Schumacher, C. Force, Anderson, Arana, Jr. Fastest In NHRA Qualifying

Courtney Force

Courtney Force continued her early-season dominance in the Funny Car class as she currently sits as the No. 1 qualifier at the inaugural Virginia NHRA Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park.

Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock), and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) are also preliminary No. 1 qualifiers in their respective categories at the 10th of 24 events on the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule.

Force jumped atop the category lead with a pass of 3.983-seconds at 323.35 mph in her Advance Auto Parts Chevrolet Camaro SS recorded during her second qualifying run of the day, while Schumacher powered to the top spot in Top Fuel with a run of 3.777 at a track record 327.51 in his U.S. Army dragster during the second qualifying session of the day. The eight-time world champion is aiming for his third No. 1 qualifier on the season.

Anderson currently holds the top spot in Pro Stock after driving to a 6.571 at 210.67 pass in his Summit Racing Equipment Chevrolet Camaro during the last pass of the second round of qualifying. The Pro Stock Motorcycle class was paced by Hector Arana Jr., who used a 6.795 at 198.15 on his Lucas Oil Racing TV EBR from his second qualifying run as he had low E.T. of both qualifying sessions to lead the pack.

Qualifying continues at 12:45 p.m. on Saturday at Virginia Motorsports Park.

QUALIFYING RESULTS

Top Fuel — 1. Tony Schumacher, 3.777 seconds, 327.51 mph; 2. Brittany Force, 3.808, 324.75; 3. Terry McMillen, 3.816, 323.81; 4. Doug Kalitta, 3.827, 320.36; 5. Mike Salinas, 3.861, 319.07; 6. Richie Crampton, 3.863, 314.46; 7. Antron Brown, 3.879, 304.67; 8. Dom Lagana, 3.886, 321.58; 9. Scott Palmer, 3.891, 309.06; 10. Clay Millican, 3.907, 306.05; 11. Leah Pritchett, 3.917, 316.15; 12. Dan Mercier, 4.180, 238.64; 13. Steve Torrence, 4.198, 210.44; 14. Terry Haddock, 4.249, 215.68.

Funny Car — 1. Courtney Force, Chevy Camaro, 3.983, 323.35; 2. Robert Hight, Camaro, 4.039, 318.39; 3. Ron Capps, Dodge Charger, 4.039, 318.02; 4. J.R. Todd, Toyota Camry, 4.042, 310.55; 5. Jonnie Lindberg, Ford Mustang, 4.057, 310.98; 6. John Force, Camaro, 4.068, 316.97; 7. Jim Campbell, Charger, 4.070, 311.34; 8. Shawn Langdon, Camry, 4.080, 315.78; 9. Matt Hagan, Charger, 4.088, 315.56; 10. Jack Beckman, Charger, 4.104, 307.65; 11. Bob Tasca III, Mustang, 4.115, 284.75; 12. Cruz Pedregon, Camry, 4.164, 288.52; 13. Jeff Diehl, Toyota Solara, 4.280, 289.38; 14. John Smith, Chevy Monte Carlo, 4.356, 255.19; 15. Phil Burkart, 5.009, 159.89; 16. Tim Wilkerson, Mustang, 6.347, 112.09. Not Qualified: 17. Tommy Johnson Jr., broke.

Pro Stock — 1. Greg Anderson, Chevy Camaro, 6.571, 210.67; 2. Bo Butner, Camaro, 6.575, 210.14; 3. Jeg Coughlin, Camaro, 6.579, 209.30; 4. Vincent Nobile, Camaro, 6.580, 209.62; 5. Tanner Gray, Camaro, 6.585, 209.92; 6. Alex Laughlin, Camaro, 6.591, 209.49; 7. Drew Skillman, Camaro, 6.599, 209.82; 8. Erica Enders, Camaro, 6.601, 209.82; 9. Jason Line, Camaro, 6.601, 209.49; 10. Chris McGaha, Camaro, 6.604, 209.14; 11. Buddy Perkinson, Camaro, 6.636, 208.88; 12. Kenny Delco, Camaro, 6.657, 207.11; 13. Val Smeland, Camaro, 6.681, 207.43; 14. John Gaydosh Jr, Chevrolet Camaro, 6.730, 204.57; 15. Wally Stroupe, Camaro, 6.765, 203.80; 16. Tommy Lee, Camaro, 7.075, 195.31.

Pro Stock Motorcycle — 1. Hector Arana Jr, Buell, 6.795, 199.14; 2. Andrew Hines, Harley-Davidson, 6.833, 197.02; 3. Matt Smith, Victory, 6.837, 193.74; 4. Eddie Krawiec, Harley-Davidson, 6.850, 195.99; 5. Jerry Savoie, Suzuki, 6.878, 194.94; 6. Steve Johnson, Suzuki, 6.886, 194.86; 7. LE Tonglet, Suzuki, 6.888, 195.08; 8. Scotty Pollacheck, Suzuki, 6.889, 194.07; 9. Joey Gladstone, Suzuki, 6.889, 192.82; 10. Angie Smith, Buell, 6.914, 193.24; 11. Jim Underdahl, Suzuki, 6.922, 194.46; 12. Mark Paquette, Buell, 6.932, 192.96; 13. Hector Arana, Buell, 6.967, 196.70; 14. Cory Reed, Buell, 6.968, 190.57; 15. Ryan Oehler, Buell, 6.975, 190.30; 16. Karen Stoffer, Suzuki, 6.987, 191.29. Not Qualified: 17. Ron Tornow, 7.033, 190.00; 18. John Hall, 7.081, 187.21; 19. Kelly Clontz, 7.118, 190.83; 20. Angelle Sampey, 7.157, 190.70; 21. Andie Rawlings, 7.303, 179.56

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