger, 3.991, 321.27 mph vs. 10. Jack Beckman, Charger, 4.005, 320.28 mph

8. Jonnie Lindberg, Mustang, 4.001,322.04 mph vs. 9. Blake Alexander, Mustang, 4.003, 315.27 mph

Advertisements

Any Corrections?. You can contact Anthony Caruso III, Publisher at publisher@thecapitalsportsreport.com.

 

Follow us: @CapSportsReport on Twitter | The Capital Sports Report on Facebook

 

©2007-2019 The Capital Sports Report. Please honor copyright! Piracy hurts writers, devalues their works, and puts you and your employer at risk of lawsuits. All original materials contained on this website are protected by the United States copyright law and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published or broadcasted without the prior written permission.

About Anthony Caruso III (10334 Articles)
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.