Top Fuel driver Doug Kalitta set a track elapsed time record and raced to the qualifying lead in the category on Friday at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio.
Del Worsham (Funny Car), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock), and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were also qualifying leaders in their respective categories at the 12th event of 24 on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season.
Kalitta piloted his Mac Tools dragster to the top position with a pass of 3.719 seconds at 327.51 mph during the last qualifying session of the day, putting him on the provisional pole for Sunday's eliminations.
In Funny Car, Worsham, who has yet to earn a No. 1 qualifying position this year, posted a lap of 3.875 at 328.70 to set both a track record for elapsed time and speed, while Anderson was able to move to the top spot during the second Pro Stock qualifying session with a 6.565 pass at 211.26 mph. In Pro Stock Motorcycle, Krawiec, who has two wins this season and is the current Pro Stock Motorcycle points leader, took the qualifying lead with a pass of 6.822 at 195.31.
Qualifying continues Saturday at 12:30 p.m. at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park.