Salinas, Todd, Gray, Krawiec Still On Top In U.S. Nationals Qualifying

Mike Salinas

Mike Salinas remained in the top spot Saturday for Top Fuel at the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, the world’s biggest drag race, at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis.

J.R. Todd (Funny Car), Tanner Gray (Pro Stock), and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were the provisional No. 1 qualifiers in their respective categories at the 18th of 24 events on the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.

Salinas ran a 3.756-seconds at 321.04 mph during the first round of qualifying on Friday in his Scrappers Metal Racing dragster. This is his first appearance at the prestigious U.S. Nationals and is on the hunt for his first career No. 1 qualifier.

Defending event winner Todd powered to the top of the Funny Car class Friday evening with his run of 3.910 at 325.45 in his DHL Toyota Camry and it stayed strong through both of Saturday’s sessions. He is on the hunt for his first No. 1 qualifying position of the year.

In Pro Stock Gray ran a 6.603 at 208.68 Friday evening in his Gray Motorsports / Valvoline Chevrolet Camaro that held strong through Saturday. He is looking to secure his first No. 1 qualifier of the season.

Krawiec remained atop of the Pro Stock Motorcycle category with his pass of 6.825 at 197.02 Friday evening on his Mello Yello Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson. He is chasing his third No. 1 qualifier of the season and back-to-back victories at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis.

The third and final day of qualifying at the 64th Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals begins Sunday at 12:00 p.m. Catch the action live at 4 p.m on FOX Sports 1 (FS1).

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