Larry Dixon topped Friday qualifying for the NHRA Summit Racing Southern Nationals from Atlanta. Dixon in his Al-Anabi racing dragster was fastest at a 3.82 @ 316.08 mph with Doug Kalitta in second and Cory McClenathan in third.
Ashley Force Hood leads Funny Car qualifying she ran a 4.10 @ 304.60 mph ahead of teammate Robert Hight and Ron Capps who was third. John Force the point leader was 16th and not qualified in the top 12 on Friday but he has two more qualifying sessions to get in the field of 16 on Saturday.
Allen Johnson was fastest in his Mopar in Pro Stock qualifying on Friday with Mike Edwards in second. Edwards has a huge points lead and several #1 qualifiers and wins in 2010 and hopes to continue his 2009 dominance throughout the year. Johnson ran a 6.63 @ 208.23 mph with Edwards running a 6.64 @ 208.07 mph.
Matt Smith topped Pro Stock Motorcycle qualifying with a time of 6.94 @ 191.87 mph in his Al-Anabi Buell. Hector Arana the defending bike champion was second and David Hope in third.
Final rounds of qualifying can be seen Saturday night on ESPN 2 starting at 8pm ET from Atlanta.