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Top Fuel
Pos Driver Points
1 Brittany Force 307
2 Antron Brown 269
3 Doug Kalitta 267
4 Steve Torrence 249
5 Clay Millican 242
6 J.R. Todd 229
7 Dave Connolly 217
8 Terry Mc Millen 209
9 Tony Schumacher 190
10 Leah Pritchett 188
11 Richie Crampton 187
12 Troy Buff 155
13 Shawn Langdon 130
14 Scott Palmer 93
15 Morgan Lucas 84

Funny Car
Pos Driver Points
1 Robert Hight 341
2 John Force 294
3 Ron Capps 289
4 Del Worsham 283
5 Jack Beckman 271
6 Courtney Force 265
7 Chad Head 236
8 Alexis De Joria 233
9 Tim Wilkerson 221
10 Matt Hagan 150
11 Tommy Johnson 149
12 Cruz Pedregon 146
13 John Hale 126
14 James Campbell 109
15 Terry Haddock 98

Pro Stock
Pos Driver Points
1 Jason Line 463
2 Greg Anderson 415
3 Bo Butner 331
4 Drew Skillman 264
5 Chris McGaha 214
6 Allen Johnson 212
7 Jeg Coughlin 191
8 Vincent Nobile 175
9 Erica Enders 171
10 Alex Laughlin 154
11 Deric Kramer 135
12 V Gaines 124
12 Matthew Hartford 124
14 Shane Gray 117
15 Joey Grose 94

Pro Stock Motorcycle
Pos Driver Points
1 Eddie Krawiec 129
2 Hector Arana 99
3 Andrew Hines 79
4 LE Tonglet IV 74
5 Chip Ellis 62
6 Michael Ray Jr 52
6 Gerald Savoie 52
6 James Underdahl 52
9 Angelle Sampey 35
10 Scott Pollacheck 33
10 Melissa Surber 33
12 Steve Johnson 32
13 Hector Arana Jr 31
13 Mike Berry 31
13 Michael Phillips 31
13 Angie Smith 31
Millican, C. Force, Gray, Smith No.1 Qualifiers in Reading

Dodge NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway
Saturday, September 15, 2018

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Clay Millican
Clay Millican powered to the No. 1 qualifying position in Top Fuel on Saturday at the 34th annual Dodge NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway. 

Courtney Force (Funny Car), Tanner Gray (Pro Stock) and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) are also the No. 1 qualifiers in their respective categories at the first of six playoff events during the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship.

Millican claimed his eighth No. 1 qualifier of 2018,18th in his career and second straight at the track after his pass of 3.723-seconds at 330.72 mph in his Parts Plus/Great Clips dragster from Friday stood up. Millican, who is currently second in points, also had the best run in the final qualifying session and will race Jim Maroney in the first round of eliminations as he looks for his first win at the facility.

"If we make four runs like we’ve made the last two days, I like our chances," said Millican, who is also seeking his first NHRA Top Fuel world championship. "I’m pretty happy with how the car has run this weekend. During these last six races, every point matters. It’s all points right now and it’s vitally important we go down the racetrack (Sunday)."

Eight-time world champion Tony Schumacher jumped all the way to second in his final qualifying pass in his U.S. Army dragster, going 3.754 at 328.66. He’ll race Dan Mercier to start eliminations, while points leader Steve Torrence qualified fourth with a 3.762 at 330.88 in his Capco Contractors dragster, setting up a first-round match up with Bill Litton.

Courtney Force
Funny Car points leader Force picked up her 11th No. 1 qualifier of the 2018 season and 28th in her career after her run of 3.907 at 323.27 from Friday in her Advance Auto Parts Chevrolet Camaro SS. Seeking her first career win at Maple Grove, Force will race Mike Smith to open eliminations.

"It’s exactly how we wanted to start things off," said Force, who is seeking her first world championship. "Our goal is try to get those bonus points and stay ahead, and we were able to do that last night. To go into the first race of the Countdown No. 1 feels pretty great for my Advance Auto Parts team. I feel like we’ve really got a great handle on the car and that gives our entire team a lot of confidence going into race day."

Tim Wilkerson finished second in qualifying, thanks to his 3.912 at 324.20 from Friday in his Levi, Ray & Shoup Ford Shelby Mustang. Wilkerson will meet Terry Haddock in the first round of eliminations.

Tanner Gray
Pro Stock points leader Gray grabbed his sixth career top qualifier and second in 2018 after his run of 6.542 at 210.47 in his Valvoline/Nova Service Chevrolet Camaro during the final qualifying session on Saturday. Gray, who has five wins this season, will look for his first at Maple Grove and matches up with Val Smeland in the first round of eliminations.  

"We have really been making good runs both days and that one had a little bit of an edge," Gray said. "It definitely gives us some confidence, but I’m not going to try to change too much. I feel like I’ve done a good job of hitting the tree here, so all in all I’m pretty excited. I’m just trying to keep the same mindset."

Five-time world champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. qualified second in his JEGS.com/Elite Chevrolet Camaro thanks to his run of 6.546 at 210.11 on Saturday. The four-time winner at the track meets John Gaydosh Jr. in the opening round of eliminations.

Matt Smith
Two-time world champ Smith grabbed his third straight No. 1 qualifying position in Pro Stock Motorcycle thanks to his 6.828 at 198.20 from Friday on his Elite Motorsports Denso Auto Parts EBR. Smith now has four No.1 qualifiers in 2018 and 30 for his career, and the two-time winner at the track will face off with John Hall in the first round of eliminations.

"It’s good to start from the No. 1 spot," said Smith, who started the playoffs sixth in points. "We got a lot of bonus points so far this weekend, so hopefully we can go some rounds tomorrow and improve our position so we can put ourselves in position to win this championship. That’s what we’re trying to do. We just have to some rounds (Sunday) and see what happens."

Points leader Eddie Krawiec, who is the defending world champion and also the defending event winner, jumped up to second on Saturday on his Screamin’ Eagle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson after his pass of 6.828 at 197.08. Krawiec, who has back-to-back wins at Maple Grove, will race Jim Underdahl in the opening round of eliminations.

Eliminations at the Dodge NHRA Nationals begin at 11 a.m. on Sunday.

Sunday's first-round pairings for eliminations for the 34th annual Dodge NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway, the 19th of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. Pairings based on results in qualifying, which ended Saturday. DNQs listed below pairings.

Top Fuel -- 1. Clay Millican, 3.723 seconds, 330.72 mph vs. 16. Jim Maroney, 8.760, 64.16; 2. Tony Schumacher, 3.754, 328.86 vs. 15. Dan Mercier, 4.242, 215.41; 3. Leah Pritchett, 3.758, 312.50 vs. 14. Audrey Worm, 4.169, 231.40; 4. Steve Torrence, 3.762, 330.88 vs. 13. Bill Litton, 3.908, 298.93; 5. Mike Salinas, 3.764, 328.46 vs. 12. Terry McMillen, 3.809, 324.12; 6. Antron Brown, 3.767, 328.22 vs. 11. Brittany Force, 3.802, 326.63; 7. Scott Palmer, 3.779, 321.19 vs. 10. Dom Lagana, 3.792, 304.19; 8. Doug Kalitta, 3.790, 326.63 vs. 9. Richie Crampton, 3.791, 316.30.

Funny Car -- 1. Courtney Force, Chevy Camaro, 3.907, 323.27 vs. 16. Mike Smith, Dodge Stratus, 5.871, 124.28; 2. Tim Wilkerson, Ford Mustang, 3.912, 324.20 vs. 15. Terry Haddock, Mustang, 4.166, 299.20; 3. Tommy Johnson Jr., Dodge Charger, 3.921, 324.90 vs. 14. Jim Campbell, Charger, 4.116, 311.85; 4. Jack Beckman, Charger, 3.939, 328.22 vs. 13. Cruz Pedregon, Toyota Camry, 4.062, 314.61; 5. Ron Capps, Charger, 3.942, 321.19 vs. 12. Jonnie Lindberg, Mustang, 4.035, 320.43; 6.
Shawn Langdon, Camry, 3.944, 327.90 vs. 11. Robert Hight, Camaro, 3.981, 320.81; 7. John Force, Camaro, 3.945, 328.86 vs. 10. Matt Hagan, Charger, 3.960, 321.12; 8. J.R. Todd, Camry, 3.947, 322.50 vs. 9. Bob Tasca III, Mustang, 3.951, 324.36.

Pro Stock -- 1. Tanner Gray, Chevy Camaro, 6.542, 210.47 vs. 16. Val Smeland, Camaro, 6.693, 204.01; 2. Jeg Coughlin, Camaro, 6.545, 209.79 vs. 15. John Gaydosh Jr, Camaro, 6.668, 207.27; 3. Erica Enders, Camaro, 6.550, 209.88 vs. 14. Alan Prusiensky, Dodge Dart, 6.653, 207.50; 4. Drew Skillman, Camaro, 6.551, 210.80 vs. 13. Fernando Cuadra, Camaro, 6.608, 209.43; 5. Bo Butner, Camaro, 6.557, 209.20 vs. 12. Kenny Delco, Camaro, 6.602, 208.71; 6. Vincent Nobile, Camaro, 6.558, 210.34 vs. 11. Matt Hartford, Camaro, 6.582, 208.36; 7. Greg Anderson, Camaro, 6.562, 209.69 vs. 10. Deric Kramer, Camaro, 6.578, 209.43; 8. Jason Line, Camaro, 6.564, 210.34 vs. 9. Chris McGaha, Camaro, 6.575, 210.05.

Pro Stock Motorcycle -- 1. Matt Smith, 6.828, 198.20 vs. 16. John Hall, Buell, 6.966, 189.87; 2. Eddie Krawiec, Harley-Davidson, 6.828, 197.08 vs. 15. Jim Underdahl, Suzuki, 6.954, 192.91; 3. Hector Arana Jr, 6.832, 197.33 vs. 14. Ron Tornow, Buell, 6.953, 191.38; 4. Andrew Hines, Harley-Davidson, 6.847, 196.02 vs. 13. Ryan Oehler, Buell, 6.941, 193.57; 5. LE Tonglet, Suzuki, 6.863, 195.99 vs. 12. Mark Paquette, Buell, 6.919, 192.33; 6. Joey Gladstone, Victory, 6.878, 193.54 vs. 11. Scotty Pollacheck, Suzuki, 6.903, 193.21; 7. Angelle Sampey, Buell, 6.879, 193.10 vs. 10. Angie Smith, Buell, 6.893, 192.49; 8. Steve Johnson, Suzuki, 6.888, 193.46 vs. 9. Jerry Savoie, Suzuki, 6.889, 191.78.
 
Did Not Qualify: 17. Kelly Clontz, 6.971, 192.19; 18. Hector Arana, 6.999, 193.24; 19. Karen Stoffer, 7.035, 188.41.



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