Millican leads Top Fuel Friday at 2019 New England Nationals

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Parts Plus/Laris Motorsports Insurance Top Fuel pilot is the provisional No. 1 qualifier on Friday at the NHRA New England Nationals at New England Dragway in Epping, New Hampshire. The Drummonds, Tennessee native went 3.795 at 326.71 mph to claim the provisional lead.

He will attempt to capture his second No. 1 qualifying spot of the season. If his time is able to hold up on Saturday, it’ll be his 22nd No. 1 qualifier of his career.

Top Fuel Dragster pilot Clay Millican racing on Friday at the NHRA New England Nationals
Clay Millican racing on Friday at the NHRA New England Nationals (Photo by the NHRA)

In addition, it would be his first No. 1 qualifier of the season.

“The guys were definitely frustrated,” Millican said. “But I felt like the best thing I could do was stay out of the way and know that they were going to take care of it. When I got out of the car after running that 3.70, the first thing [Mike] Kloeber said … well, he said a bad word first, but then he said we could have gone so much quicker if he hadn’t needed to play it safe on the tune-up.”

Kalitta Air/DHL Top Fuel Dragster pilot Richie Crampton is the provisional No. 2 qualifier. The Indianapolis, Indiana native went 3.825 at 319.07 mph.

Mac Tools Top Fuel Dragster pilot Doug Kalitta is the provisional No. 3 qualifier. The Ann Arbor, Michigan native went 3.844 at 321.73 mph.

Matco Tools Top Fuel Dragster pilot Antron Brown is the provisional No. 4 qualifier. The Pittsboro, Indiana native went 3.848 at 321.73 mph.

Magic Dry/Tommy Thompson Motorsports Top Fuel Dragster pilot Scott Palmer is the No. 5 qualifier. The Cassville, Missouri native went 3.877 at 315.34 mph.

The rest of the provisional field looked like this:

6. Austin Prock, 3.899, 310.05 mph

7. Brittany Force, 3.904, 292.90 mph

8. Dom Lagana, 3.926, 318.77 mph

9. Dan Mercier, 4.279, 219.72 mph

10. Cameron Ferré, 5.886, 117.18 mph

11. Steve Torrence, 6.157, 100.74 mph

12. Terry McMillen, 6.318, 103.24 mph

13. Audrey Worm, 9.234, 89.65 mph

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