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TOP FUEL
Pos Driver Points
1 Steve Torrence 2718
2 Clay Millican 2487
3 Tony Schumacher 2454
4 Leah Pritchett 2394
5 Brittany Force 2302
6 Antron Brown 2291
7 Mike Salinas 2259
8 Doug Kalitta 2259
9 Terry McMillen 2253
10 Scott Palmer 2182

FUNNY CAR
1 JR Todd 2553
2 Robert Hight 2479
3 Ron Capps 2388
4 Tim Wilkerson 2367
5 Tommy Johnson 2362
6 Courtney Force 2324
7 Matt Hagan 2321
8 Jack Beckman 2283
9 John Force 2277
10 Shawn Langdon 2204

PRO STOCK
1 Tanner Gray 2583
2 Jeg Coughlin 2443
3 Erica Enders 2434
4 Drew Skillman 2413
5 Vincent Nobile 2404
6 Jason Line 2350
7 Greg Anderson 2334
8 Bo Butner 2300
9 Deric Kramer 2220
10 Chris McGaha 2135

PRO STOCK MOTORCYCLE
1 Matt Smith 2479
2 Eddie Krawiec 2475
3 LE Tonglet 2418
4 Hector Arana Jr. 2415
5 Jerry Savoie 2378
6 Andrew Hines 2366
7 Angelle Sampey 2268
8 Angie Smith 2255
9 Steve Johnson 2242
10 Scotty Pollacheck 2209
B. Force, Hight, Krawiec Top Atlanta NHRA Qualifying

Arby's NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway
Saturday, May 4, 2019

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Brittany Force
Brittany Force powered to the No. 1 qualifying position in Top Fuel on Saturday at the 39th annual Arby's NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway. 

Robert Hight (Funny Car) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) are also the No. 1 qualifiers in their respective categories at the seventh of 24 events during the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. Qualifying concluded after the third session on Saturday due to weather.

Force claimed her third No. 1 qualifier of 2019 and 13th in her career after the 2017 Top Fuel world champion's pass of 3.720-seconds at 319.52 mph from Friday in her Advance Auto Parts dragster held up. Defending world champ and points leader Steve Torrence, who won last weekend in Charlotte, is second with a 3.727 at 328.46, and Doug Kalitta took the third spot, going 3.737 at 320.36. 

Force will look to become the fourth driver in her family to win at Atlanta Dragway following previous wins from her sisters, Courtney and Ashley, as well as her father, John Force, who celebrated his birthday on Saturday.

"I'm feeling good and we're exactly where we want to be going into raceday," B. Force said. "We have three No. 1 qualifiers this season and that's awesome, but we want more and we want more wins. We want it all. All of my family has won here, so we're hoping for a win."

Robert Hight
Funny Car points leader Hight rocketed to the top spot for the fifth time in 2019 with a run of 3.920 at 328.54 in his Auto Club Chevrolet Camaro SS during the final qualifying session. It gave Hight his 65th career No. 1 qualifier as he seeks his fourth win in 2019. Defending world champ J.R. Todd qualified second with a 3.944 at 323.50, while J. Force will start eliminations from third thanks to his 3.958 at 322.04.

It also marked the second time Hight and his John Force Racing teammate, B. Force, qualified No. 1 at the same event in 2019.  

"Going in (to the third qualifying session), we knew we were going to be in the bottom half of the field if we didn't improve, but instead of making a safe run (crew chief) Jimmy (Prock) put it down," Hight said. "When you push that hard, you risk smoking the tires, but we didn't and we made the run. It doesn't get any better than this right now. We don't want it to go away."

Eddie Krawiec
Krawiec took his first No. 1 qualifier of the season and 44th in his career in Pro Stock Motorcycle thanks to a 6.851 at 196.90 on his Screamin' Eagle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson. Krawiec, the defending event winner, slipped past teammate and points leader Andrew Hines' 6.855 at 196.44, and is after his fifth career win at the track. Hector Arana Jr. qualified third with a 6.861 at 196.27.

"We've never had motorcycles the way we've had them this weekend where they're this consistent," said Krawiec, whose first career win in the class came in Atlanta in 2009. "They're within thousandths of each other, trading numbers going down the track, and it's something that's really cool. It's hard to tune to changing weather conditions, but we've done a pretty good job of that here."

In the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service, points leader Stevie "Fast" Jackson claimed his second No. 1 qualifier of the season in his supercharged Bahrain 1 Racing Camaro, racing to a class-best qualifying time of 5.768 at 250.69.

"We were ready to make a run for it in that last session before the weather hit since we knew we could stand on our run from (Friday)," Jackson said. "We were trying some stuff to get ready for raceday, but it wasn't in the cards to run it today. Qualifying in Pro Mod in general is an accomplishment and I think the odds are in our favor (Sunday)."

Eliminations for the Arby's NHRA Southern Nationals begin at 11 a.m. ET on Sunday.

Sunday's first-round pairings for eliminations for the 39th annual Arby's NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway, the seventh 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. Brittany Force, 3.720 seconds, 319.52 mph vs. 16. Cameron Ferre, 4.310, 218.87; 2.Steve Torrence, 3.727, 328.46 vs. 15. Luigi Novelli, 4.079, 269.94; 3. Doug Kalitta, 3.737, 320.36 vs. 14. Shawn Reed, 4.036, 237.59; 4. Leah Pritchett, 3.764, 325.14 vs. 13. Audrey Worm, 4.005, 297.61; 5. Jordan Vandergriff, 3.788, 316.97 vs. 12. Pat Dakin, 3.850, 302.55; 6. Dom Lagana, 3.806, 321.88 vs. 11. Austin Prock, 3.843, 319.37; 7. Richie Crampton, 3.814, 312.64 vs. 10.Scott Palmer, 3.827, 314.24; 8. Clay Millican, 3.817, 321.04 vs. 9. Antron Brown, 3.821, 323.19.

Did Not Qualify: 17. Terry McMillen, 4.883, 216.72.

Funny Car -- 1. Robert Hight, Chevy Camaro, 3.920, 328.54 vs. 16. Terry Haddock, Ford Mustang, 6.258, 138.46; 2. J.R. Todd, Toyota Camry, 3.944, 323.50 vs. 15. Jim Campbell, Dodge Charger, 5.727, 122.51; 3. John Force, Camaro, 3.958, 322.04 vs. 14. Jack Beckman, Charger, 5.126, 149.12; 4. Tim Wilkerson, Mustang, 3.959, 324.83 vs. 13. Cruz Pedregon, Charger, 4.644, 188.91; 5. Bob Tasca III, Mustang, 3.981, 314.61 vs. 12. Dave Richards, Mustang, 4.442, 211.46; 6. Shawn Langdon, Camry, 3.987, 322.11 vs. 11. Ron Capps, Charger, 4.149, 290.94; 7. Tommy Johnson Jr., Charger, 4.031, 313.66 vs. 10. Matt Hagan, Charger, 4.129, 263.98; 8. Blake Alexander, Mustang, 4.101,295.40 vs. 9. Paul Lee, Camry, 4.113, 308.57.

Did Not Qualify: 17. Jeff Diehl, 7.802, 85.02.

Pro Stock Motorcycle -- 1. Eddie Krawiec, Harley-Davidson, 6.851, 196.90 vs. 16. Kelly Clontz, Suzuki, 7.076, 190.48; 2. Andrew Hines, Harley-Davidson, 6.855, 196.44 vs. 15. Melissa Surber, Buell, 7.026, 191.48; 3. Hector Arana Jr, EBR, 6.861, 196.27 vs. 14. Scotty Pollacheck, EBR, 6.996, 192.63; 4. Steve Johnson, Suzuki, 6.892, 192.36 vs. 13. Angie Smith, EBR, 6.990, 195.96; 5.Jerry Savoie, Suzuki, 6.901, 193.18 vs. 12. Cory Reed, EBR, 6.983, 192.25; 6. Angelle Sampey, Harley-Davidson, 6.905, 192.55 vs. 11. Hector Arana, EBR, 6.957, 194.55; 7. Ryan Oehler, Buell, 6.909, 197.45 vs. 10. Joey Gladstone, EBR, 6.946, 193.99; 8. Matt Smith, EBR, 6.909, 196.33 vs.9. Karen Stoffer, Suzuki, 6.929, 195.25.

Did Not Qualify: 17. Andie Rawlings, 7.326, 180.89.

 

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