Times from Friday’s qualifying sessions were good enough to maintain the top spots on the ladders for Sunday’s eliminations in the FRAM Autolite NHRA Nationals, taking place at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, California.
Tony Schumacher will take on Steve Chrisman in the first round of Top Fuel eliminations after Schumacher earned the number one qualifier with a pass of 3.814 (321.65 mph). Spencer Massey, Antron Brown, Terry McMillen and Larry Dixon round out the top five in Top Fuel.
John Force backed up last week’s win at the Mile-High Nationals by qualifying number one in Funny Cars (4.060/311.99 mph); he’ll race Brian Thiel in the first round. Robert Hight, Ron Capps, Melanie Troxel and Tim Wilkerson qualified in the top five for Sunday’s eliminations.
Allen Johnson will go up against V. Gaines in the first round of Pro Stock eliminations after a pass of 6.538 (211.56 mph). Greg Anderson, Erica Enders, Greg Stanfield and MikeEdwards are also in the top five.
Hector Arana Jr. made a fast pass of 6.881 (193.99 mph) in Pro Stock Motorcycle qualifying to earn the number one spot on the ladder; he’ll race Jim Underdahl in the first round. Rounding out the top five: Eddie Krawiec, Andrew Hines, Matt Smith and Angie Smith.
Follow eliminations on Sunday at www.nhra.com.