The NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series is in Norwalk, Ohio for the NHRA Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals. Friday saw qualifying for the first time of the weekend, and here are the results from Friday.
Larry Dixon is currently quickest in Top Fuel in his Al-Anabi Racing Dragster running a 3.780 at 320.43 mph on Friday to top the session. Antron Brown in the Matco Tools Dragster is second, followed by Brandon Bernstein in third, Bob Vandergriff in fourth, and Cory McClenathan in fifth. Dixon currently has six wins already this season and has clinched a spot in the countdown.
Ashley Force Hood, who is winless in 2010, has the quickest time so far in Funny Car. Force Hood in the Castrol GTX Ford Mustang, running a 4.032 at 311.99 mph ahead of Matt Hagan, Jack Beckman, Robert Hight and Ron Capps. John Force, who won last weekend at Bristol, is currently 13th and has not qualified yet, as only the top 12 times from Friday sessions carry over to Saturday.
Jeg Coughlin was the fastest in Pro Stock Friday in the Jegs.com Cobalt running a 6.592 at 208.97 mph. Allen Johnson in the Mopar is currently second followed by Ron Krisher, St. Louis winner Warren Johnson and Jason Line. Mike Edwards, the dominant driver and car of Pro Stock so far in 2010, is only 14th after Friday, and that is very surprising. The K&N Filters Pro Stock Challenge is also this weekend and can be seen during Saturday qualifying on ESPN2.
Steve Johnson currently has his Suzuki atop the Pro Stock Motorcycle Charts with a 6.929 at over 193.60 mph, with defending Pro Stock Motorcycle champion Hector Arana second and Andrew Hines, Karen Stoffer and Angie Smith in the top five after Friday qualifying.
Qualifying for Saturday night can be seen on ESPN2 followed by the Finals on Sunday night on ESPN2 from Norwalk starting at 7pm ET.