September 28, 2023



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Kalitta may also be a part of Saturday’s first Mission #2Fast2Tasty NHRA Problem, which provides a bonus purse and bonus playoff factors, plus aggressive racing throughout qualifying. It contains semifinal rematches from the earlier race, together with Kalitta taking over Steve Torrence and Gainesville winner Mike Salinas racing Leah Pruett. Salinas is at present certified second with a 3.689 at 335.73, with Austin Prock’s 3.696 at 330.31 placing him third.


Alexander made essentially the most of his one cross on Friday in Humorous Automobile, going to the highest in his 11,000-horsepower Pronto/Head Inc. Ford Mustang with a run of three.927 at 322.50. If that holds, Alexander would earn his first No. 1 qualifier in a loaded Humorous Automobile class, because the gifted driver made one among solely two three-second runs throughout the session. After a first-round loss to open the yr, it was additionally a optimistic transfer in the correct path.


“We got here out immediately with the mindset of we didn’t do this properly on Friday in Gainesville. In truth, we lit the automotive on hearth, and we simply needed to get down the observe immediately,” Alexander mentioned. “It turned out to be a pleasant ending for us. We work actually, actually arduous and even when you’ve got a foul weekend you’re employed additional arduous. So we’re joyful. We all know what this automotive wants and we simply have to hold transferring ahead.”


Chad Inexperienced, who’s competing in Saturday’s Mission #2Fast2Tasty NHRA Problem, is at present second after going 3.952 at 319.29 and Terry Haddock is third with a 4.044 at 308.14. Inexperienced will face off with J.R. Todd within the Problem, whereas Matt Hagan takes on Alexis DeJoria in a semifinal rematch from Gainesville.


In a formidable Professional Inventory qualifying session, Cristian Cuadra went to the highest place, closing in on his first profession No.1 qualifier with a run of 6.552 at 210.24 in his Corral Boots Ford Mustang. Cuadra has superior to at least one ultimate spherical in his profession however hasn’t completed on high in qualifying. That might change this weekend in Phoenix after a powerful begin on Friday.


“After I noticed my time slip, I used to be excited however I assumed it wasn’t going to be No. 1 as a result of the quick automobiles, Erica [Enders], Greg [Anderson], and T.J. [Troy Coughlin Jr.] all these automobiles are all the time actually quick,” Cuadra mentioned. “I used to be actually, actually amazed. Hopefully, I can hold it for tomorrow. I’m actually excited. I actually need to be the primary Mexican to be No. 1. That’s one thing essential for me. We need to make historical past in Mexico, and we’re already making it.”


Kyle Koretsky, who certified No. 1 in Phoenix final season, is at present second after a run of 6.554 at 210.37 and KB Titan Racing teammate Dallas Glenn is correct behind because of a run of 6.556 at 210.11. The Mission #2Fast2Tasty NHRA Problem matchups embody Troy Coughlin Jr. racing Glenn, and Mason McGaha taking over Greg Anderson.


Qualifying continues at 12 p.m. MT on Saturday on the NHRA Arizona Nationals at Wild Horse Go Motorsports Park.


CHANDLER, Ariz. — Friday’s outcomes after the primary one among three rounds of qualifying for the thirty eighth annual NHRA Arizona Nationals at Wild Horse Go Motorsports Park, second of 21 occasions within the NHRA Tenting World Drag Racing Collection. Qualifying will proceed Saturday for Sunday’s ultimate eliminations.

Prime Gas — 1. Doug Kalitta, 3.679 seconds, 330.23 mph; 2. Mike Salinas, 3.689, 335.73; 3. Austin Prock, 3.696, 330.31; 4. Brittany Pressure, 3.722, 323.12; 5. Steve Torrence, 3.724, 329.02; 6. Justin Ashley, 3.724, 328.06; 7. Leah Pruett, 3.737, 330.39; 8. Shawn Langdon, 3.755, 327.35; 9. Jim Maroney, 3.960, 311.49; 10. Clay Millican, 4.335, 181.06; 11. Krista Baldwin, 4.660, 160.59; 12. Tony Schumacher, 4.706, 154.86; 13. Antron Brown, 5.932, 113.31; 14. Buddy Hull, 7.326, 96.38; 15. Josh Hart, 12.919, 53.22.

Humorous Automobile — 1. Blake Alexander, Ford Mustang, 3.927, 322.50; 2. Chad Inexperienced, Mustang, 3.952, 319.29; 3. Terry Haddock, Mustang, 4.044, 308.14; 4. Paul Lee, Dodge Charger, 5.064, 149.81; 5. Matt Hagan, Charger, 5.101, 145.88; 6. J.R. Todd, Toyota Supra, 5.412, 133.26; 7. Bobby Bode, Mustang, 5.697, 119.15; 8. Tim Wilkerson, Mustang, 5.817, 156.92; 9. Alexis DeJoria, Supra, 7.014, 103.36; 10. Ron Capps, Supra, 7.254, 96.09; 11. Cruz Pedregon, Charger, 7.288, 101.09; 12. Robert Hight, Chevy Camaro, 7.538, 83.54; 13. Alex Laughlin, Charger, 8.063, 78.32; 14. John Pressure, Camaro, 8.520, 77.43; 15. Bob Tasca III, Mustang, 13.598, 35.14.

Professional Inventory — 1. Cristian Cuadra, Ford Mustang, 6.552, 210.24; 2. Kyle Koretsky, Chevy Camaro, 6.554, 210.37; 3. Dallas Glenn, Camaro, 6.556, 210.11; 4. Aaron Stanfield, Camaro, 6.557, 209.52; 5. Matt Hartford, Camaro, 6.559, 211.10; 6. Camrie Caruso, Camaro, 6.571, 210.24; 7. Troy Coughlin Jr., Camaro, 6.571, 208.30; 8. Greg Anderson, Camaro, 6.577, 209.23; 9. Deric Kramer, Camaro, 6.577, 208.26; 10. Erica Enders, Camaro, 6.581, 208.07; 11. Mason McGaha, Camaro, 6.586, 208.75; 12. Jerry Tucker, Camaro, 6.595, 208.55; 13. Chris McGaha, Camaro, 6.611, 208.42; 14. Alan Prusiensky, Dodge Dart, 6.644, 206.95; 15. Fernando Cuadra Jr., Mustang, 6.658, 207.69; 16. Shane Tucker, Camaro, 6.666, 207.24. Not Certified: 17. Bo Butner, 7.924, 112.33; 18. Fernando Cuadra, 20.474, 38.81.

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