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Salinas is the Top Fuel provisional leader at the 2019 Route 66 Nationals

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Scrappers Racing Top Fuel Dragster pilot Mike Salinas is the provisional No. 1 qualifier on Friday night. The San Jose, California native went 3.693 at 328.30 mph at the Route 66 NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway in Elwood, Illinois.

He picked up the provisional leader position on the second qualifying pass. He will look for his numbers to hold up on Saturday, as he attempts to secure his third career No. 1 qualifier.

Top Fuel Dragster pilot Mike Salinas racing in Friday at the Route 66 NHRA Nationals
Mike Salinas racing in Friday at the Route 66 NHRA Nationals (Photo by the NHRA)

Matco Tools Top Fuel Dragster pilot Antron Brown is the provisional No. 2 qualifier. The Pittsboro, Indiana native went 3.753 at 320.74 mph.

Reigning Top Fuel Champion Steve Torrence is the provisional No. 3 qualifier. The Kilgore, Texas native went 3.757 at 322.34 mph.

Mac Tools Top Fuel Dragster pilot Doug Kalitta is the provisional No. 4 qualifier. The Ann Arbor, Michigan native went 3.764 at 322.96 mph.

Montana Brand/Rocky Mountain Twist Top Fuel pilot Austin Prock is the provisional No. 5 qualifier. The Danville, Indiana native went 3.769 at 321.19 mph.

The rest of the field panned out like this:

6) Clay Millican, 3.774, 324.98 mph

7) Leah Pritchett, 3.776, 327.82 mph

8) T.J. Zizzo, 3.783, 323.12 mph

9) Shawn Reed, 3.800, 319.67 mph

10) Dom Lagana, 3.806, 322.04 mph

11) Pat Dakin, 3.808, 324.12 mph

12) Brittany Force, 3.819, 320.36 mph

13) Cameron Ferre, 3.950, 297.48 mph

14) Kyle Wurtzel, 3.961, 295.40 mph

15) Scott Palmer, 3.962, 311.70 mph

16) Luigi Novelli, 4.054, 249.39 mph

Not Qualified:

17) Jordan Vandergriff, 4.203, 206.92 mph

18) Chris Karamesines, 4.468, 191.38 mph

19) Richie Crampton, 4.622, 166.37 mph

20) Terry McMillen, 6.040, 110.06 mph

21) Lex Joon, 8.670, 76.25 mph

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