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Millican, Hagan, Edwards, Johnson Top Quals at E-town

by Pete McCole
Saturday, June 01, 2013

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Clay Millican
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Clay Millican (Top Fuel), Matt Hagan (Funny Car), Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) and Steve Johnson (Pro Stock Motorcycle) topped Saturday’s final qualifying sessions for Sunday’s Toyota NHRA Summernationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park.

Saturday’s warm weather pushed track temperatures above 130 degrees, leading to slick track conditions and slower speeds from Friday’s sessions, leaving much of the top-five qualifiers in each of the four divisions largely unchanged after Saturday’s two afternoon sessions.

Millican raced his way to his first career no. 1 qualifier position after no one was able to top his run from Friday’s afternoon session, posting a 3.792  321.27 to collect his first pole in 156 starts.

“The No. 1 qualifying spot is incredible,” said Millican. “The credit goes to a combination of people that helped make this happen. The heat here I was not too worried about it. I’m so proud of this whole team. It’s really cool but anyone can win it doesn’t matter where you qualify. Tomorrow, we got to do it one run at a time. I’m certainly going to do my best.”

Millican’s previous best qualifying start was 2nd at Las Vegas back in April, but failed to qualify for the following two events. He’ll face Brandon Bernstein in Sunday opening round.

Khalid alBalooshi was second with a time of 3.803 at 322.58 mph, followed by Tony Schumacher(3.805/317.72),Doug Kalitta (3.809/320.36) and Spencer Massey  (3.816/318.17)

David Grubnic, Leah Pruett, and Terry McMillen failed to make the field.
   

Matt Hagan
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Matt Hagan held onto the top spot in Funny Car with a run of 4.050 at 315.64 mph to earn his second no.1 qualifier of the season.

No one was able to top Hagan’s time during Saturdays sessions and Hagan himself was unable to even complete a run, smoking the tires in both of his qualifying efforts on Saturday, but his time from Friday was enough to secure his 12th-career pole and his second no.1 qualifier in the last two events.

“I’m just tickled to death that we’re sitting No. 1,” Hagan said. “Sometimes, it’s a curse to be No. 1. We’ve got to treat everyone with respect and just make sure we don’t underestimate anybody. We have to be cautious of what we’re doing. I’m super proud of my boys. They deserve a pat on the back for putting a No. 1 on the board this weekend.”

Del Worsham will start second with a qualifying pass of 4.074 at 312.78 mph. Jack Beckman (4.074/308.35), Tim Wilkerson (4.089/307.86) and Bob Tasca III (4.099/309.42) rounded out the top five qualifiers.

Terry Haddock, Mike Smith and Tony Pedregon failed to qualify for the event. Paul Lee took the bump spot and will face Hagan in round one.

In Pro Stock, Mike Edwards notched his seventh no. 1 qualifier in eight races this season, running a 6.545 at 211.36 mph in Friday’s opening session that went untouched on Saturday for his 49th-career top qualifier.

Edwards posted the quickest time in all four sessions to earn a clean sweep of qualifying, looking to make it a weekend sweep with his second Englishtown victory on Sunday.

“It’s hot, but I like it hot,” said Edwards, who will face Lee Zane to start Sunday’s eliminations. “These conditions are not normal for Englishtown. But it makes it challenging when it’s hot. We hope we have all of our pieces in order to hit the Western Swing and I think we are up to the task. We’ve been fortunate to get the top spot in eight races. I’m going to try to ride this wave as long as I can.”

Shane Gray posted the second-quickest pass of 6.564 at 211.76 mph to take the second spot. Erica Enders-Stevens was third with a 6.569/211.36, followed by Jason Line (6.581/210.87) and Jeg Coughlin (6.589/211.13)

Steve Johnson grabbed his first no. 1 qualifier of the season and his first in three years with a quick pass of 6.931 seconds at 192.22 mph on Friday that held up through both of Saturday’s rounds. 

The top qualifying effort was just the third of his career for Johnson and his first since topping the field at Norwalk in 2010. He’ll face Shawn Gann in the first round.

Hector Arana Jr. (6.933/192.88), Matt Smith (6.937/192.77), Michael Ray (6.943/192.60) and John Hall (6.949/190.83) made up the rest of the top five.

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