By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Advance Auto Parts Top Fuel Dragster pilot Brittany Force is the No. 1 qualifier on Saturday at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals. She went 3.712 at 328.38 mph on Friday night to claim the No. 1 spot at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio.
This is her fourth No. 1 qualifier of the season. Her last No. 1 qualifier came in Atlanta in May.
“I’m feeling confident going into this weekend,” Force said. “We stayed after in Bristol and we tested all day on Monday, hoping to find some things and figure it out before coming out to the last of this four in row. That second (qualifying) run was a beautiful run. Putting a 71 on the board was just awesome.”
The Yorba Linda, California native will face Lex Joon in the first-round of eliminations. The Indianapolis, Indiana native went 4.030 at 256.60 mph.
Mopar/Pennzoil sponsored Leah Pritchett is the No. 2 qualifier. The Avon, Indiana native went 3.714 at 325.45 mph.
Pritchett will face Luigi Novelli in the first-round of eliminations. The Crete, Illinois native went 3.938 at 292.71 mph.
Scrappers Racing pilot Mike Salinas is the No. 3 qualifier. The San Jose, California native went 3.720 at 326.32 mph.
Salinas will face Pat Dakin in the first-round of eliminations. The Dayton, Ohio native went 3.782 at 325.30 mph.
Parts Plus/Laris Motorsports Insurance sponsored Clay Millican is the No. 4 qualifier. The Drummonds, Tennessee native went 3.723 at 325.22 mph.
Millican will face Doug Kalitta in the first-round of eliminations. The Ann Arbor, Michigan native went 3.780 at 323.50 mph.
Reigning Top Fuel Champion Steve Torrence is the No. 5 qualifier. The Capco Contractors pilot — who resides in Kilgore, Texas — went 3.725 at 328.30 mph.
Torrence will face Jordan Vandergriff in the first-round of eliminations. The Brea, California native went 3.774 at 320.28 mph.
The rest of the ladder looks like this:
6. Terry McMillen, 3.739, 322.73 mph vs. 11. Austin Prock, 3.771, 326.63 mph
7. Antron Brown, 3.742, 326.00 mph vs. 10. Scott Palmer, 3.755, 323.66 mph
8. Richie Crampton, 3.743, 329.18 mph vs. 9. Billy Torrence, 3.743, 329.02 mph
Did Not Qualify:
17. Kyle Wurtzel, 4.066, 230.61 mph
18. Chris Karamesines, 4.402, 257.83 mph
19. Cameron Ferré, 11.204, 68.63 mph