Millican, C. Force, Enders, Smith Top Opening Qualifying at Reading

Courtney Force

Courtney Force raced to the provisional qualifying lead in Funny Car on Friday at the 34th annual Dodge NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway.

Clay Millican (Top Fuel), Erica Enders (Pro Stock) and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) are also provisional No. 1 qualifiers in their respective categories at the first of six playoff events during the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship.

Force, the current Funny Car points leader, is aiming for her 11th No. 1 qualifier of the 2018 season after her run of 3.907-seconds at 323.27 mph in her Advance Auto Parts Chevrolet Camaro SS.

Top Fuel’s Millican will look to secure his eighth No. 1 qualifier of 2018 and the top spot at Maple Grove Raceway for a second straight year following his pass of 3.723 at 330.72 in his Parts Plus/Great Clips dragster, while two-time Pro Stock world champion Erica Enders currently holds the top spot after driving to a 6.550 at 209.88 in her Melling/Elite Performance Chevrolet Camaro.

Smith, a two-time world champ, finished atop the qualifying order in Pro Stock Motorcycle with a 6.828 at 198.20 on his Elite Motorsports Denso Auto Parts EBR. Should it hold, it would mark the third straight No. 1 qualifier and fourth overall in 2018 for Smith, who last won at Maple Grove Raceway in 2013 and currently sits sixth in the playoffs.

Qualifying continues at the 34th annual Dodge NHRA Nationals at 1:15 and 4:15 p.m. on Saturday.

Friday's results after the first two of four rounds of qualifying for the 34th annual Dodge NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway, 19th of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. Qualifying will continue Saturday for Sunday's final eliminations.

Top Fuel — 1. Clay Millican, 3.723 seconds, 330.72 mph; 2. Leah Pritchett, 3.758, 312.50; 3. Mike Salinas, 3.764, 328.46; 4. Tony Schumacher, 3.776, 329.67; 5. Antron Brown, 3.779, 325.37; 6. Steve Torrence, 3.785, 327.74; 7. Richie Crampton, 3.791, 316.30; 8. Dom Lagana, 3.798, 308.85; 9. Terry McMillen, 3.809, 324.12; 10. Brittany Force, 3.812, 324.51; 11. Scott Palmer, 3.817, 327.27; 12. Doug Kalitta, 3.863, 322.42; 13. Audrey Worm, 5.048, 143.70; 14. Dan Mercier, 8.728, 79.98; 15. Jim Maroney, 8.760, 64.16; 16. Bill Litton, 10.655, 77.76.

Funny Car — 1. Courtney Force, Chevy Camaro, 3.907, 323.27; 2. Tim Wilkerson, Ford Mustang, 3.912, 324.20; 3. Tommy Johnson Jr., Dodge Charger, 3.939, 326.00; 4. Shawn Langdon, Toyota Camry, 3.944, 327.90; 5. Ron Capps, Charger, 3.948, 326.56; 6. Bob Tasca III, Mustang, 3.951, 324.36; 7. John Force, Camaro, 3.953, 331.12; 8. Jack Beckman, Charger, 3.954, 322.88; 9. Matt Hagan, Charger, 3.960, 321.12; 10. Robert Hight, Camaro, 3.981, 320.81; 11. J.R. Todd, Camry, 4.015, 314.83; 12. Cruz Pedregon, Camry, 4.707, 175.84; 13. Jim Campbell, Charger, 4.860, 168.68; 14. Mike Smith, Dodge Stratus, 7.691, 87.72; 15. Jonnie Lindberg, Mustang, 7.970, 86.96.

Pro Stock — 1. Erica Enders, Chevy Camaro, 6.550, 209.88; 2. Jeg Coughlin, Camaro, 6.552, 208.81; 3. Drew Skillman, Camaro, 6.560, 210.24; 4. Tanner Gray, Camaro, 6.563, 209.69; 5. Vincent Nobile, Camaro, 6.572, 209.75; 6. Bo Butner, Camaro, 6.574, 208.62; 7. Chris McGaha, Camaro, 6.575, 210.05; 8. Deric Kramer, Camaro, 6.578, 209.43; 9. Matt Hartford, Camaro, 6.582, 208.36; 10. Jason Line, Camaro, 6.584, 209.75; 11. Greg Anderson, Camaro, 6.585, 208.78; 12. Kenny Delco, Camaro, 6.602, 208.46; 13. Fernando Cuadra, Camaro, 6.637, 208.17; 14. Alan Prusiensky, Dodge Dart, 6.653, 207.50; 15. John Gaydosh Jr, Camaro, 6.668, 207.27; 16. Val Smeland, Camaro, 6.693, 204.01

Pro Stock Motorcycle — 1. Matt Smith, 6.828, 198.20; 2. Hector Arana Jr, 6.832, 197.33; 3. Andrew Hines, Harley-Davidson, 6.847, 196.02; 4. Eddie Krawiec, Harley-Davidson, 6.859, 196.22; 5. Steve Johnson, Suzuki, 6.888, 193.46; 6. Jerry Savoie, Suzuki, 6.889, 191.78; 7. Joey Gladstone, Victory, 6.897, 194.27; 8. Angelle Sampey, Buell, 6.903, 191.40; 9. Scotty Pollacheck, Suzuki, 6.912, 190.83; 10. Mark Paquette, Buell, 6.944, 191.35; 11. LE Tonglet, Suzuki, 6.947, 176.74; 12. Angie Smith, Buell, 6.956, 192.14; 13. John Hall, Buell, 6.976, 193.02; 14. Ryan Oehler, Buell, 6.992, 191.29; 15. Jim Underdahl, Suzuki, 7.004, 191.35; 16. Karen Stoffer, Suzuki, 7.035, 188.41. Not

Qualified: 17. Kelly Clontz, 7.127, 189.47; 18. Ron Tornow, 7.195, 188.41; 19. Hector Arana, 14.279, 54.30.

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