By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Mission Foods and Vance & Hines sponsored Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Angelle Sampey is the provisional leader on Friday in the first race of the season. The Louisiana native leads at the historic 52nd annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway in Gainesville, Florida.
The three-time champion went 6.746 at 196.67 mph to claim the top spot. Presently, Sampey is the only Vance & Hines entry as Eddie Krawiec and Andrew Hines are sidelined without sponsorship support.
The team lost their Harley-Davidson partnership at the end of the 2020 season.
Reigning Pro Stock Motorcycle champion Matt Smith is the provisional No. 2 qualifier. The King, North Carolina native went 6.768 at 199.82 mph.
Lucas Oil sponsored Hector Arana Jr. is the provisional No. 3 qualifier. The New York native went 6.817 at 198.32 mph.
Here’s how the rest of the qualifying session looked like:
No. 4) Karen Stoffer at 6.821, 193.90 mph
No. 5) Joey Milton at 6.828, 195.31 mph
No. 6) Scotty Pollacheck at 6.863, 197.22 mph
No. 7) Ryan Oehler at 6.884, 195.28 mph
No. 8) Jim Underdahl at 6.912, 194.21 mph
No. 9) Angie Smith at 6.920, 196.39 mph
No. 10) Marc Ingwersen at 6.948, 193.54 mph
No. 11) Kelly Clontz at 6.982, 192.30 mph
No. 12) Jianna Salinas at 6.987, 188.65 mph
No. 13) Cory Reed at 6.988, 191.02 mph
No. 14) David Barron at 7.149, 189.07 mph
No. 15) Lance Bonham at 7.212, 187.08 mph
No. 16) John Hall at 7.405, 137.37 mph
Several Pro Stock Motorcycle riders are not qualified. These drivers will have two passes on Saturday to attempt to qualify for Sunday’s eliminations.
The drivers not qualified are Chris Bostick, Pablo González (debut), Michael Phillips, Jerry Savoie, and Steve Johnson.
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