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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
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9 John Force 2277
10 Shawn Langdon 2204

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9 Deric Kramer 2220
10 Chris McGaha 2135

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2 Eddie Krawiec 2475
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Doug Kalitta and John Force Top Bristol Qualifying

NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway
Sunday, June 16, 2019

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Doug Kalitta
On a milestone weekend for Doug Kalitta, the Top Fuel veteran claimed his 50th No. 1 qualifier on Saturday during his 500th career NHRA start at the 19th annual NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.
 
John Force also qualified No. 1 in Funny Car at the 11th of 24 events during the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season.
 
Kalitta powered to his first No. 1 qualifier of the season after his run of 3.755-seconds at 324.67 mph in his MAC TOOLS dragster from Friday held up. It is Kalitta’s first No. 1 qualifier since 2017 and his first career top spot at Bristol Dragway. Kalitta, who has 45 career wins, will meet Cameron Ferre in the first round of eliminations on Sunday as he seeks his second win of 2019 and fourth in Thunder Valley.
 
“It would be perfect timing to get a win, that’s for sure,” Kalitta said. “With it being Father’s Day weekend, I’ve got my son here with me this weekend, so it would be a great thing. We’re going to work our tail off to try to make it happen, that’s for sure. My car has been pretty consistent, so we’ll see how it goes. It’s been a lot of fun and we want to keep it going.”
 
Leah Pritchett qualified second with a 3.757 at 323.04, while points leader and defending champion Steve Torrence, who has five straight wins, will start eliminations from third after his 3.768 at 326.00.
 
John Force
In Funny Car, Force, who is looking for his 150th career victory, earned his third No. 1 qualifier of 2019 and 158th in his standout career thanks to his pass of 3.911 at 326.95 from Friday in his PEAK Chevrolet Camaro SS. The 16-time world champion is after his fourth win at Bristol Dragway and Force will try to become the first Funny Car No. 1 qualifier to ever win at the track.
 
“I’m in the game, feeling good and we’ll go out there tomorrow and see if we can win some rounds,” said Force, who has two career No. 1 qualifiers in Thunder Valley. “You can win from anywhere in this class. I go out and do the best I can, that’s all I can do. You’ve got to be good to win and my car is coming around. It’s fast and I’m starting to come around, too.”
 
Shawn Langdon will start from the second spot thanks to his 3.944 at 324.51 and Bob Tasca qualified third with a 3.959 at 318.54.
 
In the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service, Todd Tutterow picked up his first career No. 1 qualifier in the class, a week after he crashed in Topeka. Tutterow, who is second in points and has one win in 2019, raced to a class-best time of 5.774 at 248.66 in his supercharged Al-Anabi Performance Camaro.
 
“I know we would we make a good run, but it’s just confidence in the car and confidence in my crew,” Tutterow said. “As many changes as we made, I thought it turned out pretty good.”
 
Eliminations at the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals begin at 12 p.m. ET on Sunday.
 

Sunday's first-round pairings for eliminations for the 19th annual NHRA Thunder

Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway, the 11th 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. Doug Kalitta, 3.755 seconds, 324.67 mph  vs. 16. Cameron Ferre, 11.244, 69.28; 2. Leah Pritchett, 3.757, 323.04  vs. 15. Lex Joon, 5.050, 142.75; 3. Steve Torrence, 3.768, 326.00 vs. 14. Pat Dakin, 4.080, 219.72; 4. Antron Brown, 3.768, 325.14  vs. 13. Audrey Worm, 4.010, 280.25; 5. Mike Salinas, 3.774, 325.69  vs. 12. Scott Palmer, 3.834, 311.77; 6. Austin Prock, 3.783, 325.92  vs. 11. Clay Millican, 3.825, 320.51; 7. Brittany Force, 3.790, 325.45  vs. 10. Dom Lagana, 3.811, 323.58; 8. Terry McMillen, 3.795, 312.78  vs. 9. Richie Crampton, 3.807, 320.13. 
 
Funny Car -- 1. John Force, Chevy Camaro, 3.911, 326.95  vs. Bye; 2. Shawn Langdon, Toyota Camry, 3.944, 324.51  vs. 15. Jeff Diehl, Camry, 10.986, 76.66; 3. Bob Tasca III, Ford Mustang, 3.959, 318.54  vs. 14. Jim Campbell, Dodge Charger, 4.573, 190.48; 4. Jack Beckman, Charger, 3.976, 319.90 vs. 13. Tim Wilkerson, Mustang, 4.468, 195.03; 5. J.R. Todd, Camry, 3.984, 318.99  vs. 12. Terry Haddock, Mustang, 4.156, 300.33; 6. Robert Hight, Camaro, 3.998, 318.99  vs. 11. Cruz Pedregon, Charger, 4.054, 310.70; 7. Ron Capps, Charger, 4.002, 317.79  vs. 10. Blake Alexander, Mustang, 4.053, 298.07; 8. Tommy Johnson Jr., Charger, 4.003, 318.24  vs. 9. Matt Hagan, Charger, 4.012, 317.27.
 

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