Torrence, Capps, Line, Krawiec Fastest in Friday Qualifying

Ron Capps

Ron Capps set a track record and raced to the qualifying lead in Funny Car on Friday at the NHRA Summernationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park.

Steve Torrence (Top Fuel), Jason Line (Pro Stock), and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders in their respective categories at the 10th event of 24 on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season.

Capps, a two time winner this season, powered his NAPA Auto Parts Dodge Charger R/T to a Raceway Park elapsed time record with a 3.870-second pass at 318.62 mph in the first session of qualifying. Capps will be racing for his third No. 1 qualifier of the season on Saturday.

Torrence raced his Capco Contractors / Torrence Racing dragster to a 3.735 at 325.06 to take the qualifying lead in Top Fuel, while Line raced to the quickest time of the year in Pro Stock to lead the category with a 6.519 pass at 212.56 in his Summit Racing Equipment Chevy Camaro.

Three-time Pro Stock Motorcycle champion Eddie Krawiec powered his Screamin' Eagle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson to the qualifying lead with a 6.783 pass at 195.53. Krawiec, a former Raceway Park track manager, leads the Pro Stock Motorcycle points with two wins in three final rounds this year.

Qualifying continues Saturday at 1:45 p.m. at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park.

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