event: NHRA Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals
when: August 30-September 4, 2017
where: Lucas Oil Raceway, Brownsburg, Indiana, USA
Krawiec Skates to USNats Win
photos and story by Tim Hailey with big time help from NHRA and team reports
2 Kayden's, 1 Eddie and 1 Wally in the Lucas Oil Raceway winners circle
Lucas Oil Raceway is Vance & Hines’ playground—practically butting right up to their Brownsburg, Indiana backyard. If the home team doesn’t win NHRA’s U.S. Nationals on their Harley-Davidsons, then one of their Suzuki customers generally does.
Still it was surprising when V&H riders Andrew Hines and Eddie Krawiec came off the trailer in the first round of Pro Stock Motorcycle qualifying this year with a clear performance advantage on the field and perfectly matched 6.825 elapsed times (Hines claimed provisional number one by virtue of miles per hour). After all, since the team parked their V-Rods in exchange for Street Rods in the middle of this season, they’ve struggled. And the Harleys were a no-show at the annual pre-U.S. Nats test session.
But when Krawiec said "We’ve made a lot of different chassis changes as the season has gone forward," what he really meant is that the team had gone back to their V-Rod chassis this weekend with Street Rod bodywork. And it was just as comfortable as hooking back up with a great old girlfriend.
Krawiec took over number one in Q2 with an .822 and held the performance advantage through the rest of the five sessions. Often that means that Hines’ bike is being used as a test mule, but this time around it just seemed like Andrew’s bike fell behind as he lost to defending NHRA champ Jerry Savoie in round 2 on raceday.
LE Tonglet might have had his worst outing of the year, qualifing 8th and losing to Krawiec in E2. He'll still carry the points lead into the Countdown."We were just slow," said WAR tuner Tim Kulungian. "I gave LE a slow bike."
Champion Jerry Savoie went one round more, losing to Arana in the semi.
But Savoie, LE Tonglet, and their White Alligator Racing team found themselves in strange-for-2017 territory as seventh and eighth qualifiers, with Scotty Pollacheck the quickest Suzuki with a 6.862 in sixth. Season-dominator Tonglet lost to Krawiec in E2 and Pollacheck fell to Hector Arana Jr. in the same round.
Arana surprised everyone by showing up with a bike sporting EBR bodywork—totally untested by the team except in the wind tunnel. You might remember the Aranas tried the EBR some two years ago with unhappy results, but the one they brought to Indy is a whole new, separately-approved-by-NHRA body.
Still the results were similar and Arana was unqualified after two rounds. The team withdrew the EBR for Q3 and Junior was relieved to be back on his Buell—finishing third in the final order with a 6.84.
Arana raced past Savoie in the semi to make the final with Krawiec, where Eddie found himself without lane choice (by .002) for the first time all day. Arana took the tree by .015 but Krawiec had the tune-up, taking back nearly 3/100ths on track for the 6.858 to .886 win.
Krawiec's semifinal match with Matt Smith, whose Victory died at launch. "When we downloaded the data from the second round, we could see that the motor was hurt," said Smith. "But we only had 18 minutes to the next round. So we came up and hoped for the best, but it just stopped."
The final between Hector Arana Jr (near lane) and winner Eddie Krawiec
A boistrous V&H H-D winners circle
“We had a great motorcycle all weekend long,” said Krawiec. “We just needed to keep finessing it and get it better and better and better. I couldn’t be prouder of my crew that I got right now; everybody that puts forth the effort in our program. It’s been nonstop the last two weeks at our shop and for it all to come together and to celebrate here having half of our shop here, it’s just something special.”
It was Krawiec’s second win at the world’s biggest drag race in his adopted backyard, filled with family from his New Jersey home. Krawiec—who’s been with his wife Annemarie since he started racing—clearly feels as comfortable on the old familiar chassis as he does surrounded by family and friends. That will make Eddie dangerous in the Countdown to One championship race that starts next time out in Charlotte.
Former Top Fuel driver Hillary Will, her hubby Matt Hines, and their 2 week(!) old baby
Hector Jr on the ill-performing, gen2 EBR. Note the different scoop treatment compared to Chip Ellis' gen1 seen below
It was Arana Jr's second straight Indy final round loss to the V&H H-D team. His vanquishing of Savoie in the semifinals vaulted him up from fourth to third in Mello Yello championship points. This year will mark Arana's sixth appearance in the Countdown to the Championship.
"I felt so good today, " Arana said. "I felt good yesterday. I'm finally back on my game riding this bike and she's bad to the bone. We did everything we could. We picked up from the semifinals, and cut an .010 light in the final round—I wouldn't have wanted any better of a light for Indy. We did everything we could.
"We'll go back to the drawing board and get ready for the Countdown. If we keep this up, we have a really good shot at making a run for the championship. We just have to go one round at a time, one race at a time and keep our head on our shoulders like we did this weekend and we'll be in a great spot for the big trophy at the end of the season. We are peaking at just the right time so
Points are reset for the Countdown and Kraweic’s 74-point gap to Tonglet is reduced to 20. Arana Jr., Savoie, Matt Smith, Hines, Pollacheck, rookie Joey Gladstone, Karen Stoffer and Angie Smith are all in the Countdown in that order.
Indy was an up and down struggle for 4th-in-points Matt Smith, who broke a brand new chain in Q4. Missing the proper master link for a new chain, Matt enlisted the help of Chip Ellis to aid in the fix. Then came the slow destruction of his motor on raceday.
Surely some of the credit for Angie Smith's making the Countdown is due to Celena Petrucci's encouraging Post-It
Angie's redlight start against Jerry Savoie in E1
Rookie of the Year candidate Joey Gladstone comfortably made the Countdown in 8th despite losing to Matt Smith in E1
"We ran real strong two years ago and we've been struggling to run that strong ever since," admitted Chip Ellis, who lost to Matt Smith in round 2 on his Junior Pippin EBR. Still, Chip and motor man Lon Moyer had their Grabber Blue bike laying down 1.03 60 foots and posting some big MPH numbers, and surely would have been in the Countdown if they'd completed the Western swing. The team reduced their schedule this year as Pippin concentrates on his cancer battle. Junior texted me frequently Sunday, as the Southern Gentleman was obviously having a good day and showing his usual high spirit. Ellis nailed an .008 and made it past Mike Berry in round 1 on raceday but fell to Matt Smith in E2.
Cory Reed qualified 14th and lost to Arana in E1
Mike Berry hopped aboard Blake Gann's Buell in a last-ditch effort to make the Countdown.
Jimmy Underdahl on the sleek Suzuki recently acquired by the Underdahl/Stoffer Cartel by the recently retired Joey Desantis. Jimmy qualified 16th and lost to Krawiec in E1. Look for an indepth interview with Joey D soon on Eatmyink.
A thoughtful Steve Johnson and his man Jock. "I was thinking about missing shiftpoints and how much that effected the ET of the run," said Johnson, who qualified 11th but failed to make the Countdown. "Well, you’re still new at this," I told the veteran racer and former US Nationals winner. "It will come with time..."
Karen Stoffer qualified 9th and redlit against Tonglet in E1. She's in the Countdown at 9th.
Stoffer's redlight start against LE Tonglet in E1
Flyin' Ryan Oehler's enthusiasm is undiminished despite not flyin' quick enough to make the field
NHDRO racers Hurley Davis and Shakee at DSR's Friday open house
Carbon fiber meister Kenny Koldsbaek of Kenny's Components
The abandoned Harley chassis?
Sidnei Frigo raced to his first career NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series victory at Indianapolis. Frigo, who is from Brazil, raced a 6.318-second pass at 203.68 mph in his Artivinco Racing / Fuel Tech late model Corvette to defeat veteran Troy Coughlin who ran a 9.079 at 122.76 in his JEG’s Mail Order Corvette. "It's amazing,” Frigo said. “For my crew chief, for my guys. My son's here. It's amazing. The car is so...everything is working good now. I'm very confident. And thank you to my crew."
Frigo faced-off with Steve Jackson, Steven Whiteley and Richie Stevens, the husband to Pro Stock world champion Erica Enders, before reaching his first career final round. Coughlin set the track speed record in qualifying and defeated Jim Whiteley, Johnny Gray and Rickie Smith before falling to Frigo in the finals.
Despite a first round exit, Mike Castellana, the No. 1 qualifier, maintains the points lead. Coughlin follows in second and event winner Frigo is fifth.
Steve Torrence taking the Top Fuel final over Cinderella Kebin Kinsley
Steve Torrence raced to a 3.757-second pass at 322.96 mph to defeat Kebin Kinsley who lost traction in his Road Rage Fuel Booster dragster at the start of the final. It is Torrence’s first win at the Chevy Performance U.S. Nationals, seventh of the season and 15th of his career.
“This is surreal,” Torrence said. “I don’t even know if I’m realizing what’s going on right now. You come to Indy and you race for a week. This is our biggest race. This is what we race our careers for, is to try and win Indy and it’s a marathon. I’m wore out. Unless you’re a racer and in this situation, I don’t think I can explain the feelings that you get. This is us winning the biggest race of our sport. I said this the other day, you can win a bunch of championships but if you don’t win Indy then you haven’t really done much. So, we’ve won Indy.”
Torrence also won the Top Fuel Traxxas Nitro Shootout, the lucrative race-within-a-race with a $100,000 cash prize. He defeated rookie Ashley Sanford, reigning and three-time world champion Antron Brown and Leah Pritchett en route to the finals. With his semifinal win over Pritchett, Torrence clinched the No. 1 seed heading into the Countdown to the Championship, NHRA’s six race playoff.
Kinsley’s final round appearance was the first of his career. He defeated No. 1 qualifier Clay Millican, Shawn Langdon and the winningest Top Fuel driver in NHRA history, Tony Schumacher, before falling to Torrence.
J.R. Todd's DHL car took out Ron Capps in the Funny Car final
J.R. Todd, a Lawrenceburg, Indiana native, powered past Funny Car reigning world champion Ron Capps with a 3.949 pass at 325.53 in his DHL Toyota Camry to better Capps’ 3.923 at 325.61 in his NAPA Dodge Charger. It is Todd’s first career win at the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, his second of the season and of his Funny Car Career.
“This was where it all started for me in Jr. Dragsters,” Todd said. “I remember watching Capps as a kid and now I raced him in the final round of Indy. It’s too surreal. Like Torrence said, you win Indy and you know you’ve beaten the best in the sport. Ron Capps and those guys out there are the best in the sport.”
Todd picked up wins against Brian Stewart, veteran Cruz Pedregon and, Tim Wilkerson who crossed the center line in the semifinals before taking home the Wally. He’s secured the No. 9 spot heading into the Countdown to the Championship. Capps took out 2015 winner Alexis DeJoria, Jim Campbell and teammate Jack Beckman before losing.
The Pro Stock Car final between Greg Anderson in the near lane and holeshot winner Drew Skillman
In Pro Stock Car, Drew Skillman ran a 6.676 pass at 206.61 in his Ray Skillman Chevrolet Camaro to defeat Greg Anderson’s 6.660 at 208.01 in his Summit Racing Equipment Chevrolet Camaro on a holeshot for his first Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals victory, fourth win of the season and seventh of his career. His four victories have come in the last six races.
“I cannot speak highly enough of my team,” Skillman said. “They’ve been killing it. Consistency is super hard in this sport and we have a car that keeps repeating. This has been a long time coming. We’ve worked really hard to finally get something like this to happen. There’s a very small list of things I’d really like to do in life. And this is one of them. I want for nothing and this was something that I really wanted to do. And that’s finally done and we’re not done chasing yet.”
On the way to his victory, Skillman defeated Pro Stock veteran Jeg Coughlin Jr., Chris McGaha and rookie and No. 1 qualifier Tanner Gray. Anderson, a four-time world champion and six-time Chevrolet Performance U.S. National winner, raced Kenny Delco, teammate and reigning champ Jason Line and Alex Laughlin before reaching the finals.
Monday's final results from the 63rd annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis. The race is the 18th of 24 in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series:
Top Alcohol Dragster -- Josh Hart, 5.307, 274.33 def. Megan Meyer, 5.364, 275.79.
Top Alcohol Funny Car -- John Lombardo Jr., Chevy Camaro, 5.485, 269.08 def. Doug Gordon, Camaro, 5.715, 262.64.
Pro Modified -- Sidnei Frigo, Chevy Corvette, 6.318, 203.68 def. Troy Coughlin, Corvette, 9.079, 122.76.
Competition Eliminator -- Brad Plourd, Ford T Roadster, 14.529, 93.36 def. Mike Farrell, Chevy Roadster, Foul - Red Light.
Super Stock -- Kevin Helms, Dodge Challenger, 9.122, 137.86 def. Marion Stephenson, Chevy Cobalt, 9.737, 129.98.
Stock Eliminator -- Larry Gilley, Dodge Dart, 10.622, 123.07 def. Darrell Steiger, dodge Challenger, 10.619, 123.54.
My boys David and Ray Barton showing how it's done in Factory Stock Showdown
Factory Stock Showdown -- David Barton, Chevy Camaro, 8.181, 164.53 def. Stephen Bell, Camaro, 8.214, 165.48.
The Bartons scored big again when Jim Daniels collected yet another Hemi Challenge win for the PA performance shop
Super Comp -- Ray Connolly, Dragster, 8.931, 171.79 def. Edmond Richardson, Dragster, 8.937, 168.72.
Super Gas -- Kevin Adams, Chevy Nova, 9.920, 154.10 def. Samantha Coughlin, Chevy Corvette, 9.920, 164.57.
The 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season continues Sept. 15-17 at zMAX Dragway with the 10th annual NHRA Carolina Nationals and the kickoff to the Countdown to the Championship.
This Chevy II looks very different from the "Blue Bomb" that my dad used to drive me to school in
Gasser Back-Up Girl in flight!
Some Super Stock action
Another back-up girl in flight!
Loyal Eatmyink reader Mikey Carlisle (in Lite beer shirt) with his Aerovyne co-workers and Steve Torrence's man (and Leah Pritchett's too) Gary Pritchett
Sunday: Krawiec Still in Charge at USNats
Eddie Krawiec launches in Q5
Eddie Krawiec secured his third Pro Stock Motorcycle No. 1 qualifier of the season, 36th of his career and second at the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals with his 6.822 pass at 196.62 on his Screamin’ Eagle / Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Saturday evening. “Fortunate for me I’ve had low elapsed time pretty much four out of the last five rounds and tied low E.T. of the first session,” Krawiec said “So, I have an awesome motorcycle going into tomorrow. And right now my main focus is just going out there keeping good reaction time, making clean laps down the drag strip. Lucas Oil Raceway has been good to me so far so hopefully its really good to me tomorrow.”
Krawiec will face-off against Jimmy Underdahl in the first round of eliminations. Krawiec’s teammate, Andrew Hines, qualified second with his 6.825 pass at 194.74 on Saturday and he will race Angelle Sampey in the first round. Points leader LE Tonglet has clinched his No. 1 seed into the Countdown to the Championship after qualifying in the eighth position.
Sure, it's easy to laugh when you're locked into the countdown as the top speed. But LE Tonglet and his White Alligator Racing boss Jerry Savoie find themselves in strange-for-2017 territory as #7 and 8 qualifiers. Still, raceday promises to be WAR weather—hot and smudgey!
Chip Ellis has been boiling his tire just right, nailing 1.03 60 foot times each of the last two qualifying sessions. Chip and the Junior Pippin EBR are qualified 5th and face Mike Berry in E1.
I think I've figured out the source of Andie Rawlings' lean angle issues.....
...it's the Doc Marten's! Get some Bates Fast Lanes!
Danny Rowe upset #1 Pro Mod qualifier and points leader Mike Casteallana in round 1. Castellana's AAP blown Camaro made a sharp move towards the centerline at the hit then bobbled along the line through each gear shift. Mike finally let out to pull the car back towards the groove.
Number 1 qualifier Mike Casteallana was upset by No. 16 qualifier Danny Rowe in the first round of eliminations. Castellana’s Friday night track elapsed-time record 5.709-second pass at 252.52 mph in his Al Anabi Racing Chevrolet Camaro secured him his third No. 1 qualifier of the season. Rowe raced to a 5.851 pass at 247.88 in his Agave Underground Tequila 1968 Chevrolet Camaro to defeat Castellana’s 6.177 pass at 183.62 in the first round.
"It was awesome. It was a great run,” Rowe said. “Mike (Castellana) and the whole crew over there did an unbelievable job; they should be really proud. But this is racing. We don't race on paper; we all go out there and do our best. We didn't know if we could go out there and run with him, but we were going to go down the best we could and that's what we did. The car went down and we were able to get around him. It's exciting - the entire team is excited. It's been a long time since we started going rounds and a great place to start turning around your program is Indy, so I'm excited."
Rowe will take on Richie Stevens, husband to Pro Stock champion Erica Enders, in the second round on Monday. Troy Coughlin, who set the track speed record in qualifying, defeated Jim Whiteley in the first round and will face Johnny Gray, uncle of rookie standout Pro Stock racer Tanner Gray, in round two.
Jack Beckman raced his Infinite Hero Foundation Dodge Charger R/T to the Funny Car NHRA Traxxas Nitro Shootout victory Sunday. Beckman ran a 3.952-second pass at 324.67 mph to defeat Robert Hight who smoked the tires to a 4.360 run at 207.11 in his Auto Club of Southern California Chevrolet Camaro SS. It was Beckman’s third Traxxas Nitro Shootout victory, he has never lost in the finals of the Shootout. With the win, Beckman takes home $100,000 in prize money.
“Just getting in to the Shootout is incredibly difficult,” Beckman said. “That’s what makes it exciting, there’s a big litany of ways to make your way into the field but then there’s only one way to get the trophy: You’ve got to beat three of the baddest fuel cars on the planet in one day. There’s always something that makes this Traxxas final round eventful.”
Millican piloted his Parts Plus / Great Clips dragster to his second consecutive Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals Top Fuel No. 1 qualifier, his third of the season and eighth of his career with his track elapsed time record pass of 3.663 at 329.10 on Saturday.
“I’m up here the one talking but (crew chief) David Grubnic is amazing," Millican said. "It’s his tune up. It’s not someone else’s tune up that he’s massaging. And he’s been working on this for three years. Qualifying to me are definitely the guys that working on it and the tuners. I’ve done this for 19 years and they look and talk about things that I have no idea what they are talking about. Everybody knows their job and we all work together to help each other with their jobs.”
Millican will lineup against Kebin Kensley for first round eliminations. Following Millican is Leah Pritchett who qualified second with a 3.667 at 329.50. She will see Wayne Newby in the first round. Top Fuel NHRA Traxxas Nitro Shootout winner Steve Torrence is in third and races rookie Ashley Sanford in round one.
Matt Hagan powered his Mopar Express Lane Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car to a 3.799 pass at 338.77 for his fourth No. 1 qualifier of the season, 30th of his career and fourth at the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals. His run from Friday’s first qualifying session set both ends of the Lucas Oil Raceway track record.
“The U.S. Nats is a huge race,” Hagan said. “We won it last year. I guess no one has ever doubled-up and gone No. 1 twice. It’s a pretty tough stat to hear but hope we can make some history tomorrow and do that. I feel really good about the car, about the race track and what we’re doing. I think it’s going to be similar conditions for tomorrow. Today is really race day set-up and our car ran well today and kind of repeated itself both laps. So, I think it was all we could ask for so I’m pretty excited for that.”
Hagan will race Jim Campbell in the first round. In the No. 2 spot is Hight who ran a 3.807 at 333.91 to square off with Justin Schriefer in round one. Ron Capps, driver of the NAPA Auto Parts Dodge Charger R/T is qualified eighth but has clinched the No. 1 seed heading into the Countdown to the Championship, NHRA’s six race playoff.
Greg Anderson secured his 90th career Pro Stock No. 1 qualifier, third of the season and fifth at Indianapolis with the 6.561 pass at 210.11 in his Summit Racing Equipment Chevrolet Camaro from Saturday.
“We knew this afternoon was going to be very, very similar to what we are going to see tomorrow made a lot of changes to the race car and it responded perfectly. My Chevy is just happy up here, it loves this place just as much as I do. It doesn’t seem like it wants to or can make a bad run, knock on wood. I hope it’s going to be great the rest of the weekend. We’re always greedy and we always feel like we don’t make the perfect run but I’m telling you these last three runs you can’t pick much off of them.”
Anderson faces Kenny Delco in the first round. Rookie Tanner Gray is in second with his 6.566 pass at 209.88 in his Gray Motorsports / Valvoline Chevrolet Camaro. He will race Deric Kramer while Drew Skillman is third and sees veteran Jeg Coughlin Jr. in eliminations.
Pro Stock Motorcycle -- 1. Eddie Krawiec, Harley-Davidson, 6.822, 196.70 vs. 16. Jim Underdahl, Suzuki, 6.984, 191.67; 2. Andrew Hines, Harley-Davidson, 6.825, 196.02 vs. 15. Angelle Sampey, Victory, 6.944, 192.06; 3. Hector Arana Jr, Buell, 6.840, 196.16 vs. 14. Cory Reed, Victory, 6.941, 189.02; 4. Matt Smith, Victory, 6.840, 196.02 vs. 13. Joey Gladstone, Suzuki, 6.940, 191.81; 5. Chip Ellis, Victory, 6.848, 194.66 vs. 12. Mike Berry, Buell, 6.936, 190.30; 6. Scotty Pollacheck, Suzuki, 6.862, 194.55 vs. 11. Steve Johnson, Suzuki, 6.932, 192.60; 7. Jerry Savoie, Suzuki, 6.864, 194.72 vs. 10. Angie Smith, Buell, 6.914, 193.93; 8. LE Tonglet, Suzuki, 6.876, 195.96 vs. 9. Karen Stoffer, Suzuki, 6.897, 192.82.
Did Not Qualify: 17. Ryan Oehler, 7.026, 189.84; 18. Mark Paquette, 7.061, 187.31; 19. Lance Bonham, 7.347, 184.35; 20. Odolph Daniels, 7.444, 174.68; 21. Wendell Daniels, 7.605, 171.29; 22. Andie Rawlings, 7.917, 169.51.
ROUND ONE -- Richie Stevens, Chevy Camaro, 5.829, 248.39 def. Khalid alBalooshi, Camaro, 5.877, 248.29; Jonathan Gray, Camaro, 5.837, 249.07 def. Harry Hruska, Camaro, 7.035, 188.75; Troy Coughlin, Chevy Corvette, 5.808, 257.24 def. Jim Whiteley, Camaro, 5.842, 249.44; Shane Molinari, Pontiac Firebird, 5.778, 257.78 def. Dan Stevenson, Camaro, 7.503, 131.97; Rickie Smith, Camaro, 5.847, 248.43 def. Steve Matusek, Camaro, 5.836, 247.20; Steven Whiteley, Cadillac CTS-V, 10.812, 92.13 def. Shannon Jenkins, Ford Mustang, Foul - Red Light; Sidnei Frigo, Corvette, 5.807, 253.99 def. Steve Jackson, Camaro, 5.812, 248.39; Danny Rowe, Corvette, 5.851, 247.88 def. Mike Castellana, Camaro, 6.177, 183.62
TRAXXAS FUNNY CAR SHOOTOUT:
ROUND ONE -- Jack Beckman, Dodge Charger, 3.872, 331.77 def. Tommy Johnson Jr., Charger, 4.000, 324.98; John Force, Chevy Camaro, 3.949, 309.98 def. Matt Hagan, Charger, 3.918, 331.45; Ron Capps, Charger, 3.871, 330.55 def. Courtney Force, Camaro, 3.911, 329.91; Robert Hight, Camaro, 3.889, 332.34 def. J.R. Todd, Toyota Camry, 3.956, 316.60;
SEMIFINALS -- Hight, 3.893, 332.51 def. J. Force, 3.954, 314.24; Beckman, 4.942, 204.23 def. Capps, 5.568, 129.33;
FINAL -- Beckman, 3.952, 324.67 def. Hight, 4.360, 207.11.
Top Fuel -- 1. Clay Millican, 3.663 seconds, 329.10 mph vs. 16. Kebin Kinsley, 3.808, 319.29; 2. Leah Pritchett, 3.667, 329.50 vs. 15. Wayne Newby, 3.795, 321.88; 3. Steve Torrence, 3.673, 329.50 vs. 14. Ashley Sanford, 3.775, 322.04; 4. Tony Schumacher, 3.680, 330.31 vs. 13. Terry McMillen, 3.770, 321.81; 5. Doug Kalitta, 3.682, 329.58 vs. 12. Richie Crampton, 3.756, 329.91; 6. Antron Brown, 3.689, 329.91 vs. 11. Scott Palmer, 3.754, 328.54; 7. Bob Vandergriff, 3.719, 325.30 vs. 10. Pat Dakin, 3.752, 311.49; 8. Brittany Force, 3.734, 330.23 vs. 9. Shawn Langdon, 3.748, 289.82.
Did Not Qualify: 17. Ike Maier, 3.861, 311.27; 18. Kyle Wurtzel, 3.970, 292.33.
Funny Car -- 1. Matt Hagan, Dodge Charger, 3.799, 338.77 vs. 16. Jim Campbell, Charger, 4.060, 317.94; 2. Robert Hight, Chevy Camaro, 3.807, 336.23 vs. 15. Justin Schriefer, Charger, 4.033, 313.95; 3. Courtney Force, Camaro, 3.837, 334.90 vs. 14. Cruz Pedregon, Toyota Camry, 4.015, 305.70; 4. John Force, Camaro, 3.849, 336.74 vs. 13. Del Worsham, Camry, 3.999, 320.81; 5. Jack Beckman, Charger, 3.859, 333.16 vs. 12. Tommy Johnson Jr., Charger, 3.988, 324.98; 6. J.R. Todd, Camry, 3.865, 332.34 vs. 11. Brian Stewart, Ford Mustang, 3.924, 296.44; 7. Jonnie Lindberg, Camry, 3.865, 329.83 vs. 10. Tim Wilkerson, Mustang, 3.902, 330.23; 8. Ron Capps, Charger, 3.871, 330.55 vs. 9. Alexis DeJoria, Camry, 3.881, 332.02.
Did Not Qualify: 17. Jeff Diehl, 4.118, 305.01; 18. Bob Bode, 4.983, 158.26.
Pro Stock -- 1. Greg Anderson, Chevy Camaro, 6.561, 210.64 vs. 16. Kenny Delco, Camaro, 6.661, 208.68; 2. Tanner Gray, Camaro, 6.566, 209.88 vs. 15. Deric Kramer, Dodge Dart, 6.628, 207.21; 3. Drew Skillman, Camaro, 6.570, 210.18 vs. 14. Jeg Coughlin, Camaro, 6.625, 209.20; 4. Bo Butner, Camaro, 6.572, 210.34 vs. 13. Vincent Nobile, Camaro, 6.615, 209.46; 5. Alex Laughlin, Camaro, 6.576, 210.01 vs. 12. Shane Gray, Camaro, 6.607, 209.17; 6. Chris McGaha, Camaro, 6.577, 209.95 vs. 11. Erica Enders, Camaro, 6.604, 209.10; 7. Johnny Gray, Camaro, 6.596, 210.11 vs. 10. Allen Johnson, Dart, 6.601, 209.43; 8. Matt Hartford, Camaro, 6.598, 209.62 vs. 9. Jason Line, Camaro, 6.599, 209.65.
Did Not Qualify: 17. Shane Tucker, 6.668, 206.89; 18. John Gaydosh Jr, 6.681, 207.24; 19. Larry Morgan, 6.684, 207.75; 20. Alan Prusiensky, 6.724, 206.20.
Saturday: Krawiec's 8.222 Takes Over
Smilin' Eddie Krawiec hoists his takeover ticket on the return road. Surprised by the performance of these Harley Street Rods this weekend despite skipping last week's tst day? It's because when Eddie says "We’ve made a lot of different chassis changes as the season has gone forward," what he really means is that the team has gone back to their V-Rod chassis this weekend with Street Rod bodywork. The team has always shown great performance at their home track, so coming off the trailer hot with familiar is not particularly surprising.
Eddie Krawiec raced to the top of Pro Stock Motorcycle with a 6.822 at 196.62 on his Screamin' Eagle / Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson during in Q3 to bump teammate Andrew Hines to the second spot at the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, the world’s biggest drag race, at Lucas Oil Raceway near Indianapolis.
“Our bikes are performing well,” said Krawiec, who won the event in 2014. “We’ve made a lot of different chassis changes as the season has gone forward. It’s been a little bit of a challenge, a little bit of a struggle, but we’ve finally felt that we’ve turned the corner. That’s a tribute to our crew. It takes a lot of effort out here. It’s not one person, I just happen to be the individual on the motorcycle.”
Hines’ 6.825 pass at 194.74 from Friday night keeps him above Matt Smith who ran a 6.840 at 196.02 in the third session and is in the current No. 3 spot.
Hector Arana Jr surprised me by showing up with EBR bodywork on his bike—totally untested by the team except in the wind tunnel. You might remember the Aranas tried the EBR some 2 years ago with unhappy results, but the one they brought to Indy is a whole new, separately-approved-by-NHRA body, yielding similar results. Arana was unqualified after two rounds.
The Arana team withdrew the EBR for Q3 and Hector looks relieved to be back on his Buell on the return road. He jumped all the way to 5th with a 6.87.
Mike Castellana continues to lead Pro Mod qualifying. Castellana’s Friday night track elapsed-time record 5.709-second pass at 252.52 mph in his Al Anabi Racing Chevrolet Camaro held up through an additional two rounds of qualifying at the world’s biggest drag race.
"My team's put together a great car and we just hope we can keep this momentum up,” Castellana said. “We've got one more qualifier tomorrow. I don't think the order's going to change tomorrow because it's supposed to be a little hotter. We're just going to take it round by round. Hopefully we can keep going."
Troy Coughlin moved up to the second position with is 5.743 pass at a track speed record of 258.76 in his JEGs Mail Order Corvette. Shane Molinari currently holds the third spot with his improved time of 5.750 at 257.63.
That's Steve Torrence in the Capco dragster alongside his "brother" Antron Brown in Friday's qualifying session
Steve Torrence ran a 3.673-second pass at 329.50 mph to defeat Tony Schumacher’s 3.680 pass at 330.31 in his U.S. Army dragster during the Traxxas Shootout final round to win the $100,000 prize. It was Torrence’s third Traxxas Shootout finals appearance and first win.
“This is just the icing on the cake; to go to Indy and be able to race in the Traxxas Shootout,” Torrence said. “Thanks to Mike Jenkins and all those guys at Traxxas that put this on. This is an unbelievable deal. When you come out here and you race for 100,000 grand and it’s a race-within-a-race, the competition level is at its highest. It’s the baddest eight guys in drag racing and when you go up there you have to bring you’re a-game every lap and we were able to come out with a win.”
Clay Millican set the Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis Top Fuel elapsed-time record during the third of five qualifying sessions when he put up a 3.663 run at 329.10 in his Parts Plus / Great Clips dragster. “I’m glad to be up here tonight. I know we have two more runs tomorrow,” Millican said. “I’m just so proud of (crew chief) David Grubnic and (assistant crew chief) Mac Savage and all the guys that work on that car. They’re the ones who should be up here talking, not me. They deserve all the credit, not me. I didn’t even look at the Christmas tree. My job on a run like that is to do everything a driver is supposed to do to give the race team everything they want from a driver.”
Leah Pritchett is in the No. 2 spot with her 3.667 run at 329.50 in her Papa John's dragster from Friday and Torrence is in third.
Matt Hagan leads the Funny Car field heading into day three of qualifying with his track record run of 3.799 at 338.77 in the Mopar Express Lanes Dodge Charger R/T during Friday’s opening qualifying run.
“I think everyone was surprised we didn’t improve,” Hagan said. “Last night was really killer, tonight was pretty killer. You lay the runs over each other and they’re identical. It’s just wild. You’re up there splitting hairs to make these cars run. It’s a real fine line. A little here and a little there makes such a difference. We got us a hot rod though, man. It’s running good, knock on wood, with three good runs in a row. It builds confidence.”
National record holder Robert Hight and his Auto Club of Southern California Chevrolet Camaro is currently second with teammates Courtney Force following in third and John Force in fourth.
In Pro Stock Car, Greg Anderson ran a 6.561 pass at 210.11 in his Summit Racing Equipment Chevrolet Camaro in the third qualifying round to take over the No. 1 spot from rookie Tanner Gray.
“I’m a little bit surprised,” Anderson said. “The weather conditions are great out there but not nearly what they were yesterday. Quite honestly, the class as a whole kind of missed yesterday. We knew even though the weather conditions were off today if we made a better quality run we could get close and have a chance. It took a very high-quality run. We made a beautiful run and I didn’t leave much on the table.”
Gray is in the second position with his 6.566 pass at 209.88 in his Gray Motorsports / Valvoline Chevrolet Camaro from Friday evening and Drew Skillman, who has three wins this season, is in third with a 6.570 at 209.33 in his Ray Skillman Chevrolet Camaro.
The third and final day of qualifying at the 63rd Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals begins Sunday at 11:30 a.m. Catch the action live at noon and 5 p.m. on FOX Sports 1 (FS1). Pro Mod Series qualifying continues Sunday at 2 p.m. with round one of eliminations slated to begin at 5:40 p.m.
Pro Stock Motorcycle -- 1. Eddie Krawiec, Harley-Davidson, 6.822, 196.70; 2. Andrew Hines, Harley-Davidson, 6.825, 196.02; 3. Matt Smith, Victory, 6.840, 196.02; 4. Scotty Pollacheck, Suzuki, 6.862, 194.55; 5. Hector Arana Jr, Buell, 6.871, 194.88; 6. Jerry Savoie, Suzuki, 6.871, 194.72; 7. LE Tonglet, Suzuki, 6.876, 195.96; 8. Chip Ellis, Victory, 6.892, 193.82; 9. Karen Stoffer, Suzuki, 6.897, 192.82; 10. Angie Smith, Buell, 6.927, 193.93; 11. Mike Berry, Buell, 6.936, 190.30; 12. Joey Gladstone, Suzuki, 6.940, 191.81; 13. Cory Reed, Victory, 6.941, 189.02; 14. Steve Johnson, Suzuki, 6.964, 192.60; 15. Jim Underdahl, Suzuki, 6.996, 190.75; 16. Angelle Sampey, Victory, 7.019, 183.59. Not Qualified: 17. Ryan Oehler, 7.026, 189.12; 18. Mark Paquette, 7.061, 187.31; 19. Lance Bonham, 7.347, 181.50; 20. Odolph Daniels, 7.444, 174.68; 21. Wendell Daniels, 7.605, 171.29; 22. Andie Rawlings, 8.039, 168.37.
Pro Modified -- 1. Mike Castellana, Chevy Camaro, 5.709, 252.52; 2. Troy Coughlin, Chevy Corvette, 5.743, 258.76; 3. Shane Molinari, Pontiac Firebird, 5.750, 257.63; 4. Steve Jackson, Camaro, 5.779, 249.63; 5. Steven Whiteley, Cadillac CTS-V, 5.785, 249.86; 6. Rickie Smith, Camaro, 5.794, 251.34; 7. Harry Hruska, Camaro, 5.795, 253.37; 8. Khalid alBalooshi, Camaro, 5.805, 249.67; 9. Richie Stevens, Camaro, 5.805, 247.79; 10. Jonathan Gray, Camaro, 5.807, 249.86; 11. Steve Matusek, Camaro, 5.815, 249.58; 12. Shannon Jenkins, Ford Mustang, 5.820, 246.12; 13. Sidnei Frigo, Corvette, 5.829, 253.04; 14. Dan Stevenson, Camaro, 5.836, 254.86; 15. Danny Rowe, Corvette, 5.846, 247.38; 16. Jim Whiteley, Camaro, 5.849, 249.35. Not Qualified: 17. Michael Biehle, 5.870, 253.23; 18. Mike Janis, 5.875, 244.29; 19. Chuck Little, 5.876, 243.85; 20. Doug Winters, 5.880, 243.72; 21. Michael Bowman, 5.882, 258.37; 22. Bill Glidden, 6.038, 225.75; 23. Rick Hord, 6.223, 220.15; 24. Ruben Tetsoshvili, 6.357, 220.98; 25. Clint Satterfield, 6.503, 212.29; 26. Bob Rahaim, 6.692, 159.59.
Top Fuel -- 1. Clay Millican, 3.663 seconds, 329.10 mph; 2. Leah Pritchett, 3.667, 329.50; 3. Steve Torrence, 3.673, 329.50; 4. Tony Schumacher, 3.680, 330.31; 5. Doug Kalitta, 3.682, 329.58; 6. Antron Brown, 3.689, 329.91; 7. Bob Vandergriff, 3.719, 325.30; 8. Brittany Force, 3.734, 329.50; 9. Shawn Langdon, 3.748, 289.82; 10. Scott Palmer, 3.754, 328.54; 11. Richie Crampton, 3.756, 329.91; 12. Terry McMillen, 3.770, 321.81; 13. Ashley Sanford, 3.775, 322.04; 14. Wayne Newby, 3.795, 321.88; 15. Kebin Kinsley, 3.808, 319.29; 16. Ike Maier, 3.861, 311.27. Not Qualified: 17. Kyle Wurtzel, 3.970, 292.33; 18. Pat Dakin, 4.054, 256.50.
Funny Car -- 1. Matt Hagan, Dodge Charger, 3.799, 338.77; 2. Robert Hight, Chevy Camaro, 3.807, 336.23; 3. Courtney Force, Camaro, 3.837, 334.90; 4. John Force, Camaro, 3.849, 336.74; 5. Jack Beckman, Charger, 3.859, 333.16; 6. J.R. Todd, Toyota Camry, 3.865, 332.34; 7. Jonnie Lindberg, Camry, 3.865, 329.83; 8. Alexis DeJoria, Camry, 3.881, 332.02; 9. Ron Capps, Charger, 3.883, 329.67; 10. Tim Wilkerson, Ford Mustang, 3.906, 330.23; 11. Brian Stewart, Mustang, 3.924, 296.44; 12. Del Worsham, Camry, 3.999, 319.45; 13. Cruz Pedregon, Camry, 4.015, 281.89; 14. Jim Campbell, Charger, 4.060, 317.94; 15. Justin Schriefer, Charger, 4.137, 305.15; 16. Jeff Diehl, Toyota Solara, 4.172, 292.27. Not Qualified: 17. Bob Bode, 4.983, 158.26; 18. Tommy Johnson Jr., 9.922, 84.08.
Pro Stock -- 1. Greg Anderson, Chevy Camaro, 6.561, 210.31; 2. Tanner Gray, Camaro, 6.566, 209.88; 3. Drew Skillman, Camaro, 6.570, 210.18; 4. Bo Butner, Camaro, 6.572, 210.34; 5. Alex Laughlin, Camaro, 6.576, 210.01; 6. Chris McGaha, Camaro, 6.577, 209.95; 7. Johnny Gray, Camaro, 6.596, 210.11; 8. Matt Hartford, Camaro, 6.598, 209.62; 9. Allen Johnson, Dodge Dart, 6.601, 209.43; 10. Erica Enders, Camaro, 6.604, 209.10; 11. Shane Gray, Camaro, 6.607, 208.78; 12. Jason Line, Camaro, 6.610, 209.65; 13. Vincent Nobile, Camaro, 6.615, 209.46; 14. Jeg Coughlin, Camaro, 6.625, 209.20; 15. Deric Kramer, Dart, 6.628, 207.21; 16. Kenny Delco, Camaro, 6.661, 208.68. Not Qualified: 17. Shane Tucker, 6.668, 206.89; 18. John Gaydosh Jr, 6.681, 207.24; 19. Alan Prusiensky, 6.724, 206.20; 20. Larry Morgan, 6.772, 206.07.
Traxxas Top Fuel Shootout -- Steve Torrence, 3.673 seconds, 329.50 mph def. Tony Schumacher, 3.680 seconds, 330.31 mph.
Friday: V&H H-D Dominate Q1 at Indy
Eddie Krwaiec (left) and Andrew Hines had good reason to be all smiles at NHRA's autograph session on Monument Circle on Wednesday. The team was clearly prepared for this event despite skipping last week's test that they usually attend.
Defending event winner Andrew Hines is at the top of the Pro Stock Motorcycle order for the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway in Brownsburg with a 6.825 pass at 194.74 on his Screamin' Eagle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson. Hines’ teammate Eddie Krawiec matched Hines with a 6.825 ET at a slower speed of 193.57 for the second spot in a dominant display of quickness and astonishingly matched tuning by the team.
The weather was unseasonably cool with a strong headwind blowing in from the north. The session was run and hour and a half ealy due to the threat of rain from Harvey leftovers and an overcast sky covered IRP.
“We needed this cool weather because our guys have been burning it up so much at the shop trying to figure out what we need to do,” Hines said. “The last two weeks have been completely grueling but the guys at Vance & Hines never stop digging and we never stop striving to get to that next level. Right now, we’re real happy putting our street rods one and two. It’s been a lot of hard work, a lot of blood, sweat and tears, literally.”
Reigning world champion Jerry Savoie is in third with a 6.877 at 193 and his teammate—season dominator LE Tonglet—is fourth with a 6.89 at 192.
Mike Castellana at Gainesville in March
Mike Castellana ran quickest in J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series. This weekend’s Pro Mod racing, presented by JEGS.com, is the ninth of 12 events on the 2017 schedule.
Castellana raced a track elapsed-time record 5.709-second pass at 252.52 mph in his Frank Manzo-tuned, supercharged Al Anabi Racing Chevrolet Camaro during Friday’s only qualifying session at the world’s biggest drag race.
"It's great, you know, to be No. 1 after the first session,” said Castellana, who is the points leader and holds the national elapsed-time record. “It takes the pressure off the rest of the weekend. I owe it all to my crew - they just do an awesome job with this car."
Stevie "Fast" Jackson is currently in the second position with a 5.779 pass at 249.63 in his Bahrain 1 Racing Chevrolet Camaro and Steven Whitely is holding onto third with a 5.785 pass at 249.03 in his Y-Not Racing / J&A Service Cadillac.
Matt Hagan blasting down IRP's 1320
Matt Hagan set both ends of the Funny Car track record in Friday qualifying for the world’s biggest drag race. Hagan ran a 3.799-second pass at 338.77 mph in his Mopar Express Lanes Dodge Charger R/T during the first of three qualifying days and first of five qualifying sessions. “What a fun run to hang onto,” Hagan said. “The car was out there digging and it’s floating and it’s hunting around. I made a couple corrections but was trying to not do too many. It’s fun to be able to do something like that. I’m just glad to be out there and to be able to do something like that. These cars are just awesome to drive. It’s kind of a throw down right now in qualifying.”
Holding the second position is Robert Hight with a 3.827 pass at 330.96 in his Auto Club of Southern California Chevrolet Camaro SS. Following Hight are teammates Courtney Force, in third, and John Force, in fourth.
Tires folding, pipes blasting, chassis bending—Leah Pritchett and Tony Schumacher
Leah Pritchett set the Top Fuel track elapsed-time record with her 3.667 pass at 329.50 in her Papa John’s dragster. “We’ve been preparing for this event missing our Indy test session for a couple of different reasons,” said Pritchett who also holds the national elapsed-time record. “Having the confidence and the momentum from Brainerd knowing that this is the coolest session, it feels good. Obviously there’s no guarantee and it’s very much provisional.”
Doug Kalitta is second in his Mac Tools dragster with a 3.682 pass at 329.42. Antron Brown, the three-time and reigning world champion, is qualified third in his special edition Matco Tools / Mello Yello dragster commemorating the extension of the Coca-Cola and NHRA partnership. Brown ran a 3.689 at 329.42 in his new paint scheme that was unveiled during Friday qualifying.
Pro Stock Car rookie Gray holds the No. 1 spot after his 6.566 pass at 209.88 in his Gray Motorsports / Valvoline Chevy Camaro. He is the youngest of three generations of Grays racing at the event marking the first time there have been three generations in the same category at a national NHRA event.
“It’s just cool to be able to go out there and race with my dad and grandpa,” Gray said. “It’s the first time I’ve been able to do anything with my grandpa like this. It’s a lot of fun and I know he’s having fun. The guys on my car are just doing what we usually do. They’re putting me under a great race car and I’m doing an okay job driving it and it shows out there.”
Greg Anderson is in the No. 2 position with his 6.568 pass at 210.31 in his Summit Racing Equipment Chevrolet Camaro. Drew Skillman is third with a 6.571 pass at 210.31 in his Ray Skillman Chevrolet Camaro and points leader Bo Butner is fourth.
Friday's results after the first one of five rounds of qualifying for the 63rd annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway Park at Indianapolis, 18th of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. Qualifying will continue Sunday for Monday's final eliminations.
Pro Stock Motorcycle -- 1. Andrew Hines, Harley-Davidson, 6.825, 194.74; 2. Eddie Krawiec, Harley-Davidson, 6.825, 193.57; 3. Jerry Savoie, Suzuki, 6.877, 193.82; 4. LE Tonglet, Suzuki, 6.894, 192.71; 5. Scotty Pollacheck, Suzuki, 6.917, 190.73; 6. Matt Smith, Victory, 6.927, 193.32; 7. Joey Gladstone, Suzuki, 6.940, 191.81; 8. Mike Berry, Buell, 6.982, 188.02; 9. Angie Smith, Buell, 6.997, 190.78; 10. Steve Johnson, Suzuki, 7.000, 191.81; 11. Cory Reed, Victory, 7.019, 187.91; 12. Angelle Sampey, Victory, 7.019, 183.59; 13. Ryan Oehler, Buell, 7.026, 189.12; 14. Karen Stoffer, Suzuki, 7.056, 188.75; 15. Chip Ellis, Victory, 7.136, 193.02; 16. Mark Paquette, Buell, 7.209, 181.52. Not Qualified: 17. Lance Bonham, 7.815, 181.50; 18. Wendell Daniels, 8.051, 167.91; 19. Hector Arana Jr, 8.755, 101.94; 20. Odolph Daniels, crossed lanes; 21. Andie Rawlings, crossed lanes.
Top Fuel -- 1. Leah Pritchett, 3.667 seconds, 329.50 mph; 2. Doug Kalitta, 3.682, 329.42; 3. Antron Brown, 3.689, 329.75; 4. Clay Millican, 3.689, 327.59; 5. Steve Torrence, 3.712, 326.71; 6. Tony Schumacher, 3.735, 327.82; 7. Scott Palmer, 3.754, 328.54; 8. Bob Vandergriff, 3.774, 325.30; 9. Ashley Sanford, 3.796, 322.04; 10. Wayne Newby, 3.803, 321.88; 11. Kebin Kinsley, 3.814, 313.88; 12. Brittany Force, 3.830, 244.21; 13. Terry McMillen, 3.848, 278.06; 14. Ike Maier, 3.861, 308.50; 15. Pat Dakin, 4.054, 256.50; 16. Richie Crampton, 4.109, 227.50. Not Qualified: 17. Shawn Langdon, 8.087, 87.02; 18. Kyle Wurtzel, broke.
Funny Car -- 1. Matt Hagan, Dodge Charger, 3.799, 338.77; 2. Robert Hight, Chevy Camaro, 3.827, 330.96; 3. Courtney Force, Camaro, 3.847, 302.28; 4. John Force, Camaro, 3.849, 336.74; 5. J.R. Todd, Toyota Camry, 3.865, 332.34; 6. Alexis DeJoria, Camry, 3.881, 332.02; 7. Jonnie Lindberg, Camry, 3.887, 329.83; 8. Jack Beckman, Charger, 3.900, 330.88; 9. Brian Stewart, Ford Mustang, 3.924, 296.44; 10. Tim Wilkerson, Mustang, 3.957, 304.39; 11. Del Worsham, Camry, 3.999, 319.22; 12. Jim Campbell, Charger, 4.074, 314.90; 13. Cruz Pedregon, Camry, 7.533, 89.85; 14. Bob Bode, Charger, 8.382, 81.11; 15. Tommy Johnson Jr., Charger, 9.922, 76.00; 16. Ron Capps, Charger, 10.938, 71.07. Not Qualified: 17. Justin Schriefer, broke.
Pro Stock -- 1. Tanner Gray, Chevy Camaro, 6.566, 209.88; 2. Greg Anderson, Camaro, 6.568, 210.31; 3. Drew Skillman, Camaro, 6.571, 210.18; 4. Bo Butner, Camaro, 6.572, 210.34; 5. Alex Laughlin, Camaro, 6.576, 210.01; 6. Chris McGaha, Camaro, 6.577, 209.95; 7. Johnny Gray, Camaro, 6.596, 210.11; 8. Matt Hartford, Camaro, 6.598, 209.62; 9. Erica Enders, Camaro, 6.604, 209.10; 10. Shane Gray, Camaro, 6.607, 208.78; 11. Vincent Nobile, Camaro, 6.615, 209.46; 12. Jason Line, Camaro, 6.616, 209.65; 13. Jeg Coughlin, Camaro, 6.642, 209.20; 14. John Gaydosh Jr, Chevrolet Camaro, 6.681, 207.24; 15. Shane Tucker, Camaro, 6.700, 206.42; 16. Kenny Delco, Camaro, 6.816, 204.39. Not Qualified: 17. Larry Morgan, 6.993, 194.83; 18. Allen Johnson, 12.528, 86.68; 19. Deric Kramer, broke.